Last Updated: May 15, 2024
Info
Category:
Richest BusinessProducers
Net Worth:
$175 Million
Birthdate:
Jul 26, 1961 (62 years old)
Birthplace:
London
Gender:
Male
Profession:
Film Producer, Television producer, Actor
Nationality:
United Kingdom
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What is David Heyman's Net Worth?

David Heyman is a British film producer who has a net worth of $175 million. David Heyman rose to fame for producing the eight "Harry Potter" films from 2001 to 2011. He later produced such films as "Gravity," "Marriage Story," "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood," and "Barbie," all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Picture. Additionally, Heyman has produced some television films, including "Blind Justice" for HBO and "Page Eight" and "The Thirteenth Tale" for the BBC.

As of this writing, David is the third highest-grossing producer in film history with total worldwide gross of $11.5 billion. The only producers who top Heyman are Kathleen Kennedy (Star Wars – $12.9 billion) and Kevin Feige (Marvel – $22.6 billion).

David Heyman

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Early Life and Education

David Heyman was born on July 26, 1961 in London, England to film producers Norma and John. His mother was also an actress. As a youth, Heyman attended Westminster School. He went on to attend Harvard University, where he studied art history and competed on the fencing team.

Career Beginnings

Heyman got his start in the film industry as a production assistant on David Lean's 1984 epic historical drama "A Passage to India." Two years later, he became a creative executive at Warner Bros., and in 1987 he became vice president of United Artists.

Film Producing

Heyman had his first producing credit on the 1992 crime drama "Juice." He next co-produced the 1994 comedy "The Stoned Age" and the 1996 dramedy "The Daytrippers." Heyman subsequently founded his own production company, Heyday Films. The first film produced by the studio was the 1999 Western horror comedy "Ravenous."

Harry Potter & Beyond

Heyman and his studio hit it big in 2001 by producing "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the first film adaptation of the "Harry Potter" book series. A massive commercial hit, it was the highest-grossing film of the year. Heyman went on to produce all seven subsequent "Harry Potter" films through 2011. Meanwhile, he produced such other films as "I Am Legend," "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas," "Is Anybody There?," and "Yes Man." After the final "Harry Potter" film, Heyman reunited with "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" director Alfonso Cuarón to co-produce Cuarón's science-fiction thriller "Gravity." Released in 2013, the Sandra Bullock-starring film was a major hit, grossing over $700 million worldwide and earning ten Academy Award nominations, including Heyman's first for Best Picture. The film also garnered him a PGA Award.

Heyman subsequently produced "Testament of Youth," "Paddington," and "The Light Between Oceans."

In 2016, Heyman co-produced "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," based on the book by "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling. He later produced the sequels "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore." In 2017, Heyman produced "Paddington 2." He had one of his biggest years in 2019, when he co-produced Quentin Tarantino's epic period dramedy "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood" and Noah Baumbach's romantic dramedy "Marriage Story." Both films earned Heyman Academy Award nominations for Best Picture. After that, he co-produced the 2020 fantasy film "The Secret Garden," based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Heyman went on to reunite with Noah Baumbach to co-produce the writer-director's 2022 dystopian dramedy "White Noise," based on the Don DeLillo novel. He worked with Baumbach again by co-producing the 2023 blockbuster comedy "Barbie," which was directed by Greta Gerwig and written by Gerwig and Baumbach. In addition to being the highest-grossing film of the year, "Barbie" earned Heyman his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. His other producing credits have included "Wonka," "Paddington in Peru," "Klara and the Sun," and "The Rivals of Amziah King."

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Television Producing

Heyman has produced some television films over the years, starting with the HBO Western film "Blind Justice" in 1994. The next television film he produced was the BBC political thriller "Page Eight," written and directed by David Hare and first broadcast in 2011. Heyman would later serve as an executive producer on the follow-up films "Turks & Caicos" and "Salting the Battlefield," both of which premiered in 2014. Meanwhile, he co-produced the 2013 BBC television film "The Thirteenth Tale," based on the gothic suspense novel by Diane Setterfield. Since then, Heyman has served as an executive producer on some television series, such as "The InBetween," "The Capture," "Clickbait," and "Apples Never Fall."

Acting

Beyond producing, Heyman has acted in a few films. He made his debut in the 1970 British-Israeli drama "Bloomfield," playing the character Eldad. Heyman later played Mr. Janus in the 1999 Western horror comedy "Ravenous," the first film produced by his company. He also showed up in brief uncredited roles in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2," both also from his production company.

Personal Life

With his wife, interior designer Rose Uniacke, Heyman has a son named Harper. He is also the stepfather of four children from his wife's prior marriage.

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