|$ 200 Million
|Source of Wealth:
|July 30, 1970
|Emma Thomas (m. 1997)
|Christopher Edward Nolan
|5 ft 10 in (1.80 m)
Christopher Nolan’ is a British-American filmmaker who has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He is known for his biggest hits like Memento, Inception, the Batman Saga: The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar and Dunkirk. His ten films have grossed over US$4.7 billion worldwide.
Christopher Nolan has received many awards and honours over the course of 15 years of his career in film-making. In 2015 and in 2019, the Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Nolan has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five BAFTA, and six Golden Globe Awards. He has been selected by The Art Directors Guild (ADG) as the recipient of its Cinematic Imagery Award in 2015 and was also appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to film in the 2019 New Year Honours.
Nolan’s breakthrough film was “Memento”. This movie earned him honors, including nominations for Best Original Screenplay in Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. This film was also selected for preservation by the Library of Congress at the National Film Registry as being culturally, historically or aesthetically significant in 2017.
The huge turning point in Nolan's career occurred when he launched the remake of Batman film in 2005; Batman Begins. It was a critical success and was considered the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2005 in the United States and the ninth-highest-grossing film earning more than $372 million worldwide. It even received nomination for Best Cinematography in the Academy Awards and three awards from BAFTA.
In 2008, Batman: The Dark Knight, a sequel from his Batman trilogy film, broke a box office record earning a total $1.005 billion worldwide. It was cited as the greatest superhero film ever made in 21st century. It earned eight Oscar nominations and won two Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger.
Nolan earned 508 nominations and 185 wins from different award giving bodies for filmmakers.
As early as the age of 7, Nolan started making short films through his father’s Super 8 camera. Growing up, Christopher Nolan was influenced by the science fiction films.
“When I was 10 or 11, I knew I wanted to make films.“ – Christopher Nolan
Nolan went to University College London, where he studied English literature something unrelated to film-making. After earning his degree he started working as a script reader, camera operator, and director of corporate videos and industrial films.
Nolan’s journey in his career was not a fruitful one. He had no support financially and whatsoever to getting his projects off the ground. After the successful release of his first feature film “Following”, Nolan created a name in the film industry. Following the success of “Following”, which won several awards, he was given the opportunity to make “Memento” his breakthrough film. From there, Nolan released one smash hit after another, one bigger hit and profitable than another.
“I’ve always believed that if you want to make a great film, not a good film, but a great film, you have to take a lot of risks.” – Christopher Nolan
Nolan got married to his wife Emma Thomas in 1997. She is an English film producer. They both graduated in the same school in University College London. She has produced all Nolan’s films and collaborated with all of his projects. They live with their four children in Los Angeles, California.
Nolan and his wife founded their own production company, Syncopy Films. Nolan’s works specializes often in dark, psychological dramas. Nolan is the first British director to have a film that made one billion dollars at the box office with The Dark Knight (2008).