Lana Wachowski Net Worth
Lana Wachowski net worth and salary: Lana Wachowski, formerly known as Larry Wachowski, is an American film director and producer who has a net worth of $125 million. Lana Wachowski is probably most famous for being the co-creator, alongside with her sister Lilly Wachowski, of the Matrix film/DVD/video game franchise. Lilly Wachowski is formerly known as Andy Wachowski. Both were born male and transitioned to female later in life.
She was born on June 21, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois as born Laurence Wachowski. Her mother Lynne (née Luckinbill) was a nurse, and her father Ron Wachowski was a businessman of Polish descent. Lana went to Kellogg Elementary School, in Chicago's Beverly area. She graduated from Whitney Young High School. She graduated in 1983. As child, she was an avid player of Dungeons & Dragons. She attended Emerson College but dropped out before graduating to help run a carpentry business in Chicago with her brother Andy. In their free time, they also created comic books.
On the side they also created comic books and wrote screenplays.
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.
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. Upon its release on DVD, The Matrix quickly became the highest-grossing DVD in history up to that point. It was released around the time when most households were getting their first DVD players and The Matrix was considered essential to own. As of this writing the DVD version has generated nearly $400 million. Video game versions of the movie were also released. The 2003 video game "Enter the Matrix" sold over 5 million copies.
In 2003 two sequels were released within several months of each other. The sequels earned over $1 billion at the global box office.
Relationships and Transition: Larry was married to Thea Bloom from 1993 to 2002. She then began dating Karin Winslow.
In the mid-2000s reports popped up that claimed Larry was transitioning to a woman. In 2008, around the time they completed work on Speed Racer, Larry completed her transition and announced she would be known as Lana from then on. Lana and Karin Winslow married in 2009.
Interestingly, Lana's brother Andy would eventually follow in her footsteps with his own transition. In 2016 Larry confirmed that he had transitioned and would prefer to be known as Lilly Wachowski.
|Net Worth:||$125 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 21, 1965 (55 years old)|
|Profession:||Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Writer, Comic Book Creator|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Lana Wachowski Earnings
- The Matrix Revolutions$4,000,000% of gross
- The Matrix Reloaded$4,000,000% of gross