Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born on July 19th, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England. His parents are Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham who were also great stars during that time. He grew up a joint family system, Sir Henry Arnold Cumberbatch was the great – grandfather of Benedict. His grandfather was a submarine officer and had served in both the World Wars. No wonder how Benedict became such a gentleman. From his childhood, Benedict had an interest in dramatics and also took part in various school plays of Shakespeare.
He made his acting debut in Shakespeare play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ when he was just 12 years old for which he attained a lot of appreciation. Before becoming a big star in Hollywood, he kick-started his career by starring in a number of TV serials including ‘Silent Witness’ (2002), ‘Sherlock Holmes’ from 2010, ‘Fortysomething’ (2003) and much more. On the big screen, his contribution is ‘The Amazing Grace’ (2006), ’12 years a slave’ (2013), ‘the fifth estate’ (2013) and counting. Other than an acting he is also a great singer. And he has already sung some beautiful songs like ‘Comfortably Numb’. Benedict has also narrated various documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic channels.
Education: Benedict juggled between schools during his childhood. He started schooling at Brambleyte School in west Sussex and went on to be an Arts Scholar at Harrow School. He was also a member of The Rattigan Society for dramatics based from the Harrow school itself. After completing his education from harrow he decided to drop a year and volunteered for a Tibetan Monastery at Darjeeling, India. He further went on to study drama from the University of Manchester and finally settled after obtaining a Master’s degree in the same from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is a well-educated gentleman for sure.
Benedict Cumberbatch Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $20 Million US Dollars
The U.K. scholar mainly participates in TV shows and is well – known for playing detective in the ongoing small screen show ‘Sherlock Holmes’. His net worth is estimated at $20 million US dollars as of 2017.
Benedict Cumberbatch Assets: –
The actor owns a massive mansion in Hidden hill, California equipped with seven bedrooms and a hefty swimming pool estimated at $14.2 million. Recently he invested some of his money in a start – up known as ‘Tentr’ designed especially for campers. He even owns a car Giulia manufactured by Alfa Romeo ($35,000). There is no information about any stock investments that he is involved in. He also owns a production company named Sunny March Ltd which runs on high profit.
Benedict Cumberbatch Business model: –
Not only does he charge a cumbersome amount for each movie and TV episode, Benedict also bags cash by advertisements and brand endorsements as well. He has starred for advertisements like Jaguar, Dunlop, MG – China and for various other enterprises too. Other than from digital media Benedict earns from magazines, award functions and not to mention guest appearances for photo shoots and shows, Narrations for shows and he also earns from his own production company. Benedict has proven that he is a real life master too.
Benedict has recently been in the headlines after commenting about his TV show ‘Sherlock’ indicating the potential end of the series after season 4. ‘This might be the end of this series’ which put his fans in a dilemma. But the show runner Steven Moffat assured that the statement was misquoted by the actor, he further added that it is the wrong meaning that the media and the fans are interpreting apparently. He also mentioned that Benedict was the one who was keener to keep the show going on but it has been difficult to gather us all together. The fans finally were calm after the statement.
Benedict has made a lot of noteworthy contributions to the Hollywood film industry, be it on the large or the small screen. He has succeeded in making a special place for him in the public hearts. He is the brand ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and was involved in the fundraising activity of Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. This really defines his class and gentleness.