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Joe Roth was born on 13 June 1948 in New York City, USA to Lawrence and Frances Roth, into a family of Jewish ancestry, and is an American film executive, director and producer. Joe is best known as a former chairman in 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios, and also a founder of Revolution Studios.

So just how rich is Joe Roth as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources report that Roth’s net worth is as high as $700 million, accumulated from his career in the movie industry which began in the early 1970s. One of his assets is a luxurious mansion estimated to be valued at $9 million and designed by architect Douglas Honnold in 1930.

Joe Roth Net Worth $700 million

Roth attended Boston University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Prior to his Hollywood career, Joe worked in an advertising company in San Francisco. He started off his career in the movie industry as a production assistant in ‘’The Conversation’’, a 1974 mystery thriller film. He went on to work as a producer in several movies during the mid and late ‘70s, including ‘’Cracking Up’’ and ‘’Americathon’’, a 1979 American comedy movie. He had a lot on his plate and the number of movies he produced was only increasing, producing 16 movies in total during the ‘80s, with his work receiving mixed reviews from the critics. The highlight of this era was ‘’Off Beat’’, which was described as ‘’one of the year’s best comedies’’ by The Chicago Sun critic Roger Ebert. Following this success, Roth went on to produce ‘’Skin Deep’’, which despite poor reviews, was a hit at the box office earning a total of $19.7 million. In the same year, he was a co-producer of ‘’The Major League’’, a widely recognized sports comedy film, which was a success at the box office, besides gaining a positive response from the critics. As of the early ‘90s, Roth produced several movies that received mixed and moderate reviews, including “Coupe de Ville’’ and ‘’Young Guns II’’. However, his most notable movie of the ‘90s was ‘’The Exorcist III’’, a 1990 horror film, which grossed a total of $39 million, including over $9 million earned in the opening week. In the same fashion, Roth produced movies that did well at the box office, but failed to impress the critics in the forthcoming period. However, he was gaining recognition for his work and became chairman of Caravan Pictures and the Walt Disney Studios.

Having split up with Disney and 20th Century Fox, Joe went on to found Revolution studios in 2000, for which he produced ‘’Daddy Day Care’’ in 2003 and ‘’Mona Lisa Smile’’ in the same year among others, and so was ranked as high as number six in Premiere Magazine’s 2003 Hollywood Power List. Roth produced the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004, alongside working on several movie projects. The number of movies he produced was notably increasing throughout the 2000s, and he was widely applauded for his work on “Alice in Wonderland” in 2007 and ‘’”Snow White and the Huntsman”’’ in 2012, with the latter grossing over $396 million.

As of more recent past, Joe produced ‘’Maleficent’’, a 2014 dark fantasy starring Angelina Jolie which earned over $758 million, and was one of the highest grossing movies of the year. Roth is still working in the movie industry, and in 2017 he produced a box office hit ‘’xXx The Return of Xander Cage’’.

In his personal life, Roth was married to Dana Arkoff from 1980-2004. The couple has three children.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 13, 1948
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Height:5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Profession:Producer
Education:Boston University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Donna Arkoff (m. 1980–2004)
Children:Zack Roth, Julia Roth, Daniel Pinder Roth
Parents:Lawrence Roth, Frances Roth
Siblings:George Roth
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Announced that Revolution Studios would cease operations in October 2007. Roth will join Sony Pictures as a producer, making one or two movies a year. [April 2006]
2Chairman, Walt Disney Studios [1998]
3Brother-in-law of Lou Arkoff.
4Is part owner of the MLS franchise in Seattle: Seattle Sounders FC, partnered with minority owners who include Drew Carey.
5Older brother of actor, George Roth.
6Ranked #6 in Premiere's 2003 annual Hollywood Power List. Had ranked #19 in 2002.
7Son-in-law of Samuel Z. Arkoff


