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Matthew Weiner was born on the 29th June 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Matthew is a producer and writer, best known for the creation of the TV series “Mad Men” (2007-2015), but he has also been responsible for a few seasons of the popular TV series’ “The Sopranos”, and “Becker”. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1996.

Have you ever wondered how rich Matthew Weiner is? According to sources, it is estimated that Matthew Weiner`s overall net worth is $25 million, an amount acquired through his writing talents, which are mostly represented in TV series, however, Matthew has also made his film-making debut with the film “Are You Here” (2013), which also added to his net worth.

 

Matthew Weiner Net Worth $25 Million

Matthew was raised in a Jewish family; his parents were highly educated people, with his father being a medical researcher and chair of the neurology department at the University of Southern California, and his mother had a law degree although didn’t work. Matthew could only expect the highest education for himself, and he went to the prestigious private The Park School of Baltimore for his elementary education, after which his family moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Harvard School for Boys. Following the graduation, he studied history, literature and philosophy at the Wesleyan University, but didn’t finish and later enrolled at the University of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts, where he earned an MFA degree.

His professional career began in 1996, when he was hired as a screenwriter for the TV series “Party Girl”, however the series had a short life span, and Weiner needed to find another engagement. He started knocking from door to door, and got a job on the TV series “The Naked Truth” (1995-1998). However, his first major achievement was working on the TV series “Becker” (1998-2004), the success of which propelled him further into the screen-writing business. These projects really started his net worth.

While working as a part of the “Becker” team, he wrote a script for “Mad Men”, and one name was hooked on the script – it was David Chase, a producer of TV series “The Sopranos”. Chase soon offered Weiner a job on “The Sopranos”, which Matthew gladly accepted. While working on “The Sopranos”, Matthew`s net worth grew immensely, since he won two Primetime Emmy Awards, working as a producer on the series. Matthew also made his acting debut in the series, in the role of Manny Safier in a few episodes, which also increased his net worth.

Matthew wanted to put his own show “Mad Men” into production status, and began to search for a network; he was rejected by almost every major TV network, including HBO and Showtime, but AMC accepted his script, and signed a contract for the first season, to consist of 13 episodes. The “Mad Men” turned out to be a major success, which became the main source of Matthew`s net worth in the following years. The show aired for eight full seasons, from 2007 until 2015.

Matthew won numerous awards for the show, including nine Primetime Emmy awards and three Golden Globes.

He has also tried himself as an actor, other than the already mentioned roles in “The Sopranos”, Matthew has also lent his voice to a Simpson`s episode “The Man In The Blue Flannel Pants” in 2011.

