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

1 Co-founded Asylum Records in 1971.
2 UCLA 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.
3 Of Polish-Jewish and Ukrainian-Jewish descent.
4 In 2006, he donated $1.6 million to the David Geffen Foundation.
5 A 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.
6 Ranked #12 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list along with DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. They had ranked #12 in 2005 as well.
7 Same birth date as Mikhail Vartanov, Riccardo Fellini, King Harald V and Nina Simone
8 In 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.
9 In 1980 he signed John Lennon to what would prove to be the latter's last recording contract.
10 Announced 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.
11 Sits on USC School of Cinema-Television's Board of Councilors
12 Co-founder with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks SKG.
13 Dated Marlo Thomas and Cher long before he publicly came out as gay.


All David Geffen pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Beetlejuice (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 Chronicles 1994 producer
Beetlejuice 1989-1991 TV Series executive producer - 94 episodes
Little Shop of Horrors 1986 producer
Personal Best 1982 executive producer


Little Shop of Horrors 1986 ADR voice - uncredited / producer: off-Broadway production


Vito 2011 Documentary special thanks
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer 2009 Documentary thanks
A Single Man 2009 the producers wish to thank
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary thanks
Medal of Honor 1999 Video Game special thanks
Trespasser 1998 Video Game special thanks
Barney's Great Adventure 1998 special thanks: "Barney's Godfather"


The Art of Impermanence: David Geffen 2012 Documentary short completed
Judee Sill: How to Give My Heart Away Documentary filming Himself
Everything Is Copy 2015 Documentary Himself
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records 2015 Documentary Himself
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2003-2012 TV Series documentary Himself / Former Agent
Legends of the Canyon: The Origins of West Coast Rock 2010 Documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
Hotel California: LA from The Byrds to The Eagles 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album 1985 Video short Himself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Musical

Archive Footage

Inside the White House 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

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