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Lou Adler Net Worth

Lou Adler Net Worth is
$100 Million

Lou Adler Biography

Lou Adler was born on 13th December 1933, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter, film director and producer, who is also known as a co-owner of the cult Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Adler was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, while in 2013, Lou was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. His career started in 1958.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lou Adler is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Adler’s net worth is as high as $100 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music and film industries.

Lou Adler Net Worth $100 Million

Lou Adler grew up in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California, and started his career as a co-manager of song duo Jan & Dean, alongside Herb Alpert; with the latter he quickly moved from managing to songwriting, and wrote such hits as “River Rock” for Bob “Froggy” Landers, “Only Sixteen” for The Cough Drops, and “Wonderful World” for Sam Cooke. His net worth was well established.

Adler subsequently founded Dunhill Records in 1964 and served as a President and chief record producer of the label until 1967, when he sold Dunhill for a reasonable profit, and then founded Ode Records, to which he brought Carole King, Spirit, Cheech & Chong, and Scott McKenzie, among others. Lou worked as a producer on all King’s albums with Ode, and earned two Grammy’s in 1972 for “Tapestry” in the categories Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The album sold over 25 million records worldwide, helping Adler to increase his net worth significantly.

In 1968, Adler produced a documentary called “Monterey Pop”, and later Robert Altman’s comedy “Brewster McCloud” in 1970. In 1975, he created Jim Sharman’s musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick; the movie grossed almost $140 million with a budget of just $1.2 million, which significantly improved Adler’s wealth.

Three years later, Adler directed and produced the cult comedy “Up in Smoke” with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, and among Adler’s other mentionable movies are “Shock Treatment” (1981), “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains” (1982), Edward James Olmos’ “American Me” (1992), and most recently, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (2016), which have increased further his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Lou Adler had an on-off marriage with actress and singer Shelley Fabares from 1964 to 1980; while they were separated, in 1973, Adler had his first son named Nic Adler with actress Britt Ekland. He fathered another son, Cisco Adler in 1978 with Phyllis Somer, but in 1992, Loud married Page Hannah and has four sons with her: Manny, Ike, Pablo, and Oscar. In 1976, along with his administrative assistant, Alder was kidnapped and later released after $25,000 in ransom money was paid. One of the suspects was later sentenced to life in prison. Adler can often be seen at the Lakers basketball games, sitting next to Jack Nicholson.

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Quick Facts

Full NameLou Adler
Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1933
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
ProfessionRecord producer
NationalityAmerican
SpousePage Hannah (m. 1992), Shelley Fabares (m. 1964–1980)
ChildrenCisco Adler, Nikolaj Adler, Oscar Adler, Manny Adler, Pablo Adler, Ike Adler
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/louadler
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Adler
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/lou-adler-mn0000212188
AwardsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year
MoviesThe Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, a/k/a Tommy Chong, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Shock Treatment, Up in Smoke, Brewster McCloud, Monterey Pop, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey


Interesting Facts

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1Former Vice President of Screen Gems, working with its subsidiaries Colpix Records and Dimension Records.
2Produced the Monterey Pop Festival along with John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas.
3Co-founder--with Pierre Cossette, Bobby Roberts and Al Bennett--of Dunhill Records (1965-1975), Los Angeles, CA.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Adler and Shelley Fabares separated in 1966, two years after they married. However, they didn't divorce until 1980.
6In 1978 he fathered a second son, Cisco Adler, with then-girlfriend Phyllis Somer.
7Has four sons with Page Hannah.
8Founder of Ode Records (1967), which he sold in 1975 at a considerable profit. He also managed acts such as Jan & Dean. He later dabbled in music-based film productions, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982).
9Often seen sitting courtside next to Jack Nicholson at Los Angeles Laker basketball games.
10Has a son, Nikolaj Adler (b. 1973) together with actress Britt Ekland.
11Brother-in-law of Daryl Hannah and Don Hannah.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on April 6, 2006 at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terms of Endearment1983producer: "I Feel the Earth Move" 1971
Breathless1983writer: " What A Wonderful World"
Roman Za'ir1983writer: "What a Wonderful World"
Animal House1978writer: "Wonderful World"
Top of the Pops1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimi Hendrix1973Documentary producer: "Rock Me, Baby", "Wild Thing", "Hey Joe", "Like A Rolling Stone"
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mafia III2016Video Game writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited
Hechos y protagonistas2016TV Series producer - 1 episode
Ricki and the Flash2015writer: "Give a Life, Take a Life"
Inherent Vice2014writer: "What A Wonderful World"
The Marty Stuart Show2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Las tragedias de los famosos2010TV Series producer - 1 episode
Rock & Chips2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
What If...?2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Game Boys2008writer: "What a Wonderful World"
Hitch2005/Iwriter: " What a Wonderful World" 1958
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Crew2000writer: "Bim Bam"
Tuttu juttu1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lindenstraße1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild Things1998writer: "The Poor Side Of Town"
Space Jam1996producer: "Basketball Jones"
Georgia1995producer: "56 REASONS TO GO DOWNTOWN"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle1988TV Movie writer: "Wonderful World"
Otto - Der Neue Film1987writer: "What a Wonderful World"
Murphy's Romance1985producer: "LOVE FOR THE LAST TIME THEME FROM MURPHY'S ROMANCE", "RUNNING LONELY", "POETRY", "I LOVE YOU ONLY", "HUNGRY HOWLING AT THE MOON"
The Care Bears Movie1985producer: "Care-a-Lot", "Home is in Your Heart"
Witness1985writer: " WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD" 1959

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again2016TV Movie producer
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie2013producer
Cheech & Chong's Animated Game2011Video Game executive producer
American Me1992executive producer
Shock Treatment1981executive producer
Up in Smoke1978producer
The Rocky Horror Picture Show1975executive producer
Brewster McCloud1970producer
Monterey Pop1968Documentary producer

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murphy's Romance1985music producer
The Care Bears Movie1985producer: title song
Slow Dancing in the Big City1978song producer: "I Feel the Earth Move"
Chicken Soup with Rice1975Video short music produced by
Really Rosie1975TV Movie music producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell2015TV Movie documentary archive
Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment2000Documentary photo supplier
Janis1974Documentary festival organiser

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains1982
Up in Smoke1978

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary very special thanks
I'm Still Here2010/Ispecial thanks
Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show1995Video documentary short thanks: anniversary archive footage

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rocky Horror Phenomenon2017Documentary filmingHimself
American Masters2011-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself, producer
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Producer, The Rocky Horror Show
You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story2015TV MovieHimself
The Last Impresario2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2013TV SeriesHimself
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
Troubadours2011DocumentaryHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2009TV SeriesHimself
The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
A/k/a Tommy Chong2006DocumentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
California Dreamin': The Songs of 'The Mamas & the Papas'2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Making of 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains'2004TV Short documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography2001-2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Producer, Rocky Horror Show
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1 Legends2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show1995Video documentary shortHimself
Looking at Radio1974TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself, producer
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
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