Wes Craven net worth: American film director, writer, producer and actor, Wesley Earl ‘Wes’ Craven had a net worth of $25 million.
Born on August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, Wes Craven earned his bachelor degree in English and Psychology from Wheaten College while he completed his master’s from John Hopkins University. Prior to working in the film industry, Craven served as a teacher at Westminster College and Clarkson University.
However, Craven’s deep interest in lucrative roles of movie industry made him a sound editor for a post-production company. He then started directing pornographic movies which he worked under pseudonyms. Craven directed his first feature film The Last House on the Left in 1972 and came to light.
He collaborated with Sean S. Cunningham and worked on other movies like Nightmare on Elm Street. He also helped Johnny Depp rise to stardom after casting him in the same movie. Best known for his directing works in horror/thriller films, Craven worked on movies outside the genre like Music of the Heart (1999( and Paris, je t’aime (2006).
Equally known as a writer and author, Craven created a comic book series named Coming to Rage that was released in 2015 in digital form. He also authored another book called Fountain Society back in 1999. He also designed the Halloween 2008 logo for Google and was the second personality to feature on YouTube homepage.
Wes Craven made his fortunes through the film industry while also through his design works and book sales. Married to Bonnie Broecker first, the couple divorced in 1970 and he got married to Millicent Eleanor Meyer in 1982 which also turned to separation. He married Iya Labunka, who worked as a producer in his films.
This pioneer of the slash genre, Craven’s Scream franchise grossed over $300 million in US alone. He died in August 30, 2015 leaving behind a net worth of $25 million.
Quick facts about Wes Craven
Full Name: Wesley Earl Craven
Profession: Director, Author, Actor
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Date of Birth: August 2, 1939
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Education: John Hopkins University
Marital status: Married thrice
Astrological sign: Leo