Quick Facts of

  • First NameWes Anderson

Wes Anderson is a director and producer that has become a household name because of his critically and commercially successful movies. He has a unique filmmaking style that is instantly recognizable. The Academy Award-nominated director has also written award-winning screenplays.

Anderson’s films have been constantly revered for their distinct style, he uses comedy in his movies that have a tragedy occur in them. He can subvert expectations by sometimes releasing films like the Isle of Dogs.

What Is The Net Worth Of Director Wes Anderson?

Wes Anderson’s net worth in 2020 is around $30 million. He earned this net worth from a career in directing and producing. He started his career in 1992 and has since made himself one of the biggest names in the film industry.

Box Office Collection

Anderson is one of the most critically successful directors in the world, in addition to this, his films have also earned millions over the years. In fact, according to The Numbers, the director’s films have earned more than $498,704,762 as of April 2020.

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Here is a list of his films that have grossed millions at the box office

FilmBox OfficeTotal
Domestic (US) – Overseas 
The Grand Budapest Hotel$41 Million – $64.3 Million $105.3 Million
The Royal Tenenbaums$52.4 Million – $19.1 Million$71.4 Million
Moonrise Kingdom$45.5 Million – $22.8 Million$68.3 Million
Fantastic Mr. Fox$21 Million – $25.5 Million$46.5 Million
The Darjeeling Limited$11.9 Million – $23.2 Million$35.1 Million
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$24 Million – $10.8 Million$34.8 Million
Rushmore (starring Bill Murray)$17.1 Million – N/A$17.1 Million
Bottle Rocket$500,000 – N/A$500,000

Budget Of Films

In a similar fashion, he has worked with multimillion dollars in budgets for these films, some of which made a profit and some which lost a lot of money. 

As a matter of fact, Bottle Rocket was made on a budget of $7 million and it only earned around $500,000.

The following table lists the budget of Anderson’s flicks.

1996Bottle Rocket    $7 Million
1998Rushmore         $9 Million          
2001The Royal Tenenbaums             $21 Million       
2004     The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou      $50 Million       
2007The Darjeeling Limited             $16 Million       
2009     Fantastic Mr. Fox             $40 Million       
2012     Moonrise Kingdom             $16 Million       
2020 (Not Yet Released As Of May 2020)The French Dispatch$25 Million

There Is An Airbnb Dedicated To Wes Anderson And His Work

A listing on the accommodation-letting website in Ontario, Canada showcases a Wes Anderson-themed property, the house is themed after his quirky filmmaking style. 

Each room of the house gives light to a very different theme that is inspired by a Wes Anderson joint. The house has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and can accommodate up to 4 guests.

How Much Does Wes Anderson Make?

Wes Anderson, being one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood has a hefty salary, according to Celebworth, he earns around $4.75 Million per year which is $395,833.

Raised Money For Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation

A case of excellent director helping another excellent director, while promoting his film, Isle of Dogs he announced a campaign via which people could donate money to the cause, the reward for a donation could be a trip to London where they could meet the director.

The campaign raised over $250,000 and all the proceeds went to the Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation which restores old films stored in analog tapes to preserve them.

Collaborations With A-Listers

Anderson has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. In fact, he is famous for his work with Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, etc.

Murray and Anderson have worked in 9 films, Murray also once took $9000 pay for his work in the Rushmore. Similarly, he has also collaborated on 8 films with Owen Wilson.

Work As An Actor And In Commercials

Wes first worked as an actor in 1996 with the film Bottle Rocket which he also directed and wrote, it was based on a short film. The film received more than mediocre reviews but bombed at the box office.

Then he worked on Rushmore as a director, writer, executive producer, and actor. He co-wrote the project with Owen Wilson. He also wrote, produced, and directed and acted in The Royal Tenenbaums.

The film was his breakthrough and started his ascent in the film industry. All of his acting roles in these films were uncredited cameos. He also voiced characters on Fantastic Mr. Fox and the hit comedy Sing.

Similarly, he has also directed commercials for multinational companies like American Express, Softbank, Stella Artois, etc. among others. He starred on the American Express commercial also writing and directing for the company.

For H&M, he worked with Adrien Brody to release the Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion commercial.

Career Insight

After debuting in the film industry by releasing Bottle Rocket in 1996, he co-wrote the film with Owen Wilson. His next collaboration was with the legendary Bill Murray in a comedy titled Rushmore.

This film started his long collaboration with Murray. Then he released The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001. He garnered huge success from the film. The film would make him immensely popular with movie fans.

Then in 2004, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou was released, he was the director, writer, and producer on the film. He produced ‘The Squid and the Whale’ in 2005. Two years later, he would release The Darjeeling Limited.

He directed, produced, and wrote Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, in a stop motion style which would later be closely associated with his films later on.

In 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel starring Ralph Fiennes came out, the film became his most commercially successful film ever. He also produced She’s Funny That Way in the same year.

The director produced Escapes in 2017, and also released the critically acclaimed Isle of Dogs in 2018. The French Dispatch was set to release in 2020, but the dates may be postponed if the coronavirus pandemic rages on till late 2020. The film has an outstanding cast consisting of Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, and Saoirse Ronan to name a few. 

Short Biography

Wes Anderson was born Wesley Wales Anderson in Houston, Texas, the U.S. on May 1, 1969, to Texas Anderson and Melvern Anderson. He has 2 brothers, one who is a physician and another an artist whose work has been featured on some of Wes’ work.

He went to St. John’s School and graduated in 1987, later he went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin graduating with a degree in philosophy in 1990.

Anderson is dating Juman Malouf as of May 2020, they have a daughter together who was born in 2016. They started dating in 2010.