Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor who has an estimated net worth of $2 million, making him one of the richest young actors in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood.
Yul Edochie is an exceptional actor with many years of acting experience, thanks to his father, who laid the path for his success in the Nigerian movie industry. However, aside from his very successful acting career, the young actor has earned landmarks for a successful future not just for himself but also for generations after him.
Yul Edochie’s $2 Million Net Worth Largely Came From His Acting Career
Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie is undoubtedly enjoying his time in the movie industry, and the reason is not far-fetched. He has built himself a great deal of experience in the industry, earning him an immense reputation and wealth. Born to Pete Edochie, a veteran in the Nigerian film industry, Yul joined the industry two years after graduating from the University of Port Harcourt, where he obtained a degree in Dramatic Arts.
While many would assume his father had a hand in his choice to pursue an acting career, the now-successful actor revealed he joined the industry just to become a professional in the course he studied in school, and not necessarily because his father was already there. However, his father’s fame did influence his fast-rise in the industry. Yul officially joined the industry in 2005 in his first film titled “The Exquires,” which featured veterans like Justus Esiri, Enebeli Elebuwa, and Chidi Mokeme.
His breakthrough in the industry came when he was cast as Emeka in the 2007 film titled Wind of Glory. Wind of Glory also featured top Nollywood talents like Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot. The list of movies he has featured has continued to increase over the years, with some of his best movies including the following:
Yul Edochie’s best movies and TV Series
- Kiss My Pain (2008)
- Give It Up (2008)
- My Loving Heart (2009)
- Tears of Hope (2009)
- Unstoppable (2010)
- Pleasure and Crime (2011)
- Sarafina (2011)
- Against the Law (2012)
- Bridge of Contract (2012)
- Zone 9 (2012)
- The End is Near (2012)
- Agony of a Princess (2013)
- Blind Choice (2013)
- Death Certificate (2013)
- Eye of the Eagle (2013)
- Money Kingdom (2013)
- Restless Soul (2013)
- The Jezebels (2013)
- Apostles of Lucifer (2014)
- Chioma the Weeping Queen (2014)
- Python Queen (2014)
- The Mirror (2014)
- Compound Fools (2015)
- Dowry Man (2015)
- Dooshima (2015)
- Ojuju Calabar (2015)
- Royal Maid (2015)
- ATM Machine (2017)
- Mysterious Family (2017)
- Passion of a Prince (2017)
- The Affectionate Wife (2017)
- Moms at War (2018)
- The Billionaires (2018)
- Royal Castle (TV series)
- Tinsel (TV series)
- The Palace (TV series)
How Much Does Yul Edochie Make Per Movie Role?
Yul Edochie is one of the top-earning actors in Nigeria’s film industry. Although the exact amount the actor earns per movie role has not been made official, Rumours have it that he earns nothing less than half a million per feature in a Nollywood film. This varies depending on the type of film he has featured in and his role in the film, and the number of appearances he makes.
Undoubtedly, whatever he earned per feature in the industry increased after starring in Wind of Glory. And we are certain that over the years, that figure has since increased.
Other Sources of Yul Edochie’s Net Worth
Yul’s joy in becoming a millionaire in dollars might have started from his acting career, but he did not arrive at his current net worth by only working as an actor. Yes, acting has been his primary source of income over the years, but he does have several other business ventures that contribute to his earnings. Below are some of them.
He is a Talented Movie Director and Scriptwriter
It is already evident that Yul Edochie is a talented actor, but many are not quite aware that Yul Edochie is also a skilled film director. He made his debut as film director two years after making his professional acting debut when he directed the 2007 film Secret Pain. He went on to direct Secret Pain 2 in the same year.
Yul Edochie is also a scriptwriter. He wrote his first movie script in 2017, in Broken Chakkels, a TV series he also featured in. He also wrote and directed the 2018 film Native Girl. However, it is not clear how much the actor makes from his skills as a scriptwriter and director.
He Owns a Film Academy
Following his vast knowledge about everything that pertains to movie-making, the Nigerian actor launched his movie academy in 2015. Located in Dkk Plaza, KM 46 Lekki-Epe Express, Farms Bustop Beside Splash Bar, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria, the Yul Edochie Academy, a subsidiary of Yul Edochie Arts World, is a reputable academy for acting and a training ground for many who desire to work in the industry.
Currently described as one of the well-known movie academies in Nigeria, Yul’s academy has many intakes, with each student paying roughly N60k for registration and tuition fee.
Yul Edochie’s net worth also comes from Endorsement Deals
Celebrities like Yul Edochie enjoy endorsement from brands who pay these celebrities to represent them as an ambassador. One of his biggest endorsement deals was signed in 2017 when he was made the face of OROS fragrance for men. The deal, which was worth millions, came months after he signed a mouth-watering deal with Ninos educational tablet producers.
In November 2020, the Nollywood actor bagged a one-year endorsement as the Brand Ambassador Nigerian paint manufacturing company, Paint Roxettes Nig. Ltd., a member of the K.KH-ROXETTES GROUP. While the amount he would be earning from the deals was not revealed, it is believed to be worth enough to give his net worth a significant push. A list of endorsement deals the actor has so far signed include:
- Life Lager Beer
- Brother’s Keeper NGO
- Model Security Agency
- Paint Roxettes
- OROS fragrance
- Afrosino Century Gardens Estate
The Actor Has Houses in Lagos and Anambra State
Yul Edochie and his family live in his luxurious mansion, which he acquired some years back in the Lekki area of Lagos State. The house is well furnished and has incredible features like a stunning fireplace, eminent wallpapers, outstanding paintwork, a beautiful garden, exquisite floor tiles, and a very conducive environment. Yul Edochie also has a house in his hometown in Anambra State, where he and his family stay each time they visit there.
Yul Edochie’s Awards and Accolades
It is a natural phenomenon that talented actors such as Yul Edochie be recognized for their incredible work in the entertainment industry. Interestingly, Yul has received a handful of them. Here are some recognition and awards Yul Edochie has received:
- 2009 – Best New Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards
- 2012 – Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Nollywood Movies Awards
- 2013 – Best Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards
- 2013 – Best Actor at the Pamsaa Awards
- 2014 – Nomination for Best Lead Male at Nollywood Movies Awards
- 2015 – Nomination for Best Actor at the Afrifimo Awards
- 2021 – Nomination for Most Searched Actor at the Net Honours
Who is richer between Yul Edochie and his Father Pete Edochie?
There is a wide gap of acting experience between the veteran actor Pete Edochie and his son, Yul Edochie. The former has over three decades of acting experience, having begun in the 1980s, while his son just started in 2005. However, moneywise, the gap isn’t as many would expect. Pete Edochie’s net worth is $4.2 million, while his Yul’s is $2 million.
This indicates that Pete is a bit richer than his son. This, of course, is because of the various business activities he is involved in. However, Yul’s political ambition could be another means that would see his net worth grow immensely.
In 2017, he emerged as the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC)’s governorship candidate in a primary election conducted in Awka, Anambra State. However, during the election, he lost the seat to Willie Obiano. Not relenting on his leadership ambition hopes to become Nigeria’s next president.