Spike Lee Net Worth 2017: How Rich Is This Award Winning Actor-Director?

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Spike Lee net worth 2017

Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee is an award-winning director-producer who also starred in his own films. He owns a production company that has produced over 40 films since 1983, 10 of which Spike Lee also appeared as an actor.

Spike Lee is well known for his work and also with his controversial comments. But just how rich is this director-producer who's also an actor-writer? To find out, continue reading as the Squander will give you the details.

So what is Spike Lee net worth in 2017? What are Spike Lee's salary/earnings? Read on...

Spike Lee Career, Earnings, Salary

Spike Lee built his sparkling career by making sure his education is in line with his ambition. He enrolled in Morehouse College, where Spike Lee made his first film 'Last Hustle in Brooklyn' and he graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication. Spike Lee also enrolled in film course at Clark Atlanta University. He took a masteral degree in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television.

Before Spike Lee became a well-known director, he was a professor in Harvard teaching about filmmaking as well as in Tisch School of the Arts in its Graduate Film Program. Spike Lee wrote some screenplays and starred in the films he directed. He later on produced a series of TV commercials. Spike Lee also became the director, producer and writer of the MyCareer story mode in the video game NBA 2K16.

Spike Lee won the BAFTA award in a Special Category Award in 2002. He also won two Emmy Awards and three Black Reel Awards. Spike Lee also won in 1997 the Berlin International Film Festival Award. Spike Lee has been nominated twice for the Academy Awards. He was conferred with the Honorary Cesar in 2003 and the Academy Honorary Award in 2015.

Spike Lee, Sources of Income

"She's Gotta Have It" was Spike Lee's first feature film released in 1986 which has grossed over $7 million at the U.S. box office. It was then followed by 'Mo' Better Rules', 'Malcolm X', 'Jungle Fever', 'Summer of Sam', and 'Crooklyn'. Spike Lee movie Malcolm X released in 1992 (where he also appeared) was reportedly made around $3 million. These films contributed a lot on Spike Lee net worth.

Spike Lee also directed many TV commercials including Ben&Jerry's, Levi's, Taco Bell, Converse and Jaguar. Spike Lee wrote, produced and directed 'Red Hook Summer', 'Oldboy', 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth', Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall', and 'Chi-Raq'.

Spike Lee also appeared in various documentaries including 'When We Were Kings', 'Hoop Dreams', 'Mandela in America', and 'Spike and Jim'.

Spike Lee Net Worth 2017

Aside from Spike Lee's production company '40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks', as well as his appearances in several documentaries and film projects, we have also included in our calculation of Spike Lee net worth his real estate properties.

Spike Lee owns properties in Martha's Vineyard and other locations. He also own a 9000 sq.ft. mansion in a posh location in Manhattan with a present valuation of around $20-25 million. Thus, Spike Lee net worth this 2017 is estimated to be in the ballpark of $40-45 million.

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