Lupita Nyong’o Now Worth 43 Million Shillings

March 6, 2014

lupita-nyongo-oscars-nomineeLupita Nyong’o made history when she won the coveted Oscar making her the seventh black woman to win the prestigious award. This begs the question, with such a successful acting career just how rich is Lupita Nyong’o.
Well, according to celebrity net worth, a site similar to Forbes magazine but only concentrates on celebrities and their money, Lupita is worth about 43 million shillings. Yeah, she is rich and famous. According to the website, her money has come from her acting and directing careers.

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan actress and music video director who has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, where her father was serving as a guest professor at the El Colegio de Mexico. She grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent part of her junior year of high school in Mexico, studying Spanish. She went on to graduate from Hampshire College with degrees in Film and Theatre Studies. After graduating, she worked as a crew member on such films as “The Constant Gardener” and “The Namesake”, as well as directing an award-winning documentary, and the music video for “The Little Things You Do”, by Wahu. She decided to return to school to study acting, and was accepted to the Yale School of Drama. She played a variety of roles while at Yale, and won the prestigious Herschel Williams Prize in 2011.

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