Regarding his personal life, Matthew has been married to Linda Brettler since 1991. Linda supported family, working as an architect before Weiner got his first job. Anyway, they are now one big family since the couple has four children and two of them have already tried themselves as actors, Charles Weiner and Marten Holden Weiner.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Semi Chellas
· Jonathan Igla
· Janet Leahy
· Erin Levy
· Tom Smuts
· Robert Towne
· Carly Wray
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMad Men (2007)· Semi Chellas
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Erin Levy
· Frank Pierson
· Janet Leahy
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (executive producer)
· André Jacquemetton (co-executive producer)
· Maria Jacquemetton (co-executive producer)
· Dahvi Waller (producer)
· Jonathan Abrahams (producer)
· Dwayne L. Shattuck (producer)
· Blake McCormick (producer)
2011AFI AwardAFI Awards, USATV Program of the YearMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
· Dwayne L. Shattuck
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Jonathan Igla
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Erin Levy
2011WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Jonathan Abrahams
· Lisa Albert
· Keith Huff
· Jonathan Igla
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Brett Johnson
· Janet Leahy
· Erin Levy
· Tracy McMillan
· Dahvi Waller
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Erin Levy
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (executive producer)
· Lisa Albert (supervising producer)
· Blake McCormick (producer)
· Dwayne L. Shattuck (producer)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest InternationalMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
2010AFI AwardAFI Awards, USATV Program of the YearMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
2010PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
· Lisa Albert
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Andrew Colville
· Kater Gordon
· Cathryn Humphris
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Brett Johnson
· Erin Levy
· Marti Noxon
· Frank Pierson
· Robin Veith
· Dahvi Waller
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (co-executive producer)
· André Jacquemetton (supervising producer)
· Maria Jacquemetton (supervising producer)
· Lisa Albert (supervising producer)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Kater Gordon
2009BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest InternationalMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
2009PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
2009WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Jane Anderson
· Rick Cleveland
· Kater Gordon
· David Isaacs
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Marti Noxon
· Robin Veith
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Tom Palmer (co-executive producer)
· Scott Hornbacher (producer)
· Lisa Albert (producer)
· André Jacquemetton (producer)
· Maria Jacquemetton (producer)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase
· Brad Grey
· Ilene S. Landress
· Terence Winter
· Henry Bronchtein
· Diane Frolov
· Andrew Schneider
· Martin Bruestle
· Gianna Maria Smart
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Bridget Bedard
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Tom Palmer
· Chris Provenzano
· Robin Veith
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase (executive producer)
· Brad Grey (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (executive producer)
· Terence Winter (executive producer)
· Henry Bronchtein (co-executive producer)
· Diane Frolov (supervising producer)
· Andrew Schneider (supervising producer)
· Martin Bruestle (producer)
· Gianna Maria Smart (producer)
2007WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Mitchell Burgess
· David Chase
· Diane Frolov
· Robin Green
· Andrew Schneider
· Terence Winter
2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase
· Brad Grey
· Mitchell Burgess
· Robin Green
· Ilene S. Landress
· Terence Winter
· Henry Bronchtein
· Martin Bruestle
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase (executive producer)
· Brad Grey (executive producer)
· Robin Green (executive producer)
· Mitchell Burgess (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (executive producer)
· Terence Winter (executive producer)
· Henry Bronchtein (co-executive producer)
· Martin Bruestle (producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic SeriesMad Men (2007)
2016PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
· Janet Leahy
· Semi Chellas
· Erin Levy
· Jon Hamm
· Blake McCormick
· Tom Smuts
2016WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMad Men (2007)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Semi Chellas
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (executive producer)
· Janet Leahy (executive producer)
· Semi Chellas (co-executive producer)
· Erin Levy (supervising producer)
· Jon Hamm (producer)
· Blake McCormick (producer)
· Tom Smuts (producer)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Heather Jeng Bladt
· Semi Chellas
· Jonathan Igla
· David Iserson
· Janet Leahy
· Erin Levy
· Patricia Resnick
· Tom Smuts
· Carly Wray
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMad Men (2007)· Jonathan Igla
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (executive producer)
· Janet Leahy (executive producer)
· Semi Chellas (co-executive producer)
· Erin Levy (supervising producer)
· Jon Hamm (producer)
· Blake McCormick (producer)
· Tom Smuts (producer)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)· Carly Wray (writer)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Phil Abraham
· Michael Uppendahl
· Jennifer Getzinger
· Scott Hornbacher
· John Slattery
· Chris Manley
· Jon Hamm
2014WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Semi Chellas
· Jason Grote
· Jonathan Igla
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Janet Leahy
· Erin Levy
· Michael Saltzman
· Tom Smuts
· Carly Wray
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (executive producer)
· André Jacquemetton (executive producer)
· Maria Jacquemetton (executive producer)
· Janet Leahy (executive producer)
· Semi Chellas (supervising producer)
· Jon Hamm (producer)
· Blake McCormick (producer)
· Erin Levy (producer)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Semi Chellas
· Jonathan Igla
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Janet Leahy
· Erin Levy
· Frank Pierson
· Tom Smuts
· Carly Wray
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Phil Abraham
· Michael Uppendahl
· Jennifer Getzinger
· Scott Hornbacher
· John Slattery
· Chris Manley
· Jon Hamm
· Matt Shakman
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaMad Men (2007)· André Jacquemetton
· Jon Hamm
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Victor Levin
· Blake McCormick
· Scott Hornbacher
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Semi Chellas
· Jonathan Igla
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Brett Johnson
· Janet Leahy
· Victor Levin
· Erin Levy
· Frank Pierson
· Michael Saltzman
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Semi Chellas (written by)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Semi Chellas (written by)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher (executive producer)
· André Jacquemetton (executive producer)
· Maria Jacquemetton (executive producer)
· Victor Levin (co-executive producer)
· Jon Hamm (producer)
· Blake McCormick (producer)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Phil Abraham
· Michael Uppendahl
· Jennifer Getzinger
· Scott Hornbacher
· John Slattery
· Matt Shakman
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaMad Men (2007)· Jonathan Abrahams
· Scott Hornbacher
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Blake McCormick
· Dwayne L. Shattuck
· Dahvi Waller
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2011BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest InternationalMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
· Jennifer Getzinger
2011Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalBest International ProducerMad Men (2007)· Scott Hornbacher
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Phil Abraham
· Michael Uppendahl
· Jennifer Getzinger
· Scott Hornbacher
· John Slattery
· Lynn Shelton
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Robin Veith
2010DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series NightMad Men (2007)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)· Lesli Linka Glatter (director)
· Robin Veith (writer)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)· Erin Levy (writer)
2010Literary AwardPEN Center USA West Literary AwardsTeleplayMad Men (2007)· Marti Noxon
· Cathryn Humphris
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMad Men (2007)· Brett Johnson
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaMad Men (2007)· Robin Veith
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Robin Veith
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2009DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightMad Men (2007)
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)· Kater Gordon (writer)
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)· Lesli Linka Glatter (director)
· Robin Veith (writer)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)· Robin Veith (written by)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearMad Men (2007)· Alan Taylor (director)
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesMad Men (2007)· Lisa Albert
· Bridget Bedard
· André Jacquemetton
· Maria Jacquemetton
· Tom Palmer
· Chris Provenzano
· Robin Veith
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase
· Diane Frolov
· Andrew Schneider
· Terence Winter
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase (writer)
2007PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase
· Brad Grey
· Ilene S. Landress
· Terence Winter
· Diane Frolov
· Andrew Schneider
· Henry Bronchtein
· Martin Bruestle
· Gianna Maria Smart
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· David Chase (executive producer)
· Brad Grey (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (executive producer)
· Terence Winter (executive producer)
· Henry Bronchtein (co-executive producer)
· Diane Frolov (supervising producer)
· Andrew Schneider (supervising producer)
· Martin Bruestle (producer)
· Gianna Maria Smart (producer)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)· Terence Winter (writer)


