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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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Cumberbatch bought a Victorian Villa in Camden, north London, back in April 2017. He just got the permission to renovate the mansion and is planning to move in after the renovation is complete. The house, which features five bedrooms, cost him $4.16 million.
Benedict Cumberbatch's house in Los Angeles
Benedict also own another seven-bedroom mansion in Hidden Hills, California, which he snapped for $14.99 million back in 2014. The huge mansion has seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a car garage, gym, home cinema room, pool and a library.
However, despite having a fabulous net worth, Benedict does not seem to be much of a car enthusiast. From what we know, he owns just two cars. He seems to enjoy driving around in his Jaguar XJ L, which is priced between $75,000 to $95,000. He also owns a Jaguar F type that costs over $62,000.