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Darren Star was born on the 25th July 1961 in Potomac, Maryland, USA, of Jewish descent, and is a television and film writer, director, and producer, best known for creating such series as “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000), “Melrose Place” (1992-1999), and “Sex and the City” (1998-2004). Star’s career started in 1990.
Have you ever wondered how rich Darren Star is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Star’s net worth is as high as $120 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a writer and producer. In addition to being a creator of several popular series in the ‘90s and early 2000s, Star has also directed television movies which improved his wealth.
Darren Star Net Worth $120 Million
Darren Star‘s father who was an orthodontist, and his mother worked as a freelance writer; he grew up in Maryland, and attended Winston Churchill High School, before studying at UCLA.
Star’s career started when he worked as a co-producer and writer of “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1990, starring Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry. The series was a huge success in America and Europe as well, and earned four Golden Globe nominations. It was aired for ten seasons until 2000, and helped Star to increase his net worth significantly. In the meantime, he created “Melrose Place”, a series relatively similar to “Beverly Hills”, but mostly intended for teenagers; it was aired from 1992 to 1999, and although it wasn’t quite popular in audience numbers as its predecessor, the series received five Golden Globe nominations.
Between the two hit shows, Darren wrote the screenplay for the movie called “If Looks Could Kill” (1991) starring Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, and Roger Rees; the film grossed over $7.5 million and additionally improved Star’s wealth. He then wrote the story for the comedy “Doin’ Time on Planet Earth” (1992), before creating the series “Central Park West” – or “C.P.W.” – in 1995, which follows the stories of ambitious New Yorkers and their pursuit of money, power, and sex. The series aired for two seasons, and earned two Primetime Emmy’s nominations.
The next major project in Star’s career was HBO’s hit series “Sex and the City”, which was aired for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. Unlike his previous shows, this one achieved bigger mainstream success, and won eight Golden Globes and one Primetime Emmy for Darren Star. Also, it elevated his net worth to multi-millionaire status, and placed him among the richest television producers.
Star failed to produce such lucrative series as before, and most of his next projects were underachieving. The mentionable are “The $treet” (2000-2001), that lived for only one season, as well as the comedy “Grosse Pointe” (2000-2001) (17 episodes), “Miss Match” (2003) starring Alicia Silverstone, and “Generation Y” (2009) which was a complete failure and didn’t see daylight after a pilot episode. The remakes of “90210” (2008-2013) and “Melrose Place” (2009-2010) refreshed his career somewhat, and he also produced “Kitchen Confidential” (2005-2006) starring Bradley Cooper, “Cashmere Mafia” (2008) with Lucy Liu, and “GCB” (2012). Most recently, Star created the series called “Younger” in 2015, and it is still running. He has announced that he would produce a biography movie about Anita Bryant, but the release date is still unknown.
Regarding his personal life, Darren Star is openly gay. He has estates in both New York and Los Angeles, but he lives in Bel Air, L.A.