Universal is on pace to hit the $1 billion mark for the first time ever thanks to Furious 7 and it’s no secret Vin Diesel’s muscles helped carry Furious 7 to the top. Learn more about Vin’s influence and how he’s killing the competition, in numbers…
89,861,423 Fans… And counting
Vin Diesel is one of the most popular celebrities on Facebook trailing only behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Shakira and Eminem. With dance moves like these, it’s no wonder he’s so popular.
$75,000,000 Net Worth
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Just to give you an idea of what his yearly income looks like, Vin pulled in $15M for Fast Five. How’s that for a pay day?
$3,000 for Vin’s Ticket to Stardom
Spain, working towards a dream. It has been a long road. A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on
Yep, that’s what it cost Vin Diesel to create a showpiece for himself. He produced and starred in the 20 minute short Multi-Facial (1994) about a mixed actor struggling to find work. The short was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and he followed up with his directorial debut in Strays three years later.
500 Grams of Lean Protein
Ever wonder what it takes to bulk up like the Vin? A lot of eating and a ton of protein – 500 grams to be exact. To give you an idea how much that is, you’d have to consume about 84 eggs a day or 7 pounds of steak to get your muscles Vin Diesel strong. READ: Vin Diesel Get Emotional During Furious 7 Premiere
215 Pounds and 6’0
To keep all 215 pounds toned and lean, he turns to a variety of workouts from powerlifting and high reps and even yoga and pilates.
33 Credits as an Actor
We know him now as Dominic Torretto from The Fast and the Furious, but who could forget him in xXx, Pitch Black and Saving Private Ryan.
20 Years of Dungeons & Dragons
Yes, we mean the video game. Vin Diesel is completely addicted and his obsession is so real, he even wrote the forward for the comparative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons.
15, Age His Voice Broke
Muscles aside, Vin’s known for his deep raspy voice. He said having such a deep voice at a young age caused a lot of confusion when he made phone calls, but it later paid off by landing him work on animated films such as The Iron Giant (1999).
14 Minutes Older
Credit: Facebook (Paul Vincent on right)
Ladies, there’s someone else in the world who has Vin’s genetic – Vin’s younger twin, Paul Vincent. By younger we mean 14 minutes younger.
10 Years of Bouncing
I know the page looks lonely, haha… So I will attempt to fill the page today. #vinstagram A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on
His big build landed Vin steady work as a bouncer in New York City. He told Men’s Health magazine he had to train to look tough enough to keep troublemakers away.
8 Reps a Day Keeps the Fat Away
The things I’m going to do for my planet. The return of Xander Cage. A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on
Eight is Vin’s magic number at the gym. He told Train magazine to make sure he tones every muscle, the repeats each exercise about eight times. And you thought three reps was tough. READ: How Vin Diesel Gets Fit for Fast & Furious
7 is When He Made His Acting Debut – By Default
Really excited about the sword play, this next character will call for… A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on
Vin didn’t choose the acting life – it chose him. He made his acting debut in the children’s play Dinosaur Door after he and his friends were caught breaking into the New York Theater by the theater’s artistic director, Barbara Garson. The deal was she wouldn’t call the police if they’d play a part in the play.
Vin’s the proud papa of his three children with Mexican girlfriend Paloma Jiménez. They have one son, Vincent (4), and two daughters Hania Riley (6) and Pauline (1 month) whom was named after Paul Walker.
2 Shared Awards with Paul Walker
Always… A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on
Speaking of Paul, Vin has two MTV Movie Awards under his belt and both are shared with Paul Walker. Their first is for Best On-Screen Duo in The Fast and the Furious in 2002, and again in 2014 for Fast & Furious 6 in 2014. We agree, there’s no better duo than these two.