What is Michael Jai White’s Net Worth?


Michael Jai White is an American actor, director, and martial artist.

White was the first African American actor to portray a major comic-book superhero in a major motion film. White played Marcus Williams in Tyler Perry’s films, “Why Did I Get Married?” and “Why Did I Get Married Too?”

In 1995 HBO’s television movie Tyson, White portrayed the role of the boxer Mike Tyson.

Michael Jai White’s net worth is approximately $3.5 Million as of 2022.

Early Life

Michael Jai White was born in New York, on the 10th of Nov 1964.

White is a master martial artist in eight styles: Shotokan and Goju-Ryu as well as Taekwondo, and Taekwondo. He also practices Tang Soo Do, Wushu, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At seven years old, he began training in martial arts in Jujutsu.

White then took up Shotokan and later moved on to other forms of martial arts. White is a former teacher in special education and has been teaching students with behavioral issues for three years.


White holds seven black belts in different styles of Martial Arts. When he was eight years of age, he began to learn martial arts. He was also a teacher. In 1995, he played the role of Mike Tyson in HBO’s Tyson film.

He played the role of the title character in “Spawn” in 1997. He was the first African American to portray a major superhero from comic books in a major motion movie. He received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination for Best Male Newcomer.

He starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal, in Universal Soldier: The Return. He starred in 2003’s music video “I Know What You Want” by Busta Rhymes, and Mariah Carey, and has been featured in subsequent videos by Nicki Minaj and Tony Braxton.

He was a star in the 2007 film “Why Did I Get Married?” 

He has also been a voice actor for the Justice League “The Dark Knight” as Gambol.

White directed and starred as the lead in “Never Back Down 2; The Beatdown” in 2011. He has been nominated for two Black Reel Awards and two Image Awards.


These are some of the greatest highlights from Michael Jai White’s professional career:

  • Tyson (Movie, 1995)
  • Spawn (Movie, 1997)
  • Film Blood and Bone (Movie, 2009)
  • Falcon Rising (Movie, 2014)
  • Triple Threat (Movie, 2019)

Three Great Lessons From Michael Jai White

Now that we know everything about Michael Jai White’s net worth and how he reached his success, let’s take a look at what lessons can be learned from him.

1. Facts

If you work hard and put in the effort, anything is possible.

2. Get more done

Be more productive than you think.

3. Winners

People who win embrace hard work. They love the discipline that comes with it and the compromise they are making in order to win. Losers, on their part, see it more as punishment.

Favorite Quotes From Michael Jai White

“I feel as if I’ve missed my time because I recall the days when black people looked for the positives and lifted one another up. I feel sorry for those who live in the negative default setting. They filter out what’s positive, and that’s not a way to live.

“The first movie I ever saw was a blaxploitation movie. It was called Monkey Hustle. You can listen to the name. This is a blaxploitation flick. It featured incredible, larger-than-life photos of people who looked just like me. Or who I wanted to look like.”

“Just by natural means, I think in humor. I think in sketches or what have you. Every drama or action movie I have been in has required me to make an effort not to make it a comedy. I usually find myself in a snarky headspace before any action is called or after it is cut. It feels natural.”