Jeffrey Katzenberg Net Worth

They have the most money, they own the fanciest cars and houses and everything about them seems posh and luxurious. However, there are a lot of things that hide behind closed doors, especially the hard work that Jeffrey Katzenberg had to put in order to achieve this level of success and recognition. A famous American Film Producer, Television producer, Businessperson, graduated Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York University. Born in unknown on a very special day unknown Jeffrey Katzenberg has a family of Anne Katzenberg, Walter Katzenberg unknown David Katzenberg, Laura Katzenberg Marilyn Katzenberg (m. 1975). Dividing personal time and that which should be allocated to business is nonetheless challenging but Jeffrey Katzenberg still manages to maintain success on a global scale. The net worth of this person is estimated to be a huge $860 Million.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg has had a connection with art and business since his very early days – his mother, Anne Katzenberg, was an artist, and father Walterwas a successful stockbroker, and hence Jeffrey Katzenberg was afforded a prestigious education in the private Ivy League preparatory Ethical Culture Fieldston School. Aged only fourteen, Katzenberg would become involved with the electoral campaign of future New York mayor John Lindsay, but nothing would come of this brief dabble in politics – save, perhaps, a chance for Katzenberg to get noticed.

Jeffrey Katzenberg would go on to find employ with Paramount Pictures, where he worked his way up to being the assistant of then-Chairman Barry Diller. Katzenberg would have a hand in the 1979 revival of the “Star Trek” franchise with Robert Wise and Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, and the success of this science-fiction film had a hand in helping Katzenberg make his way to being Paramount’s President of Production. Working closely with the President of “Paramount Pictures” at the time, Michael Eisner, would lead to Jeffrey Katzenberg moving to work for “The Walt Disney Company”, when Eisner became its CEO. Katzenberg was tasked with reviving the flagging studio, and he had a hand in changing the direction of Disney’s animation department. Under Katzenberg’s oversight, “Disney” went on to release such animated classics as the 1989 “The Little Mermaid”, the 1991 “Beauty and the Beast”, and in 1994 “The Lion King” – and this string of successes went a long way in cementing Katzenberg’s reputation as one of the leading visionaries in his field, and in boosting his ever-growing net worth.

By 1994, Jeffrey Katzenberg had left “Disney” to collaborate with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in founding the DreamWorks studio. Initially focusing on traditional animation, after several lack-lustre box office performances, Katzenberg decided that computer animated films were the way forward. Under this vision, DreamWorks Animation found such enormous success that it would become an independent associated company in 2004, releasing several high-grossing films including “Shrek” and “How to Train Your Dragon”. Under Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation has hardly had a single unprofitable quarter, and continues to be one of the world’s leading animation studios. Katzenberg continues to have an active hand in the direction his company takes,

In his personal life, Jeffrey Katzenberg lives with his wife of over 40 years, Marilyn(m. 1975). They have two children, Laura and David Katzenberg, and David is an active director and producer in television. Jeffrey has been known to use his considerable wealth to further various causes, including a multi-million donation to Boston University and being a trustee of the “AIDS Project Los Angeles”.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Net Worth: $860 Million
  • Date Of Birth: December 21, 1950
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Profession: Film Producer, Television producer, Businessperson
  • Education: Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Marilyn Katzenberg (m. 1975)
  • Children: David Katzenberg, Laura Katzenberg
  • Parents: Anne Katzenberg, Walter Katzenberg
  • Nicknames: Jeffrey Katzenberg – Deux Ex Machina Hand of God , Squirt
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/J__Katz
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005076
  • Awards: PGA Milestone Award, Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Movies: Shrek 4-D, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Shrek, The Road to El Dorado
  • TV Shows: Father of the Pride

Quotes

  • If you asked 100 people to list 100 words to describe me, not one of them would have ‘patient’ written down. The irony is that the medium I find myself in love with and devoted to takes infinite patience.
  • [on how he got a reluctant Leonard Nimoy to reprise his role as Mr. Spock for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”] “All I remember is being in a resturant in New York with Leonard, and begging on my hands and knees. It worked.”
  • Of this much I’m certain: If you write a good script with a great premise, you’ll have a big hit. If you write a bad script with a great premise you’ll still make money. But if you write a great script with a bad premise, success is not likely.

Facts

  • Partner in DreamWorks SKG [1998]
  • In 2006, he and his wife Marilyn donated $1.25 million to Boston University to renovate facilities.
  • 2007 – Ranked #22 on EW’s The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
  • Father of David Katzenberg.
  • After his resignation from Disney in 1994, he partnered up with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen (SKG) to create their own studio: Dreamworks.
  • Ordered several scenes of The Black Cauldron (1985) to be cut due to their violent and scary nature.
  • Ranked #12 on Premiere’s 2006 “Power 50” list along with DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen. They had ranked #12 in 2005 as well.
  • Back in 1978, he was working for Paramount Pictures and was given the daunting task of bringing the Star Trek franchise back after a decade long “sleep”. Eventually, the movie was complete, and is now “Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)”.

