Ridley Scott is a Veteran English film director and a producer who has won many prestigious awards for his works. His movie, ‘The Martian’ was nominated for the Academy awards in the category of Best Pictures. Ridley’s works often are an effortless amalgamation of images that reflect contemporary life and times rendering them into creative timely pieces. Be it a futuristic or a period feature film, no one captures the essence of the milieu quite as aptly as Ridley Scott. Thanks, to his cult filmmaking, he has been awarded with various honors, like the “Outstanding Contribution to the Cinema”. Ridley was also named as one of the “10 Most Influential Person of British Culture” in 2014 and has also received a BAFTA Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement. To know about the net worth of Ridley Scott as of 2019, keep reading.
Ridley Scott was born on 30 November 1937, in South Shields, North East England, shortly before World War 2 broke out, to parents, Elizabeth Williams and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. Since, Ridley’s father was an officer in the Royal Engineers, he used to be away from his family for long durations, while Ridley was growing up. Ridley Scott was the second child born to his parents with Frank Scott being his elder brother who joined the British Merchant Navy when Ridley was still very young due to which he grew up mostly without the presence of an elder male figure in his early life. However, he did have his younger brother, Tony Scott for company who also went on to become a film director. Unfortunately, he lost Tony to suicide in 2010. During World War 2, Ridley’s family moved around a lot before shifting back to their native North East where they settled in Green Beck’s Road on Hartburn, County Durham.
Ridley Scott received his school education from the Grange Field Grammar School before eventually graduating from West Hartlepool College of Arts with a diploma in design. Later on, Riley went on to study further at the Royal College of Arts in London, which is where he developed his passion for films and contributed immensely to the college’s film department, making it better with time. He produced his first short film, “Boy and Bicycle” starring his younger brother, Tony and his father. Ridley finally graduated from there in 1963 and procured the job of a trainee set designer with BBC where he worked for two years on the most famous police series of that time “Z-cars”. He ultimately got replaced by Raymond Cusick, after which he went on to establish his own film and commercial production company, along with his younger brother, Tony in 1968.
Ridley Scott has been married and divorced twice. He is the proud father of three children named Jake, Luke and Jordan Scott all of whom are somehow involved in the film business.
Ridley Scott’s true career began with the establishment of his own production company in 1968. His first successful movie, which received several nominations at the Canne’s Film Festival, was the 1977 starrer, “The Duellist’s”. The movie later went on to bag the Best Film award. Later, Ridley went on to create movies, like “Alien and Alien: Convenient” and “Blade Runner”, which was a flop at the time of release, but later attained a cult status. After this, he directed a blockbuster movie with Tom Cruise in the starring role titled “Top Gun” in 1986, which again brought him the Best Director nomination.
Another of Ridley’s classics was “Gladiator” which was released in 2000 and went on to clinch 5 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture and Best Actor award. After the huge success of “Gladiator”, Ridley produced many other hit movies such as “Black Hawk Down”, “American Gangster” with Leonardo DiCaprio and “Prometheus”. In 2016, he directed, ‘The Martian’, a large budgeted movie that became a major hit globally and was nominated for the Oscars. Ridley’s future projects include, an upcoming series based on “Prometheus” and an impending tie up with Disney.
Awards and Achievement
Ridley Scott has many prestigious awards to his credit among which is BAFTA fellowship, Hugo Awards, Saturn Award for Best Direction, DGA Lifetime Achievement Award, Primetime Emmy award, Bodi award for Best American Film and Gemini Award.
Net Worth of Ridley Scott
The total estimated net worth of Ridley Scott is a whopping $250 million, for which he has successful career as a filmmaker to thank.
Ridley Scott made his name worldwide with sheer hard work and dedication towards his profession. Even after so many serious accidents in his life, he never gave up on his dreams and worked delicately towards fulfilling them, which has brought him where he is today.