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Shemar Franklin Moore was born on 20 April 1970, in Oakland, California USA, and is a popular model and actor, best known to audiences as one of the stars in the TV series entitled “The Young and the Restless” in which he played Malcolm Winters for nine years until 2005. More recently his main source of income which has increased his net worth is playing Derek Morgan in the police procedural program entitled “Criminal Minds”, which is directed by Jeff Davis.
So just how rich is Shemar Moore, as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Moore has been able to earn an estimated net worth as high as $16 million, during his career as a model and in the entertainment industry which began in the 1990s.
Shemar Moore Net Worth $16 Million
Shemar’s mother is a mathematics teacher, of part-Irish and French-Canadian descent, and his father a business consultant with African-American ancestry. Shemar moved to Bahrain and Denmark with his mother’s job, attending British schools in Bahrain before they returned to the US and settled in California, where he matriculated from Gunn High School in Palo Alto. He subsequently graduated from Santa Clara University, majoring in communications plus theater arts. Meantime he took-up modeling to pay all his expenses.
Shemar became active in show business in 1994, playing the role of Malcolm Winters in the long-running TV series “The Young and the Restless”, initially from 1994 until 2002, then reprising the role for a year from 2004, and in a reunion in 2014. Moore’s other major role began the following year in “Criminal Minds”, in which he eventually portrayed Derek Morgan for 11 seasons and 251 episodes through 2016, so both series contributed significantly to Moore’s net worth. Regular acting appearances on the screen further increased Shemar Moore’s net worth, as also did his participation as the host of the musical variety TV program called “Soul Train” from 1999 until 2003, syndicated and widely viewed.
Shemar Moore has made many other notable appearances; in 1998 he played the main role of Freddy Roland in the film “Butter”, together with such noted actors as Tony Todd, Ernie Hudson, Donnie Wahlberg and Nia Long. Other parts have included playing Terry White in “The Brothers” produced by Doug McHenry and Paddy Cullen, and his roles in such movies as “How to Marry a Billionaire”, “Motives”, “The Seat Filer”, “Mama Flora’s Family”, “Reversible Errors” and many others. In total, Shemar has now appeared in over 30 titles on TV and the big screen
During his career Shemar’s potential net worth has increased even more thanks to the many awards he has received as an actor. The first time, he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy award as an Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series for “The Young and the Restless” but he didn’t win, however, in 1998 he won a Daytime Emmy award for exactly the same role, as well as six others for the same role. He also won the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role in “Criminal Minds”. Additionally, he was nominated to be the Hottest Male Star in 1999 by Soap Opera Digest Awards, but didn’t win.
In his personal life, it is unconfirmed that Moore was married to Sana Latham in the ’90s. He has dated several starlets, included Halle Berry, Shawna Gordon and Phaedra Parkes, but is currently single. Shemar Moore has purchased a house in Los Angeles in which he lives now. The net worth of Shemar has been high enough for him to provide large donations for research into the causes of multiple sclerosis, also supported by some of his friends from the cast of “Criminal Minds”. The reason for this was quite simply that his mother was diagnosed with disseminated sclerosis, so there is no wonder that Moore was going to help other people to fight the disease.