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Who is the richest film director in the world?

Who is the richest film director in the world?
September 14, 2023 – 12:47

While some on the list have made most of their money directing, others owe their fortune to the almighty success of their beloved ongoing franchises.

From directors of world-famous franchises to filmmakers whose work dates back half a century, the list of the world’s richest directors is full of household names.

While some on the list, such as Tyler Perryhave made most of their money directing, others, including Peter Jacksonthey owe their fortune to the almighty success of their beloved ongoing franchises.

Who is the richest director in the world?

With a huge net worth of $10 billion, the director and creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, is by far the richest director in the world. In parallel with his most famous work, he also created the Indiana Jones franchise and the production company LucasFilmwhich sold to disney in 2012.

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With a net worth of $8 billion, the second richest director in the world is the legendary Steven Spielberg. In third place is the director of The Lord of the rings, Peter Jacksonwith 1.5 billion dollars, while the director of Titanic and Avatar, James Cameronranks fourth with $800 million.

You can find the 20 richest directors in the world below.

  1. George Lucas (net worth: $10 billion)
  2. Steven Spielberg (net worth: $8 billion)
  3. Peter Jackson (net worth: $1.5 billion)
  4. James Cameron (net worth: $800 million)
  5. Tyler Perry (net worth: $800 million)
  6. Michael Bay (net worth: $450 million)
  7. Mel Gibson (net worth: $425 million)
  8. Francis Ford Coppola (net worth: $400 million)
  9. Ridley Scott (net worth: $400 million)
  10. Ivan Reitman (net worth: $300 million)
  11. JJ Abrams (net worth: $300 million)
  12. Christopher Nolan (net worth: $250 million)
  13. Frank Marshall (net worth: $250 million)
  14. The Wachowskis (net worth: $225 million)
  15. Alfred Hitchcock (net worth: $200 million)
  16. Martin Scorsese (net worth: $200 million)
  17. Rob Reiner (net worth: $200 million)
  18. Roland Emmerich (net worth: $200 million)
  19. Ron Howard (net worth: $200 million)
  20. Todd Phillips (net worth: $200 million)

Source: Ambito

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