Luc Besson Net Worth
Luc Besson is a French film director who has a total worth of $100 million. He is best known for his profession in writing and producing, for which he has been honored by various awards and nomination. He was born on 18th March 1959 in Paris. When he was child, he had a dream of becoming marine biologist. During his youth age, he travelled to tourist resort in Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece. He came back to France when he was 10 years old, he came back to France with his parents. When he was 17 years old, he met an accident because of which he was unable to dive again.
Before rising to the stardom, Besson started writing stories, including the background to what he later developed as “The Fifth Element”, one of his most popular movies. The movie was inspired by one of the French Comic Books which he read as teenager. He worked on the first drafts of Le Grand Bleu, while he was still teen. With famous screenwriter, Robert Mark Kame, he collaborate to direct and co-wrote the screenplay of science fiction thriller “Le Grand Bleu”. When he was 18 years old, he moved back to his birth place and worked on odd jobs to get a feel for the industry. For the directors including Claude Faraldo and Patrick Grandperret, he worked as an assistant for them. Till this time, he directed three short films, a commissioned documentary and several commercials. After moving to United States, he formed his own production company after getting back to Paris. He named his production company as “Les Film du Loup”. The major portion of his net worth is through his production company. Later he renamed his company as Les Films du Dauphin. In late 20th century, he wrote and produced a lot of action movies including “Taxi”, “The Transporter”, “Kiss of the Dragon”, “Unleashed/Danny the Dog” and “Taken” series. All these movies has added a lot of revenue to his net worth.
Luc Besson has been honored as Best Director and Best French Director for his movie “The Fifth Element” and also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture Cesar Awards for movie “Leon: The Professional” and “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”. His movie “Taken 2” has become the largest grossing French Film, also of which his net worth has been increased. Besson has won Special Jury Award, Gold Hugo, Caixa de Catalunya, Silver Charybdis and Critic’s Prize in 1983 for Le dernier Combat. He has also been honored with International Fantasy Award which have been the major contributing factor for booming his net worth. Luc Besson is popular both on English and French Film Industry and has been recognized as the highest paid director.
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Full Name: Luc Besson
Date of Birth: 18th March, 1959
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Luc Besson Net Worth: $20 Million