Ridley Scott Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Ridley Scott Net Worth 

Ridley Scott has an estimated net worth of $400 million. Ridley Scott is an acclaimed English director and producer whose notable hits include ‘Alien,’ ‘Thelma & Louise,’ ‘Gladiator,’ ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘The Martian.’ He earns most of his income from film production. 

English film director and producer Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, England, on November 30, 1937, the son of Elizabeth and Col. Francis Percy Scott. He had two brothers, one of whom was Tony Scott, who later also became a film director.

Ridley loved to watch movies as a child, and when he reached college, he actively pursued a film career. He helped set up the film department at the Royal College of Art and made a short film called Boy and Bicycle as his final project. In this film, which was his directorial debut, he starred his younger brother Tony. After college, Ridley Scott worked as a set designer at the BBC, where he participated in a number of popular television series.

To calculate the net worth of Ridley Scott, 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: Ridley Scott
Net Worth: $400 Million
Monthly Salary: $1 Million
Annual Income: $20 Million
Source of Wealth: Film Producer, Film director, Production Designer, Television producer, Television Director

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Film Career

Scott founded Ridley Scott Associates, a film and commercial production company, in the late 1960s and hired Tony to work with him. The company attracted the Scott brothers, as well as other commercial directors such as Alan Parker and Hugh Hudson. Nonetheless, Scott pursued a career as a film director. He finally got a job directing The Duellists in 1977, which was nominated for the main prize and won an award for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.

Scott went on to direct the films Alien with Sigourney Weaver and Blade Runner with Harrison Ford. Blade Runner was a box office flop in 1982, but it is now considered a classic. Tony Scott’s first blockbuster, Top Gun, was released in 1986, beating his older brother to the punch. However, Ridley Scott caught up with Thelma & Louise in 1991, starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. The film was one of Scott’s most critical successes, earning him an Academy Award nomination for best director.

Scott Free Productions, which he co-founded with his brother in 1995, has worked on numerous commercials and television shows in addition to his feature films. Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe and released in 2000, was another huge commercial success for the director. Gladiator won five Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor, and Scott received another nomination for directing. Scott would go on to collaborate with Crowe on four more films.

Following the success of Gladiator, Scott directed Black Hawk Down, starring Ewan McGregor and Josh Hartnett, as well as Hannibal, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, and Ray Liotta. Many of the films that followed became some of Scott’s most well-known successes, including American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington (who worked with Tony Scott on five different occasions); Body of Lies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio; and Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe.

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Golden Globe for ‘The Martian’

Scott began work on what was supposed to be a two-part sequel to Alien in 2010, but ended up being a single film called Prometheus, which was released in June 2012. He also directed Lady Gaga’s new perfume commercial.

Scott directed the sweeping epic Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses, after directing the Cormac McCarthy-penned The Counselor, which received mixed reviews despite a star-studded cast in 2013. The film, which sparked debate over issues of race and casting, performed poorly at the domestic box office but fared much better overseas. Scott’s next big-budget project, The Martian, was an unqualified success both domestically and internationally. Scott received a Golden Globe nomination for best picture, comedy or musical in early 2016. The Martian was also nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, among other things.

Following the emergence of sexual harassment allegations against actor Kevin Spacey in November 2017, Scott took the unusual step of removing the accused actor’s scenes from his recently completed film, All the Money in the World. The director announced that he was reshooting the scenes with Christopher Plummer and that he hoped to have the film ready for its original December 22 release date.

Despite the last-minute rescheduling, which included securing the same shooting locations and the commitment of co-stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, Scott pulled everything together and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director. He later described the experience as “a bit of coordination with a lot of panic thrown in,” calling it “the most desperately difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Personal Life

Scott has been married twice and has three children, all of whom work in the film industry. In the United Kingdom’s 2003 New Year Honours, he was knighted.

Scott was shocked when his brother Tony died after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, California, on August 19, 2012. Tony Scott’s office was found with a suicide note shortly after his death.

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