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Samuel Marshall Raimi was born on 23 October 1959, in Royal Oak, Michigan USA, to Celia Barbara and Leonard Ronald Raimi, of Russian and Hungarian descent. He is a director, producer, screenwriter and actor, probably best known for the cult horror “Evil Dead” series, which he created, and for directing the “Spider-Man” trilogy.
A noted filmmaker, how rich is Sam Raimi now? According to sources, Raimi has established a net worth of over $55 million, as of mid-2016. His fortune has been earned through his involvement in the film and television industry, as a director, producer, writer and actor.
Sam Raimi Net Worth $55 Million
Raimi grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, along with his four siblings, one of them being the actor Ted Raimi, and another the screenwriter Ivan Raimi. After matriculating from Groves High School, he enrolled at Michigan State University to study filmmaking, but dropped out after three semesters.
Raimi became involved in filming during his teenage years, being inspired by his father who enjoyed making home movies. During his time at Michigan State, he shot two short horror films, “Within the Woods” and “Clockwork”, followed by another horror, “It’s Murder!” He eventually left college to start working on “The Evil Dead” project, which was released in 1981. The film went on to become a cult classic, bringing Raimi a lot of attention from Hollywood and considerably adding to his net worth.
In 1987 he created the sequel “Evil Dead II”, achieving modest success. His 1990 superhero film “Darkman” was also a modest hit. In 1993 Raimi released “Evil Dead III”, the last installment of the “Evil Dead” series. However, the film, retitled “Army of Darkness”, failed to achieve the success of its predecessors.
Raimi’s 1995 film “The Quick and the Dead” marked his transition from horror to the western genre, but it proved to be a box office failure. However, his next project, the 1998 crime thriller “A Simple Plan” was extremely successful, as well as his 1999 romantic drama “For Love of the Game”. The films boosted Raimi’s directing career, greatly contributing to his wealth.
Raimi enjoyed astonishing popularity during the early 2000s. In 2001 he created one of the biggest hits ever, an adaptation of the Stan Lee comic book superhero, “Spider-Man”, which became a massive box office success, grossing over $800 million worldwide. It was followed by two sequels, the 2004 “Spider-Man 2” and the 2007 “Spider-Man 3”, both scoring the box office success of the first film. The “Spider-Man” triology made Raimi a star, significantly improving his net worth.
In 2013 he directed the big-budget adventure film “Oz, the Great and Powerful”, a prequel to the classic “The Wizard of Oz”, and went on to direct two episodes of the 2015 television series “Rake”.
Aside from being a director, Raimi has also released numerous projects through his production company Ghost House Pictures, including the 2013 remake of “Evil Dead” and the entire “The Grudge” franchise. He has also produced many television series, such as “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and its spin-off “Xena: Warrior Princess”, “M.A.N.T.I.S.”, “American Gothic” and “Jack of All Trades”. He is currently working on a film adaption of the hit video game “The Last of Us”.
As an actor, he has made cameo appearances in films such as “Miller’s Crossing”, “The Hudsucker Proxy”, “Indian Summer” and “Spies Like Us”, as well as television films “Body Bags” and “Indian Summer”. All added to his wealth.
In his personal life, Raimi has been married to Gillian Dania Greene, daughter of the late actor Lorne Greene, since 1993. The couple has five children.