Considered one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation, Quentin Tarantino is both a director and a meme…talk about your double threats! Whether you were introduced to him as a screenwriter, a producer or even an actor, he certainly leaves an impression. Known for his satire, dialogue, satire and various ties to pop culture, Tarantino has certainly had quite the career and certainly gives him quite the price.
Let’s take a look at his net worth!
Quentin Tarantino Net Worth: $100 Million
Quentin Tarantino, the influential director of films such as Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Django Unchained, has a reported estimated net worth of approximately $100 million dollars.
To earn such a hefty price attached to his name, Tarantino must have had quite the career! Let’s take a look for ourselves!
The Early Years
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, Quentin was brought up with a love of media, being named after Gunsmoke character, Quint Asper, and grew up in California. Dropping out of high school as a teenager, Tarantino took many unorthodox ways to enter the film industry. Lying about his age, he got a job at Pussycat Theatre, an adult theater. Taking acting classes, he even appeared in a 1988 episode of The Golden Girls, playing an Elvis impersonator. In 1987, Tarantino co-wrote and directed a movie called My Best Friend’s Birthday, that was partially lost in a lab fire.
In the early 1990’s, Tarantino was able to enter the professional writing circuit with the script of From Dusk Till Dawn. In 1992, he had his big break with Reservoir Dogs, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1993, his screenplay, True Romance, which was based on My Best Friend’s Birthday, was adapted into a film; around the same time, he also sold the script for Natural Born Killers. In 1994, he combined his work in front of and behind the camera for Pulp Fiction, where he even played a character. He was also an uncredited screenwriter on both Crimson Tide, in 1995, and The Rock, the following year. Towards the end of the decade, he released his third feature film, Jackie Brown, in 1997, a homage to the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970’s, starring Pam Grier.
Tarantino’s breakout hit of the new millennium was Kill Bill, homaging the Italian and Asian film industries and starring Uma Thurman, who previously worked with Tarantino for Pulp Fiction. Early in the new decade, he also returned to acting be appearing the ABC television series Alias. His next project was the film, Death Proof, which appeared in the collaborative Grindhouse double-feature. Towards the end of the decade, he produced the horror film, Hostel, and released the film, Inglourious Bastards, in 2009, a project which had been in development hell since the start of the decade.
In 2011, Tarantino had one of his biggest hits with Django Unchained. In 2014, he came out with the follow-up film, The Hateful Eight, initially released in 2015 as a roadshow presentation.