Chris Columbus Net Worth

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Chris Joseph Columbus for wider audience better known as Chris Columbus is famous American film director, producer and screenwriter. Chris Columbus net worth has recently reached 50 million dollars. Chris Columbus is known as a director of films as follows ‘Home Alone’, ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’, ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, ‘The Help’ and others. His films were nominated and won such Awards as BAFTA, AFI, Christopher, Black Reel and others.


Chris Columbus Net Worth $50 Million


Chris Joseph Columbus was born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, US, in 1958. His parents named him after famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. He was born in the family of workers, mother, Mary Irene, worked in a factory and father, Alex Michael Columbus, was a coal miner. Chris Columbus was studying together with Charlie Kaufman and graduated from New York University’s film school at the Tisch School of Arts.

Chris Columbus net worth has been accumulated since he began his career as a screenwriter in films as follows ‘Reckless’ directed by James Foley, ‘Gremlins’ directed by Joe Dante, ‘The Goonies’ by Richard Donner and ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ by Barry Levinson. In 1987 Chris increased his net worth showing to be capable to direct films and presented his film ‘Adventures in babysitting’. Moreover, Columbus added up the net worth after he managed to work as a writer and director in the same film, he created comedy ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and romantic comedy drama film ‘Only the Lonely’. Later, Chris Columbus net worth rose significantly after he directed outstanding comedy ‘Home Alone’ starring Macauly Culkin which box office grossed 476 million dollars while the budget of the film was just 18 million dollars. Its sequel ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ was also very successful and earned 358 million dollars worldwide. Chris net worth jumped after the film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ was awarded for the Best Picture in 51st Golden Globe Awards. ‘Nine Months’ was the film where Columbus showed himself as a producer, director and screenwriter. In 2001 Chris directed fantasy film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ which was highly evaluated by critics, won the number of Awards and its box office grossed 974 million dollars. The sequel ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ also increased Columbus net worth as his box office made 878 million dollars and also got positive reviews and several Awards. ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ was produced by Chris Columbus whereas directed by Alfonso Cuaron. During the period between 2005 and 2007 Chris usually worked as a producer on films like ‘Christmas with the Kranks’, ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Night at the Museum’ and ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’. Later, he directed and produced films like ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’, ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’, ‘Applebaum’, ‘Acts of Faith’ and others.

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Chris Columbus married Monica Devereux in 1983. They have four children. Many of his family members took part in cameo roles in his films.

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