Top 10 Highest Paid Directors in The World

Movies are one of the best entertainments in the world. I love movies so much. For a movie to be successful, director must work very hard day and night. It is not enough to have a best storyline. If the director fails to give his 100 percent, even the movie with a very strong storyline and plot will fail. They not only guide the actors but also ensure the script is clearly reflected in the movie. He is the leader of the whole team. They are responsible for everything including acting, sets, plot and the total creation of a movie. All of them cannot be successful. If a director becomes famous and gives his 100 percent for a movie, then he will be paid really well.

Here I have made a list of highest paid directors in the whole world. They get paid too well. I have listed the directors according to their salary per movie but not according to their net worth. Go through the list to know more.

Here is the list of world’s Top 10 Highest Paid Directors


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Ronald William was born on March 1, 1954. He is famous and one of the best in the group. If you don’t know him, you will surely know his blockbuster movies like Cocoon, Apollo 13, How the Grinch stole his Christmas etc. He is called Ron by his fans. He started learning the basics of film production when he was a teenager and went to University of Southern California to pursue a degree in cinematic arts. He earns a about $90.3 million per movie that he directs.



Walter was born in 1958 in Burbank, California. Timothy Walter is multi talented. He is not only a director, but also a producer, writer, poet and a motion artist. He has created some very good movies like Dark Shadows, The Nightmare before Christmas and Corpse bride. He studied animation in California Institute of Arts. He earns $108.7 million dollars per movie which he directs.



Chris Columbus has been in the directors list from late 1980’s. He studied in Tisch School of Arts, New York University and is a gifted director. Home alone, Mrs. Doubtfire and adventures in Babysitting are some of the classic creations of Chris. He has also worked in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone and the Chamber of Secrets. Per film, he earns $119.4 million with 3.852 billion dollars total box office grossing value.



The creator of Cast Away, Back to the future, Beowulf and flight is none other than Robert L. Zemeckis. You must have seen him in many award functions because he keeps on earning awards and accolades. He is also a producer and a screenwriter. He has been out there n the film industry since 1972. He has won best director academy awards many times in till date. He earns $127.4 million per movie that is directed by him.



He is a damn creative guy. In his teens only he had shown his creativity by shooting a disaster developed by him using toy camera and firecrackers using an 8 mm camera. He studied in Crossroads school, Wesleyan University and Pasadena’s Art centre college of design. Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, The Hitcher, Friday the 13, A nightmare on Elm street and the Amityville horror are some of the best movies that he has directed. What do you say about Transformers? This is a brainchild of Michael Bay. He earns about $205.4 million per film.



Do you like Pirates of the Caribbean? Vebrinski is the guy behind the crazy movie. Gregor Vebrinski is very famous among the top directors. He studied in UCLA School of theatre, film and television. He has also directed commercials for Nike, Skittles, Coca-Cola and United Airlines. He has directed some all time pieces like The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean, Weather man, The Ritual and Rango. Vebrinski is also a musician. He has played with many rock bands. He earns $399 million for every movie that he directs.He is one amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid Directors in The World 2017.



Everyone on this Earth knows him. He is brain behind the most famous Jurassic Park, Minority Report, War House, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones, The terminal etc. He is an iconic director. Besides that, he is an acknowledged producer and a renowned script writer. It seems that he is capable of doing anything. He earns $422 million for every movie which is directed by him.



He is the magician who created magic on the screen in cinemas by creating The Lords of the Rings triology, The Hobbit triology, Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver, King Kong and Adventures of Tin Tin. All of these are mind blowing. He is also a famous producer and a writer. He earns about $429 million per movie.



You must know him. Damn! This guy is so good. He is an alumnus of University College of London where he studied English literature. The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Memento, Insomnia and the best of them, Inception and Interstellar are the creations of magical work by James Nolan. He is not only a director but also a good producer, screenwriter and a copywriter. He is talented, versatile and very much creative. He earns a whopping $433 million for every movie that he directs.



James Cameron was born on 16 August, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He is not only a director but also a filmmaker, philanthropist, environmentalist, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer and deep-sea explorer. The Terminator series, Titanic, Aliens, The Abyss, Rambo: First blood part II and Avatar. All are epic. Titanic was nominated for 14 Oscar awards and won 11. Its gross collection record was broken by his own movie Avatar. Who hasn’t enjoyed his movies? There is no one like that. He is iconic and legend. He earns an average of $868 million for every movie that he directs.

These directors have become the talks of household worldwide. They have achieved the fame and name through their creative thinking and imagination. They make the audience love what they create cuz they are nothing but masterpieces. You cannot deny that. These iconic people have justified themselves by directing such movies. I have watched most of the movies directed by the people here and loved all of them. They are the ones to be followed. This completes the list of top 10 highest paid directors of the world 2017. Hope you enjoyed. Have a good day.

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