Sinbad is an American Comedian with a net worth of -$15 million. He is also known as ‘Red’ and ‘Sinbad not the Sailor’ amongst his fans. He started off as a great standup comedian, but lost his charm in the way, he was reported bankrupted in 2013. You can recognize him from movies like ‘Good Burger’, ‘First Kid’, ‘Houseguest’, ‘Jingle All the Way ’, and ‘Necessary Roughness’.
Biography & Wiki
David Adkins was born in 1956 on 10th November to a Baptist Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and Louise Adkins. He has two sisters named Dorothea and Donna, and three brothers named Donald, Michael, and Mark.
Sinbad completed his graduation from Benton Harbor High School. Later he graduated from the University of Denver, where he also lettered for two seasons with the college basketball team.
He has married twice to the same person twice in his life. He first married his wife Meredith Adkins in 1985; however, the couple separated in 1992.
Later the two rekindled their love in early 2002 and got married by the end of the year. The couple has two kids together.
He likes to keep his personal life very private and since the whole Tax case scandal, he has made sure to keep his lay low-key in the entertainment business.
It’s been ages since Sinbad had appeared in any show or movie, however, he can still be seen doing stand-ups from time to time in New York.
He entered the world of comedy in 1978. He became so big during 1980’s that he was being considered as the most influential stand-up comedian of all time.
Sinbad has also appeared in several movies like ‘good Burger’, ‘First Kid’, ‘Planes’, ‘The Cherokee’, ‘The Meteor Man’, ‘Coneheads’, ‘Necessary Roughness’, ‘’Crazy as Hell, ‘Stompin’’, and ‘Club Med’.
Most of his stand-ups revolved around genres like Observational comedy, black comedy, political satire, character comedy pop music, and surreal humor.
He also makes satires around subjects like Everyday life, parenting, self-deprecation, marriage, American politics, friend, pop culture, current events, family, race relations, relationships, aging and racism.
Sinbad is also popular for his ability to work with music; he can play multiple musical instruments and made the most of his talent, by using them in his shows. He has also played for several artists like Memphis Red and Journell Henry (J. Henry).
Awards & Achievements
Sinbad was nominated for NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Performance in an Animated/Live-Action/Dramatic Youth or Children’s Series/Special’ for his work in 1996 ‘Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child’.
In 2009, he was also ranked in the 10 worst tax debtor cases, in which he owed over $2.5 million to the government of California.
Net Worth of Sinbad
Sinbad has an estimated net worth of more than -$15 million as of 2017. In 2009, it was reported the comedian, is under a debt of -$11 million and has gone bankrupt. He was supposed to pay over $2.5 million of the total amount to the government as taxes.
Sinbad is amongst the most popular and lover stand-up comedian of America. People loved him in his time; all his shows were always houseful. Sadly the times have changed and he has lost his charm on the stage. He is struggling to make a comeback.