Spike Lee Net Worth
Spike Lee is a highly acclaimed American film producer, actor, director, and writer working in the entertainment industry since 1957. As revealed by celebrity Net Worth, Spike Lee net worth is told to be $40 million.
He studied at the New York University and earned a degree in film and television. After completing his university education, he made his first feature film He’s Gotta Have It. The name of his wife with whom he had two kids, is Tonya Lewis Lee.
His basic profile goes here:
Born: Helton Jackson Lee in March 20, 1957
Age: 57 years
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Residence: New York City
Alma mater: Morehouse College, New York University (Tisch School of the Arts)
Occupation: Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active: 1977–present
Home town: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Board member of 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Spouse: Tonya Lewis (1993–present)
Children: Satchel Lee (b. 1994), Jackson (b. 1997)
The most notable personality trait of Spike Lee is that he has been the first ever African American who has proved himself as a major director by breaking industry obstacles that always stopped Blacks to achieve something remarkable. Spike Lee’s Sister Joie Lee was first introduced to public when she appeared in her brother’s first movie ‘She’s Gotta Have it‘ and then she was seen in three more movies, all produced by her brother Lee. She always played the good black girl characters in his movies. She once told to the media that when my bro first began working in media, people laughed at us but we didn’t care.
You will love to know that Lee never learnt driving; probably he enjoyed sitting behind a chauffer more. When his first feature film was in making, he decided to make another featured and he called it ‘Messenger’. He collected funds worth $100,000 but this movie was never materialized and no one knows why. Lee is a huge fan of Jackie Robinson and he promised his widow that he will soon make a film on the life and times of her husband.
Once he said that he also plans to make a film about Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their boxing championships. His grandmother Zimmie Shelton also helped him in his initial work Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads in 1983 and she also received a merit award for her production credits being acknowledged. Spike is also a huge fan of Michael Moore and he once told a source that he watched his movie Bowling for Columbine at least a dozen times.
Spike’s block buster Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads turned into a huge success due to many of his family members, co-workers, and friends because Lee was super friendly and caring. He always listened to all those who were sincere with him so Ang Lee, one of his university friends worked on the crew of this film and played his role in the success of the film.
Spike Lee Academy Awards
Spike Lee net worth improved even more after he won two academy awards.
- He was nominated for the best Original Screenplay award for Do the Right Thing in 1990
- He was nominated for the best Documentary (Feature) award for 4 Little Girls in 1998
American Black Film Festival
- He was nominated for the best Director for 4 Little Girls in 1998
- Nominated for the best Director for He Got Game in 1999
- He was nominated for the best Screenplay for He Got Game in 1999
- He won Time Warner Innovator Award in 2004
Atlanta Film Festival
- He won the Ossie Davis Award in 2005
- Won the special award in 2002
Berlin International Film Festival
- He was nominated for the Golden Bear award for Malcolm X in 1993
- He was nominated for the Golden Bear award for Get on the Bus in 1997
- He won the Honourable Mention for Get on the Bus in 1997
- He was nominated the same award in 2001 and 2003 respectively for Bamboozled and 25th Hour
Black Movie Awards
- He won the Best Director award for Inside Man in 2006 that is one of the top ten Spike Lee movies.
Student Academy Awards
- He won the Best Drama Award for Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads in 1983