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Facts of Jeffrey Katzenberg

Full NameJeffrey Katzenberg
First NameJeffrey
Last NameKatzenberg
ProfessionFilm Executive, Film Producer And Media Proprietor
Birth CityNew York City, New York
Birth CountryU.S
Father NameWalter Katzenberg
Father ProfessionStockbroker
Mother NameAnne Katzenberg
Mother ProfessionArtist
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Date of BirthDecember 21,1950
Age69 years
Amount$900 million
Amount$1 Billion
Amount$800 million

How Much Is Film Industry Icon Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Net Worth?   

Jeffrey Katzenberg has an astounding net worth of around $900 million as of June 2019. He is an American film executive, film producer and media proprietor known in the industry for his incredible skill and talents in making movies, especially animated movies.    

He also became famous when he was the chairman of one of the biggest animated movie companies in the world, Walt Disney Studios. His tenure at the chairman saw a rejuvenation and rebirth in the style of movies made by the studio. Some of his most notable works include Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, among an abundance of other movies which earned tens of million at the box office.

To add to this, he is also the co-founder of DreamWorks Animation and during his tenure as CEO of the company oversaw the making of globally beloved and box office hits like Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, etc.  

Net Worth Details- Earnings, Salary And Income Sources

Former chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg is worth around $900 million as of June 2019 according to data from multiple online sources. He amassed this net worth from his career working behind the scenes as an executive in Hollywood and from his businesses.   

Katzenberg’s net worth is a whopping $900 million
Katzenberg’s net worth is a whopping $900 million

His net worth is comparable to another American film producer Marsha Garces ($25 million). Other investors' like Wаng Јіаnlіn ($31.3 billion) and Tyler Dikman.

His net worth reached nearly $900 million in 2016 after Comcast bought his company DreamWorks Animation in 2016.

He had a net worth of $800 million in 2004 when he was ranked amongst The Forbes 400 Richest Americans. In 2005 his net worth skyrocketed and reached the $1 billion mark.

The primary source of his income is his work as the chairman of Walt Disney Studios and the former CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

The following table shows the earnings of Jeffrey Katzenberg over the years.

YearSource Of EarningsEarnings
2010Salary Of CEO at Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc$2,500,000
Bonus and Non-Equity Incentive Compensation$6,000,000
2011Salary Of CEO at Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc$4,000,000
2012Salary Of CEO at Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc$5,240,000
Sale Of Asset$9,400,000
2013Stock Awards And Other Compensation As CEO Of DreamWorks Animation$5,380,000
2014Earnings From DreamWorks Animation$6,400,000
2015Salary Of CEO at Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc$2,500,000
Bonus From Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc$6,000,000
Stock Awards From Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc$4,500,000
2016Value Of Shares Sold When Comcast Bought DreamWorks$391,000,000
2018Money Raised By NewTV Startup$1,000,000,000

Similarly, the movies made by him have grossed millions at the box office. We have listed some of the movies along with their box office collection below.

Year ReleasedMovieBox Office CollectionStudio
2001Shrek$484.4 millionDreamworks
2010How to Train Your Dragon$494.9 million
2008Kung Fu Panda$631.7 million
2005Madagascar$532.7 million
2010Megamind$321.9 million
2007Bee Movie‎$287.6 million
1989The Little Mermaid$211.3 millionDisney
1991Beauty and the Beast$425 million
1992Aladdin$504.1 million
1994The Lion King$968.5 million

Assets, Stocks, Investments, Expenses, Cars, Houses, Tax

With almost a billion dollars in the bank, Jeffrey Katzenberg has a lot of expensive assets scattered all over the globe. He co-owns a foundation named Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Foundation whose assets are valued at $22,100,000 invested in 2007.

Katzenberg’s Beverly Hills house which was listed for $9.4 million

In 2009, he purchased a 6.34-acre estate in Beverly Hills costing him $35,000,000. Similarly, the stock he received from Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. in 2010 were valued at $4,500,000.

To add to this, he has invested the Series D of Whistle Sports which raised him $28,000,000 in 2018. The same year his investments in the Series B of Thrive Global raised $13,000,000.

He also owned a cabin in Utah which was sold for around $11.6 million. He sold the 14,100-square-foot property in January 2019 but had listed the property for $20.5 million in 2012.

Regarding his cars, he drove around in a Tesla Model S, whose price starts at around $99,000. He crashed his car in 2015 and thanked Tesla CEO Elon Musk for the safety of the Tesla cars which he claimed saved his life.

Likewise, he may pay huge amounts in taxes due to his incredibly high income and wealth according to California state law where the average property tax rate is 0.79%

Insurance And Endorsements 

The tycoon has an incredible persona in the eye of the public due to which he may have received offers from various brands and companies for endorsements.

He may also have insurance of his health, life, property vehicles bu the exact plans and policies are not available. 

Charity, Donations And Philanthropic Works  

The business tycoon is one of the richest people in Hollywood and has gathered his incredible fortune from hard work, talents, and skills. He has shown incredible proficiency as a professional and he is equally charitable as he is skilled.

The following table shows the donations made by Katzenberg to various charities and organizations.

2005Priorities USA Action (Politicians)$3,510,000
2006Boston University$1,250,000
2007Various Organizations And Causes$455,330
2012Political Donations$3,500,000
2018March for Our Lives (Pledged)$500,000

He has donated millions of dollars for various philanthropic causes which are equally supported by his wife Marilyn Katzenberg. As a matter of fact, he and his wife have established a foundation named Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Foundation. The foundation has helped causes like Education & Youth, Health, Arts & Culture, Environment, etc.

In a similar fashion, Katzenberg along with Geffen, and Spielberg have pledged $10 million each to Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Jeffrey Katzenberg Personal Life: Height, Biography, Daughter, Ethnicity, Nationality,

Jeffrey Katzenberg was born on December 21, 1950, in New York City, New York, the U.S to mother Anne Katzenberg and father Walter Katzenberg. He went to Ethical Culture Fieldston School and graduated in 1969.

He is Jewish by ethnicity and is an American by nationality. He is 5 feet 4 niches or 163 cm tall and is 68 years old as of June 2019.

Katzenberg alongisde wife Marilyn
Katzenberg alongisde wife Marilyn 

As for his relationships, he is married to Marilyn Siegel as of June 2019. He got married to kindergarten teacher Siegel in 1975. The couple’s marriage has endured over 4 decades as of June 2019 and the duo has twins named Laura (daughter) and David (son) born in 1983.

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Updated On Tue Jun 04 2019 Published On Tue Jun 04 2019 By Dibas Pratap Basnet