Guy Stuart Ritchie is a well-known English film director, producer, writer, and businessman, with an estimated net worth of $150 million. He was born on September 10, 1968, in the United Kingdom. Ritchie’s career in the film industry started as a runner on Wardour Street, and he worked his way up by directing music videos and commercials. Ritchie’s first feature film, “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels,” was released in 1996, followed by “Snatch” in 2000. Ritchie hit a rough patch with the 2002 box office flop “Swept Away,” which he made with his then-wife, Madonna. However, he bounced back with “Revolver” in 2005 and “RocknRolla” in 2008. Ritchie’s success continued with the box-office hit “Sherlock Holmes” in 2009 and its sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” in 2011.
Ritchie suffered from dyslexia and dropped out of school at the age of 15. He got his start in the film industry as a runner on Wardour Street. From there, he progressed to making music videos and commercials. In 1995, he wrote and directed the short film “The Hard Case.”
Ritchie’s career took off with the success of his feature films “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.” However, he hit a rough patch with the 2002 box office flop “Swept Away.” After this setback, Ritchie directed “Revolver” in 2005 and “RocknRolla” in 2008.
In 2008, Ritchie signed on to write and direct “Sherlock Holmes.” The film was a huge success, grossing over $520 million worldwide. In 2011, Ritchie directed the sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” which grossed over $545 million worldwide.
Ritchie continued his success with “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” in 2015 and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” in 2017. Ritchie’s most recent film, “The Gentlemen,” was released in 2020.
In 2000, Ritchie married pop singer Madonna. The couple had two children together, a son named Rocco John and an adopted Malawian boy named David Banda. In 2008, the couple filed for divorce.
Awards and Honors
Ritchie’s contributions to the British film industry were recognized in 2017, when he received the Raindance Auteur Award.
As of 2023, Guy Ritchie’s net worth is estimated to be about $150 million. Ritchie has established himself as a successful film director, producer, writer, and businessman. Despite some setbacks, his success in the film industry has continued, and he remains a well-respected figure in the British film industry.