Daniel Handler Net Worth

Daniel Handler Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Daniel Handler net worth is
$3 Million

Daniel Handler Wiki Biography

Daniel Handler was born on the 28th February 1970, in San Francisco, California USA, and is a writer best known under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, and for the children`s book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” which consists of 13 books in the original series. Also, he has released four novels under his own name “The Basic Eight” (1998), “Watch Your Mouth” (2000), “Why We Broke Up” (2011), and most recently “We Are Pirates” (2014).

Have you ever wondered how rich Daniel Handler is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Handler`s net worth is as high as $3 million, earned mostly through the sales of his books, but also Daniel has worked on the films “Rick” (2003), “Kill the Poor” (2006), and a TV adaptation of his “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, which is scheduled for release in 2017, which continue to improve his net worth.

Daniel Handler Net Worth $3 Million

Daniel is the son of Louis Handler – a Jewish-German refugee – and his wife Sandra Handler Day, who was a Dean at the City College of San Francisco; he has a sister who is a couple years younger. He went to Commodore Sloat Elementary, and then attended Herbert Hoover Middle School, and matriculated from Lowell High School, after which he enrolled at Wesleyan University, and graduated in 1992. The same year he received the Connecticut Student Poet Prize.

His first book ever came out in 1998, entitled “The Basic Eight”, however before its release, Daniel has stated that he was rejected more than 30 times when it comes to publishing, apparently due to sarcastic plots and the tone of the book. Nevertheless Thomas Dunne Books published the “The Basic Eight” in 1998, and his next book was “Watch Your Mouth”, which follows the story of student Joseph, who spends summer with his girlfriend Cynthia, a Jewish girl from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, published in 2000 again by Thomas Dunne Books.

Five years later out came his third book entitled “Adverbs”, which is a collection of short stories on the topic of love, as stated by Daniel. In 2012 Daniel published his fourth book “Why We Broke Up”, for which he received a Michael L. Printz honor award, and in 2014 his fifth and latest book “We Are Pirates” was published, all adding to his net worth.

However, Daniel is undoubtedly best known to the world as Lemony Snicket through his books “A Series of Unfortunate Events”; he started writing the first book in 1998, and a year later it was released under the title “A Series of Unfortunate Events: Bad Beginning”, published by Scholastic Inc.; however, after it received positive reviews and became one of the most successful books, it was re-published by Harper Collins. Since then, Handler has written and published 12 more books in the series, among them “The Reptile Room”, “The Ersatz Elevator”, “The Vile Village”, “The Carnivorous Carnival”, “The Slippery Slope”, “The Penultime Peril”, and ‘The End”, all of which have certainly increased his net worth thanks to their sales.

Apart from “Series of Unfortunate Events”, Daniel has published other books under his pen name, such as “The Composer Is Dead”, “The Lump of Coal”, and “All The Wrong Questions”, which is another series of four books, and was a prequel to “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.
Regarding his personal life, Daniel is married to his college sweetheart Lisa Brown, and the couple has a son together.

