JJ Abrams Net Worth
J.J. Abrams Net Worth and Salary: J.J. Abrams is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor and composer who has a net worth of $300 million dollars. J.J. Abrams is most widely recognized for his many popular television series, including "Felicity", "Alias", "Lost", and "Fringe". He has also directed a hugely successful movies including the "Star Trek" reboot and several Star Wars movies. Born Jeffrey Jacob Abrams on June 27, 1966, in New York City, he transformed himself from an inventive screenwriter and TV producer into a feature film director and producer who created some of the largest blockbusting movies in recent years. Even though he had an unpromising start penning the scripts for "Taking Care of Business" (1990) and "Regarding Henry" (1991), Abrams left his first mark in the cultural zeitgeist with the hit drama, "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002). He wrote the 1998 blockbuster "Armageddon".
J.J. Abrams subsequently continued to make a name for himself in the world of television with the productions of the spy drama "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06) and mysterious sci-fi thriller "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010).
In 2006 he directed "Mission: Impossible III" which was an enormous hit. In 2009 he successfully brought Star Trek back to the big screen with "Star Trek". He also directed 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness". Some of J.J.'s other notable producing/directing work include "Super 8", "Cloverfield", several "Star Was" movies and several "Mission Impossible" sequels.
J.J. Abrams has won several accolades and nomination including Emmy Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards, BAFTA Awards, Directors Guild of America, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, PGA Award, to name just a few.
Personal Life and Real Estate: J.J and his wife Katie McGrath have been married since 1996. In addition to having three children; August, Henry and Gracie, they are also co-founders of the production company "Bad Robot". In February 2014 they spent nearly $15 million on a home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. In April 2017 the couple spent $6.75 million on another house in the same neighborhood.
WarnerMedia Deal: In June 2019 rumors swirled that J.J. and his production house Bad Robot was poised to close a $500 million development deal with one of the major networks/streaming platforms. In September 2019 it was confirmed that J.J. had actually signed a five-year $250 million deal with WarnerMedia Film. Interestingly, unlike deals signed by other large producers/creators, J.J. and Katie's deal did NOT involve selling their backend rights to previous work. For example when Ryan Murphy signed a five-year $300 million deal with Netflix he had to agree to give up the rights to his full backend (streaming, theatrical) for all his previous projects. Same for when Greg Belanti signed a $400 million deal with WarnerMedia.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, J.J.'s WarnerMedia deal is worth $250 million at a minimum and could end up paying out over a BILLION dollars if he successfully creates a feature film franchise for the network. He also reportedly turned down a $500 million offer from Apple because Apple does not have a theatrical distribution strategy, IP for him to adapt into movies and it would have required he make content exclusively for Apple.
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 27, 1966 (54 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Profession:||Screenwriter, Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Television Director, Actor, Film Score Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|