John Singleton Net Worth

John Singleton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Singleton net worth is
$50 Million

John Singleton Wiki Biography

John Daniel Singleton was born on the 6th January 1968 in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a screenwriter, director and producer, perhaps best known for directing “Boyz N The Hood” (1991), actually his debut film, which became a big success both critically and commercially, and led to John winning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, obviously a great start to building his net worth. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1991.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Singleton is? According to sources, it is estimated that John Singleton’s net worth is $50 million, most of which he has earned from the big success of some of his first movie realizations. Other than that, his cooperation with other celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson and Busta Rhymes among others, helped add to his wealth.

John Singleton Net Worth $50 Million

Singleton was raised in Los Angeles by his single mother, a childhood often depicted in his films. After attending Pasadena City College, he enrolled in USC School of Cinematic Arts Film Writing Program, designed to encourage writers in their own visions and subsequently incorporate students directly into the Hollywood system as proficient writer/directors, from where he graduated in 1990. He also became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

His ability to direct was at first manifested in music videos, which eventually resulted in his collaboration with Michael Jackson and his “Remember The Time” video. No doubt this added to his net worth, and gained him some publicity.

John`s first expression as an author of his visions was projected in his debut film “Boyz N The Hood” (1991), an inner city drama depicting life in South Central Los Angeles. Singleton being the first African-American and youngest person to be nominated for and win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Therefore, the film being a big success, greatly increased Singleton’s net worth. In the following years, Singleton released two more films on a similar social topic: “Poetic Justice”(1993) and “Higher Learning”(1995) which also received mainly positive reviews. Latter work includes equally successful achievements like “Rosewood” (1997), “Shaft”(2000) and “Baby Boy” (2001).

Other significant achievements include his entrance into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival with the film “Rosewood” (1997), a historical drama about racial violence. Since then, John has dedicated his work mostly to directing action films such as “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Four Brothers”, which resulted in divided opinions and critiques. In 2005 he financed Craig Brewer’s independent film “Hustle And Flow”, after it was obvious that no other sponsors were interested,which also benefited his net worth.For a short while in 2013 it was announced that Singleton would be the director of Tupac biography film, but after having certain disagreements with the Morgan Creek Productions, he stepped down. His latest venture in the entertainment industry includes the direction of film “Snowfall” which is scheduled for a release in 2015.

In his personal life John has a daughter, and a son with his ex-companion Tosha Lewis. He also has a daughter from his marriage to Ghanaian actress Akosua Gyamama Busia that lasted from October 1996 until June 1997. John has a daughter, Cleopatra Singleton, who was born in 1999.

Singleton is an outspoken critic of Hollywood society, and claims that the powers-that-be are refusing to encourage African-Americans in directing black-themed films that tell their stories.

Full NameJohn Singleton
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1968
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California USA,
Height1.68 m
ProfessionAmerican film director, screenwriter, producer
EducationPasadena City College, USC School of Cinematic Arts Film Writing Program
SpouseAkosua Gyamama Busia (1996-1997)
ChildrenCleopatra Singleton
ParentsSheila Ward-Johnson, Danny Singleton
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Golden Bear, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Dire...
Movies“Boyz N The Hood” (1991), "Poetic Justice"(1993), "Higher Learning"(1995), “Rosewood” (1997), “Shaft”(2000), “Baby Boy” (2001), “Rosewood” (1997), “Snowfall” (2015)
TV Shows“Remember The Time” (1991)
1Frequently casts Tyrese Gibson
2Films often center around inner-city tension
3Frequently casts hip-hop musicians in his films (e.g. Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Busta Rhymes)
1Singleton has cited The Gunfighter (1950) as the film influencing him the most.
2Was working as an intern for The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) while writing the script of Boyz n the Hood (1991), which is also where he met Ice Cube, who went on to star in the movie.
3Los Angeles, CA: Honored by the African-American Steering Committee of the Directors Guild of America [April 2013]
4Currently in talks for producing an on-screen adaptation of "The A-Team". [January 2008]
5Begins shooting The Fast and The Furious 2 [September 2002]
6Favorite directors are: Orson Welles, 'Francois Truffaut', Steven Spielberg, Akira Kurosawa, John Cassavetes, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola.
7While in high school, Singleton learned "that the film business was controlled by screenplays." After graduating from high school in 1986, Singleton was accepted to the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television's prestigious Film Writing Program. During his four-year studies there, he won three writing awards. These achievements in writing earned Singleton a contract with the powerful Creative Artists Agency during his sophomore year at USC. Columbia wanted to make the picture, but at first wanted someone else to direct it. Singleton believed only he could do it, and did.
8Has family and friends in Switzerland.
9A huge fan of Westerns. In fact, many of the shots in his films are influenced by the genre.
10Favorite films include Raging Bull (1980), Bicycle Thieves (1948), Jaws (1975), The 400 Blows (1959) (400 Blows), and A Clockwork Orange (1971).
11Taught an Advanced Directing Class at USC. (Spring 1997)
12Met Laurence Fishburne when he was a PA on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986). Lawrence played Cowboy Curtis.
13Graduated from Blair High School in Pasadena, California, in 1986.
14His 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood (1991), made its way onto the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
15A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Crossed Spring 1987 at Beta Omega Chapter (USC, Pepperdine, LMU).
16Has a daughter named Cleopatra who appeared in Baby Boy (2001).
17Sentenced to make a short film about domestic violence after pleading no contest to charges he assaulted the mother of his 6-year-old daughter Cleopatra. He was also placed on three years' probation, fined $300, and ordered to undergo a year of domestic violence counseling. (22 June 1999).
18Started Ice Cube's acting career; on the Queen Latifah Show (1999), Ice Cube stated that John Singleton screen-tested him to see if he could act.
19Loves to collect and read comic books.
20Youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director (at 24).
21Daughter, Hadar Busia-Singleton, (b. 4/3/1997). with Oxford trained Ghanian princess Akosua Busia.
22Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1990).


