Todd Wagner is a well-known entrepreneur from America who is best known to be the co-founder of Broadcast.com. He is also the chairman as well as the founder of Charity Network. Wagner owns several entertainment properties with mark Cuban including 2929 Entertainment. He is also involved in philanthropy and has created the Todd Wagner Foundation. He has executive produced many films in his career. Let’s find out how much is Todd Wagner’s net worth in 2018.
Todd R. Wagner was born on August 2, 1960, in Gary, Indiana. He completed his schooling at Merrillville High School. Following that, he went on to join Indiana University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Beta Theta Chapter. In 1983, Wagner earned his bachelor’s degree and then received his law degree from the University of Virginia.
After completing his studies, Wagner became Texas’s licensed CPA and started having a legal career with national firms like Hopkins & Sutter and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
He has been married to Kari Wagner who was a noted artist.
In 1995, Todd Wagner started AudioNet along with Mark Cuban. They used to broadcast radio stations and live sports events on the internet. He became the chief executive officer of the company and soon expanded the business services of the company.
The company was renamed to Broadcast.com in 1998. It also became public. A year later, the company was sold for $5.7 billion to Yahoo!. Both Cuban and Wagner became billionaires, and other 300 employees went on to become millionaires. Even after its sale, he continued to be in Yahoo! till 2000 and later quit it for focusing on other interests.
Following the success of Broadcast.com, the duo began to form Wagner/Cuban companies. This also included the 2929 Productions. They went on to produce many successful films like ‘The Road’, ‘Akeelah and the Bee’, ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’, and ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’.
Wagner has executive produced many films and television shows including ‘The Jacket’, ‘The Benefactor’, ‘The War Within’, ‘One Last Thing…’, Broken English’, ‘What Just Happened?’, ‘Black Christmas’, ‘Star Search’, ‘Godsend’, ‘Fast Track’, and ‘Fay Grim’.
He has also done many other entertainment ventures. He is the co-owner of the production company called HDNet Films. He has also got interests in The Weinstein Company and Lions Gate Entertainment. Wagner has also got stakes in Dallas Mavericks. He serves on the board of trustees of the American Film Institute.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, at the Gotham Awards, Todd Wagner won the Tribute Award along with Mark Cuban. The Center for Nonprofit Management named him as the Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. He has won the 2006 Visionary Award from the National Five Star. He is the winner of the Kappa Sigma Man of the Year Award. In 2003, the Urban League of Greater Dallas honored Wagner for his contribution to philanthropy.
Net Worth of Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner has an estimated net worth of more than $1.7 billion. He made this fortune by founding and selling Broadcast.com. Not just he became a billionaire but also made other 300 employees a millionaire. He has stakes in many other companies and is also on the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute. He has successfully executive-produced many films which went on to receive Oscar nominations.
Todd Wagner is considered one of the most popular businessmen in the world. He found considerable success by forming Broadcast.com. Further, it was later purchased by Yahoo! and Todd Wagner went on to form 2929 Productions. He is the founder of the Todd Wagner Foundation and has also gone on to create Minority Technology Fund. He is the developer of MIRACLES technology.