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Full NameHans Zimmer
First NameHans
Last NameZimmer
Birth NameHans Florian Zimmer
ProfessionComposer, record producer
Birth CityNew York City
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameHans J. Zimmer
Mother NameBrigitte Zimmer
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSuzanne Zimmer
No Of Children4
AwardsAcademy Awards,Grammy Awards
FilmographyThe Lion King,Interstellar
EducationHurtwood House School
Height178 cm
Weight83 kg
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Date of BirthSeptember 12,1957
Age62 years
Amount$200 Million
Amount$200 Million

Hans Zimmer Has a Net Worth of $200 Million

Academy Award winner for the Best Original Score, Hans Zimmer is one of the richest film score composer with a net worth of $200 million

He is a German record producer and a film score composer who has composed original music for over 150 films. He's best popular works include movies like The Lion King, The Dark Knight Trilogy, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, Interstellar, and Dunkirk.

He is the head of the music department at DreamWorks studios and also heads his own film score company, Remote Control Productions. The four-time Grammy Award-winning composer has worked with many renown directors like Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, and Zack Snyder.

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Hans Zimmer's Music contribution to Movies

The German composer started his career as a keyboardist for the band Krakatoa in the 1970s. He then joined The Buggles and appeared in the video for Video Killed the Radio Star (1979).

German Film Score composer, Hans Zimmer
Caption: Hans Zimmer

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He then collaborated with composer Stanley Myers to produce film scores. They worked together in movies like Success is the Best Revenge, My Beautiful Launderette, Insignificance, and Moonlighting.

Hans then landed a job as the score producer in The Last Emperor, the album which won an Oscar for the Best Original Score at the 1987 Academy Awards. After that, he worked with the movie Rain Man, which won four Oscars, including a nomination for himself.

Zimmer won an Academy Award for his work in the film The Lion King. His most notable works can be found in movies like Driving Miss Daisy, starring Morgan Freeman, Days of Thunder, featuring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Pearl Harbor, starring Ben Affleck.

His other best music can be found in The Thin Red Line, starring Sean Penn and George ClooneyAs Good as It Gets, starring Jack Nicholson, Hannibal, Gladiator, Madagascar, starring Ben StillerTaffin, starring Pierce Brosnan, Black Hawk Dawn, and many others.

He has also worked in the film scores of The Dark Knight Trilogy and in the final three films of Pirates of the Caribbean, starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

He also contributed to the soundtracks of Dan Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, starring Tom Hanks, movies based on the works of author Dan Brown

Apart from music composing, he also proved himself to be an actor in films like The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, and the Fox and the Hound 2.

$200 million net worth bearing composer Hans Zimmer
Caption: Hans Zimmer performing at a concert

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For his contribution to the entertainment industry, Hans Zimmer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.  

He toured successfully across Europe an the United States in 2017 and is currently touring for the live-action remake of The Lion King which will be released by Disney.

What is Hans Zimmer's Net Worth?

As of 2020, the Grammy-winning score composer has gathered a massive wealth worth $200 million from his works with movies that have earned well at the box office.

His wealth is majorly an outcome of her his career in films and as a musician. In fact, his net worth has seen constant increase over the years.

How much does Hans Zimmer make in a year?

He gets paid over $2 million for every film that he works on. Back in the 80s and 90s television composers earned about $20,000 per week and an additional amount of $2,000-$8,000 for royalties. His annual income is estimated to be $5-$7 million.

House and Cars

Zimmer owned a lavish home in Malibu, California which he purchased for $4.8 million. He also owns houses in Germany and London as well, but their price is currently unknown.


His garage houses a few cool rides like a Bentley Continental which has the market price of $200,000, a BMW i8 of $150,000, and a Range Rover which costs $70,000.

Charity Works, Insurance, and Taxes

The Oscar Award winner donated the earnings of his London concert to the victims of Grenfell Tower.

There is no data regarding the insurance policies that he has been following. He must be paying a huge sum of money to the IRS for his $200 million net worth and also for his music label, Remote Control Productions.

Hans Zimmer's Short Biography

He was born as Hans Florian Zimmer in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany on 12th September 1957. He is the son of father Hans J. Zimmer and mother Brigitte Zimmer. He is of German nationality and his ethnicity is also German.

During his childhood, he was thrown out of 8 different schools in Germany. He moved to London during his teens and studied at Hurtwood House School.


The 62-years-old film score composer has been married twice. He is currently wedlock with his second wife Suzanne Zimmer. They met after Hans divorce in 1992. Together they have three children named Brigitte, Annabel, and Jake

Hans Zimmer and Suzanne Zimmer
Caption: Hans Zimmer and his second wife Suzanne Zimmer

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He was previously married to model Vicki Carolin. They married on 19th March 1982 and later divorced after 10 years of marriage. They have a daughter named Zoe Zimmer.

Height And Weight

The German composer has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (178 cm) and his body weighs about 83 kg (183 lbs).

Earnings of Movies that Hans has Worked In:

Rain Man1988$354.8 million
Black Rain1989$134.2 million
Driving Miss Daisy1989$145.8 million
Bird on a Wire1990$138,697,012
Days of Thunder1990$60 million
The Lion King1994$968.5 million
As Good as It Gets1997$314.1 million
Pearl Harbor2001$449.2 million
Hannibal2001$351.6 million
Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
2003$654.3 million
Madagascar2005$532.7 million
Batman Begins2005$375.2 million
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest
2006$1.066 billion
The Da Vinci Code2006$758.2 million
Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World's End
2007$963.4 million
Iron Man2008$585.2 million
Kung Fu Panda2008$631.7 million
Updated On Sun Mar 08 2020 Published On Fri Sep 27 2019 By BluePrince