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Top 100 Richest Directors

With every passing year, we have witnessed the continuous growth and development in the Hollywood. It is no wonder that the film industry is considered as a multi-billion industry because it continues to produce several successful movies year after year. And who else could be the brain and talent behind the success of an exceptional movie? None other than the directors! However, he can also cause the failure of a film because he is the overall in-charge of the production. He can either make or break a film with the way he overlooks just about every aspect. There have been many great Hollywood directors that we have known over the years, but not all of them can be considered as the wealthiest. The financial and critical success does not always go hand in hand in the industry. Even if the movie has earned millions of dollars, they don't always get the nod of many viewers. Or, it can be the other way around. Classic blockbusters have been created by famous directors we know today and they have raked loads of money from them. However, this is not always the scenario of every director if they want high grossing and critically acclaimed films. Demands in the film industry have set new standards each year and every director need to deal with it properly in order to deserve a good payback. Look at George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and James Cameron who made excellent motion pictures throughout the years. Lights. Camera. Action. Cut! Get to know the richest directors in Hollywood and see how much they have earned to be on top of the list.

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
#1
George Lucas
$6.39 Billion 74 United states
#2
Steven Spielberg
$5.41 Billion 72 United states
#3
Joao Moreira Salles
$5.33 Billion 56 -
#4
Davis Guggenheim
$2.5 Billion 55 United states
#5
James Cameron
$700 Million 64 Canada
#6
James Burrows
$600 Million 77 United states
#7
Chuck Lorre
$600 Million 66 United states
#8
James L Brooks
$500 Million 78 United states
#9
Peter Jackson
$450 Million 57 -
#10
Michael Bay
$430 Million 53 United states
#11
Tyler Perry
$400 Million 49 United states
#12
Francis Ford Coppola
$250 Million 79 United states
#13
The Wachowskis
$250 Million - United states
#14
Lee Unkrich
$215 Million 51 -
#15
Ridley Scott
$200 Million 81 United kingdom
#16
Michael Crichton
$175 Million 76 United states
#17
Tony and Ridley Scott
$165 Million - -
#18
Barry Levinson
$150 Million 76 United states
#19
Guy Ritchie
$150 Million 50 United kingdom
#20
Ron Howard
$140 Million 64 United states
#21
Christopher Nolan
$135 Million 48 United kingdom
#22
Gore Verbinski
$130 Million 54 United states
#23
Coen Brothers
$120 Million - United states
#24
Roland Emmerich
$115 Million 63 Germany
#25
Tim Burton
$113.2 Million 60 United kingdom
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