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Barkhad Abdi net worth and salary: Barkhad Abdi is a Somali-American actor who has a net worth of $100 thousand dollars. Barkhad Abdi was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and grew up in Yemen. In the late 90s, when he was in his early teens, his family relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota when Somolia broke out in a very violent civil war. Barkhad went on to graduate from Minnesota State University and then worked as a limo driver, a disc jockey, and as a store clerk for a cell phone company owned by his brother. In 2013, Barkhad made his professional on-camera debut in the film, “Captain Phillips” opposite Tom Hanks. His work in the film earned him widespread notice, and he has been nominated for and/or won 31 major film awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In March 2014, Barkhad Abdi revealed that he was paid $66,500 for his work in Captain Phillips. He was also given a minor bonus for promoting the movie and attending award shows. Immediately prior to landing the role, he worked at the cell phone store in Minneapolis that his brother owned.
Inspirational Quotes by Barkhad Abdi
I was lucky enough to have parents that took me out from country to country and go to school and learn how to be a better person.Barkhad Abdi
I don’t see myself only as a Somali character. I think of myself as an actor, and if the job fits me and I like the story, I will go for it.Barkhad Abdi
What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it’s the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There’s a lot of characters I can play.Barkhad Abdi
When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true.Barkhad Abdi
I left Somalia when I was seven years old, but I witnessed a whole year in a war.Barkhad Abdi