Adam McKay Net Worth

December 25, 2023
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Adam McKay was born on the 17th April 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a director, film producer, screenwriter as well as a comedian and an actor. He is widely known for his collaborations with Will Ferrell which include movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), “Step Brothers” (2008), “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013) as well as for 2015 biographical drama “The Big Short”.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multi-talented personality of the moviemaking industry has accumulated so far? How rich Adam McKay is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Adam McKay’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds the sum of $40 million, acquired largely through his producing career which has been active since 1986.


Adam McKay Net Worth $40 million


Adam was born into the family of a waitress and a bass guitar player. He attended Great Valley High School after which he enrolled at Pennsylvania State University, later transferring to Temple University, but dropped out just a year later. Subsequently, Adam and several friends founded the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade. He later joined Chicago’s The Second City, an improvisational comedy group for which he wrote and performed the “Piñata Full of Bees” play. These ventures provided the basis for Adam McKay’s current net worth, and introduced him to the world of comedy and moviemaking.

In 1995, Adam was cast as a behind-the-camera crew member of “Saturday Night Live”, for which he provided screenplays and sketches. After leaving SNL in 2001, Adam teamed up with famous actor and comedian Will Ferrell and they wrote “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” which hit the theatres in 2004, becoming a huge commercial success, earning over $90 million at the box office. This successful collaboration continued as McKay directed “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Step Brothers” (2008) and “The Other Guys” (2010) as well as the sequel in the Anchorman franchise – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” which was released in 2013 and managed to beat the success of the first part, earning an impressive sum of $173.6 million at the box office. All these accomplishments have helped Adam McKay to dramatically increase his net worth.

In 2013, Adam McKay directed the dark fantasy thriller “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” featuring Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in the title roles. In 2015, for his work on the biographical drama about mid-2000s Wall Street financial crash – “The Big Short” with Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell in the leading roles, Adam McKay was honored with several prestigious rewards including an Oscar, BAFTA and Writers Guild of America Awards, among over a dozen of others. All these accomplishments helped Adam McKay to further increase his net worth.

Some other notable writing, directing and/or producing engagements of Adam McKay include, apart from all those already mentioned above, movies “The Dictator” (2012), “Get Hard” (2015), “Ant-Man” (2015), “The Brothers Grimsby” (2016) and “Toni Erdmann” (2016) as well as the TV series “The Spoils of Babylon” and “Drunk History” to name a few.

When it comes to his personal life, Adam McKay has been married since 1999 to a actress and stage director, a sister of Jeremy Piven, Shira Piven with whom Adam has two children. It has been publically acknowledged that he is diagnosed with an essential tremor.

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