James Wan is an Australian who is good at almost everything in the entertainment industry. He is not only a film director but also a producer. In addition to that, he is a screenwriter. Wan rose to fame because of his great work of directing a horror by the name Saw. That was in 2004. In addition to that, he is the creator of Billy the Puppet. There is much more which the man has done. We will look at that as well as the net worth of James Wan in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
James Wan was born in 1977 on 26th February. His place of birth was an area in Sarawak in Malaysia. It goes by the name Kuching. His descent is a blend of Malaysian as well as Chinese. At the age of seven, Wan and his family left Malaysia. They migrated to Perth in Australia. The details regarding his parents and siblings are unavailable.
As for his education, Wan went to Lake Tuggeranong College, Canberra. After leaving Perth for Melbourne, he joined the RMIT University.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His first film was Stygian. He created it together with Shannon Young. It was a success to the extent that it earned an award. During the 2000 Melbourne Underground Film, the film received the honor of Best Guerrilla Film. The Saw was another great success. It was a collaboration between Wan and Leigh Whannell. He not only wrote it but also directed it.
James has also directed the likes of Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Doggie Heaven, Insidious, Furious 7 and Aquaman. He was also the producer of films such as Annabelle, Demonic, Lights Out, Jigsaw and The Nun among others.
Wan was also the writer of The Nun and Aquaman. He directed, produced and wrote The Conjuring 2. Since 2016, James has been the director and producer of MacGyver.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of James Wan is about $55 million. His sources of incomes are his works in the filming industry. Wan has written, directed and produced many films and television series. A great example is Saw which was a hit. In America alone, the film earned him and his team about $55 million. On the other hand, sales in other countries all over the world amounted to $48 million. Therefore, it made a total of $103 million. There was no comparison between the investment and the profit. Did you know that the gain was over $100 million? It was more than 80 times the production cost. That and other works have earned Wan the wealth above.
James Wan is an outstanding screenwriter, director, and producer. However, it hasn’t been a smooth ride all along. At one point, he encountered a setback. That was in 2007 with the Dead Silence film. Another one was Death Sentence. Nevertheless, he did not back out. Instead, he shocked people with his comeback. Insidious marked it. I wouldn’t imagine a better success. Therefore, once you fall don’t remain there.