Danny Elfman Net Worth

How much is Danny Elfman Worth?

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Danny Elfman Net Worth:
$50 Million

Danny Elfman Net Worth and salar: Danny Elfman is an American composer, record producer and actor who has a net worth of $50 million dollars. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo (1976-95) and for scoring music for numerous television shows and films. He he has written scores for more than 100 feature films to date. He has also written scores for numerous television shows, including most notably The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. He is well-known for his work in collaboration with director Tim Burton, for whom Danny Elfman composed one of the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary film music, bringing his talents to a dark fantasy world populated by superheroes, monsters and freaks.

Danny Elfman was born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. The son of novelist Blossom Elfman, he was raised in Los Angeles, California and later relocated to France in 1971 with his brother Richard, where Danny joined a theatrical group. Elfman subsequently moved to Africa, eventually returning to the US. Back in the US, his brother Richard, who had by then directed the 1980 film The Forbidden Zone, asked Danny to compose the score. Assembling a band dubbed the Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo, Elfman recorded the movie's soundtrack. The band's name was later abbreviated to simply Oingo Boingo and later earned a significant cult following during the New Wave era.

It was in 1985 that Elfman met then-fledgling filmmaker Tim Burton. After collaborating on the score to the hit Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Burton and Elfman reunited frequently in years to come, with Elfman composing the music to later Burton projects including Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks! and the Grammy-winning Batman. In 1993, Elfman also scored the Burton-produced Nightmare Before Christmas, dubbing the vocals of the animated musical's lead character Jack Skellington. Elfman also scored a number of other features, most of them strange fables such as Darkman, Dick Tracy, Army of Darkness and The Frighteners. In 1997, he composed the music for summer blockbuster Men in Black.

Personal Life and Real Estate: Danny has been married to actress Bridget Fonda since 2003. They have a son together who was born in 2005.

According to public records, in 2000 Danny paid $2.13 million for a home in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. They spent three years and $3 million renovating the home which dates back to the 1920s. In 2015 they acquired the house next door for $3.6 million. In October 2020 Danny and Bridget put the combined estate on the market for $14.6 million. If sold separately, the larger original home was listed for $8.8 million, and the smaller home was listed for $5.8 million.

They also own a ranch in Santa Barbara which Danny acquired in the mid-1990s.

The Simpsons Royalties: Elfman composed the theme song to "The Simpsons" in 1998. You can hear his voice at the very beginning sing "The Simpsonnnnss" over three notes. That's an important fact because singing the notes allows Danny to earn performance royalties forever (as long as The Simpsons airs, which is likely forever). In interviews Danny has intimated that those three notes "made him rich", earning him far more than he earned to compose the actual tune.

Danny Elfman Net Worth

Danny Elfman

Net Worth:$50 Million
Date of Birth:May 29, 1953 (68 years old)
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Film Score Composer, Singer, Voice Actor, Composer, Film Producer
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020

Danny Elfman Earnings

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