Jon Favreau is a well-known American actor who is also a producer and director. Favreau has appeared in a number of films like Swingers, Rudy, Very Bad Things, The Break-Up and Chef. Jon has directed many popular films like The Jungle Book, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens, and Elf. As a producer, he produced films under Fairview Entertainment. Keep reading to know more about Jon Favreau’s net worth in 2018.
Jon Favreau Early Life
Jonathan Kolia Favreau was born on October 19, 1956, in Flushing, New York to his parents Charles Favreau and Madeleine Favreau. He has attended the Hebrew school.
He completed his schooling in 1984 from The Bronx High School of Science. He went to the Queens College but dropped out before graduating. Following that, he moved to Chicago for a career in comedy. He also briefly worked in Wall Street’s Bear Stearns.
In 2000, Jon Favreau got married to Joya Tillem, who is a physician. They have three children named Max, Brighton Rose, and Madeleine. His wife is the niece of Len Tillem.
Jon Favreau Career, Awards & Achievement
Jon Favreau made his film debut by appearing in the movie ‘Rudy’ in 1993. A year later, he appeared as Elmer Rice in ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’. This was followed by appearing in the film ‘Tracey Takes On…’ in 1996.
His other film roles include ‘Deep Impact’, ‘Rocky Marciano’, ‘Very Bad Things’, ‘Almost Famous’, ‘Love & Sex’, and ‘The Replacements’. He has also appeared in films like ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Term Life’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, and ‘John Carter’.
In 1996, he became the producer, writer, and actor of the film ‘Swingers’. In 2001, he directed, starred, wrote, and produced the movie ‘Made’. He has also starred, produced and directed the film ‘Iron Man’ and its sequel ‘Iron Man 2’.
Favreau has served as the producer and/or director of the films ‘’Chef’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘The Big Empty’, ‘Elf’, ‘’Cowboys & Aliens’, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.’
In television, he was the creator and host of the show ‘Dinner for Five’ from 2001 to 2005. Favreau has also appeared in other television shows like ‘Friends’, ‘My Name is Earl’, and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’. He has directed or produced many other television shows.
He will be next seen as the actor and the producer of the film ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. He will also serve as the producer and director of the 2019 film ‘The Lion King’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2005, Jon Favreau was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for ‘Dinner for Five’. He has won the 2009 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award. He was nominated for the Bodil Awards in 2017. He is also the winner of the 2017 Cinema Audio Society Awards. Other awards won by him include Tribeca Film Festival Award, Hollywood Film Awards, and Florida Film Critics Circle Awards.
Net Worth of Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau has an estimated net worth of more than $60 million. He made this fortune from his career as a successful actor, writer, producer, and director. His films have grossed in millions at the box office. The 2016 film ‘The Jungle Book’ collected $966 million which was made with $175 million. The gross collection of ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2’ was $1.2 billion. In 2003, the film ‘Elf’ was made on a budget of $33 million and went on fetch $220 million on box office.
Jon Favreau is considered one of the most popular filmmakers in the world. He has successfully produced and directed many films. Many of his top films are scheduled to get released in 2018 and 2019. The critically acclaimed filmmaker is also a successful actor who became popular after ‘Swingers’ in 1996.