Andy Warhol Net Worth

Andy Warhol Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Andy Warhol net worth is
$220 Million

Andy Warhol Wiki Biography

Andrew Warhola, born on the 6th of August, 1928, was an American artist, author and television and fashion personality famously known as the man behind the art movement of Pop Culture.

So how much was Warhol’s net worth? Before his death in 1987, it was estimated to be $220 million, gained from the sales of his artworks and books, including commission.

Andy Warhol Net Worth $220 Million Dollars

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol was the youngest son of Slovakian immigrant parents Ondrej and Julia. Although Warhol was raised in a poor family, his love for art started to emerge at the young age of nine when he received a camera as a birthday gift. While attending Holmes Elementary School, he also honed his art skills for free at the Carnegie Institute. Later he attended Schenley High School, and got his college education at the prestigious Carnegie Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Pictorial Design.

Right after college, Warhol moved to New York and changed his family name from Warhola to just Warhol, and started his pursuit of finding a job. He first worked at Glamour Magazine in 1949, and with his unique illustrations he immediately received a lot of buzz and recognition. He became one of the most sought after artist of the 50s because of his innovative ideas, even incorporating his mother’s hand writing into some of his works. Although he was new to the art scene, his talent emerged, catapulting him to success and starting to build his net worth.

Warhol’s career really took-off in the 60s, when he introduced his pop paintings to the world of art. His ‘Pop Arts’ consisted of everyday, mass-produced goods, turning them into modern painting; some of his most memorable artworks are the iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans, Coca-Cola bottles and even hamburgers that are still popular today. He also created portraits of celebrities like Mao Zedong, Mick Jagger and Marilyn Monroe, using bright obscene colors. The commissions for his pieces made him a very wealthy artist.

Aside from painting, Warhol also ventured into making films and videos; some of the popular ones include “Sleep”, “Empire”, “Kiss” and “Chelsea Girls”. He also wrote books and even co-founded a magazine entitled “Interview”. Another venture he took on was television, starring in his own show “Andy Warhol’s TV”, and then “Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes”. His innovativeness and inventiveness continuously changed the world of art, and tremendously increased his net worth.

In 1987, at the age of 58 Warhol died in his sleep, after a recent gallbladder operation resulted in cardiac arrhythmia that claimed his life. Though his time was cut short, his art and legacy still lives on. His masterpieces and extensive art collection are displayed in The Andy Warhol Museum, located in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The museum is the largest one in the entire country devoted to just one artist.

In terms of his personal life, Warhol lived openly as a gay man, but although apparently having many lovers, was never involved in any long-term or serious romantic relationship.

