Top 100 Richest Directors

Top 100 Richest Directors

With every passing year, we have witnessed the continuous growth and development in the Hollywood. It is no wonder that the film industry is considered as a multi-billion industry because it continues to produce several successful movies year after year. And who else could be the brain and talent behind the success of an exceptional movie? None other than the directors! However, he can also cause the failure of a film because he is the overall in-charge of the production. He can either make or break a film with the way he overlooks just about every aspect. There have been many great Hollywood directors that we have known over the years, but not all of them can be considered as the wealthiest. The financial and critical success does not always go hand in hand in the industry. Even if the movie has earned millions of dollars, they don't always get the nod of many viewers. Or, it can be the other way around. Classic blockbusters have been created by famous directors we know today and they have raked loads of money from them. However, this is not always the scenario of every director if they want high grossing and critically acclaimed films. Demands in the film industry have set new standards each year and every director need to deal with it properly in order to deserve a good payback. Look at George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and James Cameron who made excellent motion pictures throughout the years. Lights. Camera. Action. Cut! Get to know the richest directors in Hollywood and see how much they have earned to be on top of the list.

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
1
George Lucas
$7.62 Billion 75 United states
2
Steven Spielberg
$5.41 Billion 73 United states
3
Joao Moreira Salles
$5.33 Billion 58 N/A
4
Davis Guggenheim
$2.5 Billion 56 United states
5
James Cameron
$700 Million 65 Canada
6
James Burrows
$600 Million 79 United states
7
Chuck Lorre
$600 Million 67 United states
8
James L Brooks
$500 Million 79 United states
9
Peter Jackson
$450 Million 58 N/A
10
Michael Bay
$430 Million 54 United states
11
Ridley Scott
$400 Million 82 United kingdom
12
Tyler Perry
$400 Million 50 United states
13
Francis Ford Coppola
$250 Million 80 United states
14
The Wachowskis
$250 Million N/A United states
15
Lee Unkrich
$215 Million 52 N/A
16
Roland Emmerich
$200 Million 64 Germany
17
Michael Crichton
$175 Million 77 United states
18
Tony and Ridley Scott
$165 Million N/A N/A
19
Barry Levinson
$150 Million 77 United states
20
Guy Ritchie
$150 Million 51 United kingdom
21
Ron Howard
$140 Million 65 United states
22
Christopher Nolan
$135 Million 49 United kingdom
23
Gore Verbinski
$130 Million 55 United states
24
Coen Brothers
$120 Million N/A United states
25
Tim Burton
$113.2 Million 61 United kingdom
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