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Spike Jonze Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Adam Spiegel was born on the 22nd October 1969 in Rockville, Maryland, USA of British and German descent. As Spike Jonze, he is known as a producer, director, and screenwriter, probably best recognized for directing “Being John Malkovich” (1999), “Adaptation” (2002), and “Her” (2013). He is also known for being an actor in a number of film and TV titles, such as “Three Kings” (1999), “Bad Grandpa” (2015), etc. His career has been active since 1989.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Spike Jonze is as of mid- 2016? It is estimated by authoritative sources that Spike counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $40 million as of mid- 2016, which has been accumulated through his career in the film industry. Another source is coming from his co-owning Director Label. Beside that, he is also the creative director of Vice Media, Inc., as well as the owner of a skateboard company, which has further increased his net worth.
Spike Jonze Net Worth $40 Million
Spike Jonze spent his childhood time divided between Bethesda, Maryland and Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania, where he was brought up by his father, Arthur H. Spiegel III, who was the founder of APM Management Consultants, and his mother, Sandra L. Granzow, who was a writer and artist; his brother is Sam “Squeak E. Clean” Spiegel, known in the media as a DJ and music producer. Spike attended Walt Whitman High School, and upon matriculation he became a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. In his teens, he was a member of the international BMX Club Homeboy, and worked as a photographer for “Freestylin’ Magazine”. Parallel with that, he became the co-creator of magazines “Dirt” and “Homeboy”; however his career began to turn another way.
Before Spike began directing films, he directed several music videos for songs performed by Bjork, R.E.M and Beastie Boys, among others, which was the main source of his net worth at that time. Before the 2000s, he directed his first film, the successful Charlie Kaufman’s creation “Being John Malkowich” (1999). The movie became a blockbuster, launching Spike into the world of directing. Since then, he has directed four feature films, a number of short films, and also numerous videos, for artists such as Weezer, Sonic Youth, Daft Punk, and many others, all of which have raised his net worth.
His second feature film was “Adaptation” (2002), written again by Charlie Kaufman, which had a budget of $19 million, and grossed $32.8 million, increasing his net worth. His next directorial venture was the film he also wrote, entitled “Where The Wild Things Are” (2009), starring Catherine O` Hara and Forest Whitaker. In 2013, his next film came out, entitled “Her”, with main roles gone to Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix.
Furthermore, Spike is also recognized as an actor, appearing in more than 20 film and TV titles; he made his debut appearance in 1993, a brief role in the film “Mividaloca”. Six years later, he featured in the film “Three Kings”, with George Clooney and Ice Cube in lead roles, and in 2010 he appeared in the TV series “The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret” through to 2012, and in 2013 he made a cameo in his film “Her”. All these appearances contributed to the overall size of his net worth.
To speak further of his accomplishments, he featured in the film “Bad Grandpa” (2013), and most recently he appeared in a brief role in the TV series “Girls”, among other appearances, all of which have added to his net worth.
Thanks to his skills, Spike has received several prestigious awards, including an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe in category Best Screenplay – Motion Picture both for the film “Her”. Overall, he has won more than 50 awards, and has more than 90 nominations, which speak of how great his career is.
Regarding his personal life, Spike Jonze was married to director Sofia Coppola from 1999 to 2003. Later, he was dated Michelle Williams (2008-2009), and two years later, he was in a brief relationship with actress Rinko Kikuchi.