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Filmmaking can dramatically influence the mind and opinions of everyone; every film has a purpose and mission. Therefore, Hollywood has continued to provide their viewers with outstanding and award-winning movies.

This article provides you with the list of the top 10 wealthiest directors who earn millions of money and the nod of their viewers, making them effective and excellent directors of all time.

George Lucas

George Lucas

George Lucas would be ranked as the top 1 richest director worldwide with a net worth of a whopping 5.4 Billion US dollars. George accumulated an enormous amount of money by directing one of the most famous and iconic movies of all time - Star Wars.

In addition, every film directed by George Lucas has always been among the highest-grossing film. As a result, George is considered one of history's most financially successful film directors.

Moreover, George Lucas also worked on Body Heat, Labyrinth, and the Indiana Jones film trilogy. Lucas' net worth skyrocketed in 2012 when he sold his whole company, Lucasfilm, to Disney for a staggering $4 billion!

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Are you familiar with the movie entitled Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, ET, and Jaws? Then you are probably familiar with the name Steven Spielberg. These are some of the promising movies directed by the world's 2nd richest and most famous director.

Steven's professional career began at Universal Studios. He then directed 'Amblin,' a twenty-four-minute short film that piqued the interest of Sidney Shainberg, vice president of production at Universal's television division.

In addition, Steven won 3 academy awards: the Cecil and DeMille Award and an AFI Life Achievement. Similar to George Lucas, all of the movies directed by Steven would always result in the highest gross.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Are you one of the die-hard fans of “The Lord of the Rings”? Then, you can thank the director, writer, and multi-awarded producer Peter Jackson, who had a net worth of 1.5 billion US dollars.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy earned Jackson $180 million and set the path for more success with films such as 'King Kong' and 'The Lovely Bones.'

Ever since the huge success of his adaption of 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy, Peter Jackson, now known as Sir Peter Jackson, has been riding reasonably high. 

In the mid-1980s, he rose to prominence for creating and directing a series of 'splatter' flicks. The film 'Heavenly Creatures,' featuring a teenage Kate Winslet, broke through to widespread recognition in 1994.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

The next on the list is another promising and talented director who has shifted from being a renowned theatre director into a Hollywood superstar filmmaker. Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, and producer with a net worth of about 1.5 billion US dollars.

In addition, Tyler also earns 100 to 150 million US dollars annually from his empire. he is the first director in history to have five films debut at the top of the box office in the previous five years.

Lastly, Tyler is a person who can write, direct and produce all at once. Therefore, he takes a much bigger share of the profits.

James Cameron

James Cameron

Are you one of the fans who cried in the film Titanic? Then you can thank James Cameron for directing such a multi-awarded film in history. James Cameron has been a veteran in the field of filmmaking since the 1970s.

James Cameron directed some successful films, such as The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar. In addition, his film Titanic and Avatar is considered the highest and third-highest-grossing film of all time. 

As a result, James Cameron is one of the richest directors in the world, with a net worth of about 700 million US dollars.

Michael Bay

Michael Bay

Next on the list is the master of directing action movies such as Bad Boys I & II, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the Transformers trilogy. Michael Bay is a famous American director and film producer who also directed some horror movies. 

Michael Bay makes it on our list for having a net worth of about 430 million US Dollars. Thanks to his successful crafts in the world of filmmaking.

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola has a $430 million USD net worth. He became wealthy through writing and directing films like The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, Patton, The Outsiders, and Dracula.

He is a multi-Academy Award winner for writing and directing and is widely regarded as one of America's most unconventional and contentious filmmakers.

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

The next on the list is the director, who is widely known for his reputation for creating science fiction films and some action movies, including Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and Hannibal. 

All these successful and award-winning films are directed by a single person named Ridley Scott, with a net worth of 400 million US dollars.

His debut in the movie industry came with the release of Alien, a 1979 sci-fi horror picture. Scott created and directed a series of movie office blockbusters after releasing the picture, including Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, and Robin Hood.

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

The next director on our list of richest directors in the world has been nominated for 32 Oscars and has won 11 times. Christopher Nolan is the man behind the successful movie The Dark Knight Trilogy, which gave him international recognition.

Christopher Nolan has a net worth of about 250 million US dollars. Thanks to his award-winning films such as Memento, Inception, and Batman.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese needs no dramatic introduction! He is widely known as one of the best filmmakers to ever live in the world. As a result, Martin has a net worth of 200 million US dollars.

In addition, Martin has a chronic case of asthma which made him unable to play sports as a child. Therefore, instead of playing sports, he focuses on watching films.

Behind every successful and award-winning movie is the director who manages and oversees the overall output. Therefore, the role of a director is critical to the movie's outcome.

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