David Geffen Net Worth

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David Geffen net worth is
$6.9 Billion

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It is often declared that David Geffen net worth reaches an estimation of more than 5 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest individuals in the whole world. Record producer and David Geffen is actually a film, businessman and theatre producer, music executive. All these involvements include millions of dollars for the whole number of David Geffen net worth. David Geffen is also known as a philanthropist.
Enthusiastic Geffen is credited with establishing one of the most famous record labels for example “Asylum Records” in 1970, “Geffen Records” in 1980 as well as “DGC Records” 10 years after. The incomes of the records improve David Geffen net worth a great deal. In 1994, he and other two business-people established “Dreamworks SKG”.

David Geffen Net-Worth – 5.5 Billion Dollars

In order to get instruction, David Geffen chose to enroll in to night school in Brooklyn, but once more he dropped out of it. Furthermore, David Geffen enrolled to the University of Texas in Austin, however, just for a brief timeframe.
David Geffen started his entertainment participation in mailroom where he was shortly promoted as an agent. To be able to keep his job, he had to show his diploma of instruction. Understanding the fact that he did not have it, he cast it and showed it to his supervisor. Later, David Geffen got a great deal of recommendations and offers to become a record producer which today is one of the primary sources of David Geffen net worth.
Accordingly, in 1970, he founded his first record label company called “Asylum Records” which he established jointly with Elliot Roberts. The record label is known on an international level. A lot of great artists were signed to that record label. These included The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and many others. At that time of its development, “Asylum Records” were collaborating and spread by Atlantic Records label. Sometime later, “Asylum Records” were purchased by the firm “Warner Communications” that also possessed the Atlantic Records. “Asylum Records” were joined using the “Elektra Records” and its name was changed to “Asylum/Elektra Records”. The company was clearly one of the principal sources of David Geffen net worth. David Geffen worked in the label until the year 1975.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 21 February 1943
Birth place: Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Profession:American business magnate, producer, film studio executive
Education:University of Texas at Austin, Santa Monica College, Brooklyn College, New Utrecht High School
Nationality:American,
Parents:Abraham Geffen, Batya Volovskaya
Siblings:Mitchell Geffen
Awards:Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Play, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program
Movies:Interview with the Vampire, Little Shop of Horrors
TV shows:Beetlejuice
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Interesting Facts

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1Co-founded Asylum Records in 1971.
2UCLA announced in December 2012 that this 'visionary donor'/ philanthropist had also established a $100-million scholarship fund for students of the Geffen School of Medicine.
3Of Polish-Jewish and Ukrainian-Jewish descent.
4In 2006, he donated $1.6 million to the David Geffen Foundation.
5A supporter of Leonard Peltier, whom he believes was wrongly convicted of the 1975 murders of two FBI agents, he said he became disillusioned by Bill Clinton's decision to pardon financier Marc Rich, instead of Peltier. This caused a rift between him and the Clintons, and led to his decision to endorse Barack Obama for president, instead of Hillary Clinton.
6Ranked #12 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list along with DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. They had ranked #12 in 2005 as well.
7Same birth date as Mikhail Vartanov, Riccardo Fellini, King Harald V and Nina Simone
8In 2005 he lost a California civil suit, forcing him to grant right-of-way to public sunbathers on the beach of his private home in Carbon Beach, California.
9In 1980 he signed John Lennon to what would prove to be the latter's last recording contract.
10Announced a $200-million donation to UCLA medical school in May 2002, the largest single donation to a US medical school in history. The school will be named The David Geffen School of Medicine. The campus already includes The Geffen Playhouse. which was named after him when he donated $6 million to the university. He has also bestowed gifts of $2.5 million to Los Angeles' AIDS Project, as well as another $2.5 million to New York city's Gay Men's Health Crisis, and $1.4 million to AIDS Action in Washington, DC.
11Sits on USC School of Cinema-Television's Board of Councilors
12Co-founder with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks SKG.
13Dated Marlo Thomas and Cher long before he publicly came out as gay.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramBeetlejuice (1989)· Patsy Cameron (story editor)
· Tedd Anasti (story editor)
· Tim Burton (executive producer)
· Michael Hirsh (producer)
· Clive A. Smith (producer)
· Patrick Loubert (producer)
· Lenora Hume (supervising producer)
· Stephen Hodgins (coordinating producer)
· Robin Budd (director)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles1994producer
Beetlejuice1989-1991TV Series executive producer - 94 episodes
Little Shop of Horrors1986producer
Personal Best1982executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Shop of Horrors1986ADR voice - uncredited / producer: off-Broadway production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vito2011Documentary special thanks
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer2009Documentary thanks
A Single Man2009the producers wish to thank
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary thanks
Medal of Honor1999Video Game special thanks
Trespasser1998Video Game special thanks
Barney's Great Adventure1998special thanks: "Barney's Godfather"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Art of Impermanence: David Geffen2012Documentary short completed
Judee Sill: How to Give My Heart AwayDocumentary filmingHimself
Everything Is Copy2015DocumentaryHimself
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records2015DocumentaryHimself
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters2003-2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Former Agent
Legends of the Canyon: The Origins of West Coast Rock2010Documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
Hotel California: LA from The Byrds to The Eagles2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album1985Video shortHimself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Musical

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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