Paul Thomas Anderson is a famous American screenwriter, movie director, and producer. Paul Thomas Anderson is most renowned for his movies ‘Magnolia’, ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘The Master.’ Paul Thomas Anderson is well-known for releasing his latest movie ‘American Hustle’ in 2014. Continue reading to find the net worth of Paul Thomas Anderson as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Paul Anderson (Paul Thomas Anderson) was born on 6th June 1970 in Studio City in Los Angeles in the US. His parents are Edwina (née Gough) and Ernie Anderson who was an actor. Ernie voiced and hosted for ABC and Cleveland television’s late-night horror movie, ‘Ghoulardi.’ Later, Paul used the name for his Production Company.
Paul Anderson and his siblings were raised in the San Fernando Valley. Paul was the 3rd youngest of 9 children. He did not get along with his mother but was close to his father. Ernie encouraged Paul to become a writer or director. Paul Anderson studied from several schools. These include Buckley in Sherman Oaks, John Thomas Dye School, Campbell Hall School, Cushing Academy, and Montclair Prep.
Since his early age, Paul Anderson was interested in filmmaking and made his first film at age 8. Initially, Paul made movies on his Betamax video camera that his father purchased in 1982. Later, Paul used 8mm film but, preferred using the video camera. Paul earned money cleaning cages at a pet store. At age 17, Paul started experimenting with Bolex 16mm camera. Paul wrote and filmed his first real production as a senior in High School at Montclair Prep. The 30-minute long film was made into a video ‘The Dirk Diggler Story’ (1988).
1990-2000 Paul Anderson dated Fiona Apple. Since 2001, Paul Anderson has been living with Maya Rudolph (actor and comedian). They reside in the San Fernando Valley with their children. Daughters named Pearl Minnie (b. October 2005), Lucille (b. November 2009) and Minnie Ida (b. August 2013), an only son named Jack (b. July 2011).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Paul Thomas Anderson commenced his movie production career at New York University. After a year, Paul left college to work as a production assistant. He concentrated on game shows, musicals, and television movies.
Paul Thomas Anderson released his first full-length feature film, ‘Hard Eight.’ It was successfully screened at the Cannes Film Festival (1996). In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson made his name and fortune after producing the movie ‘Boogie Nights.’ Paul was nominated for 3 Academy Awards. After that, Paul Thomas Anderson released ‘Magnolia’ (1999). Again, he was nominated for 3 Academy Awards. Paul Thomas Anderson wrote, directed and produced movies, ‘Punch-Drunk Love,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘The Master.’
Paul Thomas Anderson has won several International awards worldwide for most of his movies.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Paul Thomas Anderson is $75 million. Most of Paul Thomas Anderson’s wealth comes from his career as a screenwriter, film director, and producer. Paul has earned from the global box-office sale of his movies that are internationally famous. Paul Thomas Anderson has also earned from the sale of his music videos. Paul Thomas Anderson directed eight music videos (5 were for Fiona Apple).
Paul Thomas Anderson is a close friend of Quentin Tarantino and an admirer of Adam Sandler. All actors smoked Camel cigarettes in his movies.