Wesley Wales Anderson was born on 1 May 1969, in Houston, Texas USA, of Norwegian and Swedish ancestry. Wes is a film director, producer, actor and screenwriter probably best known for various hit films, including “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. He’s been nominated and has won multiple awards throughout his career, and all of his endeavors have helped in putting his net worth to where it is now.
How rich is Wes Anderson? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $30 million, mostly earned through a successful career in film. While mostly known for directing, he also does production work and is known for a specific style that he employs in most movies he makes. He continues to work, and this will likely increase his wealth even more.
Wes Anderson Net Worth $30 Million
Anderson attended and matriculated from St. John’s School. While in school, he grew fond of his father’s Super 8 camera and used it to film silent movies of his friends and brothers. He wanted to be a writer, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, studying philosophy.
His first film was entitled “Bottle Rocket” which was released in 1996, and was inspired by a short film he had made with actors Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson. While this first film was not a success at the box office, he continued his work and two years later released the film “Rushmore” which starred Bill Murray. The film was a great success and also built Murray and Anderson’s relationship, which would lead to Murray appearing in all of Wes’ future films. Anderson then worked on “The Royal Tenenbaums”, a comedy-drama and his biggest success until it was succeeded by his next film “Moonrise Kingdom”; the film earned $50 million in domestic sales alone and was nominated for an Academy Award. His next two films wouldn’t be as successful, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” in 2004 and “The Darjeeling Limited”, which was set and filmed in India, starring Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson. Anderson decided to write screenplays after these films, and helped with the film adaptation of “My Best Friend”.
Wes then started exploring on other genres of film and did a stop motion animation entitled “Fantastic Mr Fox”. While the film didn’t earn much it received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award. He then worked on “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, which starred Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes and Saoirse Ronan. The movie became a worldwide hit, grossing $175 million and giving Anderson multiple awards including four wins, and his first Best Director Academy Award nomination. His latest project is “She’s Funny That Way”, as producer.
Aside from his feature films, Wes is also known for several short films, including “Hotel Chevalier”, and “Castello Cavalcanti”, which starred Jason Schwartzman.
For his personal life, it is known that Anderson is in a relationship with Juman Malouf, a voice actress, writer and costume designer. He currently resides in New York City, but likes to spend a lot of time in Paris. His brother Eric Chase Anderson is an artist who also contributes to Wes’ film work.
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