Guillermo del Toro Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Guillermo del Toro Net Worth 

Guillermo del Toro has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is known for films such as ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and the Academy Award-winning ‘The Shape of Water.’ He earns most of his income from his movies. 

Guillermo del Toro, born on October 9, 1964, was able to parlay his childhood love of the macabre into a highly successful career as a filmmaker, making his feature debut with Cronos in 1993. He directed the comic-book adaptations Blade II and Hellboy before directing Pan’s Labyrinth, an acclaimed, artistically distinguished film that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Del Toro also directed the action blockbuster Pacific Rim and the haunted house/period piece Crimson Peak before winning his first Best Director Oscar for The Shape of Water.

To calculate the net worth of Guillermo del Toro, 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: Guillermo del Toro
Net Worth: $40 Million
Monthly Salary: $200 Thousand
Annual Income: $3 Million
Source of Wealth: Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Novelist, Television Director, Television producer, Voice Actor

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Background

Guillermo del Toro, a future filmmaker, was born on October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Del Toro developed an early taste for the macabre and decorated his family’s home with decidedly spooky elements. He began making short films in high school and later attended the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos. In the mid-1980s, he founded Necropia, an effects company aimed at the Mexican film market.

Haunting Early Films

Del Toro made his feature film debut in 1993 with the bilingual film Cronos. After discovering a gilded device, an antiques shopkeeper begins to undergo a startling form of vampiric transformation, which his granddaughter witnesses. The film, which co-starred Ron Perlman (who later became a regular collaborator with the director), received numerous accolades, including eight Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film.

Del Toro’s next film was Mimic, a 1997 Miramax production starring Mira Sorvino and Josh Brolin in a story about giant bugs running amok in New York City. Del Toro became dissatisfied with working in Hollywood after this project, and for his next film, he turned to Spanish history. The Devil’s Backbone (2001), co-produced by fellow filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, is a serious, bleak story about a group of children fighting for survival in a haunted orphanage during the Spanish Civil War.

Comic Book Fare: ‘Blade II’ and ‘Hellboy’

In his next directing venture, del Toro returned to the world of horror, albeit in a comic-book format and with a return to vampires. Del Toro directed Blade II, a gory, stylized action caper starring Wesley Snipes as the famed vampire hunter that grossed more than $150 million worldwide. Next up was another comic-book adaptation, Hellboy, in which Perlman played the brawny, demonic titular character in an action-comedy film. This dynamic was also seen in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, released in 2008.

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Global Acclaim for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’

Del Toro returned to Spain and the country’s post-civil war era in 2006 with Pan’s Labyrinth, the story of a girl forced to live with a fascist stepfather who escapes into a magical, frightening world where she’s revealed to be a princess, with a blurring of what might be reality versus an imaginary escape from trauma.

Pan’s Labyrinth earned more than $80 million worldwide and was one of the top-grossing foreign releases in the United States. The film was also a critical success, making many critics’ year-end lists and earning an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It was nominated for five other Oscars, winning for art direction, cinematography, and makeup.

Common Motifs and ‘Crimson Peak’

Del Toro’s films are known for paying close attention to creatures of all kinds, from the creepy humanoid faun played by Doug Jones in Pan’s Labyrinth to a haughty ectoplasmic team leader voiced by Seth MacFarlane in Hellboy II. While del Toro showed an interest in robots and mechanical warfare in Hellboy II, he took the concept to its logical conclusion in Pacific Rim (2013), starring Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam, a big-budget film in which humongous mechanical warriors battled similarly colossal alien monsters.

Del Toro returned to the world of artful horror in the fall of 2015 with Crimson Peak, a story about a house that has memory and induces terror starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Tom Hiddleston.

In 2010, Del Toro co-founded the visual effects company Mirada. He was also chosen to direct the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but after nearly two years of planning, he announced in 2012 that he would be leaving the project, with Peter Jackson taking over.

Award-Winning ‘The Shape of Water’

The Shape of Water, del Toro’s 2017 film, became one of his signature works. The Shape of Water, a sci-fi romance about a mute janitor who falls in love with a man-fish hybrid held in a government lab, won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival and led the pack with seven Golden Globe nominations, including one for del Toro in the category of Best Director.

Del Toro begged for more time to celebrate his first Golden Globe Award when the orchestra music began playing during his acceptance speech. “It’s taken 25 years,” he said. “Give me a minute. Give me a minute!”

More accolades were on the way for the director, as The Shape of Water received 13 nominations ahead of the 2018 Academy Awards. During the March 4 telecast, the film received four Oscar nominations, including two of the night’s top honors, Best Picture and Best Director.

In his acceptance speech for Best Director, del Toro made a political statement, stating that he is an immigrant and praising the power of cinema for allowing people of all races and backgrounds to present stories with universal appeal. “I think the most important thing our art and industry do is erase the lines in the sand,” he said. “We should keep doing that when the world tells us to go deeper.”

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Personal and Other Projects

Guillermo del Toro married Lorenza Newton in 1986, and the couple had two daughters together. When his father was kidnapped and held captive for more than two months in 1998, the director faced a major crisis. Del Toro was able to pay the ransom and relocate his family to the United States.

The Guadalajara International Film Festival announced the Jenkins-Del Toro International Film Scholarship in March 2018, a $60,000 annual award for a promising Mexican filmmaker to study abroad at a renowned film institute. “If we change a life, we change a generation,” said the Academy Award-winning director.

Around the same time, del Toro announced that his At Home With Monsters exhibit, which includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, and concept art from his films, would be touring museums in Guadalajara and Mexico City. The show had previously been on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced in April that they had reached an agreement with del Toro to finance, market, and distribute all live-action features that he would write, produce, and/or direct. As part of the agreement, the studio stated that it would establish a new division dedicated to projects in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres.

“I’ve hoped for a long time to find an environment where I can distribute, nurture, and produce new voices in smart, inventive genre films while also channeling my own,” del Toro said. “In Fox Searchlight, I’ve found a true home for live-action production — a partnership built on hard work, mutual understanding, and, most importantly, faith.”

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