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David Benioff Net Worth

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David Benioff net worth is
$18 Million

David Benioff Wiki/Biography

David Benioff Friedman was born on the 25th of September 1970 in New York City USA. The Hollywood screenwriter, producer and novelist who later on let go of his last name (to avoid confusion with another writer) is famously known for his book “25th Hour” and is currently the co-creator of the hit TV series “Game of Thrones”.

So how rich is David Benioff? The writer’s net worth as of early 2016 is reported by authoritative sources to be $18 million as of early 2016. He has garnered his value from translating books into film, writing the scripts of hit movies and television series, and writing books of his own.

David Benioff Net Worth $18 Million

Benioff is the son of Barbara Benioff and Stephen Friedman, the former head of Goldman Sachs. Growing up in New York, he is the youngest of three children. Benioff graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of California-Irvine, and Master of Arts at Trinity College, Dublin. The writer was also a jack of all trades, working as a disc jockey, a club bouncer and later on a high school teacher at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, New York, where he wrote his novel “The 25th Hour”. The would-be movie was dismissed by 13 publishers before it was actually turned into a book.

The former teacher’s value and career took an interesting turn when his book was later on adapted into a movie. “25th Hour” starred Edward Norton and directed by Spike Lee. After the success of his first book, Benioff went on to write his second work “When the Nines Roll Over (And Other Stories)” in 2004. His net worth was growing steadily.

Fresh from the print of his latest work, he then commenced to draft the screenplay of “Troy”, later realized into a movie starring Brad Pitt, and which placed Benioff’s name on the Hollywood map. In 2005, he wrote the script for “Stay”, subsequently another star-studded production directed by Marc Foster. Benioff once again worked with Foster for the movie adaptation of the book “The Kite Runner” written by Khaled Hosseini in 2007. His net worth was still rising.

The screen-writer took a break from the screen and wrote another book entitled “City of Thieves” in 2008, a coming of age story and black comedy set against the background of World War II. Some of Benioff’s other projects that catapulted his career and value are “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Brothers”, and the television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.

In 2007, Benioff was once again set to reach new heights when he and his friend D. B. Weiss adapted George R.R. Martin’s book “A Song of Ice and Fire” into a TV series. Benioff enjoyed the series so much that he and Weiss reached out to Martin and developed it into the successful series that we know now as “Game of Thrones”. In April 2011, the first episode aired and the rest has been history. Benioff’s work on the show paid off when he and Weiss won an Emmy for the show in 2015.

In his personal life, Benioff married actress Amanda Peet in 2006. The pair has two daughters and a son, and now reside in New York City.


Full NameDavid Benioff
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1970
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
Height1.88 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Novelist, Television Director
EducationUniversity of California-Irvine, Trinity College, Dublin
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAmanda Peet (m. 2006)
ChildrenMolly June Benioff, Frances Pen Benioff
ParentsBarbara Benioff, Stephen Friedman
NicknamesDavid Friedman
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Benioff
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1125275
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Producers Guild of America Award - Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Hugo Award for Best D...
NominationsWriters Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, British Academy Television I...
Movies“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Brothers”, “Game of Thrones”
TV Shows“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
TitleSalary
Gemini Man$2,000,000
Stay (2005)$1,800,000
25th Hour (2002)$62,000
#Quote
1[on the 'Game of Thrones' series] Wiser network heads might have said 'You can't kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show'. Guess what? The lead dies. That's why HBO is HBO. They break all the rules.
#Fact
1While working on Game of Thrones, he and co-creator D. B. Weiss worked all through the year, non stop. They would write an outline for each season and then started writing the actual scripts while managing production at the same time. The scripts had to be all done by the time they started filming the season, and as the large production it is they were filming for months with several units in several countries at the same time, while they did re-writings of parts of the scripts and made perfections. They also made sure there's always a man from the writing crew at one of the filming units, to supervise. Almost immediately after finishing filming, they started writing the outline for the next season. At the same time, the previous season was in post production phases like editing and sound mixing, and they had to oversee all these procedures while writing, and later deal with marketing of the upcoming season as well. David and Dan would occasionally say in interviews that all they want to do once they finish with the show is to "get some sleep".
2Has several projects at various stages of development, including his own script "Alpha" at DreamWorks and several adaptations. Marc Forster, currently working off Benioff's script "Stay", is developing "Alpha" to direct. [September 2003]
3David and Amanda became the parents of another girl, Molly June Benioff, on April 22, 2010 in New York City.
4One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
5His novel, "City of Thieves" (2008), is set during the Siege of Leningrad.
6David and Amanda became the parents of their first child, a girl named Frances Pen, on February 20, 2007. Frances weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 oz.
7David and Amanda were married at Amanda's alma mater, Friends Seminary high school, in New York City.
8His real name is David Friedman. "Benioff" comes from his maternal grandfather, Shim Benioff.
9His father is Stephen Friedman, a Sr. partner and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, the current Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and former Director of the National Economic Council (2002-2005), personally appointed by President Bush.
10Engaged to Amanda Peet [July 22, 2005].
11Attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1992. He majored in English and wrote an honor's thesis.
12Former day job: Club bouncer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of ThronesTV Series created by - 71 episodes, 2011 - 2018 written for television by - 28 episodes, 2013 - 2016 written by - 13 episodes, 2011 - 2012 creator - 2 episodes, 2017 story by - 1 episode, 2011 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2011
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2013TV Series written by - 1 episode
Brothers2009/Iscreenplay
X-Men Origins: Wolverine2009screenplay
The Kite Runner2007screenplay
When the Nines Roll Over2006Short
Stay2005/Iwritten by
Troy2004screenplay
25th Hour2002novel / screenplay

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones2011-2018TV Series executive producer - 73 episodes
When the Nines Roll Over2006Short executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones2013TV Series 1 episode
When the Nines Roll Over2006Short

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2017TV SeriesBored Lifeguard #1

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series2014Video Game very special thanks
Love Is Strange2014special thanks
Boy2010/Ithe producers wish to thank for their support

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Series Creator (uncredited)
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (credit only)
The Writers' Room2013TV SeriesHimself - Co-Creator / Executive Producer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Game of Thrones: Destinations of Season 22012Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production, Iceland2012VideoHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production: Croatia2012Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die - Inside the HBO Series2012TV MovieHimself - Executive Producer / Writer
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - In Production, Belfast2011Video documentaryHimself
Making of Game of Thrones2011Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Costumes2011Video documentaryHimself
Game of Thrones: Inside the Night's Watch2011Video documentaryHimself
Jim Sheridan: Film and Family2010Video shortHimself
Re-Made in the USA: How Brodre Became Brothers2010Video shortHimself
Attacking Troy2007Video documentary shortHimself
Troy in Focus2007Video documentary shortHimself
Troy: From Ruins to Reality2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Troy'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Troy: An Effects Odyssey2004Video documentary shortHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2016PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Television DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2014HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Short FormGame of Thrones (2011)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormGame of Thrones (2011)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding International Producer (Drama Series)Game of Thrones (2011)
2012SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest New TV ShowGame of Thrones (2011)
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsThe Kite Runner (2007)
2004IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)25th Hour (2002)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)
2016USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardTelevisionGame of Thrones (2011)
2016WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2016WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)
2015HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Short FormGame of Thrones (2011)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearGame of Thrones (2011)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2014Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Television DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest InternationalGame of Thrones (2011)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaGame of Thrones (2011)
2012SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest TV ShowGame of Thrones (2011)
2012WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedThe Kite Runner (2007)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Kite Runner (2007)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2002BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Screenplay25th Hour (2002)

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