Much of Vince Gilligan’s widespread fame rests on his immensely successful stint as a television writer having written for shows, like “Breaking Bad” and “X Files”. Although, that is just one of his many talents, as he is an equally successful director and producer as well. He has also written for a number of feature films. To know more about Vince Gilligan and his net worth in 2019, keep reading this article.
Vince Gilligan was born to a grade school teacher called, Gail and George Vincent Sr. who was an insurance agent in 1967 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. He also has a younger brother named Patrick. After their parents got divorced in 1974, the boys were raised in Farmville and Chesterfield County. At this time, he was friends with Angus Wall who grew up to be a film director. Angus’ mother, Jackie who was Gail’s colleague at the grade school often lent her film camera to the duo and they spent most of their time shooting science fiction movies with it. One of their movies was called “Space Wreck”, which went on to win an award at a film competition for their age category at the University of Virginia.
It was because of the constant support of Jackie, who took the boys out to watch movies at the mall and also Vince Gilligan’s father, who introduced him to ‘film noir’ at an early age alongside westerns, that Vince Gilligan developed an interest in the visual arts. Later Vince, with his imagination and wide reading, got an opportunity to study at the reputed and widely renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts with a scholarship. After the eighth grade however, Vince returned to Chesterfield and continued his education. Later, he went to New York University’s Tisch School of Arts from where he got a degree in film production. During his time at NYU, he came across Mark Johnson who was judging a script-writing competition in which he had participated. It is through him that Vince Gilligan got introduced to the creator of “X Files”, Chris Carter.
Vince Gilligan’s career in the industry began with “X Files” for which he wrote an episode and submitted it to FOX. The episode did not only get selected, but was also made into “Soft Light” an episode telecasted in the second season. He then went on to write 29 episodes for the show. He also served as the co-executive producer and executive producer for many of the episodes of the show. It was Vince again who was approached to write a spin off series, which only ran for a season. The next big thing in his career was certainly the series “Breaking Bad”, which he not only wrote, but also produced and directed. The show was a great success and path breaking in terms of its structure. He then collaborated with Peter Gould to make a spin off episode of the show called “Better Call Saul”, which is a prequel of “Breaking Bad” and concentrates on the back story of Saul Goodman of the initial series.
Awards and Achievements
For “Breaking Bad” Vince Gilligan has received two Prime Time Emmys as a producer. He has also received four awards from the Writer’s Guild of America. He was awarded three of these as a part of the writing team of the show “Breaking Bad” and one award was for the episode “The Box Cutter” which he received individually. He also got an award from the Director’s Guild of America for the finale of “Breaking Bad”.
Net Worth of Vince Gilligan
Vince Gilligan’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million, a fortune that he has rightfully amassed with the unmistaken flair of his pen and his keen eye for direction.
From his very childhood, Vince Gilligan’s talents and creativity were well known. Thus, it was only with a little bit of seasoning that he bagged the opportunity to attend some of the most premier institutions of the country where he went on to become a master of his art, the result of which is his illustrious career.