Benedict Cumberbatch’s Net Worth

Benedict Cumberbatch
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends "The Current War" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

What is Benedict Cumberbatch’s net worth?



Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch


19 July 1976. Hammersmith, London England

Net Worth

$40 million




Professional Actor




Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is a British actor from London. As of 2021, his net worth is $40 million. His professional acting career began in 2000 and has never stopped since. He is most widely recognized for his work in such film projects as “The Other Boleyn Girl”, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, and in the popular BBC series, “Sherlock” as Sherlock Holmes. His current work in the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) as Dr Strange has given him even more fame as he played the role perfectly.

He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park in Shakespearean productions and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre’s revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005.

Since then he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011). In 2015, he played William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre.

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Early Life: Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on July 19, 1976 Hammersmith, London, England, and grew up in a family of actors. Cumberbatch attended boarding schools from the age of eight, beginning with Brambletye School in West Sussex. He went on to attend the prestigious Harrow School on an Arts scholarship, where he was involved in numerous Shakespearean plays. He made his acting debut in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” when he was 12. Cumberbatch took a gap year before college to volunteer as an English teacher at a Tibetan monastery in India. He then went on to graduate from the University of Manchester, where he majored in Drama. From there, he went on to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Career: Cumberbatch has appeared in numerous successful theater, film, and television productions, and has built a name for himself playing leading men with “issues”. Since 2001, he has had major roles in classic plays at the Regent’s Park Open Air, Royal Court, and Royal National Theaters. He has also appeared in many Shakespeare plays at the London Barbican Theater. His role in “Hedda Gabler” in May 2005 marked his first-ever West End appearance in London. He has also starred in the multi-award-winning theater production of “Frankenstein” at the Royal National opposite Johnny Lee Miller.  Cumberbatch began appearing on television when he landed guest roles in “Heartbeat” and “Tipping the Velvet” in the early 2000s. In 2004, Cumberbatch landed his first main television part when he appeared as Stephen Hawking in “Hawking.” For her performance, he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Nymph for Best Performance by an Actor. While filming “To the Ends of the Earth” in 2005 in South Africa, he experienced a terrifying carjacking incident.

Cumberbatch got his first starring role in a film in 2007’s “Atonement.” The next year, he starred in “The Other Boleyn Girl.” Cumberbatch began playing his most iconic role to date in 2010 when he starred as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series “Sherlock.” His performance and the show as a whole were widely critically acclaimed during the series’ run from 2010-2017. Cumberbatch was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his role over the course of the show and won one in 2014.

In 2013, Benedict appeared in four movies that ended up being nominated in some or several Academy Awards categories. Those movies were “12 Years as a Slave”, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, “August: Osage County” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. In 2014 he starred in “The Imitation Game”, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In November 2016, Cumberbatch starred as Doctor Strange in a film with the same name, in “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018, and “Avengers: Endgame” in April 2019. Also in 2019 he appeared briefly in the Sam Mendes war film “1917.” That same year, Cumberbatch won a BAFTA for his starring role in the Showtime/Sky Atlantic limited series “Patrick Melrose.”

Outside of his on-stage and on-screen career, Benedict has also done loads of voice work. He has an affinity for radio work and has done numerous BBC productions. His best-known radio work is his 2009 adaptation of a novel by John Mortimer titled “Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders.” He also played Angel Islington in the 2013 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere.” On June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, Cumberbatch read the original BBC radio bulletins for BBC Radio 4. Cumberbatch has also narrated several documentaries for National Geographic and Discovery, as well as narrated several audiobooks.

Awards- Benedict Cumberbatch has currently won 26 awards with over 100 nominations.


Here are some of the best highlights of Benedict Cumberbatch’s career:

  • The Imitation Game (Movie, 2014)
  • Sherlock (2010-2014)
  • Doctor Strange (Movie, 2016)
  • The Grinch (Movie, 2018)