Washington’s on and off-screen involvements are responsible for his king-sized net worth of about $280 million. Denzel is a perfect definition of the lucrativeness of the business of making movies.

For a movie like The Equalizer, Washington made up to $20 million.

Reports have it that the actor who has been nominated 8 times and won twice at the Oscars, is paid not less than $15 million for his blockbuster films; a big shot indeed.

Forbes states that Washington has banked more than $290 million pretax since the outfit first tallied his earnings in 2003.