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What Is Grammy Winner Donald Glover’s Net Worth?

The versatile American artist known for his work as an actor, comedian, writer, and musician boasts a net worth of $40 million.
 Donald Glover attends the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story | Getty Images | Charley Gallay
Donald Glover attends the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story | Getty Images | Charley Gallay
Name  Donald Glover
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $330,000 +
Annual Income $3 Million + 
Sources of Income Acting, Rapping, and Endorsements
Gender Male
Date of Birth Sep 25, 1983
Age 39 
Nationality United States of America
Profession Actor, Musician, Writer, Comedian, Screenwriter, Rapper

Donald Glover has excelled as an actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, musician and DJ. Glover's multifaceted career includes creating the critically acclaimed series "Atlanta," performing music under the name Childish Gambino, and starring in popular shows like "Community" (2009-2014). The versatile American talent boasts a net worth of $40 million. 


Donald Glover (L) and T.I. attend the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater | Getty Images | Photo by Johnny Nunez
Donald Glover (L) and T.I. attend the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater | Getty Images | Photo by Johnny Nunez

Primarily recognized for his talents across the entertainment spectrum, Glover's earnings stem from several key avenues. His acting career has been a significant contributor, with roles in the television series "Community" from 2009 to 2014 and his creation, production, writing, and acting in the critically acclaimed series "Atlanta" from 2016 to 2022. Additionally, Glover's music career, operating under the moniker Childish Gambino, has been a substantial source of income, featuring hit albums like "Camp," "Because the Internet," "Awaken, My Love!" and "3.15.20" along with chart-topping singles like "This is America."

His early days as a writer for NBC's "30 Rock" likely didn't yield substantial income. However, as he transitioned to television roles and ventured into music, his earnings began to rise. In 2011, his debut album generated approximately $250,000 in revenue, followed by another $330,000 from "Because the Internet" in 2013, per Luxatic. While these figures weren't exceptionally high, his income took a substantial leap with prominent movie roles like "The Martian" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" coupled with the success of his FX series "Atlanta."

In recent years, he has seen his annual earnings reach a commendable $3 million, marking a significant increase from his earlier days in the industry.

Donald Glover arrives at FX's
Donald Glover arrives at FX's "Atlanta Robbin' Season" FYC Event | Getty Images | Photo by Kevin Winter

Glover has collaborated with major companies such as Gap and Adidas. His collaboration with Gap for their 2010 holiday advertising campaign was a notable early endorsement, showcasing his appeal as a style icon. One of his more significant brand collaborations came with Adidas in 2019. Glover worked closely with the sportswear giant to reimagine and redesign classic Adidas sneakers, resulting in the launch of the "Donald Glover Presents" line. 

Donald Glover attends
Donald Glover attends "Solo: A Star Wars Story" New York Premiere | Getty Images | Photo by Jamie McCarthy

Despite his considerable wealth, Donald Glover is known for maintaining a relatively modest lifestyle. He owns a comfortable apartment in Los Angeles, which holds an estimated value of $1.3 million. His prized possession is a Mercedes Benz 600, a luxury vehicle with a price tag exceeding $190,000, per NCESC. Glover's penchant for simplicity and quality in his assets reflects his down-to-earth approach to wealth management.

Instagram 4.4M 
Facebook 2.5M 
Twitter 2.5M 
Donald Glover and Chewbacca attend Solo: A Star Wars Story photocall | Getty Images | Photo by Stuart C. Wilson
Donald Glover and Chewbacca attend Solo: A Star Wars Story photocall | Getty Images | Photo by Stuart C. Wilson

Born on September 25, 1983, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as Donald McKinley Glover Jr., he always been known for his versatility. Raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, alongside his two siblings, Glover's parents also fostered for 14 years. He pursued his education at Lakeside High School and DeKalb School of the Arts before attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in 2006 with a degree in Dramatic Writing.

Glover shares two sons with his partner, Michelle White, who were born in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Despite his rising fame and successful career, Glover continues to maintain a low-key lifestyle, often shying away from the glitzy trappings of Hollywood. 


Donald Glover has garnered several prestigious awards and nominations throughout his career. Among his notable achievements are the following awards:

Golden Globe Awards:

In 2017, he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his role in "Atlanta."

"Atlanta" also secured the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in the same year.

Grammy Awards:

Donald Glover's single "This Is America" made waves at the 2019 Grammy Awards, winning in several categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video.

Primetime Emmy Awards:

Glover's series "Atlanta" has earned him recognition at the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2017, he won Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.

BET Awards:

In 2019, his groundbreaking music video "This Is America" secured the BET Award for Video of the Year.

NAACP Image Awards:

Glover's work on "Atlanta" earned him accolades, including Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Music Video at the NAACP Image Awards.

Has Donald Glover ever performed under his real name?

Yes, Donald Glover has released music under his real name as well as his stage name Childish Gambino. In 2011, he released an album titled "Donald Glover Presents," which was a collection of previously unreleased tracks.

What are some of Donald Glover's favorite television shows?

Donald Glover has cited several television shows as among his favorites including "The Simpsons," "The Twilight Zone," and "Breaking Bad." He has also stated that he is a fan of the Japanese animated television series "Dragon Ball Z."

What is the meaning behind Donald Glover's song "This Is America?"

Donald Glover's song "This Is America" is a commentary on the state of race relations and gun violence in the United States.