Julian Schnabel Net Worth

Julian Schnabel Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Julian Schnabel net worth is
$25 Million

Julian Schnabel Wiki Biography

Julian Schnabel was born on 26 October 1951, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, to Esta and Jack Schnabel. He is a painter, sculptor and filmmaker, best known for his ‘plate paintings’ and for directing the films “Before Night Falls” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”.

So just how wealthy is Julian Schnabel? According to sources, Schnabel has amassed a net worth of over $25 million, as of early 2017. His assets include homes in the Basque Country, and the controversial pink building in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Palazzo Chupi. His wealth has been earned through his involvement in art and the film industry.

Julian Schnabel Net Worth $25 Million

Schnabel grew up in Brownsville, Texas, along with his two siblings. He attended the University of Houston, obtaining a BA degree in Fine Arts in 1973, and then moved to New York to attend the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Two years later, he held his first solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, then spent the late ’70s traveling around Europe, where he was especially impressed with the work of Antonio Gaudi. Upon returning to New York City, he took various jobs such as a cook and taxi driver, but went on to produce and promote his art.

In 1979, Schnabel got his first solo show at the acclaimed Mary Boone Gallery, which was a career-launching success. After several more solo shows he became a known name in Neo-expressionist collector circles, and his net worth began to rise, such that he was soon holding solo exhibitions all over the country, and then all over the world, establishing himself as one of the major names in art, both as a painter and as a sculptor, which brought him a sizable fortune.

His works can today be seen in various museums all over the globe, such as in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Reina Sofia in Spain, Tate Modern in England and the Centre Georges Pompidou in France. Speaking about his art pieces, Schnabel is best known for his ‘plate paintings’, which are comprised of broken ceramic plates and pottery pieces glued to canvases of massive dimensions and then painted.

Schnabel expanded his artistic resume in the late ’80s, by writing an autobiography entitled “CVJ: Nicknames of Maitre D’s & Other Excerpts From Life”. Then, in the early ’90s, his creativity expanded to music, and he released an album entitled “Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud”, but receiving mixed reviews.

He definitely made more of an impression by directing films, a profession he took up in the mid-’90s, when he co-wrote and directed “Basquiat”, a biographical drama portraying the life and death of Jean-Michel Basquiat. In 2000 he directed and produced the drama film “Before Night Falls”, an adaptation of Reinaldo Arenas’ autobiographical novel of the same name. Then in 2007, Schnabel directed “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”, which earned him two Golden Globe Awards, one for best director and the other for best foreign-language film. The most recent film he directed was the 2010 “Miral”, a biographical political film portraying a Palestinian girl who grows up in the wake of the Arab–Israeli War. His career as a director has earned Schnabel a new level of fame, significantly contributing to his net worth too.

He is also credited for painting the cover artwork for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2002 album “By The Way”.

In his private life, Schnabel has been married twice, firstly in the ’80s, to clothing designer Jacqueline Beaurang, with whom he has three children. In 1993 he married Spanish actress Olatz López Garmendia, with whom he has two children; after a 17-year long marriage, the couple divorced. When Schnabel’s relationship with Rula Jebreal, who penned the screenplay and original source novel for “Miral”, came to an end in 2011, he began dating former model and assistant director at the Hole Gallery, May Andersen, with whom he has one child.

Full NameJulian Schnabel
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1951
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
ProfessionArtist, Film director, Filmmaker, Visual Artist, Music artist, Screenwriter
EducationUniversity of Houston, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (Independent Study Program (ISP)
SpouseJacqueline Beaurang, Olatz López Garmendia
ChildrenVito Schnabel, Stella Schnabel, Lola Schnabel, Cy Schnabel, Olmo Schnabel, Shooter Sandhed Schnabel
ParentsEsta Schnabel, Jack Schnabel
PartnerRula Jebreal (2007-2011), Hole Gallery
NicknamesJulien Schnabel
AwardsCannes Film Festival - Best Director (2008), Golden Lion Awards, Audience Award for Best Featured Film (2007), CinEuphoria Awards for Best Director/Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award (2010)
Record LabelsIsland Records
Albums"Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud" (1995), “By The Way” (2002)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Achievement in Directing (2008), César Award for Best Director/Best Film (2008), BAFTA Film Award (2008), Movies for Grownups Award - Best Director (2008)
Movies"Before Night Falls" )2000), "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007), "Lou Reed's Berlin" (2007), "Miral" (2010), "Basquiat" (1996)
TV ShowsMary Boone Gallery (1979), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2010-2011)
1Art is a utilitarian thing, not a decorative thing.
1Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls (2000).
2Engaged to Danish model May Andersen.
3His top ten favorite films are Professione: reporter (1975), Andrei Rublev (1966), Soy Cuba (1964), The 400 Blows (1959), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Mafioso (1962), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Viridiana (1961), and The Battle of Algiers (1966).
4Traveled to Europe in the late 1970s, where he was impressed by the work of artists such as Antoni Gaudi and Joseph Beuys.
5Created a pink, seven floors high Venezian palazzo with Romeo and Juliet balconies in Manhattan, where his family is living and his studio is situated.
6Born to Esta and Jack Schnabel, he has an older brother and sister.
7His art works are in museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
8Born in Brooklyn but later moved with family to Brownsville, Texas, where he grew up.
9Singing in a rock band in Brownsville, Texas, when he was a teenager, he released his first album "Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud", containing country-rock songs, in 1995.
10Lives in New York City and has a summer home in Montauk, Long Island.
11His first solo show at the Mary Boone Gallery in 1979 made him a new force in the neo-expressionist movement. One year later, he was invited to participate at the Venice Biennale.
12His college room mate was Robert Wuhl.
13Says he remains on good terms with his ex-wife Jacqueline, who lives seven blocks away from his New York home.
14Father of five children: Stella Schnabel, Vito Schnabel and Lola Schnabel with his first wife Jacqueline; the twins Cy Schnabel and Olmo Schnabel with his present wife Olatz López Garmendia. All of his children appeared on Before Night Falls (2000).
15Did the paintings, photos and art direction for the album "By the way" (2002) by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
16(1969 to 1973) Studied at the University of Houston, where he received his B.F.A..
17His wife Olatz López Garmendia appeared as Reinaldo's mother in Before Night Falls (2000), also serving as the movie's executive producer.
18Prior to establishing his film career, Julian Schnabel made a name for himself (throughout the 1980s) as a "neo-expressionist" artist/painter (some of his paintings involved smashed plates glued to wooden panels). His work has been exhibited at art galleries around the world, and he has been known as the "self-proclaimed lion of the New York art world".


