Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was born in London on July 30, 1970, and his English father and American mother raised him on both sides of the Atlantic. His filmmaking began at an early age as he used his father‰Ûªs Super 8 camera to shoot action figure movies. He attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College and later specifically chose University College London for its filming facilities. He made two short films in college, and they were received with much praise. Nolan eventually married Emma Thomas, whom he met in college at the age of 19. The couple is still attached and has had four children. They founded the production company called Syncopy Inc. Also, Emma has worked as producer on all of his films. Their residence is currently in Los Angeles.
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2. Income & Salary
On budget of about $6,000, Nolan made his first feature film called Following in 1998. It was a noir thriller and was recognized at numerous international film festivals for its prowess. The film earned him enough credibility to secure funding for his next project, Memento, in 2000. With his second film‰Ûªs many honors, Nolan‰Ûªs career heightened in 2005 when he was given the chance to reboot the Batman franchise. The Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises movies comprise the trilogy that Nolan is best known for. In between these productions and with a $160 million budget, he awed audiences with the sci-fi thriller called Inception, which was adapted and developed from his own original screenplay. Because of the overwhelming success of the Batman revival, Nolan was enlisted in 2013 to produce a new Superman move called Man of Steel, which had an estimated budget of $225 million. In 2014, he and his wife are the executive producers of Transcendence, a film revolving around two computer scientists working towards technological singularity. Nolan plans to direct, write, and produce his next sci-fi project entitled Interstellar.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2010, his earnings were $71.5 million. His 2012 earnings are estimated to be about $72-76 million. It was reported that his 2013 income as of June was a sizable $40 million, but the estimation most likely increased on account of older film revenue. Nolan‰Ûªs estimated net worth is about $145 million.