Spike Lee Net Worth

Spike Lee Net Worth, Age, Biography, and Personal Life.

Spike Lee Introduction 

Shelton Jackson Lee also known as Spike Lee is an American Actor, Producer, Director, screenwriter, and an esteemed Professor at NYU.

Spike Lee has been in Showbiz since 1983. He has two production houses “Mule Filmworks” and “40 acres”. These Production houses together have produced over 35 movies.

Currently, Spike Lee is one of the esteemed faculty members at New York University.

Spike Lee Net Worth & Salary

Spike Lee’s net worth is $60 million.

Spike Lee has produced, directed, and written over 35 feature films in his career. A lot many of his films became Commercial successes making big bucks for Spike.

Apart from Showbiz, he also works as a Professor at NYU.

Spike Lee Age, Early Life & Biography

Spike Lee is 65 years old. He was born on 20th March 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Spike Lee was born to William James Edward Lee III and Jacqueline Carroll. He has 3 younger siblings. Soon after his birth, the Lee Family moved to New York. 

Spike Lee has been raised in New York. He completed his schooling at John Dewey High school, in Brooklyn.

After graduating high school, he attended Morehouse College, in Atlanta. He graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication.

Later, he obtained a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Tisch School of Arts in New York.

Spike Lee
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Name:Shelton Jackson Lee
Age:65 years
Birth Date:20 March 1957
Birth Place:Atlanta, Georgia
Height:1.68 m
Sexual Orientation:N/A
Marital Status:Married 
Wife/Spouse (Name):Tonya Lewis (m.1993)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):2
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):N/A
Profession:Producer, Director, Screenwriter, and Professor
Yearly Income:$3 million
Net Worth$60 million
Content Last Updated:November 2022

Spike Lee Personal Life 

In 1992, Spike Lee began dating Tonya Lewis. Just after a year of dating, the duo tied the knot in 1993. 

The couple has been together ever since and share 2 beautiful children.

Tonya Lewis Lee is an attorney. She is still practicing and has an office in Brooklyn.

The family of four resides happily in Manhattan.

Spike Lee Career 

Spike Lee’s made his first short movie titled “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We cut heads” as his Master’s thesis in 1983.

In 1985, He made his directorial debut with “She’s Gotta Have it”. This movie become a commercial success and was critically acclaimed all over the world. This movie collected over $7 million at the Global box office.

After the success of “She’s Gotta have it,” he gave Hollywood another Superhit movie titled “Do the Right thing”. This movie focused on the racial tensions and conflicts that arise in New York. 

“Do the Right Thing” was voted the best movie of 1989. It gathered immense success and positive reviews from critics all over the world. Spike Lee was also a part of the star cast alongside Samuel L Jackson, Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn, etc.

Spike Lee suffered a setback in 1990 when he produced “Mo Better Blues”. Spike Lee suffered a huge setback and was criticized for empowering anti-Semitism and Promoting it in a movie.

But the criticisms didn’t stop Spike from doing what he was best at. In 1992, he directed “Malcolm X” starring Denzel Washington and Malcolm X. This movie was the Fim adaptation of Malcolm X’s Autobiography.

“Malcolm X” went on to become a huge success. Many Movie critics praised it as one of the best movies. Later, it was ranked as the number-one movie of 1992.

His last movie of the 90s decade was a documentary “4 little girls”.

In 2005, “25th Hour” directed by Spike Lee, and starring Edward Norton hit the floor. Just like Spike Lee’s other movies, this was also a major success and was named the best movie of the decade.

In 2006, Spike Lee directed “Inside Men”. This movie was also a super hit which went on to gross over a whopping $186 million at the box office.

In 2016, Spike Lee wrote and directed his very first musical drama “Chi-Raq”.

“BlacKkKlansman” was released in 2018, and was produced and directed by Spike Lee. It also became a Critically acclaimed one and was accoladed with Oscar Nod.

In 2020, “Da 5 Blood” was released on Netflix. This movie was based on the premise of the Vietnam War. 

Currently, Spike Lee is working on a quirky, musical drama on the origin of “Viagra”. There is no official release date but this movie will be released on Netflix.

Spike Lee’s career graph is vast. He is not only known for his exceptional direction and script writing but also as an esteemed tenured professor at NYU.

Spike Lee Awards & Achievements

Spike’s First movie “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads” was awarded the Students’ Academy Award.

Spike Lee also has Black Reel Award, Black Movie Award, BAFTA, etc to his name.

In 2015, he was honored with an Academy Honorary Award for his exceptional contributions to Film Fraternity.

He won his very first academy award in the ‘Best Adapted Screenplay category in 2019 for “BlacKkKlansman”.

“BlacKkKlansman” also won a Grand Prix in 2018.

Spike Lee Major Investments and Assets

Spike Lee bought his Manhattan Mansion for a whopping sum of $16.6 million in 1998.

He also owns a Lavish Mansion in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

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