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Net Worth:
$150 Million
$6 Million
Nov 22, 1963 (60 years old)
Marine Park
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Television Director
United States of America
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Brian Robbins is an American actor, film director, film producer, television director and entertainment executive who has a net worth of $150 million. Brian Robbins first achieved widespread fame as an actor on the sitcom, "Head of the Class". He went on to direct and/or produce such projects as "Coach Carter", "All That", "One Tree Hill", and "Sonny with a Chance". In the 1990s he produced "All That" and its spin-offs for Nickelodeon. He also produced "Smallville" and "One Tree Hill."

Brian is the founder of YouTube channel AwesomenessTV. He sold the company to Dreamworks in 2013 for $33 million, but ultimately the total valuation rose to $100 million with milestone earn-outs.

In October 2018 Brian was named president of Nickelodeon. In September 2021 he became the head of Paramount Pictures.

Early Life and Acting Career

Born on November 22, 1963, in Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York, Robbins had an early start in the entertainment world. His acting career began in the early 1980s with roles in popular television series like "Trapper John, M.D." and "Cagney & Lacey." His most recognized role was as Eric Mardian on the ABC sitcom "Head of the Class," where he acted from 1986 to 1991.

Transition to Directing and Producing

As Robbins' interest shifted from acting to directing and producing, he founded Tollin/Robbins Productions with his partner, Michael Tollin. Their production company was behind several popular 90s and early 2000s shows, including "All That," "Kenan & Kel," and "The Amanda Show," all of which had a significant impact on shaping youth culture during that era.

Robbins also directed numerous films including "Good Burger" (based on a popular sketch from "All That") and "Varsity Blues," which further solidified his influence in the entertainment industry.


In the digital era, Robbins continued to innovate. In 2012, he co-founded AwesomenessTV, a YouTube channel and multi-platform media company targeting teenagers and pre-teens. Robbins recognized the shift in media consumption patterns and capitalized on it, leading AwesomenessTV to become a powerhouse in digital content creation.

AwesomenessTV reached 1 billion views in January 2013. Today it has more than 90,000 channels from creators around the world and has generated more than 17 billion views with hundreds of millions of subscribers. In 2013, Dreamworks acquired majority control of the company for $33 million in cash. With earn-outs, the final valuation topped $100 million.

Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures

Robbins' significant contributions to television and digital media led him to executive roles at major media companies. He was named the President of Nickelodeon in 2018, a fitting role given his history with the network. In this role, Robbins focused on driving Nickelodeon's content to digital platforms and creating new shows to engage the network's young audience.

In 2021, Robbins was appointed as President and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Under his leadership, the company aims to continue its growth in the ever-evolving world of streaming content and digital media.


Upon becoming President of Nickelodeon in October 2018, Brian was given a base salary of $6 million per year before bonuses. His Paramount salary is likely in the same ballpark, with bonuses that could bring the number much higher.

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Brian Robbins Real Estate

In 2015, Brian spent $13.7 million to acquire a large mansion in Brentwood. Though he reportedly loved the house, he hated the traffic especially when he began commuting to Nickelodeon's lot every day across town. Robbins sold the house in 2019 to Coldplay manager Phil Harvey for $15 million and bought himself a new property closer to work for $10 million.

In 2017 Brian spent $12.4 million on a mansion in LA's Hancock Park neighborhood which he proceeded to remodel extensively.

In September 2019 Brian spent $6.98 million to acquire a Santa Barbara residence. The sellers were Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi.

In February 2020, Brian spent $16.8 million on an epic mansion in Beverly Hills.

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