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J.J. Abrams Net Worth 2017: How Much Is J.J. Abrams Worth Right Now?

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With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, J.J. Abrams is dominating the world of science fiction and action on the creative side. He’s directed, wrote, and produced several different films and television shows including three Mission: Impossible movies, one of which was released earlier this year, and the hit TV show Lost. So how much is the director really worth?

J.J. Abrams Net Worth as of 2017: $120 Million

Here’s how J.J. made it to the millions.


1990-2002

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Abrams started out in the movie business when he was 16, writing the music for the film Nightbeast during the 1980s. In 1990, during his senior year of college, J.J. teamed up with Jill Mazursky to write the film Taking Care Of Business. He then wrote a few other films during the ’90s.

In 1998, Abrams worked on the screenplay for the film Armageddon starring Bruce Willis and directed by Michael Bay. The film became a box office success, making over $550 million worldwide, but had mostly negative reviews, receiving a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That same year, Abrams ventured into the world of television with the series Felicity, which ran for four seasons.

In 2001, J.J. created and produced the series Alias, which ran for five seasons.


2003-2008

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In 2003, Alias was registered into American Film Institute’s top ten list of programs for that year and received multiple nominations and awards. In 2004, Abrams co-created another hit ABC show, Lost, which ran for six seasons.

Along with writing the movie, Abrams made his movie directing debut with Mission Impossible III. The movie was released May 5, 2006 and became a critical box office hit, making over $395 million worldwide.

From 2006-2007, J.J. guest directed on several TV shows including The Office and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also produced the movie Cloverfield in 2008.


2009-2014

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In 2009, Abrams brought Star Trek back to the big screen for the first time since 2002. The film was released May 8, 2009 and instantly became a hit with both movie goers and Star Trek fans alike, making over $385 million worldwide and has a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film not only became the largest opening for a Star Trek film, but also became the highest grossing Star Trek film of all time in the United States and Canada. The film became the seventh highest grossing movie of 2009.

Abrams also directed and produced the second movie of the Star Trek reboot series, Star Trek Into Darkness, in 2013. That movie eventually ended up beating the first movie for the highest grossing Star Trek film of all time, earning over $465 million worldwide.

In addition to the Star Trek series, Abrams also directed, produced, and wrote the film Super 8 and produced the second Mission: Impossible film he worked on, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in 2011.

In 2014, Forbes.com reported J.J. earned $28 million in 2014 and made him the 71st most powerful celebrity on the site’s yearly list.


2015 – 2016

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The third Mission: Impossible film Abrams produced, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, was released on July 31. The film made over $195 million in the United States, and made an additional $487 million outside the United States. The film also garnered a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The most hyped of Abrams’s projects, however, goes to his reboot of another popular space trilogy: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film was released on December 18th and has been a smash hit with fans and critics alike, as it’s been the film many people have been looking forward to all year.

With another Star Trek film on the way, J.J.’s projects have proven to become a thrill for action and science fiction lovers alike. The year 2016 will only bring nothing but more success, both financially and critically, to J.J. with his highly anticipated projects.


2017

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After his 2016 successes, J.J. Abrams continues to impress us with his upcoming projects. His major projects for 2017 include God Particle, which is the third installment of the Cloverfield franchise, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars is scheduled for release December 15, 2017 and a sequel has already been planned for a release in 2019.

He also reveals that, despite his previous record of successful movies, he’s not interested on making anymore reboots. In fact, he’s focusing on new and original ideas for the silver screens.

Ilyssa WeinerCOLLEGECANDY Writer
Naturally Auburn News Nerd. SUNY Oswego Class of 2017.