- Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth:
- $500 Thousand
- Date of Birth:
- Nov 28, 1969 (53 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- New Jersey
- 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
- Pornographic film actor, Film director, Model, Stockbroker, Film Producer
- United States of America
💰 Compare Lexington Steele’s Net Worth
- Early Life and Education
- Career Beginnings in Finance
- Adult Film Industry
- Mainstream Roles
- Personal Life
What is Lexington Steele’s Net Worth?
Lexington Steele is an American adult actor, director and businessman who has a net worth of $500 thousand.
Lexington Steele owns the adult film production companies Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures. He has won numerous AVN and XRCO Awards for his work, and in 2003 became the first actor ever to win three AVN Awards for Male Performer of the Year. Steele has also appeared in some mainstream media over the years, including the film “Crank 2: High Voltage” and episodes of “Nip/Tuck” and “Weeds.”
Early Life and Education
Lexington Steele, whose real name is Clifton Britt, was born on November 28, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey. After graduating from Morristown High School, he went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Britt eventually transferred to Syracuse University in New York, where he spent his final two college years.
Career Beginnings in Finance
Britt began his career in finance, working as a stockbroker trainee at a brokerage firm. Upon earning his Series 7 trading license, he began working as a stockbroker for Oppenheimer Financial at the World Trade Center.
Adult Film Industry
Through his work as a stockbroker, Britt found his way into the adult film industry. The man who trained him invited him to a sex party in a hotel suite, and this led to further opportunities and connections that opened Britt up to the world of porn. Adopting the stage name Lexington Steele, which was partly based on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the adult film industry full-time. He appeared in many films for West Coast Productions before appearing in videos for Anabolic and Diabolic. In 2008, Steele joined Red Light District Video for a brief time. Renowned for his prolific ejaculation ability, he has appeared in over 1,200 pornographic videos. In addition to acting in porn, Steele has his own adult film production companies, Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures, through which he works as a director. He has also directed for the company Evil Angel.
Outside of porn, Steele has appeared in some mainstream films and television series. In 2007, he appeared as himself alongside fellow porn stars Jessica Jaymes and Kirsten Price in two episodes of the Showtime series “Weeds.” He also played a male escort at a party in a season-five episode of the FX series “Nip/Tuck.” On the big screen, Steele made a cameo appearance in the 2009 action sequel film “Crank: High Voltage,” starring Jason Statham. The film also features cameos from porn stars Ron Jeremy, Jenna Haze, Nick Manning, and Ed Powers. Later, in 2017, he acted in one of the segments of the surrealist horror comedy anthology film “Kuso.”
Steele has won a plethora of awards for his work as a pornographic actor. Notably, he is the only person to have won three AVN Awards for Male Performer of the Year, which he did in 2000, 2002, and 2003. In the latter year, Steele also won AVN Awards for Best Anal Sex Scene (Video) and Best Couples Sex Scene (Video). His other AVN wins have been for Best POV Sex Scene and Best Group Sex Scene; he was also inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2008. Elsewhere, Steele won XRCO Awards for Best Threeway Sex Scene and Sex Scene (Couple), as well as for Male Performer of the Year in 2004. He was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2009.
Among his other adult film accolades, Steele has won multiple AFW, FOXE, and Urban X Awards. He won the AFW Award for American Male Performer of the Year in 2004, and the FOXE Award for Male Performer of the Year in 2005. Steele has also won trophies for his directing, including the Venus Award for Best International Director in 2006 and the Urban X Award for Director of the Year in 2011. In 2015, he won the Inked Award for Male Performer of the Year.
Having dated for several years, Steele was at one time engaged to fellow adult film star and director Vanessa Blue, who was involved with Steele’s production company Mercenary Pictures. The pair appeared together on Playboy TV and in some movies. In 2008, Steele and Blue filed federal lawsuits against each other over ownership of select videos released by Mercenary Pictures; the suit was settled in early 2009.
Steele later married French-Canadian actress Savana Styles. Together, they launched Mercenary Enterprises, a division of Mercenary Pictures focused on fetish-themed productions.
Steele underwent hip replacement surgery in 2019. While he was recovering, he experienced complications that required another surgery. A GoFundMe campaign was subsequently launched to help assist with Steele’s medical expenses.