Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Film Directors 2016

Film directors, not only guide the actors' performance but also ensure what is written in the script is clearly reflected.This profession has enabled great directors to earn a lot of dollars. Below, therefore, is a list of top 10 highest paid Hollywood film directors in 2016:

10. Steven Allan Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is rated one of the most famous and successful Hollywood directors. With a $3.6 billion net worth, this iconic director is also a renowned producer and script writer who has kept his fans entertained through his rare and enviable capabilities.
Being among the best directors of Hollywood, Steven Spielberg earns $150 million annual salary and $422 million per film. On his profile are movies like Minority Report, War House, Munich, War of the Worlds, A.I, Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Amistad, Indiana Jones, The Terminal, E.T, Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

9. Peter Robert Jackson

With a net worth of $400 million, Peter Jackson ranks second best film director globally. His movie trilogy, the 'Lord of the Rings' alone, earns him $180 million, making him a famous producer, writer, and director. His many successful movies have won him many accolades from the film critics.
Per film, Peter Jackson earns approximately $429 million with $6.0 billion gross earning.
Other films he has directed include the Hobbit and King Kong.

8. James Francis Cameron

Born in Ontario, Canada, James Cameron is reported as one of the best directors of the Hollywood industry. Through his films, he earns $1.1 from the US alone and an overall $700 million earning.
Some of the movies James Cameron has directed include Avatar, The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic. The films he has directed amount to $6.02 billion.

7. Michael Benjamin Bay

This 50-year old American director who was born in Los Angeles has a net worth of $430 million. Michael Benjamin Bay is also a renowned producer. He earns $65 million annually from several blockbuster films like Armageddon, The Rock, Bad Boys, Transformers and Pearl Harbor.
Having studied film at the University, Michael Bay emerges as one of the best film directors of Hollywood.

6. Christopher Jonathan James Nolan

An excellent producer, copywriter, and screenwriter, Christopher Jonathan James Nolan has immensely contributed to the Hollywood film industry.
This 45-year old talented and versatile director boasts of a net worth of 150 million dollars with $433 million per film.
Amongst the best of the films he has directed include Memento, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Inception.

5. Chris Joseph Columbus

Born in Pennsylvania, Chris Columbus studied film at New York University. This highly gifted director has directed films since the late 1980s.
This American filmmaker has a net worth of 50 million dollars. Per film, Chris earns 119.4 million dollars with 3.852 billion dollars total box office grossing value.
Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Adventures in Baby Sitting are amongst the movie classics he has significantly contributed to.

4. Gregor Verbinski

Gregor Verbinski is one of the highest-paid directors in Hollywood. Having studied film at UCLA, the 51-year-old director has directed movies like The Ring, Mexican, The Weather Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Ritual and Rango.
Music bands like Monster Magnet, Bad religion, and Vicious Rumors have also enjoyed his immense contribution.
Gregor Verbinski has also directed commercials for top brands like Nike, Coca-cola, skittles and United Airlines.
Gregor Verbinski earns $399 million per film with $3.591 billion gross income.

3. Timothy Walter

Born in 1958, Timothy Walter is not only a successful director but also a producer, a motion artist, and a writer.
After his graduation from Burbank high school, Timothy Walter joined Calfornia Institute of Arts where he studied animation and graduated in 1979.
Timothy Walter shot his first 8 mm film at age 13. With $3.766 billion global grossing value, he earns 108.7 million dollars per film.
His net worth is $140 million.
Some of his all-time pieces include Dark Shadows, The Nightmare before Christmas and Corpse Bride.

2. Robert L. Zemeckis

This 64-year-old director has been in the entertainment industry since 1972. His unique talent has seen him win the Best Directors Academy Award several times.
Robert L. Zemeckis enjoys international recognition through the many awards and accolades he has won.
Beowulf, Flight, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Cast Away, Back to The Future and The Polar Express are amongst the successful films he has directed.Per film he directs, Robert Zemeckis earns $127.4 million. His global gross income is 4.094 billion.

1. Ron Howard

Ron, as he is fondly called by his fans, is rated amongst the top earners in Hollywood film production. The 62-year-old from Oklahoma started learning the basics of film production during his teen years.
From John Burroughs High School, Ronald William joined the University of Southern California where he studied Cinematic Arts.
His many blockbusters include Cocoon, Apollo 13, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
His per film earning is $ 90.3 million.

Through their imagination and creativity skills, the above film directors justify their rich net worth as they have achieved their goal of entertaining their fans worldwide.

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