Full NameDaniel Handler
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 28, 1970
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, United States
EducationWesleyan University, Lowell High School
SpouseLisa Brown
ChildrenOtto Handler
ParentsSandra Handler Day, Lou Handler
SiblingsRebecca Handler
NicknamesLemony Snicket , Snicket, Lemony , Handler, Daniel
AwardsKids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book, Quill Award for Children's chapter book/middle grade
Music GroupsThe Gothic Archies
NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade & Children's
MoviesLemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Kill the Poor, D Tour, Rick
1About A Series of Unfortunate Events: "Well, for a while, it seemed like it was going to be the most exciting motion picture ever made, and then there was a huge changing of the guard in which I was more or less fired as a screenwriter, and the producer quit, and the director was either fired or quit, depending on whom you ask. If you ask him, he says he was fired. So then for a while it looked like it was going to be the worst movie ever made, hopelessly embarrassing, and by the time it was finishing up, I was so grateful that it wasn't the worst movie ever made that I overlooked many things that might have otherwise upset me."
2What was fun about putting Rick together is that it got put together at the same moment that Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events was getting put together, so I would be in one part of New York, in a meeting about how they were going to build a lake indoors, and then I would take the subway down to another part of New York, where we would talk about the fact that if it snowed that night there would be snow in the movie, and if it didn't, there wouldn't. And I also wished that I could steal a tiny portion of the budget for the Lemony Snicket movie, like the budget for the lunches that we had, and put that money in a sack and take it downtown and give it to the production of Rick. So the two experiences were about as far apart as you could be and still be in the same medium. With Rick, the actors were all making enormous sacrifices to be in the film. Just looking at Bill Pullman changing clothes behind a screen in the corner of a rented hotel meeting room was fascinating, and then to go to the opposite end of the country where they were filming the Snicket movie, and watch Jim Carrey in a ring of trailers-one where he works, and one where he got dressed, and one where he got makeup on, in this sort of Wild West arrangement on the parking lot of the Paramount lot... It was fascinating. And then, also, everyone involved in the production of Rick didn't want to change anything-sometimes, I think, maybe even to the film's detriment. While in the Snicket movie, everyone had an opinion, and all the content was constantly in flux, and I often can't remember which scenes are and aren't in the final product, because I saw so many different versions of the movie that I forget which ended up on the cutting-room floor.
3On playing in bands: "Our Gypsy tango version of "When Doves Cry" was our biggest hit. But we were not destined for greatness."
1At book signings or public appearances, he usually apologizes for Lemony Snicket's absence and presents himself as Mr. Snicket's representative.
2Character names in the "Unfortunate Events" series often reference either historical figures or popular culture. For example, Uncle Monty collect snakes--a possible reference to Monty Python's Flying Circus. One such snake is the Virginia Wolfsnake--a reference to Virginia Woolf. Mr. Poe has two sons: Edgar and Albert, a reference to Edgar Allen Poe. The Baudelaires take their surname from French poet Charles Bodelaire. Sunny and Klaus share their names with Sunny and Claus von Bulow. They later take the aliases Beverly and Eliot, the names of twin gynecologists in the film Dead Ringers. Notably, Jeremy Irons plays both gynecologists, and Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune.
3He has played the accordion with the Edith Head Trio, the 6ths, and Tzamboni.
4His first book was rejected 37 times before it was published.
5Attended Lowell High School in San Francisco.
6Graduated from Wesleyan University in 1992.
7'The Basic Eight' was his first novel
8Performed accordion and some keyboards on the Magnetic Fields ambitious and critically lauded "69 Love Songs." Stephin Merritt, the singer/songwriter of that band also enlisted Daniel Handler's help on the Sixths' album "Hyacinths and Thistles" and in turn Merritt has written a theme song for the audio book version of every book in the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" series. Once the thirteenth and purportedly final book is released, these songs will be compiled on a CD and released under the moniker "The Gothic Archies."
9Wrote the "Series of Unfortunate Events" books.
10He is the alter ego of Lemony Snicket and lives in San Francisco.
11Wife Lisa Brown is an illustrator.
12He and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child around Halloween, 2003.
13Attended the Santa Rosa (CA) High School prom with a friend in the late 1980s.


A Series of Unfortunate EventsTV Series based on the books by - 8 episodes, 2017 teleplay by - 5 episodes, 2017
A Series of Unfortunate Events2004books "The Bad Beginning", "The Reptile Room" and "The Wide Window" - as Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events2004Video Game books "The Bad Beginning", "The Reptile Room" and "The Wide Window" - as Lemony Snicket
Kill the Poor2003screenplay


A Series of Unfortunate Events2017TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes


A Series of Unfortunate Events2017TV SeriesFish Head Salesperson
Rick2003Perky Waiter

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A Series of Unfortunate EventsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2017 original songs - 1 episode, 2017


The Last Days of Edward GoreyDocumentary post-productionHimself
Top Chef Masters2013TV SeriesHimself - Quickfire Judge / Author, A Series of Unfortunate Events
Library of the Early Mind2010DocumentaryHimself
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields2010DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Author
D Tour2009DocumentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Apparition of the Eternal Church2006DocumentaryDocumentary subject

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