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007
Before Night Falls2000


Before Night Falls2000written by
Basquiat1996written by

Music Department

Miral2010music supervisor
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2007music supervisor




Before Night Falls2000executive producer


Basquiat1996writer: "Suicide Hotline Mode", "She Is Dancing"


The Million Dollar Hotel2000original artworks


En chance til2014thanks
Escobar: Paradise Lost2014the director wishes to thank
El viaje de la nonna2007special thanks
The Milky Way2006Short special thanks
Nico Icon1995Documentary special thanks
The Addiction1995the producers would like to thank - as Julien Schnabel


Blurred Lines: Deconstructing the World of Contemporary Art2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Roxanne Lowit Magic Moments2016Himself
Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider2016Documentary
Österreich: Land der Neider?2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Maler
Heart of a Dog2015DocumentaryPainter
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2014TV SeriesHimself
In the Course of Seven Days2014Documentary shortHimself
59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración2011TV SpecialHimself
Kings & Queens2011DocumentaryHimself
The Fabulous Picture Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2011TV SeriesHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV Series
Charlie Rose1996-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2010TV SeriesHerself
Masterclass2010TV SeriesHimself
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child2010DocumentaryHimself
Super Art Market2009DocumentaryHimself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2008TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Painter (segment "Schnabel")
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies2008DocumentaryHimself
Hotel Gramercy Park2008DocumentaryHimself
La noche de los Oscar2008TV MovieHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHimself
Golden Globes Announcement Special2008TV MovieHimself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
No Apologies: 'Sorry, Haters' Roundtable2006Video documentaryHimself
Ceremonia de clausura2005TV MovieHimself
Premio Donostia a Ben Gazzara2005TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialHimself
American Masters2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Art in Progress2004TV SeriesHimself
Five Directors on 'The Battle of Algiers'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Premio Donostia a Sean Penn2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Rockets Redglare!2003DocumentaryHimself
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Independent View2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Extreme Close Up with...2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sonic Cinema2000TV SeriesHimself
El Magacine1999TV SeriesHimself
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lo + plus1997TV SeriesHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
The Art of Merry-Go-Round1992DocumentaryHimself
A New Spirit in Painting: 6 Painters of the 1980's1984DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

2010CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Director - International CompetitionLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2010CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsTop Ten of the Year - Audience AwardLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2010Douglas Sirk AwardHamburg Film FestivalMiral (2010)
2010UNICEF AwardVenice Film FestivalMiral (2010)
2010UNESCO AwardVenice Film FestivalMiral (2010)
2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Guild Film Award - GoldGuild of German Art House CinemasForeign Film (Ausländischer Film)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Director (Miglior regia)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Lumiere AwardLumiere Awards, FranceBest Film (Meilleur film)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Audience AwardAFI FestBest Feature FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Foreign Language FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Best DirectorCannes Film FestivalLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Jury AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Feature Film Prize in Science and TechnologyHamptons International Film FestivalLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Audience AwardSan Sebastián International Film FestivalEuropean FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Auteur AwardSatellite AwardsLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2000Grand Special Jury PrizeVenice Film FestivalBefore Night Falls (2000)
2000OCIC Award - Honorable MentionVenice Film FestivalBefore Night Falls (2000)

Nominated Awards

2010Golden LionVenice Film FestivalMiral (2010)
2009Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2009Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film Not in the English LanguageLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Film (Meilleur film)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Director (Meilleur réalisateur)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Globe de CristalGlobes de Cristal Awards, FranceBest Film (Meilleur film)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Picture (Miglior film)Le scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorBefore Night Falls (2000)
2000Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBefore Night Falls (2000)
1996Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBasquiat (1996)

2nd Place Awards

2008NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign FilmLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)
2007LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorLe scaphandre et le papillon (2007)

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