H.R. Giger Net Worth

H.R. Giger Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Hans Rudolf Giger net worth is
$5 Million

Hans Rudolf Giger Wiki Biography

Hans Rudolf Giger, born on 5th February 1940 in Chur, Graubünden Switzerland, was a surrealist painter, best known to the world for his airbrush images in which he depicted humans and machines as one in a “biomechanical” relationship. As he got older he switched from airbrush to other works, including markers, ink and pastels. Hans passed away in 2014.

Have you ever wondered how rich H. R. Giger was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Giger`s net worth was as high as $5 million, earned through his career as an artist. Apart from having his own work exposed, he also collaborated with musicians, designing album covers for such artists as Emerson, Korn, Deborah Harry and Dead Kennedys, among others. Furthermore, he worked on films, most notably “Alien”, for which he won an Academy Award with the rest of the designing team.

H. R. Giger Net Worth $5 Million

Hans` father was a pharmacist, and from early age encouraged Hans to follow his steps, but young Hans had other plans. When he turned 22 he moved to Zürich, and enrolled at the School of Applied Arts, where he studied Architecture and industrial design.

At the beginning of his career Hans used airbrush, but later moved to ink drawings and then eventually oil paintings. He eventually became known for his nightmarish surreal dreamscapes, and influenced by Dado, Dali and Ernst Fuchs, he brought something new to surrealism, his interconnected relationship between humans and machines. He published several books of paintings, with the best known “Necronomicon” and “Necronomicon II”. In 1979 he was a part of the special effects team which was responsible for creating Alien for the film “Alien” (1979), and for that venture he won the Oscar in the category Best Effects. He also worked on Alien sequels, including “Aliens” (1986), “Alien 3” (1992), “Alien: Resurrection” (1997), and has other designing credits, for such films as “Batman Forever”(1992) and “Poltergeist II” (1986) among others, all of which certainly increased his net worth.

Griger has also directed a few films on his own; his debut was “High and Heimkiller” back in 1967, and since then he has directed such titles as “Swiss Made” (1968) and “Giger`s Necronomicon” (1975), among others, which successes increased further his net worth.

Thanks to his contribution to film, Hans was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013
Hans was also known for his interior designs; a number of bars – named Giger Bars – were opened in his hometown Chur, and in Gruyères designed by him.

Regarding his personal life, Giger was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele from 2006 until his death in 2014. Previously, he was married to Mia Bonzanigo(1979-81). Carmen Maria now operates the H.R. Giger Museum, set in Château St. Germain in Gruyères, Switzerland. Also, in his name, Belinda Sallin directed the biographical documentary entitled “Dark Star: H. R. Griger`s World” (2014). Hans died in hospital after he succumbed to injuries he suffered in a fall, on 12th May 2014.

Full NameH.R. Giger
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 5, 1940
DiedMay 12, 2014, Zürich, Switzerland
Place Of BirthChur, Graubünden Switzerland
SpouseCarmen Maria Scheifele Giger (m. 2006–2014), Mia Bonzanigo (m. 1979–1982)
ParentsHans Richard Giger, Melly Giger-Meier
SiblingsIris Giger
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Visual Effects, Spectrum Award for Grand Master
NominationsLocus Award for Best Art Book, Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction
MoviesSwiss Made 2069
1Inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.
2Giger was in a relationship with Swiss actress Li Tobler until she committed suicide in 1975.
3Suffers from fear of flying, a condition necessitating that Ridley Scott visit him at his Swiss home in order to discuss his early design concepts for the beast in Alien (1979).
4Suffers from Night Terrors, and keeps an artist's pad near his bed to draw out his nightmares. It was in this fashion that he came up with horrific designs of the monsters for Alien (1979).
5Designed the limited edition poster (rows of copulating genitalia) that was included in vinyl copies of the Dead Kennedys' 1985 release, "Frankenchrist". Jello Biafra, front man for the Dead Kennedys consequently was arrested for including the artwork with "Frankenchrist", due to its sexually explicit nature.
6Designed the highly controversial and surreal cover art for Emerson, Lake and Palmer's landmark progressive rock album "Brain Salad Surgery". The cover art was originally deemed too sexually explicit to be shown on store shelves, but was edited before release. Giger's design for that ELP album stands out as one of the best examples of 1970s record cover art to this day.
7Designed Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis' microphone stand.


Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem2007original alien creatures designer
AVP: Alien vs. Predator2004original alien creatures designer
The Alien Legacy1999Video documentary archival material
Species II1998original "Species" designer
Alien: Resurrection1997original alien designer
Killer Condom1996creative consultant
Dark Seed II1995Video Game dark world art library
Species1995train designer / train fabrication: Switzerland
Dark Seed1992Video Game dark world art library
Alien³1992creature designer: Alien³ / original creature designer
Aliens1986original alien designer


A New Face of Debbie Harry1982Short documentary
Giger's Alien1979Short documentary
Giger's Necronomicon1975Short documentary
Tagtraum1973Documentary short
Swiss Made1968Documentary
High and Heimkiller1967Short

Art Department

Prometheus2012/Ioriginal design elements
Aphex Twin: Windowlicker1999Video short conceptual art - uncredited
Teito taisen1989conceptual designs
Poltergeist II: The Other Side1986conceptual artist
Future-Kill1985poster artist - uncredited
Alien1979'Alien' design


C-Files: Tell Saga2000ShortOracle

Camera Department

Alien Evolution2001TV Movie documentary additional photographer


Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Conference2014Documentary in memory of
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter2011special thanks
The 'Alien' Saga2002TV Movie documentary acknowledgment: still photographs courtesy of
Alien: Resurrection2000Video Game special thanks


Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt2014DocumentaryHimself
Jodorowsky's Dune2013DocumentaryHimself
Hamburg Journal2012TV SeriesHimself
Mulatschag2006-2011TV SeriesHimself
H.R. Giger Revealed2010Video documentary
Alien Makers III2009Documentary shortHimself
Monsterland2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures2007TV Movie documentary
H.R. Giger's Sanctuary2007Documentary shortHimself
Tracks2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Berg und Geist2005TV Series documentaryHimself
John Howe: There and Back Again2004Documentary
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Alien³'2003Video documentaryHimself
The 'Alien' Saga2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Alien Evolution2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Alien Legacy1999Video documentaryHimself - Alien Design
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Alien 3'1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Omnibus1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Giger - tajunnan ydin1992Documentary shortHimself
The Occult Experience1985DocumentaryHimself
Dream Quest1981ShortHimself
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Giger's Alien1979Short documentaryHimself - Narrator
Giger's Necronomicon1975Short documentaryHimself - Narrator
Tagtraum1973Documentary shortH.R. Giger
Passagen1972TV Movie documentaryH.R. Giger

Archive Footage

The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Designer (In Memoriam)
Roman Güttinger - Hollywood à discretion2007Documentary shortHimself

Won Awards

1980OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Effects, Visual EffectsAlien (1979)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.