Spike Lee is the Hollywood figure who is not at all afraid to make his opinions come out. He banged Chrisette Michele at President Trump’s inauguration for singing in 2017, almost stepped out of the Academy Awards after Green Book won in 2019, and in a heavy but poignant gesture, did pay tribute to Kobe Bryant in a custom suit at the Oscars in 2020 soon after the death of an athlete. Also, Spike is someone who has made a substantial sum of money over these years.
How did Spike Lee begin his career?
Along with earning industry plaudits from directing movies such as 1989’s Do the Right Thing, 1991’s Jungle Fever, and 1992’s Malcolm X, Spike was the driving force behind 2018’s BlacKkKlansman.
According to Forbes, the film won him his initial Oscar and brought in 48.3 million dollars as well as added $87.1 million worldwide. Nevertheless, that’s not as much as his 2006 movie Inside Man, which earned a huge 88 million dollars and 187 million dollars around the world.
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What could Lee’s Earnings be?
While we do not have any idea of exactly how much Spike took home for each film — not to mention that he got supplementary paychecks by producing music videos for performers like Eminem, Naughty by Nature, and Kelly Rowland, and commercials for Nike, Levi’s, Converse, Ben & Jerry, and Taco Bell’s. We had no idea that he is pretty rich.
Spike is not only an honored Hollywood producer & director but also a pretty wealthy person. Such may be obvious as he tends to opt for stylish outfits now that he is grown older, and also a fact that he spent 16 million dollars on a mansion in the Oak Bluffs area of Martha’s Vineyard.
Along with his 8,292-square-foot townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which was listed for 32 million dollars in 2014. That’s why it isn’t shocking to discover that Spike Lee is estimated to have around 40 million dollars.
If that is what inspires you to follow Spike’s footsteps, then you might feel like taking his advice when it comes to ensuring the kind of cash he seeks out to endow his fortune-making, big-screen projects.
He said to Variety in 2018, “Where the money is, it is the place where filmmakers have to go. Where the money is.” Now it is a bug you can surely lean on.