‘The Fast and the Furious’: Vin Diesel Net Worth and How He Became Famous

Vin Diesel is best known for his appearance in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Here’s a look at Diesel’s net worth, career, and how he became famous.

Vin Diesel’s movies and TV shows

Vin Diesel | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Pictures
Vin Diesel | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Pictures

Vin Diesel made his acting debut in the 1990 film Awakenings, in which he had a role as a hospital orderly. Seven years later, he played Rick in the 1997 movie Strays. Diesel got his big break after director Steven Spielberg cast him in the 1998 movie Saving Private Ryan. He played the role of Private Caparzo.

Diesel’s next starring role was in the 2000 film Boiler Room, in which he played Chris Varick. In 2001, Diesel made his debut as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise. His other acting roles include The Chronicles of Riddick, xXX, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Vin Diesel’s highest-grossing films

As of this writing, Diesel’s highest-grossing film is Avengers: Infinity War, with more than $2 billion in box office earnings worldwide. This includes more than $678 million in domestic earnings and more than $1 billion internationally.

His other high-grossing films are Guardians of the Galaxy, with more than $869 million in worldwide box office earnings; The Fate of the Furious, with more than $1.2 billion in worldwide box office earnings; and Furious 7, with more than $1.5 billion in worldwide box office earnings.

Vin Diesel in ‘Saving Private Ryan’

During a 2017 interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Diesel says receiving a call from Spielberg was one of his most memorable moments. He described the experience as a bit strange because the call occurred during a time when he was making changes in how he approached his acting career. Here’s what Diesel told the publication:

“Probably, the best was when I got the phone call that Steven Spielberg had written a role for me,” said Diesel. “That was kind of a bizarre kind of recruitment. I was about six months into this new thought that I wasn’t going to audition anymore. And I refused to have to go wait on cattle calls, and I told my agents, ‘I’m not doing it anymore.’”

Vin Diesel’s work outside of acting

Diesel’s entertainment career extends beyond acting. He also has credits as a producer and director. Diesel made his directorial debut with the 1995 short film Multi-Facial. After that, he directed the short film Strays. Diesel’s debut as a producer also began with Multi-Facial. His other production projects include Short Diversity 5, Los Bandoleros, and an episode of the television series The Ropes.

Vin Diesel’s net worth

As of this writing, Diesel has a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.

What’s next for Vin Diesel

In 2021, Diesel is slated to star in the ninth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, titled F9. He’s also set to star in Avatar 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Fast & Furious 10, and Furya.

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