Sophie Hunter's Husband Benedict Cumberbatch's Net Worth: Know about his Career and Awards

    Updated On 07 Feb, 2018 Published On

    Sophie Hunter's husband Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the lead role in the 2016 movie Doctor Strange, part of the Marvel Universe, is a well-known English actor. Born Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch on 19 July 1976, Cumberbatch studied at the University of Manchester before obtaining the degree of Master of Arts in Classical Acting from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 

    Cumberbatch has had a successful career in acting so far and his estimated net worth as of  2018 stands above $17 million. A well-received actor, the Sherlock Holmes from the TV series Sherlock earns more than $2 million per movie. 

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Besides, Cumberbatch has done dozens of production for the BBC and worked for radios shows like Neverwhere, Copenhagen and Cabin pressure. He was also involved in the adaptation of John Mortimer's novel Rumpole and the Penge.

    Benedict Cumberbatch's Net Worth: Salary, Income, Career

    The 41-year-old actor was awarded in the best actor category in the Hollywood Film Awards which he won for his role in the film The Imitation Game in 2014. That year, Cumberbatch's income per movie stood at around $1.5 million, while his 2014 net worth was $13 million.

    Benedict Cumberbatch in a dollar bill

    Benedict Cumberbatch in a dollar bill

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    Critics appreciated the British actor's depth and acting chops for the role he played in Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch made over $2.6 million from the 2016 Marvel movie.


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    In August 2014, Benedict was announced as the voice actor for the character of Shere Khan in the Warner Bros film The Jungle Book, featuring Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. And his salary from the movie was $2.16 million.

    By the end of 2015, Cumberbatch had a net worth of $15 million. The amount rose to $17 million by the beginning of 2018. Benedict was also announced as the new ambassador of the Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre.

    Talking about his role in the TV serial Sherlock, in which he played the role of the famous Conan Doyle character Sherlock Holmes, while his fellow buddy Martin Freeman appeared in the role of Doctor Watson, Cumberbatch was nominated for several awards including the British Academy Television Award in the Best Leading Actor category. He reportedly earned an income of around $500,000 per episode. 

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    Benedict Cumberbatch: House, Car, Endorsements

    Other than his role in movies and television series, Cumberbatch is also active in endorsing different products. His annual income from endorsements hovers at around $390,000. It reached nearly half a million dollars in 2017.