You gotta hand it to this pretty boy. Channing Tatum has proven to be more than just a handsome romantic lead in Dear John or a sexy male stripper in Magic Mike. He has branched out from his “hot guy” image in other roles as well, from comedies such as 21 Jump Street and to action films such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. So, how much is this versatile hottie really worth?
Channing Tatum Net Worth As Of 2018: $50 Million
Here’s how Channing made it to the millions.
2000 – 2006Getty Images
After dropping out of Glenville State College, Channing started out working as a roofer. However, he eventually left the job and became a stripper at a local strip club.
In 2000, Channing’s earliest work in the entertainment industry came when he was cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin’s music video for “She Bangs.” He was paid $400 for the job. After working as a model for fashion retailers such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch, Channing then started appearing in commercials for Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002. He was also named one of Tear Sheet magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful Faces” in October 2001.
However, Channing’s big breaks in film came with two movies in 2006: She’s The Man, co-starring Amanda Bynes, and Step Up, co-starring future wife Jenna Dewan. Both films received mixed to negative reviews (She’s The Man garnering 44% on Rotten Tomatoes and Step Up with 19%), but did well in the box office ($57 million for She’s The Man and $114 million for Step Up).
2007 – 2012Getty Images
Channing’s next big film came with the film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009. He then stepped away from the world of action and dancing briefly to take on two romantic drama films: Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, in 2010 and The Vow in 2012.
That same year, Channing scored two more big movies. His first being the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, based on the 1987 TV series of the same name. The movie was released March 16, 2012 and became an instant hit. The film scored an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and made over $201 million worldwide.
Channing’s second film in 2012 sealed his name as a Hollywood star: Magic Mike, which he starred in and produced. The film was released June 29th 2012 and quickly surpassed its $7 million budget by making over $167 million worldwide.
In November 2012, Channing was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”
2013 – 2014Getty Images
In 2013, Channing reprised his role in the first G.I. Joe movie for its sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Despite negative reviews (28% on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie made over $375 million worldwide, about $73 million more than the first film. That same year, he co-starred alongside Jamie Foxx for the action movie White House Down.
He returned to the world of action comedy with 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the first movie, in 2014. The movie held the same positive reviews as the first movie (85% on Rotten Tomatoes), but made more than the first; making over $331 million worldwide. A third movie, 23 Jump Street, is currently in the works.
Channing also co-starred alongside Steve Carrell and Mark Ruffalo in the movie Foxcatcher. The film was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and five Oscars. However, it became the first film to be nominated for a Best Director Oscar but not a Best Picture Oscar since 2008.
2015 – 2016Getty Images
Channing’s world of male strippers returned with Magic Mike XXL on July 1, 2015. The sequel made only a little less than the first movie, but still did well at the box office, earning over $114 million. His next film, reuniting him with 21 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill, is Hail, Caesar, which is set to be released February 5, 2016.
Channing has a number of roles set for 2017. He played as the voice of Superman in The Lego Batman Movie, which grossed $37 million in its opening weekend in North America. The movie received a high approval rating and was described as “. . .dizzyingly funny – and beautifully animated – family-friendly mayhem”. Channing is also set to appear in in Logan Lucky and in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Both are currently in post-production.
Who says that hot and sexy men can’t be diverse in his roles? We can’t wait to see what Channing has in store for us next.
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