Who could have thought this former stripper would have earned a fortune that he is presently sitting on? Earning a meagre $60 – $150 on a good night as a stripper to being worth more than half a million now, it has been really a roller coaster for Tatum. From stripping at night clubs to becoming one of the most loved hunks of Hollywood, he has indeed been blessed by destiny.
If you would have asked him in the ninth grade of what he sees himself as in the next ten years you would have got an answer that would have made the present reality seem to be a far distant existence. It was at this age when he discovered an inclination towards sports which eventually made him go on to earn an athletic college scholarship.
Channing’s father is Glenn Tatum and his mother’s name is Kay Faust. His father is an airline worker and his mother used to work in construction. He was born in a small town called Cullman in Alabama which is 50 miles north of Birmingham on 26th April, 1980. Apart from being a wonderful actor, Tatum is also a skilled Kung Fu and Gor-Chor Kung Fu, both of which are a form of martial arts and has a few belts to his name. Before venturing into full time acting, Tatum worked as a construction worker, mortgage broker and salesman apart from being a stripper.
He made his debut in the drama film of 2005, Coach Carter. The movie that gave the thrust to his acting career was Step Up which earned him appreciation and attention of a wider audience. It was during the shooting of Step Up that Tatum met actress Jenna Dewan and later got married in the year 2011 at Church Estates Vineyards, Malibu (California).
His other famous roles include the character of Duke in the action film series G.I. Joe and the role that a he played in the movie series Magic Mike (2012 & 2015). White House Down, 21 Jump Street, Hateful Eight are some of his other accomplished roles at the box office.
It was not easy for Tatum to go to school and do well, simply because he dealt with attention deficit disorder(ADD) and dyslexia while growing up. Nevertheless, he spent his teenage years attending Gaither High School in Tampa area. Later on he joined Tampa Catholic High School from which he earned his graduation degree in the year 1998.
He then earned a football scholarship in Glenville State College in West Virginia but dropped out. He had recently enrolled in one of the Harvard Business School’s executive education courses.
Channing Tatum Net Worth
Channing Tatum has a net worth of $65 million US dollars as of 2017. The two movies of the G.I. Joe in which he played the role of Duke earned a generous $300 million worldwide which contributed to his earnings shooting up to $50 million. He has earned $27 million and $19 million for the roles that he played in the movie ‘Gambit’ and ‘Hail, Caesar’ respectively. He has acted in a total of 41 movies and has earned most of his fortune out of them.
Tatum had purchased a luxurious Villa in Hollywoord Hills in the year 2008 for $2.59 million. He was able to make a sweet bargain considering the listed price of $3 million for the property. It serves as the primary residence for Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan. It is located at the beautiful Luarel Canyon area in Hollywood Hills neighbourhood of Californian, Los Angeles. It is a two storied house spread across 2,540 square feet with three bedrooms. It has got a beautiful garden and a pool in the backside. His neighbours include actress Jennifer Aniston and actor George Clooney.
He has a strong love for vintage cars which is evident from his recent purchase of the Chevy truck Apache. It can generate a total power of 450 hp at 2500 rpm. He also owns a Cadillac Escalade, which happens to be one of the sexiest of SUVs to hit the road. It comes with a 6.2L, V8 engine which can reach 0 to 60 mph in just a matter of 6.8 seconds!
Tatum loves to adventure out into different fields. He runs a restaurant by the name Saint and Sinner at New Orleans. Tatum had started two production companies, 33 and Out Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment. The first production under this banner was the documentary called Earth Made of Glass.
Apart from this he has a production company that goes by the name Free Association and has Peter Kiernan Reid Carolin as his faithful partners. The company has produced Magic Mike which has been a great success and is currently adapting and producing Jo Nesbo’s crime thriller -“The Son.” The company also recently signed a feature development deal with Sony and is working on a biopic of Even Knievel titled ‘Evel.’
Some of his noted nominations for prestigious awards are -Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor (2006), Teen Choice Award for the movie Fighting (2009), MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance (2010), People’s Choice Awards for Dramatic Movie Actor(2016).
He has won a number of famous awards – Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize(2006), Teen Choice Award’s Choice Movie Actor(2008, 2010 & 2012), MTV Movie Award’s Best Comedic Performance (2015) and the most recent being People’s Choice Award’s Favorite Movie Actor(2016).
Channing recently posted a video of him playing the piano on his social media site. He played about 40 seconds of “Fur Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven and has told his fans that it is one of his new year’s resolution to learn to play the melodious instrument. He recently posted a photo of his wife Jenna Dewan wearing absolutely nothing, napping in the bed on his Instagram fan page.
He posted it just after she stepped out on the red carpet for the Golden Globe after parties which may be a strategy to make the social media abuzz with his beloved’s news. His upcoming movie ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ an action thriller directed by Matthew Vaughn is much anticipated by his fans.
The journey of Channing Tatum is something worth knowing about. From being a stripper at the night club to becoming the Hollywood hunky, it brings forth the reality of destiny and hard-work that have the capability of transforming our lives. He and his wife have been spotted carrying their beautiful daughter, named Everly taking her to a frozen yogurt shop or for the movies. All his fans love him sincerely and are waiting for his upcoming releases.