Martin Scorsese: The Director’s Net Worth and Most Successful Movies

Chances are, the film buffs out there are familiar with at least of Martin Scorsese’s hit movies. After all, the director is responsible for a handful of classics that make him a living legend. Let’s take a look at Martin Scorsese’s net worth and most successful movies as he closes in on 60 years behind the camera.

What are some of Martin Scorsese’s early works?

Martin scorsese at the Canne Film Festival in 2002.

Martin Scorsese seemed destined to become a legendary filmmaker. | Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The Queens-born, Manhattan-raised Scorsese was born in 1942to parents who were both part-time actors, according to Biography. His childhood asthma prevented him from playing sports (or doing much of anything outside), so one of his favorite pastimes was watching movies and creating his own. The 1959 short Vesuvius VI is the first directing credit in Scorsese’s IMDb page.

Scorsese eventually graduated from New York University in 1966 with a master’s degree in fine art. His first feature film, Who’s That Knocking on My Door, played in theaters in 1967. That feature wasn’t a smash hit, but 1972 offering Boxcar Bertha ushered in a practically unbroken string of stellar movies. Even if you feel 1973’s Mean Streets was the turning point in Martin Scorsese’s career, the point is that it didn’t take him long to fine tune his craft.

What are his highest grossing movies?

Ranking Scorsese’s movies from worst to best isn’t easy, especially once you get near the top. At that point, it’s all about whether you prefer biopics (Raging Bull), crime dramas (Goodfellas, Casino, and Mean Streets), or gritty character studies (Taxi Driver). Figuring out his best movies from a financial standpoint is much easier.

Adjusting for inflation and counting in 2018 dollars, these are Martin Scorsese’s highest-grossing movies, according to Box Office Mojo.

10. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

Box office total: $90.9 million

9. Goodfellas (1990)

Box office total: $101.2 million

8. Gangs of New York (2002)

Box office total: $119.0 million

7. Taxi Driver (1976)

Box office total: $119.1 million

6. The Color of Money (1986)

Box office total: $128.8 million

5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Box office total: $133.3 million

4. The Aviator (2004)

Box office total: $147.23 million

3. Shutter Island (2010)

Box office total: $147.28 million

2. Cape Fear (1991)

Box office total: $172.4 million

1. The Departed (2006)

Box office total: $183.9 million

Without inflation, Martin Scorsese’s movies topped $1 billion in box office earnings.

What is Martin Scorsese’s net worth?

Martin Scorsese

No wonder he’s smiling — Martin Scorsese’s net worth reaches nine figures. | Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images

We all know Martin Scorsese is a director, but that’s not the only show business title he has.

As a writer, he penned the screenplays for several of his own movies, including Mean Streets, Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence, and Casino.

In addition to appearing in his movies, Scorsese has numerous acting credits to his name. He plays Vincent Van Gogh in Dreams, the 1990 offering from famed director Akira Kurosawa. Quiz Show and Shark Tale are two of his other 33 acting roles.

Scorsese produced some of his movies, such as The Aviator, Shutter Island, Hugo, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He held the same title the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl.

All that said, directing is Martin Scorsese’s true calling, and he’s one of the richest Hollywood movie directors of all time. Martin Scorsese’s net worth is $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Does he have any Oscars?

Martin Scorsese's net worth was already high before he won an Oscar for best director.

Martin Scorsese has multiple nominations but only one Oscar win. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

You know that old saying, ‘Always the bridesmaid, never the bride?’ That described Martin Scorsese’s situation at the Academy Awards for a long time.

As we mentioned earlier, Mean Streets and Taxi Driver are two of his Scorsese’s best movies, but he didn’t earn a directing nomination at the Academy Awards until Raging Bull, and he had to wait until the 2007 Academy Awards before he brought home an Oscar for The Departed.

The Departed is a Scorsese classic, but you might not know it’s a remake of a Hong Kong hit from 2002.

Scorsese picked up directing nominations from the Academy for Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street. Across all industry awards, he has 213 nominations and 142 wins, according to IMDb.

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