David Benioff is an acclaimed American television writer and producer whose net worth is approximately $200 million. His career as a filmmaker gave him international recognition, earning him awards such as two Emmy’s, two Golden Globe Awards and a Writers Guild of America Award for his work on the hit HBO fantasy drama TV series Game Of Thrones.
David’s success can be attributed to the outstanding quality of his work, reflected in the popularity and success of HBO’s iconic TV series. This included other shows such as Luck, The Pacific and When The Nines Roll Over, making David an influential figure in the Hollywood industry. With David Benioff’s accumulated net worth of $200 million, he has established himself as one of the most renowned screenwriters in Hollywood with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
What’s David Benioff’s net worth?
American producer and writer David Benioff has a net worth over $100 million. David Benioff is most well-known for creating and producing “Game of Thrones,” a series for HBO. He has also worked on “Troy,” the “City of Thieves” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
David was a teacher when he wrote his first book. The novel “The 25th Hour” was later made into a movie starring Edward Norton. He also wrote the screenplay. He has also written films such as “Troy”, “Stay”, “The Kite Runner”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Brothers” and others. Most well-known is his role as co-creator and executive producer of the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, which premiered on April 17, 2011. David and D.B., his GoT producer partner. Weiss and his GoT producing partner D.B. directed two episodes together of the series, including the highly-panned series finale, which many consider to be the worst television series ever made.
David Benioff and Amanda Peet have been married since 2006. They were married in New York City on September 30, 2006 and have three children.
Marc Benioff, a Salesforce billionaire, is David’s distant cousin. They have the same grandfather from their paternal side.
D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, his producing partner, had signed a multifilm deal with Disney to produce at most three Star Wars films. They will be released in 2022/2024 and 2026.
D.B. Weiss and David Benioff signed a multiyear, $200 million deal with Netflix. They had been in discussions with Amazon and Disney, but Netflix prevailed. Their Disney film partnership is not affected by the deal. They will retain executive producer credits for all future HBO Game of Thrones spinoffs, prequels and sequels. However, they won’t be involved in these projects.
Benioff was born in New York City on September 25, 1970. He is the youngest of Stephen and Barbara Friedman’s children. His birth name is David Friedman. His parents are both Jewish, with roots in Germany and Russia. Benioff was raised in Manhattan with his older sisters. His father was the former head at Goldman Sachs.
Benioff was a student at the Collegiate School, New York City. It is considered one of the oldest schools the United States. After completing his studies, he enrolled at Dartmouth College. He was a member the Phi Delta Alpha Fraternity as well as the Sphinx Senior Society. After graduating in 1992, he had a variety of jobs, including as a bouncer in a San Francisco club, as an English teacher at high school, and as a coach in wrestling. After graduating in 1992, he became interested in a career as an academic. In 1995, he went to Trinity College Dublin where he spent one year studying Irish literature. He met D. B. Weiss at Trinity College Dublin in 1995. This would be his future collaborator. He decided to leave academia, and instead enrolled at the University of California Irvine’s creative writing program. He received his degree in 1999.
In 2001, Benioff published his first book under the pen name Jacqueline Benioff. This was his mother’s maiden title. His final master’s thesis at the University of California Irvine was published in the novel “The 25 th hour.” Tobey Maguire received a draft of the book from Benioff, who then asked him to adapt it into a screenplay. Spike Lee directed the film adaptation of “25 th hour” which was released in 2002. Edward Norton starred.
Benioff published “When the Nines roll over (And Other Stories)” in 2004. In 2004, Benioff began to write a screenplay for the mythological epic Troy, which was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt in 2004. It was a commercial success, and Benioff’s debut major commercial success. He also wrote the screenplay for “Stay”, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. He adapted “The Kite Runner”, a novel, into a screenplay that was later made into a movie. Marc Forster directed “Stay” as well as “The Kite Runner”. In 2008, he also published “City of Thieves,” his second novel.
The screenplay Benioff had been working to create for many years was finally completed in 2009. Benioff was originally hired to write the screenplay of the “X-Men: Wolverine” spin-off. His creation, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” was based upon a variety of scripts. It also included collaboration with Hugh Jackman, the actor who played the role as Wolverine in the original “X-Men.” Although Skip Woods was hired later to revise Benioff’s script in order to make it darker and more brutal, Benioff had a significant influence on the project.
Benioff had also been involved in another project for many years. He became interested in adapting George R. R. Martin’s novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” into a television show. He started working with Weiss who he had met in Ireland on “Game of Thrones.” BHO approved the show in 2010. Benioff, Weiss and the writers were the executive producers, showrunners and writers.
It aired its first episode in 2011, and quickly became a critical and commercial success. It won many awards, including one for best writing. Fans were unhappy with the show’s writing in later seasons, especially the eighth and final in 2019. A petition was signed by over one million people to remake the last season with new writers. However, nothing happened.
Benioff wrote on several other projects while he was working on Game of Thrones. However, not all of them were ever made. Benioff, along with Weiss announced that he had signed up for his first feature film project, “Dirty White Boys”, based on Stephen Hunter’s novel. Production was slowed by their commitments to other projects and it was not made.
2018 was the year Disney announced that Benioff, Weiss and a new series “Star Wars” films would be written and produced. After negotiating a multi-year television and film deal with Netflix valued at $200 million, the two decided to end their Disney contracts and not work on “Star Wars.”
Benioff also attempted directing. He directed two episodes of Game of Thrones and co-directed the series finale along with Weiss. They also co-directed the comedy special “Leslie Jones Time Machine,” which they produced together in 2019.
Benioff wed Amanda Peet in September 2006 in New York City in a traditional Jewish ceremony. They have three children together. They spend their time in Manhattan and Beverly Hills.
Amanda and David paid $4.625 million to purchase a Beverly Hills home with four bedrooms in December 2007. They also have a New York City home.