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Frank Gehry Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Frank Gehry net worth:
$50 Million

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Frank Gehry Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Frank Owen Goldberg was born on 28 February 1929, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of Russian, Jewish and Polish descent. Frank is an architect, known for creating numerous world-renowned attractions, and is considered one of the most influential figures in contemporary architecture. Vanity Fair has labelled him “the most important architect of our age”; all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Frank Gehry? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through his successful career in architecture. Some of his best known works include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the New World Center in Miami Beach. All of these have helped ensure the position of his wealth.

Frank Gehry Net Worth $50 million

At a young age, Frank already showed a lot of creativity and was encouraged by his grandmother to continue his craft. He built little cities using scraps of wood and started to develop a liking for “everyday” materials thanks to spending time at his grandfather’s hardware store. Their family immigrated to the United States in 1947, and he would study at Los Angeles City College while working as a delivery truck driver. Eventually, he attended the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture and graduated in 1954. After graduating, he went on to do numerous jobs, including serving in the United States Army. Two years later, he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend Harvard Graduate School of Design and study city planning, left prematurely because he didn’t like the ideals of the school, in particular apparent political bias, correctness.

He returned to Los Angeles and started working at Victor Gruen Associates, and was given his chance to design a private residence at the age of 28; the house would become “The David Cabin” which featured numerous Asian influences. In 1961, he moved to Paris and started working there, but the following year he moved to Los Angeles, and started his own practice which would eventually become Frank Gehry and Associates in 1967. He designed several projects in Southern California including the Santa Monica Palace, however, what really pushed him to popularity was his own residence, which he purchased in 1977 and re-designed.

He continued on projects in the 1980s, including the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the California Museum of Science and Industry. In 1989, he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in recognition of his successful works. He continued making designs in the 1990s, most of which were national and international commissions, helping create the Dancing House, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, and the Cinematheque Francaise. He reached international acclaim when he opened the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain in 1997, after which he started getting a lot more major commissions, and established himself as one of the world’s most notable architects. He worked on several concert halls, and was responsible for designing Millennium Park in Chicago. He also designed various academic buildings such as the Peter B. Lewis Library and the Stata Center. Some of his most recent projects include the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at Sydney University, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. In 2014, the Biomuseo in Panama and the Fondation Louis Vuitton were also opened.

For his personal life, Frank changed his last name due to the antisemitism he experienced as a child. It is known that Gehry married Anita Snyder in 1952, but they divorced in 1966; they had two daughters. In 1967, he married Berta Isabel Aguilera and they have two sons. He is a fan of ice hockey and holds dual citizenship. He is also a member of the California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gregory Way TV2011TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miles Ahead2015associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Visual Acoustics2008Documentary special thanks - as Frank O. Gehry
Speed Racer2008the producers wish to thank
Arthur2004TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Face of a Nation2017Documentary post-productionHimself (rumored)
Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider2016Documentary
Burden2016/IVDocumentary
The Characters2016TV SeriesHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Imagine2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Competition2013DocumentaryFrank Gehry
Gazzara2012DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ2012Documentary
Fareed Zakaria GPS2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Architect (segment "The Billionaire")
Der Gruen Effekt2010TV Movie documentary as Frank O. Gehry
Masterclass2010TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1997-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Art, Architecture and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum2009Documentary shortHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Wisdom2008Video documentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner2008DocumentaryHimself
Visual Acoustics2008DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cool School2008DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons2005TV SeriesHimself
Arthur2004TV SeriesHimself
Making the Modern2003DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
My Architect2003DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Superstructures of America2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Design Principal, Gehry & Associates
Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy2001DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
The Once and Future Pariser Platz: A Square in Berlin Comes Back1999DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Adrienne Clarkson Presents1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Revenge of the Dead Indians1993DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Deconstructivist Architects1990DocumentaryHimself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Frank Gehry: The Formative Years1988Documentary Himself as Frank O. Gehry
Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture1984Documentary Himself as Frank O. Gehry

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Baukunst2005TV Series documentaryHimself, Architect

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Prince of Asturias AwardPrince of Asturias AwardsArts


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#Fact
1He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Barack Obama, in a live televised ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, on November 22, 2016, along with twenty other recipients, the the largest, and final Medal of Freedom ceremony of Obama's presidency. At this ceremony, the twenty-one recipients, in alphabetical order, included: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elouise Cobell (posthumous award given to her son), Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Richard Garwin, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Frank Gehry, Margaret Hamilton (as Margaret H. Hamilton), Tom Hanks, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (posthumous award given to her niece), Michael Jordan, Maya Lin, Lorne Michaels, Newton Minow, Eduardo Padron (as Eduardo Padrón), Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen, and Cicely Tyson.
2Santa Monica, California [June 2007]
3Awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989.
4Became a US citizen in 1950.
5He was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on November 12,2002 for his services to architecture.
6Received an honorary diploma from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004.
7He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1998 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
8In 2001, he renovated the wine cellar in the home of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Pitt subsequently did an informal apprenticeship in Gehry's Los Angeles office.
9Renowned architect, whose projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney concert hall in Los Angeles. His style is characterized by a sculptural approach to architecture.

#Quote
1[observation, 2016] Some forty years ago, I stood before a lifelike vision of a charioteer at a museum in Delphi that brought me to tears. I realized then that part of our mission was to create spaces that expressed feelings.


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