Full NameAndy Warhol
Net Worth$220 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 6, 1928, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedFebruary 22, 1987, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthPittsburgh
Height5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
ProfessionArtist in visual art movement, pop art artist
EducationSchenley High School, Carnegie Institute of Technology
ParentsOndrej, Julia Warhol
SiblingsJohn Warhola, Pavol Warhola, John Warhola, Pavol Warhola
NicknamesAndrew Varchola , Drella , Andrew Warhola , Andrew Varchola, Jr. , Andrej Varchola, Jr. , Andrej Varhola, Jr. , Andrew Warhola, Jr.
Movies"Blow Job", "Lonesome Cowboys", "Flesh", “Sleep”, “Empire”, “Kiss”, “Chelsea Girls”, "Bike Boy", "My Hustler", "The Nude Restaurant", "Lonesome Cowboys","Batman Dracula"
TV Shows“Andy Warhol’s TV”, “Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes”
1Dark sunglasses
2Always had a camera and a tape recorder whenever he talked to someone.
3Blond, spiky hair, black leather and white shirts.
4Wore a wig most of the time in public
1Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.
2Don't read your reviews; weigh them.
3If it doesn't make sense it's art.
4I like the taste of the last chocolate in the box.
5Living in New York City gives people real incentives to want things that nobody else wants.
6(his advice about audiences, to The Velvet Underground) Always leave them wanting less.
7(revising his earlier quote, during the Disco era) In fifteen minutes, everyone will be famous.
8Our movies may have looked like home movies, but then our home wasn't like anybody else's.
9Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.
10My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.
11Of course what I think is boring must not be the same as what other people think is, since I could never stand to watch all the most popular action shows on TV, because they're essentially the same plots and the same shots and the same cuts over and over again. Apparently, most people love watching the same basic thing, as long as the details are different. But I'm just the opposite: if I'm going to sit and watch the same thing I saw the night before, I don't want it to be essentially the same - I want it to be exactly the same. Because the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.
12Business art is the step that comes after art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist. After I did the thing called "art" or whatever it's called, I went into business art. I wanted to be an Art Businessman or a Business Artist. Being good in business in the most fascinating kind of art.
13I'd prefer to remain a mystery. I never like to give my background and, anyway, I make it all up different every time I'm asked. It's not just that it's part of my image not to tell everything, it's just that I forget what I said the day before, and I have to make it all up over again.
14Success is when the checks don't bounce.
15I am a deeply superficial person.
16In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
17I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote.
1Gore Vidal once described Andy Warhol as "The only genius I've ever known with an IQ of 60".
2Was good friends with Charles Lisanby.
3His brother owned a junkyard in upstate New York. Periodically his brother would bring him odd scraps of junk, which Warhol would use in his art.
4His nephew, James Warhola, wrote and illustrated a children's book titled "Uncle Andy's." It is about a little boy who visits his famous uncle in New York City.
5He bequeathed his wig to singer David Bowie, who later wore it to portray Warhol in Basquiat (1996). Bowie had written the song "Andy Warhol" in tribute to him, which featured on his 1971 album "Hunky Dory".
6Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 873-876. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
7An astute businessman in the art world, he left an estate worth $500 million when he died.
8Godfather of Bijou Phillips.
9Was among the guests at Madonna's and Sean Penn's wedding.
10Influenced the movement of 'The New Russian Classicism'. Visited St. Petersburg, Russia and presented his 'tomato cans' to Timur Novikov and Sergei Bugayev.
11Warhol's "A: A Novel," published in 1968, is based on 24 hours of tape recordings (24 one-hour tapes) of Ondine speaking. His tape-recorded musings were transcribed and typed up and serve as the basis of the novel, which was disingenuously presented as one day in the life of Ondine. The book is one of the premier artifacts of the Pop art movement/Pop culture. Warhol followed Ondine around New York City with a tape recorder, recording their conversations. Ondine was addicted to amphetamines and was prone to wild verbal flights that covered many subjects. To type up the tapes, Warhol hired teenage girls, some of whom were barely literate and made many errors. Warhol "edited" the resulting manuscript during a series of concerts given by The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed is one of the "characters" in the novel), sitting in the rear of the theater in the dark, reading proof sheets with a flashlight. Like James Joyce when confronted with transcription errors made by the French printers/compositors of the first edition of "Ulysses" (1922), Warhol loved the mistakes and decided to keep them in. He thought the mistakes improved the book as it made it worse, more of a Pop manifesto, and insisted that all the errata be left in the final draft, which he fancied as a Pop "Finnegans Wake." In his later book/memoir "Popism," Warhol explained, "I wanted to do a 'bad book' just the way I'd done 'bad movies' and 'bad art,' because when you do something exactly wrong, you always turn up something." Warhol, the author, refused to filter out the "background noise" or "static," thus preventing the reader from following a coherent narrative thread. The book intentionally is boring, as are many of Warhol's films. Of his films Warhold said that talking about them was more interesting than actually viewing them, and this likely was his intent with "A: A Novel" -- to create an artifact that made people talk about it -- and think.
12Son of immigrants from the town Miková, located in today's northeastern Slovakia. His original name was "Warhola".
13His father, who traveled much on business trips, died when Warhol was 13.
14Avoided the subject of death, except in his paintings (the Disaster series). He did not attend the funerals of his superstars nor did he attend his mother's funeral when she died in November 1972. After she passed away he continued to give the impression that she was still alive to people who would ask about her. Warhol did not mention his mother's death to any of his close friends. As late as 1976, when friends asked about his mother, Andy said, 'Oh, she's great. But she doesn't get out of bed much."
15Was a frequent guest at the infamous "Studio 54"
16When guesting on The Love Boat (1977), he was nervous about the experience and turned to his castmate (and muse for the particular episode) Marion Ross, who calmed him down and offered some advice on how to act.
17Is credited with coining the term "superstar."
18Produced The Velvet Underground's first album. He essentially lent his name to their work and observed them in the recording studio, while Lou Reed and later Tom Wilson (who had worked earlier with Bob Dylan) mostly called the shots. The cover of the band's first album (with Nico) was Warhol's design: a banana with a peel that was actually a peelable sticker.
19Pictured on a USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamp issued 9 August 2002.
20In 1990, Lou Reed and John Cale made a CD album called "Songs for Drella" as a tribute to Warhol with 15 songs about Warhol's life.
21Interred at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
221984: He and Don Monroe directed music video "Hello Again" for The Cars. He also appeared in it, playing The Bartender.