Filmography

Producer
Title Year Status Character
Shrek 5 executive producer announced
Neighbors from Hell 2010 TV Series executive producer – 5 episodes
The Contender 2006-2009 TV Series executive producer – 26 episodes
The Contender Asia 2008 TV Series executive producer – 12 episodes
The Contender Rematch: Mora vs. Manfredo 2005 TV Movie executive producer
Shark Tale 2004 executive producer
Father of the Pride 2004 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
Shrek 2 2004 executive producer
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 producer
Shrek 4-D 2003 Short producer
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 producer
Shrek 2001 producer
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Video executive producer
Chicken Run 2000 executive producer
The Road to El Dorado 2000 executive producer
The Prince of Egypt 1998 executive producer
Writer
Title Year Status Character
Father of the Pride 2004-2005 TV Series creator – 14 episodes
Production Manager
Title Year Status Character
Shrek the Third 2007 executive in charge of production
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios – uncredited
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios – uncredited
Director
Title Year Status Character
The Road to El Dorado 2000 uncredited
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Madagascar 2005 Rico (voice, uncredited)
Animation Department
Title Year Status Character
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes 2010 animation director
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary funding generously provided by
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows 2015 Video very special thanks
Chaos on the Bridge 2014 TV Movie documentary thanks
Born & Raised 2012 special thanks
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Bee Movie 2007 special thanks – as Jeffrey Katzenberg – Deux Ex Machina Hand of God
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 thanks
Undying 2001 Video Game special thanks
BoomBots 1999 Video Game thanks – as Jeffrey
Medal of Honor 1999 Video Game special thanks
T’ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger 1999 Video Game thanks
Trespasser 1998 Video Game special thanks
Skullmonkeys 1998 Video Game thanks – as Jeffrey
Dilbert’s Desktop Games 1997 Video Game thanks
Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant 1997 Video Game thanks
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland 1996 Video Game special thanks
Someone’s in the Kitchen! 1996 Video Game special thanks
The Neverhood 1996 Video Game special thanks – as Jeffrey
Aladdin 1993/I Video Game special thanks
Hocus Pocus 1993 special thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
For the Love of Spock 2016 Documentary Himself
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Chaos on the Bridge 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself – At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Tony Baxter: 45 Years of Imagination 2013 Documentary
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only 2012 TV Movie Himself
IC Places Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself – Interviewee
Shrek: Once Upon a Time 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brian May’s Brief History of 3D 2011 Documentary Himself
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself
Hans Zimmer – Der Sound für Hollywood 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Click Online 2011 TV Series documentary Himself – CEO, Dreamworks Animation
Bloomberg Game Changers 2010 TV Series documentary Himself – CEO, DreamWorks Animation SKG
Charlie Rose 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
The Colbert Report 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself – Interviewee
Modern Monster Movie-making: The Making of ‘Monsters vs Aliens’ 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2008 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
The Tech of Shrek the Third 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Shootout 2007 TV Series Himself
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award 2007 Short Himself
The Tech of ‘Over the Hedge’ 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ 2006 Video documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
‘T4’ Goes ‘Over the Hedge’ 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Apprentice 2006 TV Series Himself
The Enchanted Island of Madagascar 2005 Video documentary short Himself
A Fishified World 2005 Video documentary short Himself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself – Sam Mendes Tribute
100 Greatest Cartoons 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Star Fish of ‘Shark Tale’ 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Tech of Shrek 2 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Film ’72 2004 TV Series Himself
Shark Tale: Gettin’ Fishy with It 2004 TV Movie Himself
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones 2004 TV Series Himself
Heroes… Twenty Years with AIDS Project Los Angeles 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of ‘Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas’ 2003 Video documentary short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2002 TV Special Himself
Pop-komissio 2001 TV Series Himself
Creating a Fairy Tale World: The Making of ‘Shrek’ 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Poultry in Motion: The Making of ‘Chicken Run’ 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Hatching of ‘Chicken Run’ 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
Musik im Spiegel der Gefühle 1998 TV Movie Himself (as Jeffery Katzenberg)
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Your Studio and You 1995 Short Himself (uncredited)
In Ismail’s Custody 1994 Video documentary Chairman Walt Disney Studios
The Making of ‘The Lion King’ 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lion King: A Musical Journey with Elton John 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Troldspejlet 1993 TV Series Himself – Managing Director
Dick Tracy: Behind the Badge, Behind the Scenes 1990 TV Movie documentary
The Media Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1988 TV Series documentary Himself – Vice Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Vlogbrothers 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 2012 TV Series Himself
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project 2011 Documentary Himself
Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Documentary Himself

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