Edoardo Ponti was born on the 6th January 1973, in Geneva, Switzerland of Italian origin, and is a director, screenwriter, actor and film producer, probably best known for directing the films “Between Strangers” (2002), “Coming & Going” (2011), “Il Turno di Notte lo fanno le Stele” (2012) among others. Ponti has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998.
How much is the net worth of Edoardo Ponti? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Films are the major source of Ponti’s modest fortune.
Edoardo Ponti Net Worth $5 Million
To begin with, Ponti was raised in a family of celebrities, as he is the son of the famed producer Carlo Ponti and equally famed actress Sophia Loren. Edoardo made his acting debut at age 11 in the Maurizio Ponzi film “Aurora” (1984) cast with his mother. However, He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1994, earning a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and Creative Writing, and stayed on three years to earn a Master of Fine Artss degree in Directing and Film Production.
Concerning his professional career as a director, his debut was made in theatre producing and directing the play “The Lesson of Eugène Ionesco” in 1995. The following year, Ponti staged the trilogy “Griffin & Sabine” by Nick Bantock, then after being the personal assistant to Michelangelo Antonioni, Edoardo made his first short film – “Liv” (1998). He directed his first feature film “Between Strangers” in 2002 in which one of the protagonists is his mother, the premier of the film was at Toronto and Venice International Film Festivals, and won five Genie nominations. In addition, the director won the Award of Merit at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival, and The Best First Time Filmmaker at the Newport Beach Film Festival, a good start to his net worth.
Edoardo is known as the director and writer of the romantic comedy film “Coming & Going” (2011) too, with stars Sasha Alexander, Fionnula Flanagan and Rhys Darby. The same year he released a short film – “Away We Stay” (2011) – then the Italian film “Il Turno di Notte lo fanno le stele” (2012). In 2012, Ponti created one of the main roles in the film “Madam Butterfly” directed by Michel Comte. Currently, the director is working on the film entitled “The Human Voice” based on the Jean Cocteau play of the same name, as well as on the feature film “Payment Deferred” based on Forester’s novel “Behind Her Smile”.
To conclude, all the aforementioned engagements have increased the total size of Edoardo Ponti net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the director, Ponti has been married to actress Sasha Alexander since 2007, with whom he has a daughter Lucia Sofia born in 2006, and son Leonardo Fortunato who was born in 2010.