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#Fact
1His wife Linda is an architect.
2Grew up in Los Angeles.
3Attended the prestigious Park School just north of Baltimore.
4Father to sons Marten Holden Weiner, Charles Weiner, Arlo and Ellis.

#Quote
1[on the whimsical departure of 'Bert Cooper' (Robert Morse) from "Mad Men"] The show is famous for being Byzantine, but I can't believe that someone singing 'The Best Things in Life Are Free' was up for conversation. That was EXACTLY what I was trying to say.
2The fiction of John Cheever has a voice filled with irony and comedy and pain that, at some level, I'm always seeking to emulate. His short stories present themselves as episodes of TV do - with plenty of story and flawed characters presented without judgment.
3[re mentor David Chase } I talked to him quite a bit about [Not Fade Away (2012)] and I'm a huge fan of it. David's process is so arduous to begin with. To explain the difference between the joy and the compulsion is really hard. When I was in North Carolina, and David was finishing his movie, I spoke to him on the phone, and I talked to my wife afterwards and she said, 'You guys just keep sticking your neck out there.' My wife's an architect, so she definitely has a very high-risk artistic profession and she gets the idea that you're really sensitive, you really care what people think, you have a low threshold for criticism. It's like asking why people do heroin when they know it will kill them. I gotta give up at some point.
4I was watching the Oscars, and I saw Jennifer Lawrence [fall] on the steps, and I thought: That was the perfect acceptance speech. How do you avoid the envy and appearing arrogant? How do you say the perfect thing, now that you're not an underdog anymore? I don't think she did it on purpose, but you see that and see how she behaves, and you're like, it could not go any better than that. If I was writing an acceptance speech, I would have it start with someone falling off the steps.
5[re Mad Men (2007)] When the season ends, that's the end of the show for me. I'm out of stuff. I never know what's going to be the tension in between the seasons. I didn't know that after Season 3 the audience would not be convinced that Don was divorced. As soon as I heard, "Will he get divorced?" I'm like, well, I guess they don't know. That's the tension. "Will he start a new agency?" I guess that's the tension. What I start hearing over the break starts to inform where I start the next year.
6[re The Sopranos (1999)] The casting of Gandolfini is very important because he allows us, because of his natural charisma, to enjoy all those fantasies of power that we wish we had. We love Tony because he has all of our animal appetites. Everyone would love to walk into a room and pick the biggest sandwich and take the best chair and have sex with the best-looking women. But at home he has the same life that we do. You can't get any respect at home! That's just the way it is.
7Mad Men (2007) is non-judgmental about human behavior. These people do a lot of what we would consider unlikable and unpleasant things. We all do. Rather than lying to you about human behavior, even though there's plenty of wish-fulfillment in the show, it acknowledges that it's hard to be a person. I think that's a part of what resonates with audiences.
8Where do I put ourselves in the history of television? I will put myself and the show under the category of 'very lucky'.
9[re_Mad Men (2007) We're on the landscape in a permanent way.That is nice to hear. I'm in the entertainment business, where you're only as good as your last show. I'm very aware of the transient nature of the audience and the business itself. Will we be in the books that list shows that won awards? Probably. Will there be some conversation about the show in the future? I hope so. I mean, my kids know who Columbo (1971) is, and that was a long time ago.
10[on the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," describing how a personal crisis of his was the inspiration for his creation of Mad Men (2007)] My inspiration for writing this piece--the first moment of interaction with really where Don was--was: I was 35 years old; I had a job on a network sitcom; it was rated number nine (which means I was basically in Major League Baseball for my job--there's 300 people in the country that have this job, and I had one). I had three children, and I was like what--this incredible life--you know, I was like, 'What is wrong with me? Why am I unhappy? Why is there so much going on in my head that I can't express to other people because it's all awful? And what is enough? And I'm going to die one day.' And I'm looking at it and saying, 'This is it?' It could be an excuse to behave very badly.


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