How Rich is Benedict Cumberbatch?

Benedict Cumberbatch Net Worth

Hos much is Benedict Cumberbatch worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $40 million.

Benedict Cumberbatch – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $40 million
Date of birth: July 19, 1976 (47 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 183
Profession: Actor, Voice Actor
Nationality: British

Biography – A Short Wiki

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer born on 19th July 1976. He has performed in various films, theatre and television series throughout his career. His first appearance as an actor was in the play Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then, Benedict has performed in the plays such as After the Dance and Frankenstein. Along with theatre, Cumberbatch as well stared in several television series including Heartbeat, Fortysomething, Sherlock and The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses. He has also performed variety of roles in numerous films such as Atonement, Star Trek into Darkness, The Imitation Game and 12 years a Slave. Benedict earned several awards and nomination throughout his career including Laurance Olivier Award, Primetime Emmy Award and Academy Award. Besides acting, Cumberbatch is also a philanthropist and always showed his support for different organizations such as Willow Foundation and Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. In his personal life, Benedict Cumberbatch became married to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter in 2015. The couple has one child together.


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.

Personal Life

Personal Life: Cumberbatch and his two friends Theo and Denise Black were abducted in South Africa after busting a tire. They were held at gunpoint by a group of locals, put in a van and driven into unsettled territory. Prior to the burst tire, they had been listening to Radiohead’s “How to Disappear Completely.” Cumberbatch has stated that now whenever he hears the song it reminds him of a “sense of reality and a reason for hope.”


“Landing the role of Stephen Hawking was the most positively surprising thing that has happened to me.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I wasn’t born into land or titles, or new money, or an oil rig.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I never was obsessive about anything I watched when I was a kid, except maybe ‘The A-Team’ and ‘Airwolf’… And I loved ‘Knight Rider’ and then later ‘Baywatch.'”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“Lines are very difficult to learn.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch

“I’m interested in art for all. I don’t want it to be only the sons and daughters of Tory MPs who get to see my plays.”

— Benedict Cumberbatch