Angela Bassett’s Net Worth Earns Her the Royal Treatment in Real Life

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Find out how much the 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' star has made throughout her illustrious career.

Angela Bassett’s net worth is the result of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears poured into her career. The Oscar nominee has played such greats like Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It, Coretta Scott King in Betty & Coretta and Betty Shabazz in both Malcolm X and Panther. Her box office numbers keep growing thanks to her role of Queen Ramonda in 2018’s Black Panther and 2022's sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

With her commanding presence and killer triceps, it’s no surprise Bassett plays her fair share of strong women. She has been impressing audiences with her talent since the ‘80s, so she has to have earned some major paydays in her career, right? Let’s hope so, because she sure as heck deserves them!

Here is everything you need to know about Angela Bassett’s net worth!

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How did Angela Bassett become famous?

It may be hard to think of a time before Angela Bassett was gracing our screens. However, she has had to work hard to build her very impressive career. Bassett made her first television appearance in 1985 as a prostitute in a made-for-TV movie, Doubletake. She followed this with her film debut the next year as a news reporter in F/X.

In 1988, the budding actress decided to move to Los Angeles to hopefully land more acting jobs. The year after, she made guest appearances on both 227 and A Man Called Hawk. However, it was on the big screen that Bassett would finally be noticed.

Bassett began to earn notoriety for her strong performances in movies like 1991’s Boyz n the Hood and 1992’s Malcolm X. However, it was her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It that would earn Bassett not only acclaim, but worldwide fame—and an Oscar nomination; she also became the first Black woman to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Even though the movie put her on the map, Bassett still had to fight to win more acting roles. Lucky for us, her determination has led to her enduring career and impressive resume.

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What is Angela Bassett's net worth in 2023?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Angela Bassett has a net worth of $25 million in 2022. However, this number actually represents a combined net worth with Bassett’s husband, fellow actor Courtney B. Vance. So… it appears love does have something to do with this!

How rich is Angela Bassett?

With a net worth of a combined $25 million, Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance are richer than the majority of people—which is to say, pretty rich! Bassett has earned her money from her acting roles plus working as a director and producer. She appears in both film and TV roles.

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How much does Angela Bassett make per movie?

It is not known exactly how much Angela Bassett makes per movie. Her salary is dependent on the project and its budget as well as the size of her role. However, we do know she was paid as much as $3.5 million for roles in the early ‘00s, so she most likely earns in the $5 million to $10 million range nowadays for lead roles and in the lower single-digit millions for supporting roles.

How much did Angela Bassett get paid for Black Panther?

Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther" (2018)<p>Marvel Studios</p>
Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther" (2018)

Marvel Studios

It is not known exactly how much Angela Bassett was paid for her role as Queen Ramonda in 2018’s Black Panther. As lead actor Chadwick Boseman was reportedly paid $5 million for his role, it has been speculated that the major players in the supporting cast earned somewhere between $1 million and $2 million. Based on her experience and prior awards acclaim, we would imagine Bassett would be on the higher end of that range, earning $2 million for her role.


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How much did Angela Bassett make in Avengers: Endgame?

Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda

Marvel Studios/Disney

It has not been publicly released how much Angela Bassett was paid to reprise her role as Queen Ramonda from Black Panther in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. However, given the fact that she could have turned down the role if she wanted and has most likely been paid in the low millions for Black Panther, we can imagine she was paid in the high hundred-thousands or low millions for the role.

How much does Angela Bassett make for 9-1-1?

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Angela Bassett in "9-1-1"


Angela Bassett made headlines in 2021 when it was announced she would be paid “north of $450,000 an episode” for season 5 of the Fox series 9-1-1, making her one of the highest-paid actors on television—and quite possibly the highest-paid woman of color ever for a broadcast drama series. As the show is now airing its sixth season, we can imagine her salary would likely have increased further. For an 18-episode season, Bassett earns upwards of $8.1 million with a salary of over $450,000 per episode.

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​​How much does Angela Bassett make per episode of 9-1-1?

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Angela Bassett in "9-1-1"


It was announced last year that for the fifth season of 9-1-1, Angela Bassett would be paid over $450,000 per episode. The show is now in its sixth season, so it is safe to say that Bassett is still earning over $450,000 per episode, if not even more than she was for the show’s fifth season. This would net the star over $8.1 million for an 18-episode season, before including things like bonuses and royalties from syndication deals.

How much did Angela Bassett make on American Horror Story?

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Angela Bassett in "American Horror Story"


Angela Bassett has not revealed her salary for her scene-stealing appearances in seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 of American Horror Story. However, it has been reported that the recurring actors of the main cast can earn between $75,000 and $150,000 per episode. Given Bassett’s fame and acclaim at the time of her appearances, we imagine she was paid on the higher end of that spectrum.

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