Sadly, acclaimed director, screenwriter and producer Tobe Hooper died today. The legend was best known as the director of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Given that Tobe Hooper accomplished quite a bit in his career, one wonders how much wealth does a Hollywood heavyweight like him accumulate?
The Squander will give you the scoop on how much is Tobe Hooper net worth.
Tobe Hooper actually hailed from Texas and had an interest in film making at a young age. Cultivating this passion early prompted him to pursue the study of film at college in Texas. In his early career, Tobe Hooper worked as a college professor and documentary filmmaker. He first rose to fame when he had the chance to direct Poltergeist, which was based on the story of the same name by Steven Spielberg. Later, Tobe Hooper went on to direct Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in the mid 1980s. From then, Hooper mostly worked on smaller, independent films. His most recent film was debuted at the Abu Dhabi film festival in 2013.
Tobe Hooper did not earn as much for his most successful films as current producer/directors would. Still, given the cult following of his films, Hooper has earned a reasonable amount from royalties. We estimate Tobe Hooper net worth at $25 million. That will likely be the size of the estate that Hooper leaves. Photo: Lionel Allorge