Danny Elfman net worth and salary: Danny Elfman is a prolific composer, singer-songwriter, actor and musician who has a net worth of $75 million dollars. Danny Elfman was born on May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. During his more than 30 year career in the entertainment industry, Danny has won dozens of awards for his work, including an Oscar, Grammy and an Emmy for his music for film and television. He's just one Tony away from being an EGOT. Danny achieved his first taste of major success as the lead singer for the 80s band, Oingo Boingo. He often works with Tim Burton, composing and performing the music and vocal tracks for his films. He also wrote and composed the theme song for The Simpsons.