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Riz Ahmed Net Worth

Riz Ahmed Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Rizwan 'Riz' Ahmed net worth is
$3 Million

Rizwan 'Riz' Ahmed Wiki/Biography

Rizwan ‘Riz’ Ahmed was born on the 1st December 1982, in London, England, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor, who is probably best known for starring in the role of Nasir Khan in “The Night Of” TV series. He is also widely recognized for appearing in movies “Nightcrawler” (2014) and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016), as well as for being a rapper who, under the alias Riz MC, is popular for his studio albums “Microscope” and “Cashmere”.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multitalented artist has accumulated so far? How rich Riz Ahmed is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Riz Ahmed’s net worth, as of early 2018, revolves around the sum of $3 million which has been primarily acquired through his career in the entertainment industry, active since 2006.

Riz Ahmed Net Worth $3 Million

Riz was born in the London district of Wembley, and apart from English, is also of Pakistani and Indian ancestry. He matriculated from Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood, before enrolling at Oxford University’s Christ Church college from which he graduated with a PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) degree. Later Riz continued his education at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he studied acting. His acting debut occurred in September 2006, when he appeared on stage in Asian Dub Foundation’s opera “Gaddafi: A Living Myth”, which was followed by starring in the critically acclaimed stage play “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train” at the Lighthouse Theatre. These engagements, besides helping him to dive into the world of acting, also provided the basis for Riz Ahmed’s current net worth.

His on-camera debut occurred later in 2006, when he appeared in the award-winning documentary drama movie “The Road to Guantanamo”. Subsequently his first television appearance followed when he appeared in two episodes of “The Path to 9/11” mini-series. In the course of the next several years, Ahmed added several more notable roles to his acting portfolio, including the TV series “Wired” and “Dead Set”, in addition to movies “Shifty” (2008) and “Four Lions” (2010), for which he was honored with the British Independent Film Award nominations for The Best Actor. It is certain that all these achievements helped Riz Ahmed to add to his net worth.

Prior to earning another British Independent Film Award nomination for his performance in the drama movie “Ill Manors” (2012), Riz appeared in the historical drama movie “Centurion” (2010), and in 2011 Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Day of the Falcon”. Although he portrayed the leading role in critically acclaimed thriller “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” (2012), the real breakthrough in Ahmed’s career occurred in 2014 when he starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the Oscar-nominated crime drama “Nightcrawler”. All these memorable engagements contributed to Riz Ahmed’s wealth, as well as his popularity.

Besides appearing in “Jason Bourne” movie, portraying the leading role in crime thriller film “City of Tiny Lights”, and appearing in “The OA” TV series, in 2016 Riz Ahmed earned the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award for his appearance in the leading role of Nasir ‘Naz’ Khan in the HBO mini TV series “The Night Of”. Among his most recent acting engagements are the 2016 blockbuster movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, and the recurring role of Paul-Louis in te “Girls” TV series. Doubtlessly, all these accomplishments have helped Riz Ahmed to enlarge the size of his revenues by a large margin.

Despite being a noted actor, Ahmed is also a successful musician – he has been into rapping since his teenage years, and so far has won numerous rap battles. He released his debut single “Post 9/11 Blues” which, due to politically sensitive references, was later banned. Riz’s debut studio album “Microscope” hit the charts in 2011. As a member of the Swet Shop Boys duo, he also released the “Cashmere” album in 2014 which was followed by another solo mixtape in 2016 entitled “Englistan”. All these endeavors have made an impact on Riz Ahmed’s net worth for sure.

When it comes to his personal life, Riz Ahmed has managed to keep it quite private as there aren’t any relevant details of his romantic connections or love affairs, if any. He is actively involved in several charitable issues, such as raising funds for Syrian refugee children and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Ahmed is very active on several social media networks, where he is followed collectively by over 460,000 fans.


