An excellent producer, screenwriter, and director, Steven Spielberg, is one of the biggest names in the movie industry. His career lasts over four decades, and his name is known all over the world.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 18th, 1946. His father Arnold Spielberg was an electrical engineer and his mother Leah Adherer, a pianist. When he was a teenager, he created short movies, and he charged 25 cents for the kids to come and watch them.
Spielberg was first awarded at the age of 13 for his 40-minute movie “Escape to nowhere“. His first length movie “Firelight” was played at the local cinema when he was 16. When his parents got divorced, he moved to California, where he finished Saratoga high school. Later, he studied at the California State Beach, Long Beach.
He worked as an unpaid intern at the Universal Studios, where he learned a lot. During that time, Steven directed a movie called “Amblin.” That movie was a milestone in his career because after this he signed a long-term contract with the Universal Studio. The deal made him the youngest director who had long – term settlement.
While he was working for the television, he directed “Columbo”, “Rod Sterling’s Night Gallery” and “Marcus Welby M.D.” All of these episodes were so successful so because of it he got an opportunity to shoot four movies. After the great success of the first movie “Duel,” he got a job of directing a film called “The Sugarland Express.” That movie had enormous success.
With the great success of the movie “Jaws” in 1975, his career started to grow rapidly. This movie is the first blockbuster movies, and even 67% of Americans saw it. This success was followed by the success of the film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Even bigger triumph had the movie “Indiana Jones” which he made with George Lucas. In his career, he created a lot of masterpieces, such as “Minority Report,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Hook.” Also, Spielberg has won three Academy Awards, and two of them was for directing movies Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. One of them was for best picture for the film Schindler’s List. Also, he participated in the production of “The Goonies,” “Animaniacs,” “Back to the future,” “Poltergeist,” and “Gremlins.”
With his first wife, he had a son Max Samuel Spielberg. After their divorce, he remarried to actress Kate Capshaw. They live in four different locations with their seven children. Until now, he continues to make, produce, and direct movies.
Steven Spielberg Net Worth 2020
His net worth now is $3.7 Billion, but his contribution to the world can’t be measured with the numbers.