Net Worth: $5 Billion
How Much Is Walt Disney Worth?
Walt Disney was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist with a net worth estimated at $5 billion.
Walt Disney earned his net worth along with his brother Roy O. Disney, as co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. He was well-known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. The Walt Disney Company and has annual revenues of approximately USD $35 billion. Disney was not only known as a film producer and a popular showman, but also an innovator in animation and theme park design.
Some of the world’s most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, were created by Disney and his staff, with Disney himself providing the original voice for the character. He received four honorary Academy Awards and won twenty-two Academy Awards from a total of fifty-nine nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. He gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts Tokyo Disney, Disneyland Paris, and Disneyland Hong Kong.
Born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago’s Hermosa community area, his father Elias Disney was an Irish-Canadian, and his mother Flora Call Disney was German-American. Disney died of lung cancer on December 15, 1966 at the young age of 65 in Burbank, California. A year later construction began on Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.