Doug Ellin Net Worth: Doug Ellin is a producer and story writer who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Doug Ellin was the head writer, producer, and creator of the hit series, "Entourage". He has also written for other series and films, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, among other honors. He has won a BAFTA and a Producers Guild of America Award.
Born Douglas Reed Ellin on April 6, 1968, in Merrick, New York, he is best known for being the creator of the hit HBO series Entourage. Before making a name for himself with the comedy-drama, Ellin has already dived into screenwriting having failed to make a career as a comic. It was in the early 1990s when he moved to Los Angeles to be a stand-up comedian, but instead got a job in the mail room at New Line Cinema. There, he had the chance to befriend with film producer Mike DeLuca who saw Ellin's filmmaking potential. Actually, DeLuca was the one to fund Ellin's first short film The Pitch (1996), starring unknown actor David Schwimmer. He also penned another independent movie titled "Kissing a Fool" in 1998), before landing the post of a staff writer for "Life with Bonnie" (ABC, 2002-2004), also starring Bonnie Hunt. However, the real success came in 2004 with Entourage, which only proved further Ellin's incredible gift for writing. The HBO show enjoyed eight-season run, after which Ellin inked an eight-figure pact with HBO to continue producing television. For his work, he has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards, three PGA Awards and a BAFTA, as well as he has taken home a BAFTA and a PGA award.