What Is ‘Sound of Metal’ Star Riz Ahmed’s Net Worth?

To mainstream moviegoers, Riz Ahmed might still be best known as Bodhi Rook from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But the actor has been slowly building an impressive resume of TV and movie roles. Now Ahmed’s profile — and net worth — are on the rise following his Academy Award nomination for playing a drummer struggling with hearing loss in Sound of Metal.

'Sound of Metal' star Riz Ahmed at The IMDb Studio
‘Sound of Metal’ star Riz Ahmed at The IMDb Studio | Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb

Riz Ahmed gave a breakthrough performance in ‘Nightcrawler’

Sound of Metal — now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video — might be the movie that finally got Ahmed serious awards attention. But critics have been talking about the actor for years. Even before he joined the “galaxy far, far away,” Ahmed started as a standout performer in small movies such as 2008’s Shifty and 2010’s Four Lions before popping in Hollywood.

His big breakthrough role came in the form of a supporting turn in 2014’s Nightcrawler. Although both he and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal were shut out of the Oscars, Ahmed parlayed the movie’s success into HBO’s The Night Of and bigger movies. In addition to Star Wars, he’s appeared in Jason Bourne and Venom. With Sound of Metal, Ahmed officially arrives as a leading man.

Now the actor is nominated for an Oscar for his role in ‘Sound of Metal’

Early on, Sound of Metal felt like the little movie that could. And as awards season progressed, it seemed like Ahmed might not get an Oscar nomination after all. Yet, he found himself on the shortlist alongside past winners Anthony Hopkins (The Father) and Gary Oldman (Mank). Ahmed is one of three first-time nominees in Best Actor and the first Muslim in the category.

For fans of his work, Sound of Metal might very well lead to many more Ahmed films. And it will certainly open the doors for the actor to pursue more opportunities in the future. On a personal level, Ahmed and his wife, novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza, stay very private. But the actor’s career could be about to explode, particularly if he finds himself with a win on Oscar night.


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So what is Oscar nominee Riz Ahmed’s net worth?

With all his success so far, Ahmed’s fans might wonder what the actor’s current net worth is. And according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he is worth an estimated $3 million. Much of that probably comes from his work on major blockbusters such as Rogue One and Venom. After all, those movies are part of ongoing franchises and grossed $1.1 billion and $856 million, respectively.

But besides those roles, Ahmed has been working steadily for many years. In the past decade, he’s appeared in more than a dozen movies. And that’s not even counting his extensive work on television. With Sound of Metal, Ahmed’s net worth is only likely to rise. So fans should keep an eye out for how that total changes in the coming years and what projects the actor takes on next.