- Full Name: Steven Spielberg
- Born: 12/18/196
- Occupation: Film Maker and Director
- Marital Status: Married to Actress Kate Capshaw
Steven Spielberg Net Worth History
Steven Spielberg achieved his net worth by creating and directing some of the best films in cinema history. Spielberg’s films are big hits that are guaranteed to earn big dollars at the box office. Over the years, Spielberg has amassed over $12 billion dollars in box office sales.
Steven Spielberg’s first film was known as Sugarland Express and this film was a critical success. The film starred Goldie Hawn and Ben Johnson and it was about a couple who was on the run from the law. It won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974. Spielberg’s first film was a commercial success that made $12 million dollars. However, Spielberg had released Jaws in 1975. After it was released, Jaws became the number one film in the world during the 70s until George Lucas released Star Wars was released in 1977.
Jaws went on to make $470 million dollars in worldwide sales and received critical acclaim. The film ended up winning three Academy Awards for Best Filming, Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Sound. In 1977 Spielberg released Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This was another big hit by Spielberg that had earned over $303 million dollars in box office sales. The film was also nominated for numerous awards. Close Encounters of the Third Kind had helped to cement Spielberg’s legacy in becoming a great filmmaker and director.
In 1981, Spielberg released Raiders of the Lost Ark starring Harrison Ford. It had grossed $389 million dollars and was another huge commercial success. About a year later he released E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. This film had literally wiped away all of the competition in terms of box office sales. The film won 4 Academy Awards for Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects. It also had won Best Picture at the Golden Globe. Ultimately, the film went on to make $792 million dollars and it had become the highest grossing film in history at the time. E.T. was also the film that showed the world that Spielberg was the real deal. He had cemented his legacy as one of the top rated Hollywood directors in the business.
Spielberg released a string of Hits during the 80s which included the Color Purple the Indiana Jones franchise. However, in 1991 Spielberg released Jurassic Park which had once again hit a home run in terms of box office success and sales. The film made a billion dollars and it won numerous awards including 3 Academy Awards. |This film was the highest grossing film in that era.
Spielberg then went on to make other great films after Jurassic Park and they included Schindler’s List, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad and Saving Private Ryan. Starting in the 2000’s Spielberg’s career started to go into decline but he still continued to rack up some major hits from various films.
About Steven Spielberg
Spielberg was born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has six children with his wife Kate Capshaw and he had a previous marriage to Amy Irving that lasted through the second half of the 80s. Spielberg is also considered one of the top three filmmakers, directors and producers in all of Hollywood.