Rebel2017TV Movie completed
Rebel2017TV Series 1 episode completed
Snowfall2016TV Movie attached filming
Billions2017TV Series 1 episode
American Crime Story2016TV Series 1 episode
Empire2015TV Series 1 episode
30 for 302010TV Series documentary 1 episode
Four Brothers2005
2 Fast 2 Furious2003
Baby Boy2001
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentary video "Remember The Time"
Higher Learning1995
Dangerous: The Short Films1993Video video "Remember The Time"
Poetic Justice1993
Michael Jackson: Remember the Time1992Video short uncredited
Boyz n the Hood1991


Rebel2017TV Movie executive producer completed
Rebel2017TV Series executive producer - 1 episode completed
Snowfall2016TV Movie executive producer filming
Independent Lens2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People2014Documentary executive producer
The Making of 'Illegal Tender'2008Video short producer
Illegal Tender2007producer
Black Snake Moan2006producer
Hustle & Flow2005producer
Time Out2004Short executive producer
Baby Boy2001producer
Woo1998executive producer
Higher Learning1995producer
Poetic Justice1993producer


Rebel2017TV Movie co-writer completed
Rebel2017TV Series 1 episode completed
Snowfall2016TV Movie filming
Baby Boy2001written by
Shaft2000screenplay / story
Higher Learning1995written by
Poetic Justice1993written by
Boyz n the Hood1991written by


The Game2013TV SeriesJohn Singleton
Baadasssss!2003Detroit J
Baby Boy2001Man Selling Bootleg Movies (uncredited)
Shaft2000Bored Cop with Tea Cup (uncredited)
Beverly Hills Cop III1994Fireman
Boyz n the Hood1991Mailman (uncredited)


sIDney2002Short mentor to the director
Beach Boys: Endless Summer1988TV Series production assistant
Pee-wee's Playhouse1986TV Series production assistant

Music Department

Illegal Tender2007music supervisor
Baby Boy2001music supervisor


Higher Learning1995writer: "SITUATION: GRIMM"


All Mistakes Buried2015special thanks
White Rabbit2013/Ispecial thanks
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary short special thanks
Street Fury: Inferno2003Video documentary special thanks
sIDney2002Short special thanks
Dumb & Dumber1994special thanks
Ax 'Em1992special thanks


Ebony/Jet Showcase1993TV SeriesHimself
Straight from the Hood: An MTV News Special Report1993TV Movie documentaryHimself - Film Director
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short / Nominated: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Días de cine1991TV SeriesHimself
E.T. - Entretenimento Total1991TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Unsung Hollywood2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Husbands of Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots2012DocumentaryHimself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHimself
Abduction: The Initiation of an Action Hero2012Video shortHimself
The Abduction Application2012VideoHimself
The Fight for the Truth: Making Abduction2012Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Film Director
These Amazing Shadows2011DocumentaryHimself
Half Circle2009TV SeriesHimself
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Illegal Tender'2008Video shortHimself
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Miss Rap Supreme2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHimself
ABC News Nightline2006TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12005TV Series documentaryHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Film '722005TV SeriesHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1995-2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHimself
Access Granted2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary shortHimself - Writer-Director, 'Boyz N the Hood'
The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema2004Video documentary shortHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip2004TV MovieHimself
Inside '2 Fast 2 Furious'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Making Music with Ludacris2003Video documentary shortHimself
Friendly Fire: Making an Urban Legend2003Video documentary shortHimself
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Who Is Alan Smithee?2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Casting for Glinda2001Video documentaryHimself
The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
1995 VH1 Honors1995TV MovieHimself
Your Studio and You1995ShortHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoHimself ('Making of Remember the Time' segment)

Archive Footage

Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2015Special Achievement AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television MovieFour Brothers (2005)
2005Special Achievement AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Honored for producing the film "Hustle & Flow" and directing "Four Brothers".
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 26 August 2003. At 6915 Hollywood Boulevard.
2001Special MentionLocarno International Film FestivalBaby Boy (2001)
2001Career Achievement AwardAcapulco Black Film Festival
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest New FilmmakerBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1992ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAScreenwriter of the Year
1992Special AwardShoWest Convention, USADirectorial Debut of the Year
1991New Generation AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1991NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest New DirectorBoyz n the Hood (1991)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialAmerican Crime Story (2016)
2006Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Achievement in DirectingFour Brothers (2005)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest DirectorFour Brothers (2005)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmHustle & Flow (2005)
2005Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Motion PictureHustle & Flow (2005)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best Director2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Screenplay (Original or Adapted)Baby Boy (2001)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best DirectorBaby Boy (2001)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmBaby Boy (2001)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best DirectorShaft (2000)
2001Golden LeopardLocarno International Film FestivalBaby Boy (2001)
1998Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest DirectorRosewood (1997)
1997Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalRosewood (1997)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1992WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBoyz n the Hood (1991)
1991Bronze HorseStockholm Film FestivalBoyz n the Hood (1991)

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