Who is Steven Spielberg?
He is a director and film producer. He was born in December 1946. He is married to Kate Capshaw. Together they have 7 children. Jessica, Max Samuel, Theo, Sasha Rebecca, Sawyer Avery, Mikaela George and Destry Allyn Spielberg.
He made many commercially successful films. He is known for films as Jaw, ET, and Jurassic Parc.
Famous movies directed by him are Empire of the Sun and Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was an executive producer of science fiction movies Star Wars and War of the Worlds.
He won the Academy Award for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Schindler’s List. In total, he won 12 Academy Awards.
He is the owner of the yacht Seven Seas.
Start of His Career
He was still a student when he was offered a small unpaid intern job at Universal Studios. He worked in the editing department.
Later he was allowed to write and direct a short film for theatrical release named Amblin. The movie won several awards. Studio executives were impressed by the film and offered Spielberg a directing contract.
He became the youngest director ever with a long-term deal at a major Hollywood studio.
Spielberg is one of the co-founders of Dreamworks. Dreamworks is an American film production label. Dreamworks produced or distributed more than ten films with box-office grosses of more than $100 million each.
In 2006 Dreamworks was sold to Viacom for US$ 775 million. Successful movies of Dreamworks include ‘Saving Private Ryan’, Shrek and Castaway.
He is co-founder of Amblin Entertainment. Amblin is a film and television production company. The company’s most known film is Schindlers List.
But Amblin also produces movies from other directors. Such as The Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Super 8.
Steven Spielberg Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$ 3.7 billion. He earns a commission on every ticket sold at Universal theme parks. This is due to movies as E.T.
He is earning more than US$ 100 million every year. His 1993 movie Jurassic Park has grossed more than US$ 1 billion worldwide.