John Lasseter Net Worth
John Lasseter Net Worth and salary: John Lasseter is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. John Lasseter is the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios and the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. John Lasseter was born on January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California and grew up in Whittier, California where his mother's profession as an art teacher fed his love of cartoons and drawing. He started college at his parents' alma mater Pepperdine University but transferred to the California Institute of the Arts when they introduced the animation major. He was the second student in the CalArts Animation program and was taught by three members of Disney's veteran animators. His classmates included future animators and directors including Brad Bird, Henry Selick, and Tim Burton. In college, Lasseter worked as a Jungle Cruise skipper at Disneyland. Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company. Fired from Disney for promoting computer animation, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986. Lasseter oversees all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer. In addition, he directed "Toy Story", "A Bug's Life", "Toy Story 2", "Cars", and "Cars 2". Since 2007, he also oversees all of Walt Disney Animation Studios' films and associated projects as executive producer. He has won two Academy Awards, for Animated Short Film and a Special Achievement Award for "Toy Story".