Steve Tisch is a 69-year-old American businessman as well as a famous film producer. He is associated with the ‘New York Giants,’ an American football team in the NFL, as their Chairman and Executive Vice President. Read on further to know more about Steve Tisch and his net worth in 2019!
Steven Elliot Tisch was born on the 14th of February, 1949 in Lakewood Township, New Jersey to Preston Robert (Bob Tisch) and Joan Tisch. His family is of Jewish background. Steve’s father was also a TV and film executive as well as the co-owner of the ‘New York Giants.’
Even though Steve had the family business as an easy option, he was intrigued by the cinematography and decided to take it up as a profession. When he grew up, he began shaping his career in the filmmaking industry. The first steps he took towards his dream were after he joined the Tufts University. With the help of ‘Columbia Pictures,’ he created quite a few small films.
Steve Tisch married twice. The first marriage ended after the couple got divorced. After that, Steve was married to Jamie Leigh Anne Alexander with whom he had a boy and two girls. He currently resides in Los Angeles, New York.
Steve Tisch’s career took a turn in 1976 when he made his own debut feature film, ‘Outlaw Blues’ after he left Colombia. In 1983, he created ‘Risky Business’ with Tom Cruise in the leading role. It was the first time that Tom Cruise depicted the main character. In the year 1984, Steve produced a direct on TV movie named ‘The Burning Bed,’ which was quite controversial.
Even then, due to the actress Farrah Fawcett’s incredible role of a distressed and assaulted wife, the film ended up receiving a total of eleven Emmy Awards nominations. After his growing success as a film producer, Steve decided to start up a production company of his own. He opened a production house named ‘Steve Tisch Company’ in the year 1986.
The company got recognised for its specialisation in small screen movies. Though, there are some big screen hits delivered by Steve’s company too, such as ‘Snatch,’ ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘American History X.’ His film, ‘Forrest Gump’ was widely praised by the critics and ended up being nominated for a total of thirteen Academy Awards out of which it won six.
He merged his company with Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal’s named ‘Black and Blu’ to form an independent company at Sony Pictures Entertainment called ‘Escape Artists.’ The joint venture has produced many movies since its establishment including ‘The Wheather Man’ (2005), ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ (2006), Seven Pounds (2008), Knowing (2009), and ‘The Taking of Pelham 123’ (2009). He became the EVP and chairman of the Giants in 2005. Due to his achievements and business knack, he was even invited in the season 5 of the reality show, ‘Shark Tank.’
Awards and Achievements
• Best Motion Picture Academy Award- for Forrest Gump.
• Golden Globe- for Forrest Gump.
• P.T. Barnum Award- from Tufts University (for his remarkable contribution to the entertainment and media industry).
Net Worth of Steve Tisch
The net worth of Steve Tisch is a tremendous $1.2 billion. His fortune is the result of his active participation in the fields of production and entertainment as well as his contribution as the co-owner of a renowned football team.
Steve Tisch, even though born in a well to do family, made his mark in the fields he chose with his dedication and passion for the film and production industry. Through his production house, he has delivered us with quite a lot of genuinely good movies.