Hollywood is the world’s largest and richest filmmaker. It’s not just about glamour but also a big income source. Whether it is an actor, director, singer, songwriter, scriptwriter each and every person get paid a rich amount of money.
However, in this article, we will talk about the highest paid Hollywood directors in 2019.
Thus, on the basis of all Hollywood director’s income in 2019, we have shortlisted the top 10 highest paid directors of Hollywood. This list also includes annual income and net worth of these Hollywood directors in 2019. So here is the list of highest-paid English directors.
Top 10 Highest Paid Directors of Hollywood 2019
10. Tim Burton- Net Worth $3.6 Billion
Tim Burton has a net worth of $3.653 billion which makes him one of the highest paid Hollywood directors of the current time. He is also a famous American producer, artist, writer, and animator. He was born on 25 August 1958 in Burbank, California, U.S.
Tim got the attention of the whole world through his popular films Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, Dark Shadows, Batman, Alice in Wonderland etc.
He has won many awards like Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Besides that, he has also won the National Board of Review Awards for Best Director. He has also nominated for many awards like Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, BAFTA Awards for Best Direction, Best Feature Film, Golden Globe Awards for Best Director – Motion Picture, Saturn Awards for Best Director, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Best Director.
Currently, he is being counted among those Hollywood directors who are earning huge amount of money from this profession.
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9. Gore Verbinski- Net Worth $3.7 Billion
Gore Verbinski is an American film director, producer, writer, musician. He was born on March 16, 1964, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States. He started his directing profession helping to make music videos for bands like Monster Magnet, Bad Religion, and Vicious Rumors.
Gore Verbinski is best recognized for very successful directing the first three movies of the Pirates of the Caribbean film saga, The Ring, and Rango. His two movies Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Rango has won Oscar in 2006 and 2011.
Gore Verbinski has a net worth of $3.728 billion which makes him one of the highest paid directors of Hollywood and highest grossing film director in the world.
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8. Chris Columbus- Net Worth $3.8 Billion
Chris Columbus is an American director and producer. He was born on September 10, 1958 in Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S. He is famous for very successful directing movies such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York as well as also famous for writing movies such as Gremlins and The Goonies.
His movie Home Alone got a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. He has got an Academy Award nomination for producing “The Help”. He also won AFI Award for Movie of the Year shared with Michael Barnathan and Brunson Green. Besides that, he also earned Black Reel Award for Best Film shared. With a net worth of $3.815, he is famous as the highest paid directors of Hollywood.
7. Robert Zemeckis- Net Worth $4 Billion
With a net worth $4.062, Robert Zemeckis is deserved to be in the list of highest paid Hollywood directors. He is an American filmmaker as well as a screenwriter. He was born on 14 May 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Robert is recognized as one of the greatest “visual storytellers” in film making and is a pioneer of visual effects. This Hollywood director has directed some of the biggest blockbuster movies of the past few decades.
Robert has directed many hit movies such as Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and A Christmas Carol. He has also got Academy Award for best-directing movie Forrest Gump.
6. David Yates- Net Worth $4.1 Billion
David Yates is an English filmmaker who has directed short films, feature films, and television productions. He was born in the year 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom. He rose to mainstream fame by very successful directing the final four movies in the Harry Potter movie series: entries five, six, seven, and eight.
David has had a close partnership with Warner Bros. as a director/producer. He has won many awards such as Cork International Film Festival for Best European Short, Golden Gate Award for Best Short Film. And also BAFTA: British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial.
Besides that, he also got nomination such as Saturn Award as a Best Director for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part-1 and part -2.
David has the net worth of $4.176 billion which make him 6th highest paid director of Hollywood in 2019.
5. Christopher Nolan- Net Worth $4.5 Billion
Christopher Nolan is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in Hollywood who was born on 30 July 1970. He is also among the most successful and much-admired filmmakers of the 21st century.
Christopher has successfully directed some hit movies such as Following, Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. These movies have grossed above US$4.2 billion worldwide and get a total of 26 Oscar nominations with seven awards.
His net worth is $4.222 billion that make him among the richest and highest paid directors of Hollywood.
4. Michael Bay- Net Worth $5.7 Billion
Michael Bay is an American filmmaker, director & producer. He is best famous for directing and producing big-budget action movies. He has directed many movies which are hit on box office like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, and Transformers.
Michael Bay has a net worth of $5.776 billion. That’s why he is placed in the highest paid Hollywood directors list.
3. James Cameron- Net Worth $6 Billion
James Francis Cameron is a Canadian director, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist. He has successfully directed some commercially super hit Hollywood films like Aliens, Avatar, Terminator, and True Lies.
His directorial efforts have grossed around $2 billion in North America along with US$6 billion worldwide. He also holds the accomplishment of having directed 2 of the 3 films in history to gross over $2 billion worldwide.
In March 2011, he got placed Hollywood’s top earner by Vanity Fair, with expected 2010 earnings of $257 million. His net worth is $6.139 billion. Along with this net worth, we can say he is one of the richest and highest paid directors of the Hollywood industry.
2. Peter Jackson- Net Worth $6.5 Billion
Peter Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter. He was born on 31 October 1961 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is best famous for direction in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. Although, he has also successfully directed many movies like Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, King Kong and District 9.
Peter has been awarded 3 Academy Awards in his profession, including the award for Best Director in 2003. He has also got a Golden Globe, 4 Saturn Awards and 3 BAFTAs amongst others. In December 2014, he was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Peter Jackson’s net worth of $6.518 billion which make him the second highest paid Hollywood directors in 2019.
1. Steven Spielberg- Net Worth $9.4 Billion
Steven Spielberg is one of the wealthiest and highest paid directors in Hollywood of all time with a net worth of $9.246 billion. He was born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. He has directed many hits movies such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park which got box office records came to personify the blockbuster movie.
Steven has won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. With his achievement, he featured at 1st position in the list of top 10 highest paid Hollywood directors in 2019.
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