Tom Shadyac Net Worth
Tom Shadyac net worth: Tom Shadyac is an American director who has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. Born in Falls Church, Virginia, Tom Shadyac graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was studying to become a lawyer, and then went on to film school at the University of California-Los Angeles. He made a name for himself as a writer/director during graduate school, with his award-winning short film, "Tom, Dick, & Harry". His first professional job was working as a joke writer for Bob Hope. He would go on to write and/or direct such comedies as "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", "The Nutty Professor", "Liar Liar", "Bruce Almighty", and "Evan Almighty". Shadyac wrote and directed the first Ace Ventura, which was the surprise hit of 1996. Considering Jim Carrey's lackluster star power of the time, the first Ace Ventura had extremely low expectations from its studio. The movie was filmed on a shoe-string budget of $15 million. It eventually went on to gross over $100 million worldwide. He also produced such films as "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps", "Accepted", and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry". After a severe bike accident, he chose to simplify his life, donating much of his wealth to charity, and selling many of his possessions. He reportedly gave away more than $50 million dollars. He subsequently moved into Paradise Cove, an upscale trailer park, in Malibu. Tom documented his journey in the film, "I Am".