Last Updated: June 14, 2024
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Category:
Richest BusinessProducers
Net Worth:
$1 Billion
Birthdate:
Sep 21, 1943 (80 years old)
Birthplace:
Detroit
Gender:
Male
Height:
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:
Film Producer, Television producer
Nationality:
United States of America
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What is Jerry Bruckheimer's Net Worth and Salary?

Jerry Bruckheimer is an American film and television producer who has a net worth of $1 billion. He officially became a billionaire in March 2019. One of Hollywood's most prolific and successful producers, Jerry Bruckheimer, clearly has the "Midas' Touch" when it comes to box office receipts. Not only has he been successful on the large screen, but he also produced some of television's most successful series as well. Films and other projects he has produced have won six Academy Awards (with 41 nominations), five Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, seventeen Emmy Awards (with 77 nominations), and four People's Choice Awards, among many other honors.  A short list of the projects he has produced gives a clear indication of his gift for knowing what people want to see.  He has produced "American Gigolo," "Flashdance," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Top Gun," "Bad Boys" and its sequels, "The Rock," "Con Air," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and its sequels, "National Treasure," "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: NY," "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace," and "Cold Case," among many other projects.  All of this success has made him very wealthy.

He is known for working with big studios such as Disney and Paramount, and he also produces TV series alongside Warner Bros. and CBS.

As of this writing, his films have grossed around $12 billion worldwide. That makes him the third highest-grossing producer in film history behind Kathleen Kennedy – $12.9 billion (Star Wars) and Kevin Feige – $22 billion (Marvel movies).

Some notable Bruckheimer films include Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Coyote Ugly, Crimson Tide, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in 60 Seconds, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Top Gun: Maverick.

His television production arm created the CSI and The Amazing Race franchises.

As of this writing, Bruckheimer has received over 40 Oscar nominations, winning six times. He has had 8 Grammy nominations with five wins, 23 Golden Globe nominations with four wins, 77 Emmy nominations with 17 wins, and 8 People's Choice nominations that have resulted in 4 wins.

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Early Life

Jerome Leon Bruckheimer was born on September 21st, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan. Raised in a Jewish household by German immigrant parents, Jerry graduated from high school in 1961 at the age of 17. He then attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a degree in psychology while developing a love for film and photography. After graduating, Jerry Bruckheimer immediately found work in advertising. While working in New York City and Detroit, he worked on ads for the Pontiac GTO and started producing commercials for brands like Pepsi.

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Simpson + Bruckheimer

Jerry Bruckheimer began his career as a film producer in the 1970s, starting with films like Farewell, My Lovely, and March or Die. Throughout the 80s and 90s, he formed a close business connection with Paramount Studios, working hand in hand with producer Don Simpson. They kicked off their business relationship with the 1980s smash hit Flashdance, which raked in $95 million at the box office. He tripled that number with 80s blockbusters Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop.

In 1990, Simpson and Bruckheimer signed a $300 million, five-year deal with Paramount. That deal soon fell apart after the lackluster box-office performance of Days of Thunder.

In 1996, Don Simpson passed away.

Bruckheimer forged ahead over the next few years, producing immensely successful films such as Black Hawk Down, Armageddon, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Simpson's death also marked the beginning of Bruckheimer's foray into television. He focused on creating police dramas at first and experienced lasting success with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Bruckheimer is also known for producing The Amazing Race.

Bruckheimer also has close ties with Disney, although they officially ended their business relationship in 2014 following the underwhelming box office performance of The Sorcerer's Apprentice and The Lone Ranger. After splitting with Disney, Bruckheimer signed a new deal with Paramount and began work on sequels to Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop.

Earnings

In the 2000s, Jerry consistently earned $80-100 million per year thanks to CSI residuals and Pirates box office profits. He earned $84 million in 2005, $90 million in 2006, and $120 million in 2007.

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Video Games

Bruckheimer serves on the board of directors for ZeniMax Media, a video game holding company that owns studios such as Bethesda, Id Software, and Arkane Studios. He frequently appears at promotional events for Bethesda games such as Fallout and Skyrim.

Sports

Jerry Bruckheimer is also involved in the sports industry, having purchased an NHL expansion team based in Seattle. After paying a $650 million expansion fee along with other investors, Bruckheimer helped the team prepare for their debut season in 2021-2022.

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Real Estate

Jerry Bruckheimer has significant real estate holdings across America. In 1985, Jerry paid $1.9 million for a 9,000-square-foot contemporary home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. He attempted to sell the property for $14.5 million in 2015, eventually settling for $11.5 million in 2019. The buyer was talent manager Jimmy Miller, brother of comedian Dennis Miller.

In 1987, Jerry bought a Malibu beachfront home with over 70 feet of ocean frontage for $2.4 million. In 2012, he sold the home to Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison for an undisclosed amount. Ellison already owned the two homes on either side of Jerry. Comparable homes that weren't highly desired by one of the richest people on the planet are worth $20-30 million, so one can only imagine what Ellison paid.

In 2005 Jerry paid a bit under $13 million over two transactions to piece together what became an incredible 6,000 square-foot penthouse in Miami. Jerry listed this property for sale in December 2020 for a bit under $17 million.

In 2013, Jerry paid $23 million for a lavish Beverly Hills 7-bedroom, 20,000 square-foot home that sits on over two acres. He reportedly out-bid Sean "Diddy" Combs for the estate which was being sold by Guess? Jeans co-founder George Marciano.

Outside of Los Angeles, Bruckheimer maintains a 400-acre estate in Ojai, California, and a 1,600-acre horse farm in Louisville, Kentucky. His wife Linda is from Kentucky and loves horses. At the Kentucky estate, Jerry installed a 120-foot, professional-level skating rink. They also own a number of historic buildings, a recreation center and restaurants around the nearby town of Bloomfield, Kentucky. Linda Bruckheimer has been described as "the fairy godmother of Bloomfield" for her efforts to restore, revitalize, and preserve the town.

Bruckheimer owns the 15,000-square-foot commercial space in Santa Monica, California that houses Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Inc.

Private Jet

Jerry owns a Gulfstream IV private jet.

Personal Life

Jerry was married to producer Bonnie Sue Fishman from 1969 to 1974. Today, he is married to author Linda Sue Bruckheimer.

Jerry Bruckheimer Career Earnings

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    $10 Million
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    a guaranteed % of backend profits
    $5 Million
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