Quotes

#Quote
1I like doing genre stuff.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsThe Great Debaters (2007)· Denzel Washington (director)
· Robert Eisele (screenwriter)
· Todd Black (producer)
· Kate Forte (producer)
· Oprah Winfrey (producer)
· Molly Allen (co-producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· David Crockett (executive producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Kids Vote - Feature FilmMaleficent (2014)· Robert Stromberg
· Angelina Jolie
· Don Hahn
· Linda Woolverton
2014BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmMaleficent (2014)· Robert Stromberg
· Angelina Jolie
· Don Hahn
· Linda Woolverton
2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Variety TelevisionThe 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004)· Michael B. Seligman
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialThe 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004)· Michael B. Seligman (executive producer)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maleficent 22019producer announced
Peter Pan2019producer - rumored announced
xXx: Return of Xander Cage2017producer post-production
Elizabeth: The Dark Ageexecutive producer pre-production
Empressproducer announced
Oz the Great and Powerful 2producer announced
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016producer
The Huntsman: Winter's War2016producer
Miracles from Heaven2016producer
In the Heart of the Sea2015producer
Anger Management2012-2014TV Series executive producer - 85 episodes
Maleficent2014producer
Million Dollar Arm2014producer
Heaven Is for Real2014producer
Sabotage2014executive producer
Oz the Great and Powerful2013producer
Snow White and the Huntsman2012producer
Are We There Yet?2010-2012TV Series executive producer - 30 episodes
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza2011TV Series executive producer - 40 episodes
Knight and Day2010executive producer
Alice in Wonderland2010/Iproducer
Demons2007TV Movie executive producer
The Great Debaters2007producer
Littleman2006executive producer - uncredited
An Unfinished Life2005executive producer
The Forgotten2004producer
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special producer
Mona Lisa Smile2003executive producer
Hollywood Homicide2003executive producer
Daddy Day Care2003executive producer
Tears of the Sun2003executive producer
Before and After1996executive producer
While You Were Sleeping1995producer
Tall Tale1995producer
Heavy Weights1995producer
The Jerky Boys1995producer
Houseguest1995producer
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994producer
Angels in the Outfield1994producer
Angie1994executive producer
The Three Musketeers1993producer
Pacific Heights1990executive producer
The Exorcist III1990executive producer
Young Guns II1990executive producer
Nightbreed1990co-producer
Enemies: A Love Story1989executive producer
Renegades1989executive producer
Major League1989co-producer
Skin Deep1989executive producer
Dead Ringers1988executive producer - uncredited
Young Guns1988producer
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise1987executive producer
P.K. and the Kid1987producer
Streets of Gold1986producer
Where the River Runs Black1986producer
Off Beat1986co-producer
Moving Violations1985producer
Bachelor Party1984executive producer
The Stone Boy1984producer
The Final Terror1983producer
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains1982producer
Americathon1979producer
Our Winning Season1978producer
Cracking Up1977executive producer
Tunnel Vision1976producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedomland2006
Christmas with the Kranks2004
America's Sweethearts2001
Coupe de Ville1990
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise1987
Streets of Gold1986

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exorcist III1990presenter
Dead Ringers1988presenter
Young Guns1988presenter
The Conversation1974production assistant - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cracking Up1977Man (uncredited)
Tunnel Vision1976Player-Announcer

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Armageddon1998executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bandslam2009thanks
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'2006Video documentary special thanks
Gangs of New York2002special thanks
Punch-Drunk Love2002special thanks
American Masters1990TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aurora: Becoming a Beauty2014Video shortHimself
Maleficent: Building an Epic Battle2014Video shortHimself
Maleficent: From Fairy Tale to Feature Film2014Video shortHimself
Snow White and the Huntsman: A Legend Is Born2012Video documentary shortHimself
Snow White and the Huntsman: Citizens of the Kingdom2012Video documentary shortHimself
Snow White and the Huntsman: Reinventing the Fairy-tale2012Video shortHimself
Not Your Time2010ShortHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
Charlie Rose2006TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2003TV SeriesHimself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Naked Hollywood1991TV Mini-SeriesHimself
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands1990TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stars in Shorts2012Himself

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