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Todd R. Wagner was born on the 2nd August 1960, in Gary, Indiana, USA. He is a co-founder of the internet radio company Broadcast.com, as well as the co-owner of the media group 2929 Entertainment. Todd Wagner has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1995.
How much is the net worth of Todd Wagner? It has been estimated that the online media entrepreneur has an estimated fortune of $1.52 billion, earned during a career now spanning more than 20 years.
Todd Wagner Net Worth $1.52 Billion
To begin with, Wagner was raised in Gary, and educated at Merrillville high school. In 1983, he graduated from University of Virginia earning a Bachelors degree in law. Later, he settled down in Dallas, Texas where he held the position of a licensed CPA of Texas State; he pursued a career in law working with such well known firms like Hopkins & Sutter as well as Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. In 1995, Wagner alongside Mark Cuban launched the internet company AudioNet which broadcast radio stations and sports events via the Internet; three years later, the title of the company was changed to Broadcast.com. In 2000, the company was sold to Yahoo! for the price of $5.7 billion. Thus, Wagner added a huge sum to the outright size of his net worth and became billionaire in just one day.
Afterwards – in 2003 – 2929 Entertainment, the media group which focuses on film production and distribution, theatrical exhibition and television was founded by Todd Wagner and his business partner Mark Cuban. Consequently, Wagner started to work as an executive producer; he worked on such films as “The War Within” (2005), “Akeelah and the Bee” (2006), “We Own the Night” (2007), “The Life Before Her Eyes” (2007) among many others. It is worth saying that Todd has produced the Academy Award nominees “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” (2005) and “Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005). What is more, Wagner and Cuban also owns other entertainment assets that also increase the overall size of their net worth, such as film distributor Magnolia Pictures, the high-definition production company entitled HDNet Films, the chain or art house Landmark Theatres, as well as HD cable and satellite television networks HDNet Movies and HDNet. Moreover, Todd Wagner is now a member of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees.
In addition to this, Todd Wagner is also known for his philanthropic measures. He has launched the charitable foundation The Todd Wagner Foundation, Minority Technology Fund, education and life skills program MIRACLES and others. For his philanthropic ideas he was awarded as Man of the Year by After-School All Stars in 2000, Social Entrepreneur of the Year from Dallas by Center for Nonprofit Management in 2002, Visionary Award from First Star in 2006, the Milton P. Levy Jr. Volunteer Award from Dallas’ Special Care and Career Services in 2008 and other honours and awards.
Finally, in the personal life of the entertainment mogul, Todd has been married to Kari for nearly 10 years, and they have two children.