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  • First NameMario Van Peebles

Distinguished film director Mario Van Peebles came in the light for his multiple roles ranges from writing, directing to starring in a 1971 groundbreaking film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. His exceptional directorial skills can also be seen in the mega-hit crime action 1991 movie New Jack City

Van Peebles is also credited for his work in many other high-profile projects like One Life to Live, The Cosby Show, Living Single, Law & Order, and All My Children as well.      

What Is Mario Van Peebles Net Worth? 

Mario Van Peebles has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2020. He has collected such a good fortune from his career in show business solely. 

Professionally-turned since 1971, the versatile director and actor, Peebles has already given a number of blockbuster films to the industry. Let’s take close look at some acclaimed projects he was part of, 

Movie Budget – Box officeCast Member
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)$15 million – $121.7 millionClint Eastwood and Marsha Mason
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)$23 million – $51.9 millionLorraine Gary and Lance Guest
New Jack City (1991)$8 million – $47.6 millionWesley Snipes and Chris Rock

Mario Van Peebles also uses his Hollywood platform to support education and eco-consciousness. 

Listed His Los Angeles House For $1.5 Million

In July 2013, Mario Van Peebles put his house located in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles on the market with an asking price of $1,519,000. Online resources reveal that the house first popped up for sale for $1,675,000 in October 2012. 

The house reappeared on the market with a new and lower asking price of $1,550,000 in early 2013.  

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Property records show Van Peebles bought the house for $875,000 back in October 1989. The 4,225 square feet property features four bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms. 

Additionally, the actor and his wife Chittra Van Peebles-Sukhus also own a house in the Big Bear Lake area which they acquired in 1999 for $170,000.  

Belongs To The Family Of Performers

Mario Van Peebles was born on 15th January 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico. His father Melvin Van Peebles is a writer, actor, director, and musician. On the other side, his mother, Maria Marx, is also a German actress and skilled photographer.  

He spent the majority of his childhood along with his two siblings, a sister Megan Van Peebles and a brother, Max Van Peebles. They both also have an impressive career in the show business.  

 In 1974, Van Peebles graduated from Saint Thomas More School. He later attended Columbia University and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1974.

Wife And Children 

Mario Van Peebles was first married to Lisa Vitello. The couple never revealed when the two married and divorced. The two have a son named Mandela Van Peebles, a rapper (b June 4, 1994).  

Van Peebles is now married Chittra Sukhu for several years. The couple has four children: two daughters Morgana Van Peebles and Maya Van Peebles and two sons Marley Van Peebles and Makaylo Van Peebles. All of them are actors.