Net Worth

JJ Abrams Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is JJ Abrams worth? $300 million

How did JJ Abrams earn his money and wealth?

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He was born on the 27th of June in 1966 in New York City. He kick started his career in 1982 at a very tender age of 15 by writing music for Don Dohler’s film Night Beast. While at college, Abrams wrote a feature film The Treatment that was purchased by Touchstone Production and converted to a movie titled Taking Care of Business that starred Charles Grodin and James Belushi. Following that he wrote for a couple more movies like Forever Young and Regarding Henry. In 1998, Abrams teamed up with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay for the super hit movie Armageddon. He starred alongside Ben Affleck and Brice Willis in the movie.

In 2001, JJ Abrams along with Bryan Burk founded the production company Bad Robot and produced ABC Network’s Alias and Lost. Abram’s directorial debut was in 2006 with Mission Impossible III. It’s the third installment of the Tom Cruise starrer.  In 2008, Abrams produced the movie Cloverfield. The very next year, he directed the infamous science fiction Star Trek that grossed at $385.7 million at the box office.

In 2013, Abrams took a gigantic leap as the director and producer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the seventh movie of the Star Wars franchise and was distributed by Walt Disney Studios. The movie hit the big screens on 14th of December in 2015 and soon broke many box office records including highest-grossing installment in the franchise, the highest-grossing film in North America, the highest-grossing film of 2015, and the third-highest-grossing film of all time and grossed worldwide at over $2 billion and bagged a net profit of over $780 million. Not only was the movie popular but it also was a critic favorite and earned five Academy Award nominations and four British Academy Film Award nominations. Star Wars:The Last Jedi released in 2017 and Abrams was the executive producer of the movie that grossed at $1.3 billion worldwide.

JJ Abrams is currently the executive producer of the TV show Westworld and is in the workshop of MI6-Mission Impossible and Star Trek sequel. With a lengthy career as a writer, producer and director, JJ Abrams is one of the most celebrated names in the industry and has many awards to his credit including 2 Emmys. His net worth as of 2017 is a whopping $120 million.

He is married to Katie McGrath with whom he has three children. He is also the writer of books, S., Schip van Theseus, A Touch of Death, Once Lost, Namesakes, Star Trek: Countdown, Mind Games, among others.

What are the highest grossing movies of JJ Abrams?

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) -$936,662,225   
  2. Star Trek (2009) – $257,730,019
  3. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – $228,778,661
  4. Mission: Impossible III (2006) – $134,029,801
  5. Super 8 (2011) – $127,004,17

Read More: Best Movies of JJ Abrams

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