Joel Silver net worth: Joel Silver is an American film producer, director, and businessman who has a net worth of $400 million. Joel Silver co-founded Dark Castle Entertainment, and also runs Silver Pictures. He has produced such films as “The Matrix” trilogy, “48 Hours”, “Brewster’s Millions”, and “RocknRolla”. Silver was born in South Orange, New Jersey in July 1952. His father was a writer and a public relations exec. Joel is credited with inventing the sport of Ultimate Frisbee with Jared Kass while attending Columbia High School. He formed the first college Ultimate Frisbee team at Lafayette College and later graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He became the president of motion pictures for Lawrence Gordon Productions and produced 48 Hrs. He started Silver Pictures in 1985 and was known for action films such as the Lethal Weapon franchise, Commando, the first two Die Hard films, and the Matrix franchise. He made a cameo at the beginning of the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He also started Dark Castle Entertainment in 1999 which was affiliated with Warner Bros. until 2013 when it switched to Universal. Silver is known for being a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and in 1984 he bought the Storer House in Hollywood and sold it in 2002 for almost $3 million. He purchased the Auldbrass Plantation in South Carolina in 1986. Silver has production credits for over 100 films. He married his production assistant Karyn Fields in 1999.
Real Estate: Joel owns, or has owned, a number of extremely impressive real estate properties. In 2016 he listed a beachfront property in Malibu for $57.5 million. He bought the property in 2001 for $14 million and eventually found a buyer in 2018 for $38 million. Since the 1980s he has owned a 330+ acre estate in South Carolina called Auldbrass which features structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. His primary residence for many years has been a 26,000 square foot home on a 5-acre estate in Brentwood, California which he put on the market in late 2019 for $77.5 million. If he ultimately sells the property for more than $50 million, it will set the record for most expensive home sold in Brentwood, topping the $50 million Dr. Dre spent on Tom Brady’s home in 2014.