13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol Screen Tests2009TV Movie documentary
Cars: Heartbeat City1984Video
Saturday Night Live1981TV Series film segment director - 1 episode
Blue Movie1969
San Diego Surf1968
Lonesome Cowboys1968
The Loves of Ondine1968
The Andy Warhol Story1967
Tiger Morse1967
The Nude Restaurant1967
Imitation of Christ1967
Bike Boy1967
I, a Man1967
The Velvet Underground in Boston1967Short
Tub Girls1967
Kiss the Boot1966
Screen Test #31966Short
Screen Test #41966Short
Chelsea Girls1966
The Closet1966
The Beard1966
More Milk, Evette1966
Outer and Inner Space1966Short
The Velvet Underground and Nico1966Documentary
Ari and Mario1966
Moe Gets Tied Up1966Documentary
Salvador Dalí1966Documentary short
Screen Test: Ingrid Superstar1966Short
Screen Test: Lou Reed (Coke)1966Short
Screen Test: Mary Woronov1966Short
Screen Test: Nico1966Short
Screen Test: Richard Rheem1966Short
Screen Test: Susan Bottomly1966Short
The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards1966Documentary
Taylor Mead's Ass1965
My Hustler1965
Beauty #21965
Poor Little Rich Girl1965
Screen Test #21965Short
The Life of Juanita Castro1965
Screen Test #11965Short
Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick1965Short
Screen Test: Paul America1965Short
Batman Dracula1964
Messy Lives1964
Naomi and Rufus Kiss1964
The 13 Most Beautiful Women1964
The End of Dawn1964
The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys1964
Whips and Women1964
Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of1964
Mario Banana I1964Short
Mario Banana II1964Short
Screen Test: Ann Buchanan1964Short
Screen Test: Billy Name1964Short
Screen Test: Dennis Hopper1964Short
Screen Test: Freddy Herko1964Short
Screen Test: Jane Holzer (Toothbrush)1964Short
Blow Job1963Short
Elvis at Ferus1963Documentary short
Naomi's Birthday Party1963
Haircut #31963Short
Jill and Freddy Dancing1963Short


15 Minutes1985TV Series producer
Andy Warhol's TV1983TV Series producer
Fashion1979TV Series producer
Bad1977executive producer
Blood for Dracula1974producer
Women in Revolt1971producer
Blue Movie1969producer
San Diego Surf1968producer
The Nude Restaurant1967producer
Imitation of Christ1967producer
Bike Boy1967producer
Screen Test #31966Short producer - uncredited
Screen Test #41966Short producer
Chelsea Girls1966producer
The Closet1966producer
The Velvet Underground and Nico1966Documentary producer
Ari and Mario1966producer
Salvador Dalí1966Documentary short producer
Sunset1966Short producer
Dirt1965Short producer
My Hustler1965producer
Screen Test #21965Short producer
The Life of Juanita Castro1965producer
Screen Test #11965Short producer
Batman Dracula1964producer
Empire1964Documentary producer
Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of1964producer
Mario Banana I1964Short producer
Blow Job1963Short producer
Jill and Freddy Dancing1963Short producer


