Jerry Bruckheimer is a popular American movie and TV producer. He has been producing TV series in various genres such as action, drama, sci-fi, and fantasy. He is best known for his work in CSI series along with The Amazing Race. Apart from that, Jerry has produced many movies, and the notable ones are Top Gun, The Rock, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Jerry Bruckheimer in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jerry was born on 21st September 1943 in Detroit. His father was a German immigrant. Jerry graduated from Mumford High School and for college, he moved to Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology. From an early age, he became a movie buff and took immense interest in photography. After college, he started working for an advertising company in Detroit and later in New York City.
Jerry’s first wife was Bonnie Fishman while his second wife is the popular novelist Linda Cobb. He has a daughter from his first marriage named Alexandra. With his current wife, he stays in Los Angeles and owns a farm in Kentucky and one in Ojai. Linda moved with Jerry when she was a teenager. Jerry’s company Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. is located in California. He is a philanthropic person and has made political contributions as well. He has also invested in National Hockey League and in the proposed sports arena in Las Vegas. He has also collaborated with MTV to create a new game studio.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
After leaving the advertisement company, he started working with director Dick Richards for movies with Farewell, My Lovely, March or Die. Then he worked with Paul Schrader. The 1980s and 90s were highly successful for him as he worked with Paramount Pictures. Flashdance was the first big hit followed by Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, and Days of Thunder. In the latter part of his career, some of the hit movies are Armageddon, Black Hawk Down, Pirates of the Caribbean and of course, National Treasure.
Jerry continued to produce TV series in parallel, and at the beginning, he used to produce TV commercials. CSI series like Crime Scene Investigation which was the original series, CSI: Miami, NY, Cold Case were all successful. But his The Amazing Race has been the most successful of the lot. He was given the title of ‘Mr. Blockbuster” due to his immense success at the box-office. All his movies collected almost $13 billion. He has been featured in various popular magazines like Forbes Celebrity 100 List.
Jerry received a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. He also received ShoWest Producer of the Year Award in 1998 and 2000. The Producers Guild honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. His movies have six Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 4 People’s Choice Awards, and 17 Emmy Award as well as numerous MTV Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from one of the most successful Hollywood producers of all time? Well, he has a net worth of over $950 million. There are multiple sources of incomes, and it is a known fact the producers make the most when a movie is successful at the box-office. He is the first producer to give the two highest grossing movies in a single weekend. Jerry also has multiple investments which are also yielding his a great dividend.
Currently, his movies Top Gun- Maverick with Tom Cruise and Gemini Man with Will Smith are in post-production, and they will come out in 2019. He has currently stopped producing TV series and concentrating more on movies and various other investment projects.