As a prominent American filmmaker, Spike Lee is known especially for his work directing films such as “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X”. Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia but during his childhood, his family relocated to Brooklyn, New York. He made his first student film while attending Morehouse College. Later on, he did graduate work at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he gained his Master’s Degree of Fine Arts in film and television.
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Spike Lee’s films have received recognition from a number of film societies from California, New York, and also at the Academy Awards. Apart from narrative films and documentaries, Spike Lee has also directed a number of commercials for shoe companies such as Nike and Converse as well as restaurants like Ben & Jerry’s and Taco Bell. He has also done work with music videos, working with musical artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince, and Anita Baker. He also is known to appear often in his own films and frequently cuts to credits at each movie’s end with a phrase like “Ya Dig” or “Sho Nuff.”
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Spike Lee has sparked a great deal of controversy for racially tense comments as well in the past. He has been accused for antisemitism and frowned upon for remarks regarding the “overemphasis” of a Caucasian basketball players success, all of which he has excused in jest. Despite these marks on his public profile, Spike Lee continues to contribute high quality and thought provoking motion pictures to the film industry. His current net worth is $40 million.
How much is Spike Lee’s Net Worth? $40 Million!
Video Transcript:Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee, in Atlanta, Georgia on March 20, 1957, to Jacqueline Caroll and William James Edward Lee III. Lee acquired the nickname ‰ÛÏSpike‰Û from his cousin and fellow director Malcolm Lee. He made his first feature film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn while attending Morehouse College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications. Soon after, he graduated from New York University‰Ûªs Tisch School of Arts with a Master of Fine Arts. Lee has been married to Tonya Lewis since 1993; together they have two children, Satchel (born 1994) and Jackson Lee (born 1997).Spike Lee won a Student Academy Award (1983) for Joe‰Ûªs Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, for his thesis film. His list of accomplishments that followed has been astounding for a filmmaker and screenwriter. He has received an Honorable Mention for Get on the Bus (1997) at the Berlin International Film Festival, a BAFTA Special Award (2002), a Time Warner Innovator Award (2004) at the American Black Film Festival, an Ossie Davis Award (2005) at the Atlanta Film Festival, and Best Director (2006) for Inside Man. In addition to a long list of nominations spanning thirty years in the industry.Spike Lee’s estimated net worth is upwards of $40 million. Although, he shies away from higher grossing films, his remake of Oldboy (2013) grossed over $2.1 million at the box office. Lee‰Ûªs most recent projects include his partnership with HBO for specials, documentaries, and a Kickstarter feature film.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN2DXdmiL-k