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Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth 2024



Lupita Nyong'o net worth

What is Lupita Nyong’o net worth ?

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress and author. 

She is the daughter of Kenyan politician and Governor of Kisumu County, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. 

Lupita has evolved to become one of the best actresses of black decent.

Lupita Nyong’o net worth is $ 215 million. Keep reading to find more information about her profile

Lupita Nyong’o Biography

Nyong’o was born on 1 March 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor. 

She identifies as Kenyan-Mexican and has dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship

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The family returned to their native Kenya when Nyong’o was less than one year old, as her father was appointed as a professor at the University of Nairobi. She grew up primarily in Nairobi.

When she was 16, her parents sent her to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish.

She attended Rusinga International School in Kenya. Nyong’o later attended St. Mary’s School in Nairobi, where she received an IB Diploma in 2001. She went to the United States for college, graduating from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies.

Lupita also hold a master’s degree program in acting from the Yale School of Drama.


At the age of 14, Nyong’o made her professional acting debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet  in a production by the Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players.

She cites the performances of American actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple with inspiring her to pursue a professional acting career.

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Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth

She also cites Ralph Fiennes, the British star of The Constant Gardener, as someone who inspired her to pursue a professional acting career.

 After graduating from Yale, Nyong’o landed her breakthrough role when she was cast for Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave.

Nyong’o was nominated for several awards for 12 Years a Slave, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, which she won.

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She was also awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the sixth black actress to win the award. She is the first African actress to win the award, the first Kenyan actress to win an Oscar, and the first Mexican to win the award. She was the 15th actress to win an Oscar for a debut performance in a feature film.

Lupita has made several successful appearances in movies including; Black panther, Black is king, The jungle book, Queen of Katwe, 355, Little Monsters, Non Stop.

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Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth

Lupita Nyong’o net worth Forbes release is valued at $215 million making her a front-runner in global actress earning scale. Further, Lupita is exceedingly one of the richest actresses in Kenya and Canada. Most of Lupita’s wealth circles around smart stock investments, property holdings, and several other Cover Girl cosmetics endorsements.