Full NameRiz Ahmed
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1982
Place Of BirthLondon, England
Height1.72 m
Weight62 kg
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Rapper
EducationMerchant Taylors School, Oxford University, Christ Church College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
NationalityBritish
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/rizmc
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/rizmc
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/rizahmed
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm1981893
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie (2017), MTV Video Music Award for Best Fight Against the System (2017)
Record LabelsTru Thoughts
Music GroupsSwet Shop Boys, Sona Family
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Gotham Independent Film Award for ...
MoviesRogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jason Bourne, Nightcrawler, Four Lions, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Road to Guantánamo, Trishna, Ill Manors, City of Tiny Lights, Closed Circuit, Shifty, Black Gold, Britz, Centurion, Una, Rage, Daytimer, Out of Darkness
TV ShowsThe Night Of, Dead Set, Wired
#Quote
1[on representing the Asian community] I try and say that in terms of my intentions, that is to represent myself. But in terms of an awareness of it, like, you know, you're aware of the fact that you do represent more than yourself if there aren't a variety of representatives. It's the same as, like, the dad in East is East is just a character that someone has written, but if there's only one Asian dad on TV for five years then that figure becomes archetypal - you extrapolate from that to represent every Asian dad, for example. And if there aren't that many faces on the screen then the faces that are on screen carry extra weight. So I'm aware of that and I don't think putting my head in the sand is fair really because I think we're in the business of trying to articulate... Some times it's healthy to be indulgent and try to articulate your own thoughts, but trying to articulate collective thoughts of us as Asians, particularly if you're a social group that doesn't have much access or platform to voice your own... I'm not saying you should basically represent minorities or disenfranchised people how they want to be represented - how do they want to be represented? That's patronising in itself - but, yeah, I am aware of that.
2I'm not in a "starry" position to be able to pick and choose, but I am interested in telling stories of substance with great directors - that's my only guiding principle.
3What's interesting about the UK is that it celebrates an alternative voice. It's up for telling new stories. Within that fresh range of stories, there are quite a lot of interesting roles out there for young actors... if you seize every opportunity to do the best you can then, just like any freelance profession, word can spread and you might get wider opportunities.
4Post 9/11 Blues is an observational satire about the surreal circus of fear at that time. It's a generational thing.
5[Oxford University] is socially unrepresentative of the real world. The first person I met, I asked to borrow a phone charger. She looked at me, laughed in my face, and told me with no irony or malice that I looked just like Ali G.
6The camera or the microphone in the booth is merciless. If you don't believe what you're saying, it hears it. If you don't believe it, it sees it in your eyes, it hears it in your voice that there isn't the conviction there.
#Fact
1Beat out Ray Corasani for the role of 'Changez' in the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).
2Auditioned for Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
3He is of Pakistani descent.
4Was nominated for the 2012 Shooting Stars Award, which is held every year at the Berlin Film Festival. The award is given to Europe's leading young stars. Previous winners include Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Kelly Macdonald and Carey Mulligan.
5Since graduating from Oxford in 2004 he has worked consistently in theatre, film and television, starring in award-winning dramas The Road To Guantanamo, Shifty and Four Lions.
6Inspired equally by jungle and hip-hop, Ahmed first got involved with music directly in his mid-teens, cutting his teeth on pirate radio and in battle-rap competitions, of which he won many. He was selected as a BBC Introducing artist in 2007, playing the Glastonbury Festival and the BBC Electric Proms.
7Also known by his hip-hop alias Riz MC. He released his first hip-hop single in 2006, Post 9/11 Blues: a controversial satire that was temporarily banned from British airplay. It caught the attention of notorious satirist Chris Morris who cast him in his Bafta-winning movie, Four Lions.
8Graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and later enrolled into London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls2017TV SeriesPaul-Louis
The OA2016TV SeriesElias Rahim
Rogue One2016Bodhi Rook
T5 aka Terminal 52016ShortRiz MC
City of Tiny Lights2016Tommy Akhtar
Una2016Scott
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesNasir 'Naz' Khan
Jason Bourne2016Aaron Kalloor
Nightcrawler2014Rick
Out of Darkness2013/IShortMale
Closed Circuit2013Nazrul Sharma
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012Changez
Ill Manors2012Aaron
Day of the Falcon2011/IIAli
Trishna2011Jay
The Fades2011TV Mini-SeriesNeil
Centurion2010Tarak
Four Lions2010Omar
10 Minute Tales2009TV SeriesJoseph
Freefall2009TV MovieGary
Rage2009/IVijay
Dead Set2008TV Mini-SeriesRiq
Baghdad Express2008ShortTalal
Wired2008TV Mini-SeriesManesh Kunzru
Shifty2008Shifty
Britz2007TV MovieSohail Wahid
Berry's Way2006TV MovieAmir
The Path to 9/112006TV Mini-SeriesYosri
Banglatown Banquet2006TV MovieRazual
The Road to Guantanamo2006DocumentaryShafiq
Got Soul2005Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daytimer2014Short
Comedy Lab2011TV Series creator - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daytimer2014Short

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ministry of Stories Anthology of Horror2017creative consultant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taking Liberties2007Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2017TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
The 89th Annual Academy Awards2017TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Visual Effects
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2017TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
E! Live from the Red Carpet2017TV SeriesHimself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - World Premiere2016TV MovieHimself - Bohdi Rook, Rogue One
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series shortHimself - Bodhi Rook: Rogue One
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards2016TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Nightcrawler: If It Bleeds, It Leads2015Video shortHimself
At the Movies2012TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam2009Documentary
Taking Liberties2007DocumentaryHimself
The Play's the Thing2006TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Grand Jury PrizeNashville Film FestivalBest Live Action ShortDaytimer (2014)
2012EFP Shooting StarBerlin International Film FestivalUnited Kingdom.
2009Best ActorGeneva International Film Festival - Tous ÉcransShifty (2008)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2017Screen Actors Guild AwardScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Night Of (2016)
2017Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Night Of (2016)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActorNightcrawler (2014)
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleNightcrawler (2014)
2015ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsSupporting Actor of the YearNightcrawler (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorNightcrawler (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleNightcrawler (2014)
2015Short Film Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDaytimer (2014)
2014Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorNightcrawler (2014)
2014ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting ActorNightcrawler (2014)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorNightcrawler (2014)
2014VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActorNightcrawler (2014)
2012British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorIll Manors (2012)
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActorFour Lions (2010)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actor of the YearFour Lions (2010)
2010British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorFour Lions (2010)
2008British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorShifty (2008)

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