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Anthony David Leighton Scott was born on the 21st June 1944, in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, and was a Primetime Emmy Award-winning director, producer, and writer, best known for such movies as “Top Gun” (1986), “Man on Fire” (2004), “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009), and “Unstoppable” (2010). Scott’s career started in 1969 and ended in 2012 with his passing.
Have you ever wondered how rich Tony Scott was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Scott’s net worth was as high as $90 million, earned through his successful career in film industry. In addition to being a director, Scott also worked as a producer and writer, which improved his wealth too.
Tony Scott Net Worth $90 Million
Tony Scott was the youngest of three sons of Elizabeth and Colonel Francis Percy Scott, and grew up with brothers Ridley, who is a famous director as well, and Frank. Tony went to the Grangefield School, and then to the West Hartlepool College of Art, before graduating from the Sunderland Art School with a degree in fine arts. Scott then studied art in Leeds, as he was unsuccessful at entering Royal College of Art in London, and in 1969 he debuted with the short film called “One of the Missing’.
His first feature movie was “Loving Memory” in 1971, while in 1983 Scott directed “The Hunger” starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. In 1986, Scott made one of his most successful movies – “Top Gun” with Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins and Val Kilmer, which won an Oscar and Golden Globe and was nominated for three more Oscars and one more Golden Globe. With a budget of $15 million, the film grossed over $356 million worldwide, making Scott filthy rich and a multi-millionaire. He ended the ‘80s with the Oscar and Golden Globe Award-nominated “Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987) starring Eddie Murphy, and which earned $300 million worldwide, half of that amount in the US alone.
In 1990, Scott filmed “Revenge” with Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, and Madeleine Stowe in lead roles, and that same year he directed the Oscar-nominated “Days of Thunder” starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Robert Duvall. The next year, Tony made “The Last Boy Scout” with Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, while in 1993, he filmed “True Romance” starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, and Dennis Hopper, which Quentin Tarantino wrote the script for it. In 1995, Scott released the Oscar-nominated “Crimson Tide’ with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, which grossed over $157 million worldwide, additionally increasing Tony’s net worth.
By the end of the ’90s, Scott had made “The Fan” (1996) starring Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, and Ellen Barkin, and “Enemy of the State” (1998) with Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight, with the latter earning more than $250 at the box office, further boosting his reputation and net worth.
In 2001, Scott directed “Spy Game” with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, while in 2004 he made “Man on Fire” starring Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken and Dakota Fanning. In the mid-2000s, Tony filmed “Domino” (2005) with Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, and Edgar Ramírez, and “Déjà vu” (2006) starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, and Jim Caviezel. His last two movies were “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009) with Denzel Washington, John Travolta and Luis Guzmán, and the Oscar-nominated “Unstoppable” (2010) starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson.
Tony Scott also has more than 40 credits as a producer, and worked on numerous successful movies including the Golden Globe Award-winning “The Gathering Storm” (2002) with Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jim Broadbent. He continued with Golden Globe Award-nominated “In Her Shoes” (2005) with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, and the Oscar-nominated “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007) starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, and Sam Shepard.
Early in this decade, Scott produced “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010), the Primetime Emmy Award-winning “Gettysburg” (2011), and “The Grey” (2011) with Liam Neeson. Most recently, he worked on Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Killing Lincoln” (2013) and “Get Santa” (2014). Tony also produced such TV series as “Numb3rs” (2005-2010) and “The Good Wife” (2009-2013).
Regarding his personal life, Tony Scott was married to Gerry Scott from 1967 to 1974, and later to Glynis Sanders from 1986 to 1987. He then married Donna W. Scott in 1994, and stayed with her until his death in 2012, and had two children with her. Tony died on the 19th August 2012 by suicide, for reasons still unclear after he jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the San Pedro port district of Los Angeles.