Guillermo Del Toro is a prominent Mexican filmmaker, known for films evoking gothic horror and dark fairy tales, as well as subversive superhero stories and even cartoons. Known for his work, he also has quite a few awards under his belt! Let’s take a look at his career over the years, starting with his net worth!
Guillermo Del Toro Net Worth As Of 2019: $20 Million
Guillermo Del Toro’s net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. In fact, he is considered one of the best paid Mexican directors of all time! To get such an impressive net worth, let’s take a look at his career over the years to see how he came so far!
The Early Years
Del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on October 9, 1964. Even as a young boy, Del Toro had a keen interest in film making. At the age of eight, he was creating short films with his father’s Super 8 camera. He went onto study at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, at the University of Guadalajara. At around eight years old, he first experimented with film with his father’s Super 8 camera, making short films out of his toys.
He executive produced his first feature, Dona Herlinda and Her Son, in 1986 at the age of 21. Initially trying to make his mark working as a makeup supervisor, he created his own company, Necropia in the early 1980’s, also finding early work in Mexican television.
Del Toro got his first big break with Cronos in 1993, which won nine academy awards in Mexico and the International Critics Week prize at Cannes. Following this success, del Toro made his first big break into Hollywood with the film, Mimic in 1997, starring Mira Sorvino. After finding some difficulty in Hollywood, he eventually returned to Mexico, forming his own production company, The Tequila Gang.
Del Toro’s next big film was The Devil’s Backbone, a Spanish Civil War ghost story in 2001. The following year, he broke into the superhero genre and returned to Hollywood with Blade II. He followed up in 2004 with Hellboy, which he followed up with Hellboy: Sword of Storms in 2006. In 2008, he released Pan’s Labyrinth, a dark fairy tale-influenced story set during the period after the Spanish Civil War.
In 2010, he broke into work with animated film, working for Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Book of Life and Puss in Boots. In 2013, he returned to the dark fantasy genre with Mama, following up in 2015 with Crimson Peak. In early 2018, he won an Academy Award for The Shape of Water as Best Director, with the film also winning Best Picture.
The ace award-winning filmmaker is all ready to pamper his audience with a mystery movie called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which will release in 2019’s August 9th.