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What is Zack Snyder's net worth? 'Army of the Dead' director was gifted $350K Aston Martin after '300' success

Snyder is credited with jumpstarting the DC extended universe with 'Man of Steel', which became the highest-grossing Superman film ever
UPDATED MAY 21, 2021
Director Zack Snyder's upcoming projects include a reboot of 'Legends of the Guardians' and 'The Illustrated Man' (Getty Images)
Director Zack Snyder's upcoming projects include a reboot of 'Legends of the Guardians' and 'The Illustrated Man' (Getty Images)

Zack Snyder boasts some iconic cinematic marvels to his name. His critics, although, really seem to hate him, and his ardent fan following really seem to hate his critics. Snyder's latest project, 'Army of the Dead', which is a multi starrer, high voltage zombie action drama, is set to release on May 21, 2021. Ahead of the release of the much-awaited film, let us have a look at Hollywood's one of the most prominent director's net worth.

Snyder is someone, who is known for his signature 'slow-motion punches' action in his movies. Zack's debut release, 'Dawn of the Dead' (2004), fetched him much-deserved recognition as it earned over $102 million with a budget of $26 million. His next venture, '300', which was also his first comic book adaptation, went on to become an even bigger success with total earning amounted to $456 million. From there, Snyder's journey to comic book adaptations begun with some of his notable works including 'Man of Steel' and 'Justice League'.


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Zack Snyder’s early life

Zack Snyder (Getty Images)

Born on March 1, 1966, to Marsha Manley (painter and photography teacher) and Charles Edward Snyder (executive recruiter) in Greenbay, Wisconsin, Snyder was raised in Connecticut. His older sister, Audrey was raised as a Christian scientist. Zack also had a brother, Sam, who died in his teenage years. Snyder had already begun filmmaking after high school when he enrolled in painting classes at Heatherley School of Fine Art in England. He also attended Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California. Snyder graduated with a BFA in film in 1989.

Zack Snyder’s family

Snyder had four children from his first wife, Denise Weber. Two girls, Autumn and Willow, who were adopted from China, and two biological children, Olivia and Eli. Snyder met his second wife, producer, Deborah Johnson in 1996, the duo began dating in 2002, and in 2004 they tied the knot in Manhattan, New York. Snyder had eight kids, out of which two younger sons are from his relationship with Kirstein Elin, who was his line producer for some time. His son, Eli is an actor who has featured in the film like 'Watchmen' and '300'. It was during the post-production of Warner Bros' 'Justice League' that Snyder's adopted daughter Autumn had committed suicide. The director had left the ambitious project to be with his family. After his daughter's death, Snyder began working towards suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

 Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder (Getty Images)

Snyder dedicated his cut of 'Justice League' to Autumn and told Vanity Fair that it was his way of proving how much she inspired him. "When you think about the catharsis of it, if I was a potter, I would've made some pottery to look for some way through this," he explained to the outlet. "But I'm a filmmaker, so you get this giant movie. At the end of the movie, it says 'For Autumn.' Without her, this absolutely would not have happened," he said. Snyder has all of his kids' names tattooed.

Director Zack Snyder (Getty Images)

What is Zack Snyder's net worth?

Warner Bros were so elated with the immense success of the first franchise of '300', that they bought Snyder a $350,000 Aston Martin Vanquish. Zack Snyder is also the co-founder of Cruel and Unusual Films, a production company he established in 2004, alongside his current wife, Deborah Snyder, and producing partner, Wesley Coller. Snyder is also credited with jumpstarting the DC extended universe with 'Man of Steel' which became the highest-grossing Superman film ever, despite the fact that it couldn't impress the critics so much. Walking along the same lines, Snyder's 'Batman vs Superman' grossed over $873 million with poor reviews. Zack Snyder's net worth is estimated to be around $60 million as of 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

For all the Snyder fans, his upcoming projects include a reboot of 'Legends of the Guardians' and 'The Illustrated Man'. Snyder is also said to be working on an adaptation of the novel 'The Fountainhead' and a yet unnamed film on George Washington.