The 25 Richest Directors In The World

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The directors on this list are the people who are responsible for your favourite TV shows and movies.

For more on the people behind the scenes who make movies, see our list of the 25 richest directors, actors and producers in the world.

The 25 Richest Directors in the World

The list of directors and figures in this article have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as

So we’re looking at the richest directors in the world here, so this is where that puts us: Robert De Niro is the seventh richest director.

25. Zhang Yimou

Net Worth: $70 Million

Director Zhang Yimou is the richest of the directors in the world, and the 25th richest of all the directors in the world.

Zhang has long been a successful and highly paid Chinese filmmaker, known for such films as “The Puppetmaster” and others.

He has been in the industry for a long time, with over 20 movies since his debut. His most famous movies are “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers”.

24. Oliver Stone

Net Worth: $70 Million

The New York born director is known for films such as JFK, Platoon and Heaven & Earth.

The movies he wrote and directed in the 1980s and 1990s are widely considered to be some of the best war movies ever made. He even won an Oscar for his work on Platoon in 1986.

The films of a soldier from the era of political and cultural issues of the last half of the 20th century.

In an acting career that spans 44 years, he has won three Academy Awards.

23. Woody Allen 

Net Worth: $80 Million

He is an award-winning director, screenwriter and actor. His film, Annie Hall, won the Academy Award for best picture and is considered one of the greatest of all time. His film Midnight in Paris, made him a household name. Another acclaimed film, Hannah and Her Sisters, won a Golden Globe and went on to earn Academy Awards for best screenplay and best director.

Woody has done a lot of different things in his career. His best known for being a romantic comedy director.

He used his writing style to express his own experiences on his stand up show.

In 1958 he started developing ideas for what would become the most successful science fiction film franchise of all time, Star Wars.

22. Jon Turteltaub

Net Worth: $80 Million

Jon Turteltaub is a 55 year old film director who has a net worth of $80 million dollars.

Jon is a famous director who has directed many films like 3 ninjas, and Cool Runnings. He was also responsible for National Treasure.

During his career, John worked with a variety of great actors, including Nicolas Cage, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman. He has also worked with some of the greatest directors in the world, including Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott.

When John Turteltaub directed Beauty Shop, he used to be a struggling director. He was a little bit like a broke artist. He took a pay cut to stay on the show. Then he got a lot of success. So now he’s the twenty-second richest director.

21. Chris Columbus

Net Worth: $80 Million

Columbus got his first role when he was cast as a sidekick for Matthew Broderick’s character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). The film became the highest-grossing American film of all time. He also wrote, produced and directed Home Alone (1990). Columbus was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work on Home Alone, one for Best Original Screenplay, and the other for Best Original Score.

He attended the film school and was passionate about cinematography.
He was passionate about cinematography from a young age.

He eventually wrote and directed his first film, “The Goonies”, which won him the Golden Globe for Best First Screenplay. This would be his only nomination.

The first half of the film takes place before Harry goes to Hogwarts. Harry has just finished his third year of school and is excited for the upcoming school holiday.

20. Judd Apatow

Net Worth: $90 Million

Judd Apatow produced the hit comedy films, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, The Break-Up, and many others.

Pixar’s John Lasseter also has a hand in the production of films like Toy Story, Brave, The Princess and the Frog, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, WALL*E, Up, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, and Cars 2. He’s really good at what he does.

The films he wrote after “Gone with the Wind” became some of the very best films in recent Hollywood history. He made “Shakespeare in Love” in 1998; “The English Patient” in 1999; “The Talented Mr. Ripley” in 1999; “Million Dollar Baby” in 2004.

19. Rob Reiner

Net Worth: $100 Million

Rob Reiner is an American actor who was born in the year 1951 and is best-known as Bruce Wayne in the Batman franchise.

He is best known for playing “Meathead” on “All in the Family.” Which was the most watched TV show in the U.S. from 1971-1976.

Rob was a popular director, and directed a number of popular movies in the 1980s. Most of his work was in the action film genre. He also directed the film, “Spinal Tap”, which has also become one of the most famous films of all time.

The movie was released in 2013, and it was about a billionaire who buys and sells stocks. His success is so extreme that he does what he wants in life without caring what the consequences will be later on.

18. Martin Scorsese

Net Worth: $100 Million

He’s also a huge part of the world of entertainment. He helped define it. He’s created some of the most groundbreaking and most enduring films ever made.

Not having sports to enjoy because of his asthma, Scorsese started watching films.

It was when he was doing his MFA that he directed his first film, ‘Mean Street’, which later became a cult classic.

