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John Favreau Net Worth

John Favreau Net Worth

Jonathan Kolia “Jon” Favreau is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist and comic. He’s widely recognised for his directing work on films like ‘Iron Man’, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘Elf’ and ‘Zathura’. He has also made appearances on several television serials like ‘Deep Impact’, ‘Swingers’, ‘Friends’ and ‘The King of Queens’. He’s an extraordinary performer that has helped him to gain respect from audiences and critics alike.

John Favreau was produced on October 19, 1966 in Queens, Ny. He did his schooling in the Bronx High School of Science and then attended the Queen College. By the mid 1980s he had found himself in choicago to take part on comedy and enhance scene there. He performed at several Chicago improvisational theatres, including theImprovOlympicand the Improv Institute.

Nevertheless, his hopes of becoming the next fat funny guy weren’t met and he ended up washing dishes in Chicago’s restaurants. He used the cash made from this part in relocating to La and did little parts in ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’. Unfortunately both parts were left on the cutting room floor. The real glory came at Favreau’s doorsills with the 1996’s picture Swingers and John has never looked back ever since.

He’s married to Joya Tillem, a doctor, and they’ve three kids, a son, Max and two daughters, Madeleine and Brighton Rose.

The Performing Career:

‘Swingers’ released in 1996, was the story of a bunch of rat pack-obsessed, out-of-work actors slumming amiably through life in La. It was scripted by John himself, after his dad gifted him screenwriting software. This comedy film was one of the year’s biggest sleeper hits and made both Favreau and his real life close buddy, Vince Vaughn, enormous stars. This shifted the course of Favreau’s career completely.

He then got offers to work with various films and television series then. Also, he made appearances on movies like Very bad things (1998) and the much hyped success romantic comedy,The Break Up (2006). He then appeared in the 1990 ShowTime biopic ‘Rocky Marciano’. Favreau also made a guest appearance in Vaughn’sWild West Comedy Show.

The Directorial Debut:

John began his directing career in the year 2001 with the film ‘Made’, a Mafioso comedy in which he once again appeared with Vaughn. Then in November 2003, Favreau made the holiday hit comedy ‘Elf’ starring Will Ferrell and James Caan. Two years later, John came with another big screen film, Zathura. It was a fantasy movie which showcased a magical board game and its way-flinging effects. All this time, John continued his TV work in addition to continued to be the producer as well as host of ‘Dinner for Five’, an IFC program which premiered in 2002. The show was nominated for a 2005 Emmy Award for outstanding nonfiction series. Also, in exactly the same year he had a little part in ‘Something’s Gotta Give’.

The Important Breakthrough:

Favreau’s biggest career accomplishment so far has been the Marvel Comics version ‘Iron Man’, the highly anticipated first movie produced under a fresh deal between Paramount and Marvel. Iron Man was a significant success among moviegoers and paved the way for the 2010 sequel Iron Man 2 that Favreau also helmed. Both pictures united collectively earned more than $1 billion at the box office. Though Iron Man 2 was equally successful but it wasn’t as well received as its preceding part. He then directed the sci fi based Cowboys & Aliens (2011), starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

He additionally served as an executive producer on the blockbusting film The Avengers (2012) and more recently Iron Man 3 (2013). He was initially an indie film maker, but now has entered the mainstream presence into the millennium. He’s enjoying character stardom, besides earning notice as a writer/producer/director even after two decades in the show biz.


“I thought I would be working on Wall Street my whole life. It was the gogo ’80s; there were yellowish ties. It was simply an exciting moment. And although I was not involved in the trading side of things, I was still around that culture, and I finally decided it simply was not for me.”

I have cut myself outside… I have cut scenes outside that I was in and that’s when you realize that you’ve got to make the best movie you’ll be able to.

Some Big gains:

$12 million:Iron Man 2 (backend for directing and producing, according to global gross of $627 million, and share of DVD and pay-TV revenue)

$10 million:Cowboys & Aliens (fee for directing and producing)

$2 million:Older picture sales

John has made a lot of money with his hits like the Iron Man series and Cowboys & Aliens. Lately in 2014, he got the number one standing on People Who Have Money’s top 10 highest paid performers list in combined gains. John is a car lover also and possesses a Tesla model S in silver colour.

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