The Nude Restaurant1967
The Velvet Underground in Boston1967Short
Kiss the Boot1966
Chelsea Girls1966
The Closet1966
Moe Gets Tied Up1966Documentary
The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards1966Documentary
My Hustler1965
Mario Banana I1964Short
Mario Banana II1964Short
Jill and Freddy Dancing1963Short
Women in Revolt1971
Blue Movie1969


The Love Boat1985TV SeriesAndy Warhol
Cars: Heartbeat City1984VideoBartender
Tootsie1982Andy Warhol (uncredited)
The Driver's Seat1974English Lord
The Illiac Passion1967Poseidon
Match Girl1966Short
Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of1964
Normal Love1963


Blue Movie1969writer
The Nude Restaurant1967
Bike Boy1967
Chelsea Girls1966
Mario Banana I1964Short
Mario Banana II1964Short


Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe2007Documentary source: photographs
Vamp1986contributing artist
An Unmarried Woman1978contributing painter and sculptor
Flesh for Frankenstein1973presents


The Nude Restaurant1967
Jill and Freddy Dancing1963Short

Art Department

American Masters2006TV Series documentary artwork - 1 episode


Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacrespecial thanks filming
An Artist Awakens2015Short inspiration
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
GET Andy Warhol2014Short special thanks
Showreel2013TV Series special thanks to - 1 episode
Daisy Derkins, Dogsitter of the Damned2013special thanks
The Born Defecation2012Short special thanks
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter2011special thanks
Petals2010inspiration from the works of
American Masters2005TV Series documentary the director and producers wish to thank - 1 episode
That Man: Peter Berlin2005Documentary heavenly thanks
The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists1995Documentary short special thanks
Songs for Drella1990Video in memory of
New Old1979very special thanks


