Joel Schumacher Net Worth

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Joel T. Schumacher was born on the 29th August 1939, in New York City, USA, and is an award- winning director and screenwriter, best known to the world for such films as “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985), “The Lost Boys” (1987), and “Batman” films “Batman Forever” (1995), and “Batman & Robin” (1997), among many other accomplishments.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joel Schumacher is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Schumacher’s net worth is as high as $80 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as a director, which began in the early ‘70s.

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Joel Schumacher Net Worth $80 Million

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Joel is the son of Marian and Francis Schumacher, of Swedish and American ancestry. He went to Parsons The New School for Design, and then enrolled at The Fashion Institute of Technology. His early work belongs to the fashion industry, however, he eventually decided that his true call was filmmaking. As a result, he moved to Los Angeles and studied at UCLA, eventually obtaining an MFA degree. He then first worked as a costume designer, and one of his earliest works was designing for the films “Sleeper” (1973), directed by Woody Allen, and another of Allen’s film, “Interiors” in 1978. In between those two films, Joel also made his debut, credited as the screenwriter and director with the biopic drama entitled “Virginia Hill”. However, he came to prominence as director in 1981 when the comedy sci-fi film “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” came out, with Joel receiving positive critiques for the particular film, which encouraged him to continue with his career as a director. He enjoyed success throughout the ‘80s with such films as “St. Elmo’s Fire” (1985) starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy, then “The Lost Boys” (1987) with Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Dianne Wiest, and “Cousins” (1989), which had Isabella Roesselini as its female lead, while Ted Danson and Sean Young assumed the male lead roles. His net worth was well established.

Joel continued successfully in the early ‘90s by directing the horror sci-fi “Flatliners” (1990), starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts, then the romantic drama “Dying Young” (1991), in which he again worked with Julia Roberts, while in 1994 he directed the crime-drama mystery “The Client”, based on the novel by John Grisham. He has also directed John Grisham’s “A Time To Kill”, which came out in 1996, but before that he took over the directing duties from Tim Burton for the Batman sequel from the series that started in 1992. He directed “Batman Forever” in 1995, and “Batman & Robin” in 1997, however the film received negative critiques from both public and critics, which had put Joel’s advancement on hold. However, he was back on track with the mystery thriller “8MM” (1999), with Nicolas Cage in the starring role, and crime-drama “Flawless” the same year, starring Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Barry Miller. However, with the unsuccessful “Batman” films, Joel avoided directing blockbusters for quite some time, but then in 2002 returned to A-production films, when he directed the action adventure “Bad Company”, in which the lead roles were given to Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock and Peter Stormare. Also in 2002 he directed the mystery action film “Phone Booth”, for which he selected Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker and Kiefer Sutherland for the lead roles.

His next successful venture was the romantic drama “The Phantom of the Opera”, which was adapted from the stage musical from 1986, and starred Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson, and was nominated for several Academy Awards, plus winning several other awards and nominations, including the Golden Satellite Award- nomination in the category Best Screenplay, adapted, while it also grossed $154.6 million at the box office, increasing Schumacher’s net worth to a large degree.

After that success, Joel directed a couple more successful films, including the mystery thriller “The Number 23” (2007), with Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen, which grossed over $35 million at box office, then the horror “Blood Creek” (2009), and crime thriller “Trespass” (2012). His last known work was a couple of episodes of the Golden Globe Award- winning TV drama series “House of Cards”, so his net worth is still growing

Throughout his career, Joel developed collaboration with such actors as Nicolas Cage, Kiefer Sutherland, Collin Farrell, John Fink and Kimberly Scott among others, as he cast them in more than three films.

Regarding his personal life, Joel is openly gay, however, there are no details regarding his romantic relationships. According to sources, he is currently single.

Daniel Wanburg
Daniel Wanburg
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