Ken Burns Net Worth
Ken Burns Net Worth: Ken Burns is an American director and producer who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Ken Burns was born July 29, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is best known for his directing and producing in documentary films and notable for his style of using archival footage and photographs. His most widely known documentaries are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011) and The Central Park Five (2012). Burns' documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors. Burns studied under photographers Jerome Liebling and Elaine Mayes and others, also earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in film studies and design in 1975. Upon graduation, he and two college friends founded Florentine Films in Walpole, New Hampshire. Burns worked as a cinematographer for the BBC, Italian television and others, and in 1977 after having completed some documentary short films, adapted David McCullough's book The Great Bridge, about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary and ran on PBS in the United States. Burns has had a long, successful career directing and producing well-received television documentaries and documentary miniseries on diverse subjects. His industry recognitions a 1986 nomination, Academy Award for Documentary Feature: The Statue of Liberty (1985); a 1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series: Baseball (1994); a 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Series: The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009). Burns has also been the recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees. His film The Civil War has received more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild of America, a People's Choice Award, a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, a D. W. Griffith Award, and the $50,000 Lincoln Prize. As of 2010, there is a Ken Burns Wing at the Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography and Video at Hampshire College. In 2004, Burns received the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards. In 2013, Burns received the John Steinbeck Award.