In the film industry, there are very many segments and the success of any film released to the public depends very much on the expertise of the personnel in every sector. One of the people who have seen the success of film industry in America is Jason Blum. In this article, we are going to learn more about the biography and net worth of Jason Blum in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jason Blum was born Jason Ferus Blum on 20th February 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is the son of Irving Blum and Shirley (nee Neilsen). His father worked as a director of the Ferus Gallery and an independent art dealer while his mum worked as an art professor. His father was a Jewish.
Blum attended Vassar college and graduated in 1991.
Jason Blum is a married man. He married journalist Lauren A.E Schuker. Their wedding ceremony was held in Los Angeles in a unique set up of “Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness” ceremony. The two have been married since July 14th 2012 to date. It is however, not clear whether they have been blessed with children yet.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Bum’s career in the film industry kicked off as an employee of Bob and Harvey Weinstein. He worked as an executive producer before he became an independent producer after being hired by Warner Bros. he also worked at Ethan Hawke’s Malaparte theater company as a production director. He was financed to release his first film as a producer but he made good use of the opportunity which became the stepping stone to his successful career in film production.
In 2000, Jason Blum founded Blumhouse Productions which mainly specializes in producing micro-budget movies. This gives full creative control of the projects to the director. Blumhouse has been able to produce a number of films which have been highly profitable. These include horror film that was titled “Paranormal Activity”. This was made for 15,000 dollars and earned almost $200 million. This is one film that made Blumhouse production very successful and famous.
There are a number of other films and videos released by Blumhouse some of which include; The Normal Heart, Insidious (2010), sinister (2012), Creep (2014) The Purge (2013). All these films had successful sequels and earned Blumhouse a number of awards some of which include; Outstanding Television Movie (Primetime Emmy Award), Best Picture (Academy Award) among many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jason Blum is one of the richest businessmen and film producers with a net worth estimated at $60 million. Much of Blum’s income is from the various contracts he gets at Blumhouse Production which has become a household name in the area. Blumhouse Production is best known for producing horror movies.
Jason Blum started off small but has been able to rise very fast in his career path. Jason is also a persistent man as he has been in this industry for more than two decades now and he never gives up. He has become a great icon where upcoming actors and producers can learn from.