Judd Apatow net worth: Judd Apatow is a film director, producer and writer, with the net worth of $90 million. Judd Apatow has earned his net worth through his career in films, as well as opening his own production company, Apatow Productions. He has produced such films as, The Cable Guy, Kicking and Screaming, Drillbit Taylor, Pineapple Express and many more great comedies. He has also written, as well as produced films like, The Forty Year Old Virgin, Fun With Dick and Jane, Knocked Up, Get Him to the Greek, and others. He not only wrote and produced the film Heavyweights, but also had an acting role in the movie. He has also directed, produce, wrote and starred in several made for television films, such as, Roseanne (writer), Girls (producer), Freaks and Geeks (producer, director, writer), The Critic (producer, writer, actor) and many others. Apatow started out as a stand up comic and volunteered at Comic Relief, as well as, introducing comedians on The Improv. Although his comedic material was well written, he just didn't feel he was able to bring out his own unique style of delivery. For a while, he shared an apartment with actor/comedian, Adam Sandler, and continued his stand up comedy until he decided to write material for other comedians.
In 1992, Apatow appeared on HBO's 15th Annual Young Comedians Special, and produced The Ben Stiller Show. After the Ben Stiller Show was canceled, Apatow became a staff writer and the consulting producer for television show, The Critic, and in 1993, began writing for the Larry Sanders Show, which won him six emmy nominations. In 2004, things really picked up for Apatow. He was writing, producing and directing one hit film after another, and it is said that he has helped many actors in their careers, along the way. After making it to the top of the ladder, Apatow began hiring writers for Apatow Productions. There has been a little bit of controversy over the film, "Knocked Up," with former associate of Apatow, Mike White, and actress, Katherine Heigl stating they felt the film was a bit sexist.
Judd Apatow was born in Flushing, New York, to Maury Apatow and Tami Shad. His father was a real estate developer and his mother worked at a comedy club. His grandfather was Bob Shad (music producer). He has one brother (Robert) and one sister (Mia). Apatow attended Syosset High School, where he ran a comedy club on the schools radio station WKWZ. He met and interviewed several comedians at the comedy club his mother worked at. During his senior year in high school, Apatow performed several stand up comedy routines.
He met his actress wife, Leslie Mann, on the set of The Cable Guy, and they have two daughters, Iris and Maude. The family lives in Los Angeles, California. Leslie has starred in five of Apatow's films. He likes to use the same cast and crew when filming. Apatow is writing a vehicle movie for Kristen Wiig, and it is suppose to begin filming sometime this year.