Francis Ford Coppola Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Francis Ford Coppola Net Worth 

Francis Ford Coppola has an estimated net worth of $400 million. Director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola is best known for creating ‘The Godfather’ film series starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. He earns most of his income from film production.

Francis Ford Coppola made his directorial debut in 1968 with Finian’s Rainbow. With 1970’s Patton, he gained international critical acclaim for his screenwriting abilities. He released The Godfather two years later (1972). He took a break from directing for a while in 1997. With Youth Without Youth, he returned to hands-on filmmaking in 2007.

To calculate the net worth of Francis Ford Coppola, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Francis Ford Coppola
Net Worth: $400 Million
Monthly Salary: $2 Million
Annual Income: $30 Million
Source of Wealth: Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film director, Television Director, Television producer, Actor, Film Editor

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Early Life

Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 7, 1939. As a child, he was bedridden due to polio and found creative ways to entertain himself, including producing his own puppet shows. Coppola became interested in film at a young age and studied theater at Hofstra University in New York.

Coppola moved to California after graduating in 1960 to attend UCLA’s prestigious film program, where he learned from many great instructors, including pioneering female director and screenwriter Dorothy Arzner. He interned with B-movie king Roger Corman while in graduate school. Corman gave Coppola his first shot at directing a feature film, Dementia 13, which he also wrote. While that film was a flop, he found success as a director with the 1968 musical Finian’s Rainbow.

Movies: ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Dracula’

Coppola first gained international attention for his talent as a screenwriter, winning an Academy Award for Patton in 1970. Two years later, he published one of his best works, The Godfather (1972). Based on a novel by Mario Puzo, the critically acclaimed saga revolved around the Corleones, an Italian-American family involved in organized crime.

Marlon Brando played the patriarch of the family and Al Pacino his son and reluctant successor. Coppola received his first nomination as director from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also received the second prize for screenplay and the best picture award. The sequel, The Godfather Part II (1974), was equally well received.

Coppola produced the riveting Vietnam War drama Apocalypse Now in 1979. The film, which starred Martin Sheen, was an imaginative retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. That same year, Coppola also served as executive producer of the family-friendly classic The Black Stallion.

He made several films in the 1980s and 1990s, from the personal drama about a group of wayward teenagers in The Outsiders (1983) to the glitzy jazz-age saga The Cotton Club (1984) to the faithful adaptation of the vampire classic Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). He also created the final chapter of his Mafia trilogy, The Godfather Part III (1990).

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Ventures Outside Directing

After The Rainmaker (1997), Coppola withdrew from directing for a time. He focused much of his energy on other ventures, particularly his California winery. Behind the scenes, Coppola served as producer on his daughter Sofia’s first directorial effort, The Virgin Suicides (1999). He also served as executive producer on a number of films and television series, including Lost in Translation (2003), Kinsey (2004), Marie Antoinette (2006) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

In 2007, Coppola returned to filmmaking with Youth Without Youth, an adaptation of a novella by Romanian philosopher Mircea Eliade. At the time, Coppola told Entertainment Weekly, “I am announcing a new phase in which I’ll make more personal films.” The filmmaker next shot Tetro, a drama about an Italian immigrant family, in 2009. Coppola switched genres with 2011’s thriller Twixt, which he also directed.

In addition to his own work, Coppola has many relatives in the film industry. His sister is actress Talia Shire, and his nephew is actor Nicolas Cage. In addition to daughter Sofia, he and his wife Eleanor also have a son named Roman, who also directs and acts. Their late son, Gian-Carlo Coppola, was an actor. He was killed in a boating accident in 1986. Gian-Carlo’s daughter, Gia Coppola, made her first steps as a director and screenwriter with the film Palo Alto (2013).

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