Fans of the “Barbershop” movie franchise can look forward to more rowdy humor when “Barbershop: The Next Cut” hits theaters on April 15 — and this time, the shop has gone co-ed. In the coming sequel, the shop’s crew, which now includes female employees, must band together to save both the barbershop and its gang-plagued neighborhood.
Released in 2002, the original “Barbershop” film grossed more than $77 million worldwide on a production budget of just $12 million. The sequel, “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” earned nearly $66 million worldwide on a budget of $30 million in 2004. “The Next Cut” is expected to earn $18 million its opening weekend alone.
Here is a look at the cast of “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” along with the stars’ careers and net worths.
Ice Cube Net Worth: $140 Million
From a pioneer of West Coast gangsta rap to one of the most successful actors in Hollywood, Ice Cube is a true crossover artist. Born O’Shea Jackson, Ice Cube began earning his $140 million net worth in the late 1980s, when he, Easy-E and legendary rapper Dr. Dre formed N.W.A., the controversial rap group that put South Central L.A. — and Compton — on the map.
Ice Cube left the group in 1989 to pursue what would become an intensely successful career as an actor and solo artist. He has shown incredible range as an actor, starring in critically and commercially successful comedies like “Friday” and “21 Jump Street,” dramas like “Boyz n the Hood” and family movies like “Are We There Yet.” His action films include “Torque” and “xXx: State of the Union.”
Ice Cube’s movies have earned $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo, a box office reporting service.
Ice Cube Music Earnings and Success
Even as his movie career took off, Ice Cube remained one of music’s most prolific artists. In 1990, he earned $824,000 for the album “Kill at Will,” which sold more than 700,000 copies, according to TheRichest, which reports on celebrity finances. That same year, “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” sold 2.43 million copies, earning him $2.67 million. A year later, he sold more than 1.6 million copies of “Death Certificate,” which earned him $1.89 million.
In 1992, the artist earned $2.5 million for “The Predator,” which sold more than two million copies. The following year, he sold one million copies of “Lethal Injection” for a take of $1.18 million. In 1998 and 2000, he released “War & Peace Vol. 1” and “War & Peace Vol. 2” respectively, each of which sold one million copies.
From new record releases alone, Ice Cube earned $1.15 million in 2006, $713,000 in 2008 and $576,000 in 2010. He is currently at work on a new album, titled “Everythang’s Corrupt.”
Ice Cube in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Recently, Ice Cube was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch him discuss this achievement and more during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Tyga Net Worth: $2 Million
Born Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, Tyga (Thank You God Always) is a rapper and entrepreneur with a net worth of $2 million. In 2013, he earned $92,000 from his album “Hotel California,” which sold 84,000 copies. The year before he sold 340,000 copies of “Careless World: Rise of the Last King” for a $365,000 profit.
Also in 2012, Tyga signed a $1.5 million deal with Reebok to design his own sneaker and netted $300,000 from his clothing line, Last Kings.
Despite these successes, Tyga has been plagued by a string of financial problems. In 2015, a landlord sued him for $80,000 for failure to pay rent, according to Celebrity Net Worth, a celebrity finance outlet. That amount grew to $124,000 after penalties and interest were added. That same year, another landlord sued him for $50,000 in back rent. Later that year, Tyga was hit with a $19,000 bill for back taxes in California after receiving a $120,000 bill for unpaid federal taxes from the IRS.
Cedric the Entertainer Net Worth: $15 Million
With a net worth of $15 million, Cedric the Entertainer has found success on both the big and small screens after enjoying a remarkable career as a stand-up comedian. His movies alone have netted more than $3.15 billion at the global box office, reported Box Office Mojo, thanks in large part to the star’s voiceover work in animated films like “Madagascar,” “Planes” and “Ice Age.”
One of the Original Kings of Comedy, Cedric the Entertainer has appeared on the TV series “The Soul Man” since 2012. The comedy icon made his television debut on the legendary show, “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” He was the host of ComicView on BET and, along with Bernie Mac, was a grand prize winner in the Miller Lite Comedy Search. He also took home the BET Richard Pryor Comic of the Year award in 1994.
Eve Net Worth: $10 Million
Pennsylvania-born rap artist and actress Eve has a net worth of $10 million. Only the second female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Eve saw her first three albums sell a combined 13 million copies worldwide, reported Celebrity Net Worth. She also won a Grammy for her 2002 song “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” which she performed with Gwen Stefani.
Eve’s 25 acting credits include roles in the first two “Barbershop” movies as well as appearances on successful television series, such as “Glee” and “Numb3rs.” From 2003 to 2006, she played Shelley Williams on her self-titled TV show, “Eve.”
Regina Hall Net Worth: $2 Million
Actress Regina Hall has a net worth of $2 million and a career that spans more than 20 years. Her four highest-earning films have all been from the “Scary Movie” franchise.
When adjusted for inflation, the original made more than $253 million, “Scary Movie 2” earned nearly $110 million, “Scary Movie 3” earned more than $158 million and “Scary Movie 4” earned more than $120 million, reported Box Office Mojo.
In total, her movies have netted more than $1.21 billion worldwide.
Garcelle Beauvais Net Worth: $6 Million
Born in Haiti, actress Garcelle Beauvais boasts a $6 million net worth and more than 60 acting credits dating back to her television debut on “Miami Vice” in 1984. Her television career includes roles on wildly successful shows such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Cosby Show” and “Family Matters,” among others.
In addition to appearing in several movies, including the second “Barbershop” film, Beauvais enjoyed a successful career as a model. While working with Ford Models, she did print work with Clairol, Avon and Mary Kay. She was later featured in Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom catalogs and appeared on the covers of both Essence and Ebony. In 2007, she appeared in Playboy and worked as a Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi catwalk model.
The “Barbershop” franchise returns April 15 with “Barbershop: The Next Cut.” Featuring both veterans and new faces, the cast stands to increase its already sizable worth, while producers hope the third movie does as well at the box office as the first two.
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.