Uwe Boll was born on 22 June 1965, in Wermelskirchen, North Rine-Westphalia, ( then)West Germany. He is a screenwriter, producer, and director, best known to have worked various film adaptations of video games; he has also worked on “Rampage”, “Tunnel Rats”, “Postal”, and “Darfur”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Uwe Boll? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in films. He has also written a few books and owns a restaurant. He’s had a career dating back to the early ’90s, and as he continues his work, his wealth is expected to increase.
Uwe Boll Net Worth $10 million
Uwe studied at the University of Cologne and then the University of Siegen. He earned a doctorate in literature but even prior to his studies, was focused on starting a career on making movies. A few of his first major releases include “Heart of America” and “Blackwoods” which he co-wrote and directed. He then started to earn a reputation for making video games into films, working on projects such as “Far Cry”, “House of the Dead”, “BloodRayne” and Postal”. Other films he’s worked on include “Seed” which included footage of animals being tortured from PETA,and “Auschwitz” which depicted brutal scenes of the concentration camp. He also worked on a short horror film entitled “The Profane Exhibit”, which is about a daughter getting locked in a room with her parents. Regardless, his net worth rose steadily.
It is also known that Boll is working on “Eaters” which is based on the video game “Zombie Masssacre”. He also did a Kickstarter for a sequel to “Postal”, but it was cancelled prematurely. Uwe has also written two books entitled “How One Must Make a Movie in Germany” and “Genus Series and its Genres”.
With most of his films getting poor reception at the box office, a lot of people wondered where the director was getting money to produce his films. In the commentary of “Alone in the Dark”, he explains that he finances his films using a tax shelter fund that essentially earns him back half of the money he used to make films. Because of this, a lot of people have seen him in a negative light – a few of his films would be listed as the worst films ever made. He even made a bid to direct the “Warcraft” film, one that Blizzard turned away from since they knew about his reputation on video games. Despite that, he has still had a bit of successes with his other films, such as “Darfur” and the films prior to “House of the Dead”.
For his personal life, it is known that Boll married Natalia Boll in 2014, and they have a child. Uwe is well known for confronting critics and even making derogatory comments against them; he’s published a lot of negative comments against critics, video game companies, and other personalities. He has even taunted big names such as Eli Roth, Michael Bay, and George Clooney, to which Michael Bay responded that he didn’t even know the guy until he ranted on YouTube.
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