Channing Tatum may be rolling in that Magic Mike money now, but he didn't start out that way. Actually, scratch that — stripping is exactly how Tatum made his first few bucks, and those skills are still paying off today.
Channing Tatum is one of the coolest guys in Hollywood, thanks to his laid-back demeanor and unique backstory (okay, and also because of his enviable abs). But just how much has the actor earned over the years?
Here's everything we know about Channing Tatum's net worth.
Channing Tatum earned $150 on a good night of stripping.
Tatum has never been shy about his past as a male stripper. In a 2014 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tatum shared that he started stripping at 19, after he dropped out of the University of South Florida. "On a good night, [I made] 150 bucks. On a bad night, 70 bucks — even 50 at times," he said.
He left stripping behind when he was serendipitously spotted by a modeling scout and got his first gig in an ad for Abercrombie & Fitch. Later, he posed for Pepsi and Mountain Dew.
Tatum eventually started taking a acting lessons, moved to Los Angeles, and landed a few small roles before his breakout performance in Step Up. He starred alongside his future wife Jenna Dewan; the couple was married for nine years before announcing their split in 2018.
Channing Tatum earned $21 million for Magic Mike XXL.
When Tatum turned his life story into Magic Mike, the move changed his career — and his bank account — forever. For the first film, which was released in 2012, Tatum made a cool $3 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. But that was peanuts compared to his salary for the 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL: a cool $21 million.
Channing Tatum's net worth is an estimated $60 million.
With dozens of starring roles, producer credits, and even a few singing credits to his name, Tatum has worked hard to develop his estimated $60 million net worth. And he's not done yet. He's got at least six new films coming out over the next few years, so odds are he'll keep raking in even more dough. Hopefully not all in singles.
This article was originally published on Men's Health US.