Gale Anne Hurd Net Worth

January 2, 2024
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Gale Anne Hurd, Nicholl Fellowships Chair, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ presentation of its 2013 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting on November 7 in Beverly Hills.

Gale Anne Hurd was born on 25 October 1955, in Los Angeles, California USA, of Jewish descent. Gale is a film producer, best known for being the current recording secretary of the Producers Guild of America. She also founded Pacific Western Productions which would later become Valhalla Entertainment. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Gale Anne Hurd? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a film producer. She’s helped create many box office and television hits over the years. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.


Gale Anne Hurd Net Worth $60 million


Hurd grew up in Palm Springs, California and would later attend Stanford University, and graduated in 1977 with a degree in economics and communications. She also had a minor in political science.
One of her first steps to a career in film was joining New World Pictures as an executive assistant, under the company president Roger Corman, and would slowly work her way up through numerous administrative positions. Eventually, she found her way into production, then formed her own production company called Pacific Western Productions in 1982. The company would be responsible for creating numerous box office hits, including 1984’s “The Terminator” which helped launch both James Cameron’s and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film careers. The company also produced “Aliens” which would earn seven Academy Award nominations, including wins at the Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects categories. In 1989, the production company then worked on “The Abyss” which is about a search team trying to recover a sinking submarine in the Caribbean, then encountering something else.

Thanks to her work, Gale Anne was rewarded with the Women in Film Crystal Award which is given to women who help expand the role of females in the entertainment industry. In 1991, she produced the HBO film “Cast a Deadly Spell” which was written by Joseph Dougherty, and continued making notable projects including “Terminator” sequels, ‘Dante’s Peak”, and “Armageddon”. In 2003, she received the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology alongside Arthur C. Clarke. She produced films such as “Aeon Flux” and “Punisher: War Zone”, before in 2010 helping to create the hit show “The Walking Dead” which started airing on AMC, receiving a lot of critical acclaim and awards. In 2011 Hurd became governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a year later was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, she received a Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award which is given to women in the film industry. Her latest recognition, the Fangoria Lifetime Achievement Award was given in 2017 and was thanks to her work in the horror and science fiction genres.

For her personal life, it is known that Gale was married to James Cameron from 1985 to 1989. Two years later she married director Brian De Palma and it lasted for two years; they have a daughter. In 1996, she married director Jonathan Hensleigh. Gale is a supporter of Arsenal FC.

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