John Ridley Net Worth

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John Ridley IV was born in October 1965, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and is an author, screenwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known for being a screenwriter of the period drama film “12 Years a Slave” (2013) for which Ridley won an Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a number of other awards. John has been active in the entertainment industry since 1993.

How much is the net worth of John Ridley? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films and television are the major sources of Ridley’s net worth.

John Ridley Net Worth $5 Million

To begin with, the boy alongside his two sisters grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin. They were raised in the Catholic household by their mother who worked as a special education teacher, whereas their father was an ophthalmologist. John was educated at Homestead High School, and later studied at Indiana University before transferring to New York University.

Concerning his professional career, he made his debut as a screenwriter in 1993 for the television series “Martin” aired on Fox. It was followed by a series of screenplays for television productions such as “The Prince of Bel Air” (1994), “The John Larroquette Show” (1994) and “The Show” (1995). In 1997, John Ridley made his debut as a director, of the thriller film “Cold Around the Heart”, for which he won the Urbanworld Film Festival Jury Prize for the Best Director; he was also the screenwriter of the aforementioned film. The film “U-Turn” (1997) directed by Oliver Stone is based on the novel “Stray Dogs” – Ridley also wrote the screenplay. Afterwards, the writer was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award and Writers Guild of America Award for the Best Screenplay for his work in the film “Three Kings” (1999), moreover, he received a nomination for Black Reel Award as a writer of “Undercover Brother” (2002). Meanwhile, he continued to work as a screenwriter for television, writing six episodes of the “Third Watch” (1999 – 2003) series. Then, he wrote for the television production “Platinum” (2003), “Static Shock” (2003), “Barbershop: The Series” (2005) and “The Wanda Sykes Show” (2005), all contributing steadily to his net worth.

On the big screen, Ridley has written the screenplay for the feature films “Red Tails” (2012) and “Jimi: All Is by My Side” (2013). For his screenplay for the film “12 Years a Slave”, Ridley was honoured with an Oscar in the category of the Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Award 2013. The same year, he received an award from the Kansas City Film Critics Circle in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. In 2014, he was rewarded with the Critics Society Award, a NAACP Image Award, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award and a number of other awards; overall, he won 18 awards for the best screenplay of the above mentioned film. From 2015 to 2017, Ridley has been working as a creator, writer and director of the series “American Crime”, for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Director in a Drama Series. Recently, he produced, wrote and directed the drama miniseries “Guerrilla” (2017) as well as directed and produced the documentary film “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992” (2017).

Finally, in the personal life of John Ridley, he is married to Gayle, and they have two children.

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John Ridley IV's Net Worth as of 2024
$5 Million