Oren Peli Net Worth

Net Worth: $30 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Film
  • Age:

    48
  • Birth Place:

    Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Full Name:

    Oren Peli
  • Nationality:

    Israeli-American
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About Oren Peli

Oren Peli is an Israeli-born American film director and screenwriter who has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He is best known as the creator/director of the 2007 film Paranormal Activity.

Peli moved to the United States from Israel when he was 19. An intensive student of animation and graphic design, he worked on video games to pay the bills, but really wanted to direct and edit feature films. He used to work as a computer programmer and he was one of the developers behind Photon Paint, a bitmap graphics program for the Amiga.

Peli's dream to become part of the film industry happened in 2009. He took some inspiration from The Blair Witch Project and made his own first-person-style horror movie Paranormal Activity. When he moved to his first house alone and without family nearby, he would hear creaks and knocks in the night. These instances laid the groundwork for a film about a family running around with cameras trying to catch what was going on in the house.

The budget was only about $15,000, but Peli used his skills as a filmmaker and editor to create terrifying suspense, so much so that audiences who caught the movie during its initial, limited release, created a massive buzz, full of stories about theaters full of screaming patrons.

Because the film became a success, Peli worked with James Wan and Leigh Whannell to develop Insidious. He also produced and wrote the 2012 horror film, Chernobyl Diaries, which was based on the Chernobyl disaster and on his story The Diary of Lawson Oxford.

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Earnings 2018

Others Mar. 2018
Sales of the video Insidious: The Last Key as the film's producer
$3,400,000
Box Office Sales Jan. 2018
Worldwide box office sales of the movie Insidious: The Last Key as the film's producer
$167,700,000
Asset 2018
Listing price of his Westlake Village compound with two pools
$5,995,000

Earnings 2015

Others Sep. 2015
Sales of the videos Insidious: Chapter 3 and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension as the films' producer
$5,930,000
Box Office Sales Jun. 2015
Worldwide box office sales of the movie Insidious: Chapter 3 as the film's producer and box office sales of the movie Area 51 as the film's director, writer and producer
$120,690,000
Lawsuit Settlement Apr. 2015
Money collected from an arbitration over failed negotiations for him to direct the horror thriller Stonehearst Asylum
$500,000
Sale of Asset Feb. 2015
Selling price of Oren Peli's house in Hollywood Hills West
$3,300,000
Sale of Asset 2015
Selling price of his home in San Diego, California, which was once used as the setting of his film, Paranormal Activity
$749,000
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