Spielberg's next movie, a remake of West Side Story, will be released in December of 2020, and fans are already curious about the legendary director's net worth. Spoiler alert: it's a lot.
Steven Spielberg's net worth is $3.6 billion.
Let's get all of Spielberg's accolades out of the way firsthe's the highest-grossing director in the world, as his movies have grossed a combined $10 billion worldwide and when you factor in the movies that he's produced, that number jumps to $25 billion . He's won three Oscars (two for Best Director and one for Best Picture), and he was the youngest director to sign a long-term contract with a major studio.
Spielberg's first major win at the box office was 1975's Jaws, and the film went on to win three Academy Awards, and it grossed more than $470 million worldwide . The movie is widely considered to be the first summer blockbuster, and it stayed at number one for 14 straight weeks at the box office. Jaws was also the first movie to gross more than $100 million, and in 2001, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry .
The Indiana Jones series was created by George Lucas in the 70s, and the four films in the franchise were directed by Spielberg. The first film, 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, earned $389.9 million worldwide and it became the highest-grossing film of 1981. The fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008, and it became the second-highest grossing movie of Spielberg's career with box office earnings of $786 million .
1993's Jurassic Park is still Spielberg's most successful film, and it's grossed $1.3 billion to date. The Jurassic Park franchise has grossed almost $5 billion worldwide, and the fourth film, 2015's Jurassic World , became the first film to gross over $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend. The most recent Jurassic Park film is titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the 2018 release was the third highest-grossing film of the year .
However, Spielberg doesn't just make his money from directing. In 1994, he co-founded DreamWorks Studios with producers Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, and the studio is responsible for a variety of movies including Shrek, Lincoln, and American Beauty. Spielberg has also been involved in productions for Back to the Future, Poltergeist, and The Goonies.
Spielberg is also a consultant for Universal theme parks, and Forbes actually reported that "a slice of the cash from every ticket at Universal theme parks goes directly into his pocket." Additionally, the director profited from the $3.8 billion sale of DreamWorks Animation to NBCUniversal in 2016.