Michael Blackson is a Liberian-American comedian and actor who owns a net worth of $2 million. He is popularly known as The African King of Comedy. Most of his wealth came through his comedy show. Since 1989, Michael Blackson has been actively contributing to the film industry.
As a comedian, Michael Blackson earned popularity after appearing in the stand-up comedy club — Comedy Works. As an actor, he became famous after his role in films like — Next Friday, The Savages, Meet the Blacks, and Token.
Blackson has appeared in 49 films and television series so far. In the TV series, he is a famous ’30 Rock’ cast member.
Michael Blackson left Ghana to change his fortune. He has gathered most of his wealth from comedy shows and tours. He takes $11k for his single comedy show appearance.
However, he has earned so far so good from acting. From the TV series, Blackson was paid a four-digit salary per episode.
In the worldwide box office, Blackson is credited with three high-grossing films. These films gathered $9,484,983. These high-grossing films are:
- Meet the Blacks
- I Got the Hook-Up 2
The comedy horror film — Meet The Black alone earned $9,097,072 at the box office.
What’s more, Michael’s film — The Savages went for $10 million. His debuted film ‘Next Friday’ earned $60 million, though Blackson was paid very low.
In a nutshell, below is Michael Blackson’s yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly income or salary:
- Yearly Income: $323,333
- Monthly Income: $26,944
- Weekly Income: $6,217
- Daily Income: $885
- Hourly Income: $36
Michael Blackson: At a Glance
|Full Name||Michael Blackson|
|Real Name||Jafari Ferguson|
|Date of Birth||28 November 1972|
|Birth Place||Tamale, Ghana|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Michael Blackson was born on 28 November 1972, in Tamale, Ghana. At the age of fifteen, Blackson along with his parents moved to America from Ghana. Since his childhood, Blackson was passionate about stand-up comedy and acting.
Talking about his parents, Blackson’s father worked in a theater company where his mother served in a secondary school. Apart from these, he hardly shared about his educational background and family. However, his birth name is Jafari Ferguson.
While moving to America, Michael Blackson began comedy gigs in small local clubs that are known as ‘Comedy Works’ in Philadelphia.
Joining a small comedy club, Michael Blackson began his professional stand-up comedy career in 1992. While working here, he participated in many comedy festivals.
Blackson attended Urban Comedy Festival, Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour, and Comedy Central Tour though he couldn’t receive anything big.
However, it was well enough to attain recognition. Later, he was spotted by the famous rapper — Ice Cube. While meeting Ice Cube, Blackson received an offer to play a role in the ‘Next Friday’ movie.
Portraying the role in Next Friday, Blackson came to the limelight in the film industry.
In 2005, Michael released a comedy CD — Modasucka Welcome to America. Throughout his comedy career, Blackson is highly inspired by the greatest comedian — Eddie Murphy, husband of Nicole Murphy.
Throughout his acting career, Michael has appeared in 49 films and television series. Moreover, he has contributed to seven television series writing some episodes.
Michael Blackson gathered most of his wealth through stand-up comedy shows and tours. From acting, he earned quite well. He was a regular cast in the comedy club — Comedy Works. Throughout his comedy performance and comedy CDs, most of his wealth came through.
Michael Blackson is currently living in Philadelphia. At the age of 15, he moved to America with his parents. Later, he joined the local comedy club — Comedy Works in Philadelphia. Since 1989, he is living in Philadelphia.
Though Blackson was born in Ghana, he is an American citizen now. In 1987, he moved to America with his family. In 1992, he had his maiden stint with comedy gigs and started performing at the local Philadelphia comedy clubs.
According to Global Finance Magazine, Ghana ranked #60 on the world’s poorest countries list. Per Capita Purchasing Power of this country is $1,181. The world’s 10 poorest countries are found in Africa.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085837/ — Michael Blackson IMDB
https://www.the-numbers.com/person/1207350401-Michael-Blackson#tab=summary — Michael Blackson’s box office summary.
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt4191580/?ref_=bo_se_r_1 — Worldwide box office earning of the film — Meet The Blacks.
https://www.gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/the-poorest-countries-in-the-world — Poorest Countries in the world list by Global Finance Magazine.