Gene Roddenberry Net Worth
Gene Roddenberry Net Worth: Gene Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist who had a net worth of $500 million. Gene Roddenberry was born August 19, 1921 in El Paso Texas. He created the original Star Trek television series and the Star Trek science fiction franchise. Roddenberry flew 89 combat missions in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and worked as a commercial pilot after the war. He later followed in his father's footsteps and joined the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) to provide for his family, during which time he also began to focus on writing scripts for television. His experience at the LAPD proved helpful in writing realistic scripts (under the pseudonym Robert Wesley at the time) for the television series Highway Patrol and the TV and radio versions of Have Gun—Will Travel. He next created the Star Trek series, which lasted for 79 episodes. Sticking with the science fiction theme, he worked as a writer and producer for the TV movies Genesis II, Planet Earth and The Questor Tapes. On September 4, 1986, Roddenberry became the first writer/producer to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1990, he was honored with the Jack Benny Memorial Award of lifetime achievement by the March of Dimes. Eugene Wesley Roddenberry died from a cardiopulmonary arrest on October 24, 1991.