After working as a model, he was not accepted into film school and worked odd jobs to support himself. He then got a job in a camera shop in Los Angeles and started producing and directing short films.

The film has been nominated for more than 130 awards, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards, and won more than 130 awards, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and an Academy Awards.

17. Irwin Winkler

Net Worth: $100 Million

Irwin Winkler started his career in television and then moved on to feature films, making the director his best career choice.

Irwin was a film producer and director. His films included “Double Trouble” with Elvis Presley and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They”.

For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Winkler was recognized by getting a star on Hollywood Boulevard at 6801.

16. Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino Net Worth: $120 Million

Tarantino’s career includes multiple films, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, and the forthcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

After being an actor for many years, I decided to make the move to screenwriting.

The movie starred Al Pacino as a mob hitman and Michelle Pfeiffer as a waitress who falls in love with him.

Quentin Tarantino offered a lot of jobs after the success of the film, and soon, his career started to grow.
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What? You’re going to pay me, $20 million dollars?!

Tarantino is very likely to overtake the likes of Spielberg and Lucas in the future. He’s already written a screenplay for Spielberg’s next film, a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, with the title of Spielberg’s film changed to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

15. Coen Brothers 

Net Worth: $120 Million

The Coen brothers are a duo of comedic screenwriters. The brothers started making films in 1981 with Blood Simple and have made many movies in the same vein such as True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, Intolerable Cruelty, Barton Fink and Raising Arizona.

They started off their career in different states, and now they work together for a living!

Their most notable film is probably Fargo, and their more recent film is probably No Country for Old Men.

They have had two films nominated for their outstanding acting work.

14. Gore Verbinski

Net Worth: $130 Million

Gore Verbinski was a highly rated director before making Pirates of the Caribbean.

The screenwriter, director and producer is a man who loves music.

Well, he’s directed three of the most expensive movies ever made, “The Ring”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and “Rango”.

Gore has won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for “Rango” and has appeared in several popular films including “Saving Private Ryan”, “The Day After Tomorrow” and “A Scanner Darkly”.

13. Tim Burton

Net Worth: $140 Million

Burton directed Ed Wood and inspired Tim Burton’s movie Ed Wood.

He has a net worth of $140 million dollars and is an American film director, writer and stop-motion artist.
He also studied at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has directed films such as The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The Croods, The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature and Turbo.

He has directed, written, or produced such cult classics as, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Batman”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, and “Alice in Wonderland”.

Burton has made 16 feature films and produced 12.

12. Guy Ritchie

Net Worth: $150 Million

Ritchie is an English director and screenwriter. He also directed and directed several films in the 2000s.

In “The Hard Case”, O’Toole plays the lead role of the English solicitor who fights to recover his stolen briefcase. Although he is well known for acting in many movies, the actor is no stranger to television.

He has also written, produced and directed several films and documentaries, most recently The Man from UNCULE , King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in 2017.

Despite his success he ended up with $90 million dollars because his ex-wife was awarded a $50 million dollar settlement.

11. Ron Howard 

Net Worth: $160 Million

Ron Howard was born on March 1st, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma.

He is an American actor that started his career playing “Opie Taylor” in “The Andy Griffith Show” in 1959.

This was when he appeared in The Out of Towners, a film directed by Billy Wilder, the man who directed the best of all time, The Seven Year Itch.

He had a successful career as a director, producing films such as Grand Theft Auto (1977), The French Connection (1971), The Driver (1978) and Taxi Driver (1976).

He was credited with more than 100 films, and many of them were box office hits. He is known for his role as Dr. Carl Hamilton in Cocoon and as Bill Denbrough in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining.

10. Christopher Nolan

Net Worth: $180 Million

The movie director Christopher Nolan is the tenth richest man in the world. Nolan made his film debut in 1985 with Batman.

Christopher Nolan is an English film director, screenwriter, producer, and cinematographer. His film, Inception, received eleven Academy Award nominations and was nominated for nine Golden Globes.

Christopher Nolan is one of the most talented directors in the industry. He gets a lot of admiration for his Batman and Nolan achievements.

9. Roland Emmerich 

Net Worth: $200 Million

Roland Emmerich has been called one of the most successful film directors of all time.

He has worked with most of Hollywood’s top directors and producers as well as the top directors of martial arts films.

His films include The Day After Tomorrow which is a disaster movie that happened in the future and 2012 which is an apocalyptic blockbuster.

Roland earned over $70 million from the movie 2012. The movie was the biggest money-maker of 2009.

