John Hughes Net Worth
John Hughes Net Worth: John Hughes was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter who had a net worth of $150 million dollars. John Hughes was best known for his 80's and 90's films, including "Sixteen Candles", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "The Breakfast Club", and "Some Kind of Wonderful". Born John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009), in Lansing, Michigan, US, he was a prolific filmmaker whose sweet and sassy comedies captured audiences in the 1980s and 1990s. He was literally the guiding force behind the most popular teen-oriented comedies like The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1987), and hit family comedies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). But his popularity started to wane after he penned the Home Alone blockbusters. From time to time, he surfaced again in the show biz as a screenwriter, occasionally under his pen name, Edmond Dantès, the real name of the Dumas hero in "The Count of Monte Cristo." Having a great influence on youth culture in his active years, he assisted the launch of numerous actors, including Michael Keaton, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton, Matthew Broderick and Macaulay Culkin. His withdrawal from the industry inspired a 2009 documentary, Don't You Forget About Me, created by four young filmmakers. 2009 was also the year when he died on a August-sixth morning walk in Manhattan. The cause of his premature death at the age of 59 was a heart attack.