Facts of Hans Zimmer
|Full Name||Hans Zimmer|
|Birth Name||Hans Florian Zimmer|
|Profession||Composer, record producer|
|Birth City||New York City|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Hans J. Zimmer|
|Mother Name||Brigitte Zimmer|
|No Of Children||4|
|Awards||Academy Awards,Grammy Awards|
|Filmography||The Lion King,Interstellar|
|Education||Hurtwood House School|
|Date of Birth||September 12,1957|
Academy Award winner for the Best Original Score, Hans Zimmer 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.
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).
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 Clooney, As Good as It Gets, starring Jack Nicholson, Hannibal, Gladiator, Madagascar, starring Ben Stiller, Taffin, starring Pierce Brosnan, Black Hawk Dawn, and many others.
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.
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 2019, the Grammy-winning score composer has gathered a massive wealth worth $200 million form his works with movies that have earned well at the box office.
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.
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 Man||1988||$354.8 million|
|Black Rain||1989||$134.2 million|
|Driving Miss Daisy||1989||$145.8 million|
|Bird on a Wire||1990||$138,697,012|
|Days of Thunder||1990||$60 million|
|The Lion King||1994||$968.5 million|
|As Good as It Gets||1997||$314.1 million|
|Pearl Harbor||2001||$449.2 million|
|Pirates of the Caribbean:|
The Curse of the Black Pearl
|Batman Begins||2005||$375.2 million|
|Pirates of the Caribbean:|
Dead Man's Chest
|The Da Vinci Code||2006||$758.2 million|
|Pirates of the Caribbean:|
At World's End
|Iron Man||2008||$585.2 million|
|Kung Fu Panda||2008||$631.7 million|