Net Worth: $215 Million
- Source of Wealth Directing and film producing
- Birth Place Cleveland, Ohio
- Marital Status Married (Laura Unkrich)
- Full Name Lee Unkrich
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth August 8, 1967
- Ethnicity American
- Occupation director, film editor and screenwriter
- Education University of Southern California
- Children 3 (Hannah Unkrich, Max Unkrich, Alice Unkrich)
About Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich is an American screenwriter, film editor and director. He has worked as the co-director in Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc., and finally he made his debut as a director with “Toy Story 3”. This movie was nominated in 2011 for the Best Animated Film in the Academy Awards. It eventually won this award. Lee has won many other awards too in his life. His net worth stands at an estimated $215 Million.
The year 2012 wasn’t however a very good one for him. But all this was overturned recently, when “People With Money” reported that Lee Unkrich was currently the highest-paid director in the world. This list was released on March 14th 2013. That’s certainly a huge accomplishment considering the fact that there are so many other talented and in-demand individuals. It is estimated that Lee has made $75 Million between February 2012 and February 2013. And not just that, he has a massive lead over the next person in this list, a lead of $40 Million.
But in his younger days, Unkrich was more of an actor and not a director that he is today. He used to perform roles at The Cleveland Play House. He went on to attend the School of Cinematic Arts in the University of Southern California and graduated from here in 1990. After this he joined Pixar, and this is where he really bloomed. He started working as a movie director in Pixar. It was much later that he went into co-directing first and finally the full-time film director.