Gene Wilder Net Worth $20 Million
Recognized for his work as an actor, Gene Wilder has also served as a screenwriter and director. Outside of Hollywood, he has written novels like his memoir and the novel, My French Whore. His other writing projects include a collection of short stories and two other novels released in 2008 and 2013. As an actor, he has starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Stir Crazy, Young Frankenstein and Another You.
Altogether, he has had four film projects with Richard Prior. Born on June 11, 1933, Gene Wilder attended the University of Iowa. While there, he studied theater arts as well as communication. His first debut was on the television show, Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962. Following this, he was in the movie, Bonnie and Clyde as well as the Producers in 1968. This latter film earned him a nomination for an Academy Award and led to a longstanding collaboration with Mel Brooks.
Outside of acting, Wilder has directed a host of other films. His marriage to actress Glida Radner ended with her death from ovarian cancer. After her death, he became an activist in promoting cancer awareness. He started the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center. Although he is retired from acting, Wilder still possesses a net worth of $20 million.