Bob Gale Net Worth

March 18, 2024
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Born Michael Robert Gale on the 25th May 1951, in University City, Missouri USA, Bob is an award- winning screenwriter, director and producer, best known to the world for creating the “Back to the Future” trilogy with Robert Zemeckis, among many other accomplishments.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bob Gale is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gale’s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, which has been active since the ‘70s.


Bob Gale Net Worth $20 Million


Bob is the oldest of three sons born to Mark R. Gale who worked as an attorney, and his wife, Maxine, an art dealer and violinist. From his early teen years, Bob became interested in comic books, and launched his own comic book “The Green Vomit”, while also started a comic book club in St. Louis which became quite popular. He took his first steps towards filmmaking when he and his brother Charlie made a film series parodying the “Republic Pictures Commando Cody”. He created one with his brother, and the other two in collaboration with Richard Rosenberg, who had taken over the whole production of the films.

After finishing high school, Bob enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema. During his college years, he befriended Robert Zemeckis, with whom he would go on to create a number of films, including the aforementioned trilogy.

Bob started his career in the early ‘70s with short films – “The Annihilator Attacks” (1972) and The Discovery” (1973) – and then in 1978 worked for the first time with Zemeckis; the two wrote the romantic comedy film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” (1978), starring Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco and Marc McClure. The two continued to work together by writing the screenplay for the action comedy “1941”, directed by Steven Spielberg, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. In 1980 the two created the comedy “Used Cars”, which starred Kurt Russell, Jack Warden and Gerrit Graham, then throughout the ‘80s, the two worked on a trilogy that launched them to stardom “Back to the Future” (1985), “Back to the Future II” (1989), and “Back to the Future III” (1990).

For the first film, the two received an Academy Award- nomination, while they won the Hugo award in the category Best Dramatic Presentation.

Following the success of these films, the two created the animated TV series “Back to the Future” (1991-1993), and worked as consultants for five video games created by Telltale games. Bob became focused primarily on the “Back to the Future” franchise, and aside from writing the action thriller “Trespass” in 1992, again with Zemeckis, Bob didn’t have any other work connected to the film industry until 2002, when he wrote and directed the adventure comedy “Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road”, with James Marsden, Gary Oldman and Kurt Russell in the lead roles.

In 2014 he started working on a stage musical of “Back to the Future” with Zemeckis, and it was announced that it would be premiered in 2015 for the 30th anniversary of the first installment of the franchise, however, the production of the musical has been interrupted and at the moment there has been no news about the musical.

His love for comic books continued in his adult life, and Bob has worked for Marvel and DC on such comics as “Ant-Man’s Big Christmas”, “Daredevil, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Batman”, which also increased his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Bob is married to Tina, but there are no further details about their marriage, including whether the couple has children or not.

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