Guy Ritchie is a famous English filmmaker as well as a businessman. He is popular for his numerous crime films since the mid-1990s. Some of his most known films include ‘Revolver,’ ‘The Hard Case,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ among many others. Today, let’s take a close look on the career, net worth and earnings of Guy Ritchie in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He was born in Hertfordshire, England as Guy Stuart Ritchie, on the 10th September 1968. He was the second child of Captain John Ritchie and Amber Parkinson. His other sibling is named Tabitha, and she is currently a dance instructor. Ritchie also has a half-brother by the name of Kevin Baynton.
Guy attended Stanbridge Earls School but was expelled from school when he was 15 years old for drug use. His father, however, had a different reason for his expulsion as he said Guy got expelled for entertaining a girl in his room as well as cutting class.
Ritchie was married to American singer Madonna on December 22nd 2000 at Scotland’s Skibo Castle. They have a son by the name of Rocco John Ritchie. They adopted another baby boy called David in 2005. David was from Malawi. In 2008, Madonna filed for divorce citing many irreconcilable differences.
Ritchie married Jacqui Ainsley, who was a model in July 2015. The couple had been dating since 2010. The two are parents to two sons and a daughter.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Guy’s career started in 1998 after his father took him to his friend Peter Morton, who was then working at Hard Rock Café chain. Guy’s father wanted to know if there was any potential investor for a debut film that his son had. Matthew who was Peter’s nephew agreed to produce Guy’s film.
His film ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,’ was released in 1998. The film starred Nick Moran and actors like Jason Statham and Dexter Fletcher. The film was a big success and Ritchie created and also produced ‘Lock Stock’, a television spin-off series. ‘Snatch’ was the title of his second film released in 2000.
Ritchie tried his hand in film production after his marriage to Madonna under her directorship. Some of the films that he wrote and directed are ‘Swept Away,’ ‘Revolver,’ ‘RocknRolla,’ ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ among many others. he was also the producer of ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,’ and others.
The efforts of Guy Ritchie have not gone unnoticed. For his outstanding job, he was honoured the Edgar Award for the Best Motion Picture, by the Mystery Writers of America. He got honoured with the Auteur Award in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
The favourite filmmaker and director net worth valued at $160 million. All this wealth is from his diverse career in the film industry. He is also believed to have gotten a considerable amount of money from his former wife Madonna as the settlement for their divorce. His net value may increase in times to come.
Guy Ritchie is today a very famous personality in the entertainment industry. Although he got expelled from school at an early age, he still made it in life. He did not let his past dictate his future. Most of his films are today big hits, and they have brought him fame and wealth as well. May he continue entertaining us.