Steven Spielberg is the first director whose films have worldwide taken in over $10 billion, according to Box Office Mojo.
Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” has taken $114 million thus far, making it only his seventeenth most successful film to date. The two-time Oscar-winner for best director biggest movies gross being E.T. and “Jaws” taking in $1.3 billion and $1.2 billion respectively. Jurassic Park, has made nearly a billion worldwide.
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Add in films that Spielberg produced and the figure reaches $17.2 billion.
According to Forbes, Spielberg has an estimated net worth $3.6 billion.
List of highest-grossing directors by total worldwide box office:
1 Steven Spielberg – $10.009 billion
2 Peter Jackson – $6.520 billion
3 Michael Bay – $6.414 billion
4 James Cameron – $6.138 billion
5 David Yates – $5.346 billion
6 Christopher Nolan – $4.749 billion
7 Robert Zemeckis – $4.243 billion
8 Tim Burton – $4.075 billion
9 Chris Columbus – $4.060 billion
10 Ridley Scott – $3.923 billion