What Is ‘Coming to America 2’ Star Arsenio Hall’s Net Worth?
Find out the actor’s net worth, plus more about his recent projects.
‘Coming to America 2’
In 1988, Hall and Eddie Murphy starred in what would become a cult classic, Coming to America. The movie also starred the legendary James Earl Jones as Murphy’s Prince Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer.
The new movie is most definitely happening, and is expected to hit theaters in December of 2020. Hall will be reprising his role as Semmi, Prince Akeem’s man-servant.
The director for the sequel, Craig Brewer, talked with Entertainment Weekly about reuniting Semmi with Prince Akeem again after so many years (32 years, to be exact). It’s a reunion, in the director’s opinion, that our country could use right about now.
Brewer said, “I don’t want to sound too outrageous, but I think America needs Akeem and Semmi right now. I hope you know that’s sincere from me, that’s how I feel. We need them.”
Arsenio Hall’s Netflix comedy special
Hall recently aired his debut comedy special with streaming giant Netflix, Smart and Classy.
The comedian says at the beginning of the show, “It’s a scary time to do standup. You think every word could end your f—ing career.”
Hall posted about the special before its airing on Netflix and even after. He said on Instagram about it, “Can you tell I’m excited? It’s all I talk and post about lately. Put it on your calendar.”
The 63-year-old seems to touch on quite a few topics in Netflix special. He discusses the tweet that got Roseanne fired, Tiger Woods, Donald Trump and how Hall won Celebrity Apprentice back in 2012, his “comedy hero” Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson, all about growing older, and the ups and downs of having people mistake him for other African-American celebrities.
Arsenio Hall’s net worth
Hall’s net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is $16 million.
Back in the ’80s, Hall starred, of course, in the original Coming to America, which was a box-office success, both in the US and internationally.
He also had his own wildly successful late-night show, The Arsenio Hall Show, which ran from 1989 to 1994. His ratings were higher among younger audiences than David Letterman’s late-night show. Hall’s talk show was where politicians stopped by to campaign and the platform where celebrities were eager to plug their latest projects.
Even notoriously talk-show shy stars like Harrison Ford, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro were lining up to sit down with Hall. His audiences became known for greeting Hall with a fervent, fist-pumping ‘whoop, whoop, whoop.’
He said at the time, ”I’m the talk-show host for the MTV generation. I’ve been warming up in the ’80s, but I’m really for the ’90s.”