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Abigail Edna Disney was born on the 24th January 1960, in Los Angeles, California, USA and is the daughter of Roy Edward Disney and Patricia Ann Dailey and the sister of Roy Patrick Disney. She is a philanthropist and filmmaker, film producer and an activist well known for documentary series on social subjects. Her filmography includes, among others, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” (2008), “The Queen of Versailles” (2012), “The Invisible War” (2012) and “Hateship, Loveship” (2013). She has been active in the entertainment industry since 2006.
How much is the net worth of Abigail Disney? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $500 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2017. Films are the major source of Abigail’s fortune.
Abigail Disney Net Worth $500 Million
To begin with, the girl was raised in North Hollywood, California. She earned a Bachelors degree at Yale, majored in English Literature at Stanford in which she earned a Master’s degree, as well as a gaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Columbia University.
Concerning her professional career, she entered the filmmaking industry after finishing her studies. At first, she produced a documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” (2006) directed by Gini Reticker. The film won as the Best Documentary in the Tribeca Film Festival. Alongside the winner of Emmy Award, Gini Reticker, Abigail founded film production company Fork Films in 2007; in the aforementioned company, she served as the CEO, the CCO and the President.
In 2011, Disney produced another five part documentary entitled “Women, War & Peace”, which won a Television Academy Honor and the America Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, a Gracie Award and Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award. Additionally, Abigail was encouraged for using films to facilitate social change and given An Athena Film Festival Award. She also worked as an executive producer in the films “The Invisible War” (2012), “This is How I Roll” (2012), “Sexy Baby” (2012) and “Alias Ruby Blade” (2012) and other documentary films. It is worth mentioning the fact that Disney worked as an executive producer in the feature length documentary entitled “The Trials of Spring” (2015) directed by Gini Reticker, and the same year, she debuted as a director and screenwriter on the documentary film “The Armor of Light” (2015), which won the Galway Film Fleadh Award as the Best International Feature Documentary and the Special Award at the Traverse City Film Festival.
Finally, in the personal life of Abigail Disney, she has been married to the activist Pierre Norman Hauser since 8th October 1988; the two have four children.
What is more, Abigail Disney is well known as a community activist, and for philanthropic work. In 1991, Abigail alongside her husband launched The Daphne Foundation which helps those who live in poverty. In 2008, she created a non profit organization entitled Peace is Loud. Additionally, she participated in a number of charitable events inside the USA and outside, like in the Democtratic Republic of Congo.