In the Fabulous Underground2012DocumentaryAndy Warhol
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Independent Lens2008TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Party2005Video documentary
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon2003Video documentaryHimself (segment "Nobody Told Me")
Birth of a Nation1997DocumentaryHimself
Imagine: John Lennon1988DocumentaryHimself
Invisible Thread1987TV MovieHimself
Andy Warhol1987DocumentaryHimself
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency1986Documentary shortHimself
15 Minutes1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Look1985DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredit)
The War to Settle the Score1985TV MovieHimself
World Wrestling Federation1985TV SeriesHimself
New York, New York1985TV SeriesHimself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday1984TV Special shortHimself
A Night with Lou Reed1983Himself (uncredited)
Andy Warhol's TV1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Seven Portraits1983ShortHimself
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections1982Documentary shortHimself
SCTV Network1982TV SeriesHimself
Mein New York1982TV Short documentaryHimself
66 scener fra Amerika1982Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1981TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself
Arena1981TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shock of the New1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Blank Generation1980Himself
The Beats: An Existential Comedy1980Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie'1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cocaine Cowboys1979Himself
Tally Brown, New York1979DocumentaryHimself
Fashion1979TV SeriesHimself - Host
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol1976DocumentaryHimself
Underground and Emigrants1976Documentary
Andy Warhol: Re-Reproduction1974ShortHimself
Warhol1973TV Movie documentaryHimself
Painters Painting1973DocumentaryHimself (painter)
Omnibus1973TV Series documentary
An American Family1973TV Series documentaryHimself
Cocksucker Blues1972DocumentaryHimself
Imagine1972TV Movie documentaryHimself
John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York1972TV Short documentaryHimself
American Art in the 1960s1972DocumentaryHimself
Andy Warhol1972DocumentaryHimself
End of the Art World1971Documentary shortHimself
Hinter der Leinwand1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Obszönität als Gesellschaftskritik?1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
Apropos Film1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Andy Warhol and his Clan1970DocumentaryHimself
Lions Love (... and Lies)1969Himself (uncredited)
Filmmakers1969Documentary shortHimself
Andy Makes a Movie1968Short documentaryHimself
The Queen1968DocumentaryHimself
The New Cinema1968TV Movie documentaryHimself
498 Third Avenue1967DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Superartist1967Documentary shortHimself
What's Happening?1967TV Movie documentaryHimself
Poem Posters1966ShortHimself
Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein1966ShortHimself
The Velvet Underground and Nico1966DocumentaryHimself
Andy Warhol1965ShortHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Monitor1965TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Cheese...Andy Warhol's Studio'
Award Presentation to Andy Warhol1964Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Truman Capote: Enfant Terrible Der Amerikanischen Literatur2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Taylor & Ultra: On the 60s, The Factory, and Being a Warhol Superstar2016ShortHimself
Uncle Howard2016/IDocumentaryHimself
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures2016DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Soupcans and Superstars: How Pop Art Changed the World2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Video Killed the Radio Star2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Year Argument2014DocumentaryHimself
Regarding Susan Sontag2014DocumentaryHimself
Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Artist
Great Artists in Their Own Words2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Aspekte2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Beauty Is Embarrassing2012DocumentaryHimcelf (uncredited)
Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film2011DocumentaryHimself - Artist & Filmmaker
Ultra Violet for Sixteen Minutes2011Documentary shortHimself
Full Circle: Before They Were Famous2010DocumentaryHimself
Public Speaking2010Documentary
L'amour fou2010/IIDocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Arias with a Twist2010DocumentaryHimself
New York Memories2010DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Beautiful Darling2010DocumentaryHimself
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within2010DocumentaryHimself
Cinémas2010TV SeriesHimself
Edie: Girl on Fire2010ShortHimself
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Con Artist2009DocumentaryHimself
It Came from Kuchar2009DocumentaryHimself
The Doors: When You're Strange2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
60/902008TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea on the Rocks2008DocumentaryHimself
The Universe of Keith Haring2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Cool School2008DocumentaryHimself
The Feature2008
Andy Warhol's Factory People2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sekai gumi TV2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHimself
De wereld draait door2007TV SeriesHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology2006VideoHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1998-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Las cinco caras de David LaChapelle2006TV MovieHimself
Velvet Underground: Under Review2006Video documentaryHimself
Leonard Cohen: Under Review 1934-19772006Video documentaryHimself
Notes on Marie Menken2006DocumentaryHimself
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis2006DocumentaryHimself
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema2006DocumentaryHimself
Who Gets to Call It Art?2006DocumentaryHimself
Imagine2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Vies et morts d'Andy Warhol2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Amiga Forever2005Video documentaryHimself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer2005VideoHimself (uncredited)
Class of '80 Debbie Harry2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Why I Hate the 60s: The Decade That Was Too Good to Be True2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHimself
Tintin et moi2003DocumentaryHimself
End of the Century2003DocumentaryHimself
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty2000DocumentaryHimself
Fear, Panic & Censorship2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story2000DocumentaryHimself
Sonic Cinema2000TV SeriesHimself
Biography1998-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Detroit Rock City1999Himself - at Studio 54 (uncredited)
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Blondie: Beneath the Bleach1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
John Cale1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday to John1997Documentary shortHimself
Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock Family Trees1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Nico Icon1995DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jonas in the Desert1994DocumentaryHimself
Last Dance1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Curious: The Velvet Underground in Europe1993DocumentaryHimself
Arena1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol1990DocumentaryHimself
Warhol's Cinema 1963-1968: Mirror for the Sixties1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1986-1987TV Series documentaryHimself
He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life1986Himself
La edad de oro1984TV SeriesHimself
Dynamite Chicken1971Himself (uncredited)

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