Steven Spielberg Net Worth $3.7 billion
Steven Spielberg salary $150,000,000
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Steven Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter and his current net worth is $3.7 Billion.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio as the son of an Orthodox Jewish family, to Lean Posner a restaurateur and concert pianist and Arnold Spielberg, an electrical engineer involved in the department of computers, Steven Spielberg attended Hebrew school from 1953 to 1957.
Growing up, he faced difficulty reconciling being an Orthodox Jew with the perception of him by other children he played with and suffered from acts of anti-Semitic prejudice and bullying.
Steven’s first movie was a disaster involving his toy Lionel trains, then age 12. Growing up, after entering high school he continued to made amateur 8 mm “adventure” film.
A few years later he became a Boy Scout and fulfilled a requirement for the photography merit badge by making a nine-minute 8 mm film named The Last Gunfight.
When he was 13 years old, Spielberg won a prize for a 40-minute war film be named it Escape to Nowhere, using a cast composed of other high school friends.
Three years later, Spielberg wrote and directed his first independent film, a 140-minute science fiction adventure called Firelight, which was made for $500 with most of the money coming from his father, and was shown in a local cinema for one evening.
After going to Arcadia High School in Phoenix for three years, his family next moved to Saratoga, California where he later graduated from Saratoga High School.
After graduating he moved to Los Angeles, and stayed at first with his father. His goal was to become a film director.
While in Los Angeles he applied to the University of Southern California’s film school, but was turned down because of his “C” grade average.
He then applied and was admitted to California State University, Long Beach, where he became a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity.
While he was still in school he was offered a small, unpaid intern job at Universal Studios with the editing department.
Later on, he received the opportunity to make a short film for theatrical release, the 26-minute, 35mm, Amblin’ film, which he wrote and directed.
The studio’s vice president Sidney Sheinberg was moved by the film, and offered the young Spielberg a seven-year directing contract.
After he signed the contract became the youngest director ever to be signed for a long-term deal with a major Hollywood studio.
Today, he is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood ear, as well as one of the most popular directors and producers in film industry.
Steven Spielberg also co-founded the DreamWorks Studios.
His films have spanned many themes and genres with many of them winning lots of awards among time.
His early science-fiction and adventure films, such as Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood escapist filmmaking.
Then a few years later his films began questioning humanistic issues such as the Holocaust, the transatlantic slave trade, civil rights, war and terrorism which he put on films like The Color Purple (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Schindler’s List (1993), Amistad (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012), and Bridge of Spies (2015). His other films include Jurassic Park (1993), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), and War of the Worlds (2005).
He also won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, as well as received five other nominations.
The total, unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $9 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing director in history.
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