- Steven Spielberg’s Net Worth is $3.7 Billion
- Spielberg is the highest grossing director at $9.4 billion at worldwide box office
- He is famously known for Jaws, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Indiana Jones, Transformers, and many other movies.
Steven Spielberg Net Worth 2017
Director Steven Spielberg has a net worth of $3.7 billion. Spielberg got his start in Universal’s editing department. Unfortunately, he could not get into film school. He was hired as an unpaid intern by Universal. At Universal his career would grow to heights that even he did not expect. Eventually, he would start receiving a revenue share from every ticket Universal Theme Parks sold.
That’s right, Spielberg gets cash from every ticket that is sold by Universal Theme Parks thanks to hits like ‘Jaws’ and ‘E.T.’. Over the course of directing for 50 years Spielberg has won an academy award for best director twice. Once for ‘Shindler’s List’ and a second time for ‘Saving Private Ryan’. Further, his films have grossed an incredible $9.4 billion worldwide.
Steven Spielberg Investments & Deals
It’s not easy to come into $3.7 billion. It takes hard work and making the right investments. For instance, Steven founded Dreamworks Animation studio with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. This was investment that would do Steven well. Dreamworks was sold to Comcast in 2016. But as of April 2017 the studio had grossed $14.2 billion and much of that can be attributed to Steven Spielberg’s involvement.
Steven Spielberg also has a lucrative deal with Universal Theme Parks. He signed an agreement in 1987 with Universal Orlando that pays him 2% of ticket sales and a portion of the gross revenue from concession sales. Not only that, he gets a cut of yearly revenue from Universal Studios located in Osaka Japan.
In 2008, Spielberg made about $34 million from the Orlando and the Osaka parks. At the parks, he works as a consultant for attractions based on the movies he directed. Movies such as “Jaws,” “Back to the Future” and “Jurassic Park” have attractions at the parks.
Steven Spielberg has a net worth of $3.7 billion in 2017 thanks to directing and business investments.