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Rick Famuyiwa was born on the 18th June 1973 in Inglewood, California USA, of Nigerian -American origin, and is a film director, screenwriter and producer. Famuyiwa’s films are largely concerned with the ethnic diversity and the acceptance of oneself and others, especially within coloured communities. In most of his films, the theme of friendship plays a central role. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999.
How much is the net worth of Rick Famuyiwa? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is equal to $1.5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films are the main source of Famuyiwa’s modest fortune.
Rick Famuyiwa Net Worth $1.5 Million
To begin with, the boy was raised in Inglewood. and after high school, Famuyiwa enrolled at the University of Southern California, in which he studied film sciences and television production. He earned Bachelor’s degrees from the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the School of Cinematic Arts. During that time, Famuyiwa worked closely with Todd Boyd, a university professor.
Concerning his professional career, Famuyiwa shot the short film “Blacktop Lingo” in 1996. The film received good reviews and Famuyiwa was invited by the Sundance Institute. There he went on working with the cast of “The Wood” his first feature film, which was released in 199. At this time, Famuyiwa was still working in a Niketown in Beverly Hills. In the partial autobiographical film, Famuyiwa had worked out his experiences with his family and close friends in his youth years as African Americans in Inglewood. The film was nominated as the Best Film for the Image Award in 2000. In 2002, the following film “Brown Sugar” was released. For the above mentioned film, Famuyiwa was nominated again in the category of the Best Image for the Award in 2003. For the film “Talk to Me” (2007) Famuyiwa wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by his friend Kasi Lemmons. In 2010, he directed the comedy “Our Family Wedding”, with an ensemble cast that includes Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King and Lance Gross.
In 2015, Rick wrote and directed the comedy drama film “Dope”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in which it won the award for the Best Editing. The following year, he directed the TV movie “Confirmation” for HBO. The film is based on the sexual harassment accusations Advocate Anita Hill, played by Kerry Washington, against Clarence Thomas during his appointment to the Supreme Court. At the beginning of June 2016, he was announced as director of the film “The Flash”, but he finally left the project following artistic differences. Famuyiwa is a member of the Directors Guild of America. To conclude, all the aforementioned engagements have added sums to the overall size of Rick Famuyiwa net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of film director, Famuyiwa married Glenita Mosley in 1999, having met her at the University of Southern California.