It’s no more news that star actor, Zubby Micheals is one of the wave-making and successful young actors in the movie industry today. Many movie stars live very expensive and flamboyant lives and this made many people and fans question their source of income. It’s a known fact that there is no stipulated amount of money paid to actors and actresses unlike what is obtainable in other professions.
Though many actresses are tagged prostitutes and actors called Gigolos, star actor, Zubby has been able to prove that some of these movie stars work tirelessly for their money. He has been able to show that the movie industry is lucrative when hard work, determination and dedication are involved.
Zubby once revealed how successful the industry has been over the years despite the unfavourable economic climate. According to him “we make commercial movies and have a huge market”.
On her part, star actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday also revealed that many look down on movies produced in Asaba, not knowing the stars are the ones making huge money in the industry. This is because big-time businessmen in the society invest heavily in the movies produced in the Eastern part of the country and that is why the stars make huge money compared to what is happening in the Yoruba movie industry, where every Tom, Dick and Harry is allowed to produce movies.
Also, Zubby once declared himself the highest-paid and most successful actor in Africa in an interview he granted Broadway TV. According to him “no cap, I am the biggest actor in Africa, to God be the glory, I don’t think anyone is bigger than me for now”.
This may sound like a self-appraisal but he is not far from the truth. He remains the highest-paid actor in the industry. According to him, he makes his money from acting, producing movies and businesses.
Few months ago, he disclosed that he made 102 million from acting after he conducted a check on his acting gigs.
He also just broke into the cinema making part of Nollywood where he charges high to feature..
It is also a known fact that some highly-paid stars get to feature in just 2 to 3 movies a year while Zubby is in hot demand and gets to feature in over 30 movies in a year. Take, for example, the very talented and versatile actor recently appreciated the first movie producer that paid him 10 million naira for 10 jobs.
All these put together has increased his net worth drastically.
He also has evolved from just being a movie star to becoming a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on media matters, and with this appointment in 2019, he divides his time between acting, producing, brand influencing and politics.
He also receives payments to make appearances at events as a special guest of honour. He has a substantial social media presence and this has come in handy in promoting products and services of brands such as Itel mobile phone, Nollywood Namaste TV, Meridian Ponche Liquor Rum, ExE Comestics, Castle Majestic Hotel, amongst so many others.
Besides making money from his lead roles, he has made endorsement deals and partnerships with top brands such as Bitter Herbal Drink Company. He has also produced and directed quite a good number of movies.