8. Francis Ford Coppola

Net Worth: $300 Million

The world’s most famous movie director has a net worth of $300 million dollars.

His film The Godfather is one of the best films ever made. Some of the best films ever made were by him. Also, he was really pissed off when he couldn’t get a part because of his accent in some of his other films.

He wrote and directed some of the most unique, entertaining and thought provoking movies of recent years.

7. Ridley Scott

Net Worth: $400 Million

Ridley Scott is responsible for Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and Hannibal.

Ridley is a famous English film director. He was born in the UK. In 1937, in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

His breakthrough in the movie industry was when he released the 1979 sci-fi horror film, Alien.

Since that time, he’s written and directed numerous films including Gladiator, Hannibal, Robin Hood and The Bourne Ultimatum.

6. Michael Bay

Michael Bay Net Worth: $430 Million 

Michael Bay is an American film director and producer that is best known for his action films that star cast Nicolas Cage and Megan Fox. He directed The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Island, Bad Boys I & II and The Transformers.

After his success in the entertainment industry Michael has been a long time partner of the world famous designer Ralph Lauren.

The Transformers Trilogy has Michael Bay as producer and Steven Spielberg as a director, and it has been Michael bay’s biggest career success.

5. Peter Jackson

Net Worth: $500 Million 

Peter Jackson had previously mentioned the idea of Lord of the Rings being on the small screen in the early 1990’s.

Jackson’s box-office success was made possible by the success of the two Lord of the Rings films, earning tens of millions of dollars from the trilogy alone.

In the past few years, there have been several high-profile cases of abuse accusations against famous men in the arts.

John Landis was quoted as saying a $20 million dollar paycheck + 20% of the box office sales is what really made Kong a millionaire.

After making enough money to finance a huge number of movies, he got on a giant spaceship and is taking people on a trip across the universe.

4. Tyler Perry 

Net Worth: $600 Million 

Tyler Perry has become one of the best actor in the African-America and has won different awards for his work. His latest movie, “For Colored Girls” is now in theaters.

Tyler has a net worth of $600 million dollars, and is in talks with $100-150 million dollar corporations, but has yet to sign anything in the last few months.

Hanks said that the four films that he has made in the last five years: Cast Away, The Green Mile, Apollo 13 and The Toy Story franchise, all made a first place at the box office.

Because of his success there are a lot of people who would like to take over his life (like the producers of the movie ‘The Social Network’ who wanted to film a scene where Mark Zuckerberg would have to call Obama and give him an explanation of why he did what he did) and the money he makes.

3. James Cameron 

James Cameron Net Worth: $700 Million 

James Cameron is the director of Titanic, Terminator 1, Terminator 2, the first three Terminator movies, the first two Aliens movies.

The fourth and fifth Terminator movies, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Genisys, were the result of James Cameron’s attempts to revive the Terminator franchise.

The first two of the above films were directed and produced by Ridley Scott and the last two by James Cameron.
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James Cameron has been credited with directing two of the highest grossing movies of all time: Titanic and Avatar.

Amongst many other achievements, Cameron was the first person ever to direct a $100 million dollar movie. He also directed two other movies that made $100 million dollars each.

2. Steven Spielberg

Net Worth: $3.7 Billion 

The director, Steven Spielberg, has won a total of three, Academy Awards. He’s the richest director in the world.

He wrote, directed, and starred in a short film called “Amblin”, which caught the attention of Sidney Shainberg, vice president of production at Universal’s television division.

Spielberg and DreamWorks were one of the most important companies of Hollywood and their work really impressed me. As a person, I wanted to work with him and learn a lot from him.

Steven Spielberg has been making movies for nearly 50 years. He began with Jaws and ET. He also directed Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park.

1. George Lucas

Net Worth: $5.4 Billion 

Director George Lucas has a net worth of five point four billion dollars.

George Lucas is a director, writer and producer. He’s probably most famous for directing the Star Wars franchise.

Indiana Jones is my favorite movie… that includes Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom…

The net worth of Lucasfilm grew by almost $1.5 billion dollars, when Lucas sold it to Disney.

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His net worth now makes him the richest director in the world, after surpassing the $300 million mark.


Now, it’s your turn. Have you ever wondered which movie director has the most money? Or, which movie director has the biggest wallet? In this article, we’ll review the 25 richest directors in the world.

As ridiculous as it sounds, it’s mind-boggling to think that there’s so much money to be made in the movie business!

It looks like the richest directors from the world are people who made movies. But some of them are really rich. Like these people on the list. Or this other guy. But in the end, as we all know, the person who is really rich is one who has lots of money.

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