David Geffen Net Worth

David Geffen Net Worth is
$7.63 Billion

David Geffen Biography


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Geffen
Net Worth$7.63 Billion
Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1943
ProfessionRecord producer, Television producer, Film producer, Theatrical producer, Businessperson
EducationBrooklyn College, University of Texas at Austin, Santa Monica College, New Utrecht High School
ParentsBatya Volovskaya, Abraham Geffen
SiblingsMitchell Geffen
AwardsTony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Play, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program
MoviesInterview with the Vampire, Little Shop of Horrors
TV ShowsBeetlejuice

Interesting Facts

1Co-founded Asylum Records in 1971.
2UCLA announced in December 2012 that this 'visionary donor'/ philanthropist had also established a $100-million scholarship fund for students of the Geffen School of Medicine.
3Of Polish-Jewish and Ukrainian-Jewish descent.
4In 2006, he donated $1.6 million to the David Geffen Foundation.
5A supporter of Leonard Peltier, whom he believes was wrongly convicted of the 1975 murders of two FBI agents, he said he became disillusioned by Bill Clinton's decision to pardon financier Marc Rich, instead of Peltier. This caused a rift between him and the Clintons, and led to his decision to endorse Barack Obama for president, instead of Hillary Clinton.
6Ranked #12 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list along with DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. They had ranked #12 in 2005 as well.
7Same birth date as Mikhail Vartanov, Riccardo Fellini, King Harald V and Nina Simone
8In 2005 he lost a California civil suit, forcing him to grant right-of-way to public sunbathers on the beach of his private home in Carbon Beach, California.
9In 1980 he signed John Lennon to what would prove to be the latter's last recording contract.
10Announced a $200-million donation to UCLA medical school in May 2002, the largest single donation to a US medical school in history. The school will be named The David Geffen School of Medicine. The campus already includes The Geffen Playhouse. which was named after him when he donated $6 million to the university. He has also bestowed gifts of $2.5 million to Los Angeles' AIDS Project, as well as another $2.5 million to New York city's Gay Men's Health Crisis, and $1.4 million to AIDS Action in Washington, DC.
11Sits on USC School of Cinema-Television's Board of Councilors
12Co-founder with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks SKG.
13Dated Marlo Thomas and Cher long before he publicly came out as gay.


All David Geffen pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramBeetlejuice (1989)Patsy Cameron (story editor)

Tedd Anasti (story editor)

Tim Burton (executive producer)

Michael Hirsh (producer)

Clive A. Smith (producer)

Patrick Loubert (producer)

Lenora Hume (supervising producer)

Stephen Hodgins (coordinating producer)

Robin Budd (director)



Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles1994producer
Beetlejuice1989-1991TV Series executive producer - 94 episodes
Little Shop of Horrors1986producer
Personal Best1982executive producer


Little Shop of Horrors1986ADR voice - uncredited / producer: off-Broadway production


Vito2011Documentary special thanks
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer2009Documentary thanks
A Single Man2009the producers wish to thank
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary thanks
Medal of Honor1999Video Game special thanks
Trespasser1998Video Game special thanks
Barney's Great Adventure1998special thanks: "Barney's Godfather"


The Art of Impermanence: David Geffen2012Documentary short completed
Judee Sill: How to Give My Heart AwayDocumentary filmingHimself
Everything Is Copy2015DocumentaryHimself
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records2015DocumentaryHimself
History of the Eagles2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters2003-2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Former Agent
Legends of the Canyon: The Origins of West Coast Rock2010Documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
Hotel California: LA from The Byrds to The Eagles2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album1985Video shortHimself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Musical

Archive Footage

Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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