Last Updated: October 14, 2023
Richest BusinessProducers
Net Worth:
$100 Million
Date of Birth:
Dec 29, 1967 (55 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Screenwriter, Film director, Film Producer, Writer, Comic Book Creator
United States of America
💰 Compare Lilly Wachowski's Net Worth

What is Lilly Wachowski's Net Worth and Salary?

Lilly Wachowski, formerly known as Andy Wachowski, is an American film director, writer, and producer. Lilly Wachowski has a net worth of $100 million. She earned the vast majority of her fortune thanks to The Matrix film/DVD and video game empire.

Lilly Wachowski, one half of the renowned Wachowski siblings, has carved a significant niche in the global film industry with a series of groundbreaking works that have pushed boundaries and sparked discussions around numerous sociocultural issues. Born to a family of creative minds, Lilly's foray into the cinematic world seemed like a natural progression, and together with her sister Lana Wachowski, she has produced works that have left indelible marks on Hollywood.

The Wachowskis' ventures into the world of filmmaking initially involved writing and directing low-budget films, but it was their second directorial endeavor, "The Matrix" (1999), that catapulted Lilly and Lana into international acclaim. The film, celebrated for its innovative visual effects and deeply philosophical narrative, engendered a major franchise that brought novel concepts and storytelling techniques into the mainstream. "The Matrix" was not merely a film; it evolved into a cultural phenomenon, influencing an array of domains, including fashion, philosophy, and technology, while reshaping cinematic expectations around science fiction.

Post-"The Matrix", the Wachowski sisters ventured into various projects, embodying an eclectic mix of genres and thematic explorations. "Cloud Atlas" (2012) was a particular standout, demonstrating their ability to weave multiple narratives across time and space into a cohesive, impactful film. Their work notably features undercurrents of sociopolitical commentary, grappling with themes of identity, reality, and resistance, often challenging their audience to reflect upon and critique the status quo.

The duo's work extended into the television sphere with "Sense8", a Netflix series that further showcased their affinity for rich, interconnected storylines and a profound exploration of identity, particularly regarding gender and sexuality. Not just content creators, Lilly and Lana Wachowski are also known for their own personal journeys, both coming out as transgender women and becoming vocal advocates for transgender rights.

Early Life

Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski was born on December 29, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. Mother Lynne was a nurse and father Ron Wachowski, was a businessman of Polish descent. Andy graduated from Whitney Young High School which is known for its performing arts and science curriculum. In high school Andy starred in the school's theater and TV program. He attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Andy quit before graduating and joined his brother in a carpentry business in Chicago. On the side they also created comic books and wrote screenplays.

Film Career

In 1995 the Sylvester Stallone movie "Assassins" was produced based on their screenplay. In 1996 they made their directorial debut with the movie "Bound", which was also based on their screenplay.

Other Wachowski film projects include 2005's "V for Vendetta", 2007's "The Invasion", 2008's "Speed Racer", 2012's "Cloud Atlas" and 2015's "Jupiter Ascending".

They also created the Netflix series "Sense8" which ran between 2015 and 2018.

The Matrix

In 1999 The Matrix was released. Written, directed and produced by the Wachowskis, the movie earned more than $465 million at the global box office. The DVD release would eventually earn over $350 million.

In 2003 two sequels were released within several months of each other. The sequels earned over $1 billion at the global box office.

In December 2021 a fourth film installment was released in theaters and on HBO Max titled "The Matrix Resurrections." Lilly was not directly involved in the production of the film. She would later explain that at the time Lana began blocking-out the script and production plans for the movie, Lilly had just recently completed transitioning and several 100+ film days related to other projects.

(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Personal Life

Andy Wachowski married Alisa Blasingame in 1991. It's unclear when that relationship ended but in 2016 Andy confirmed publicly for the first time that he had a boyfriend named Mickey Ray Mahoney and that SHE was now living as a woman who would be referred to as Lilly Wachowski.

She was actually following in her brother Larry's footsteps. Larry completed transitioning in 2008. From that point on she has been known as Lana Wachowski.

Lilly Wachowski Earnings

  • The Matrix Revolutions
    % of gross
    $4 Million
  • The Matrix Reloaded
    % of gross
    $4 Million
All net worths are calculated using data drawn from public sources. When provided, we also incorporate private tips and feedback received from the celebrities or their representatives. While we work diligently to ensure that our numbers are as accurate as possible, unless otherwise indicated they are only estimates. We welcome all corrections and feedback using the button below.
Did we make a mistake?
Submit a correction suggestion and help us fix it!
Submit a Correction