John Lasseter has an estimated net worth of $100 million
John Lasseter is an American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter with an estimated net worth of $100 million. Lasseter is the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation studios. A few of his notable films are Toy Story, Cars, and A Bug’s Life. Lasseter is 5’10” and 220 pounds. John Alan Lasseter was born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California. His mother was an art teacher while his father was a parts manager at a car dealership. As expected, his mother’s job contributed to his fascination with animation and he decided he wanted to pursue it as a career after watching Disney’s The Sword in the Stone. He eventually enrolled in an animation course at the California Institute of the Arts taught by, among others, Disney animators. His work while at school won the student Academy Award for Animation.
After graduating, Lasseter worked at the Disneyland before getting a job as an animator with the company. He rose up the ranks of the company, but was fired unexpectedly after the studio shot down some of his ideas based on new computer animation. Undeterred, Lasseter put together a team made up of some animators of Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Group and soon after had developed the first computer-animated short, The Adventures of Andre and Wally B. The project turned out to be more important than anyone would have envisioned as it led to the creation of Toy Story, the first ever computer-animated feature film. Eventually, the team created by Lasseter would be renamed Pixar Graphics Group and would be bought by Steve Jobs in 1986. Lasseter would go on to oversee all Pixar’s films, including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars and Cars 2. His work has garnered two Academy Awards and four other nominations.
Lasseter would be back at Disney when the company purchased Pixar in 2006 and named him Chief Creative Officer, which included designing theme parks for Disney. He has served as executive producer of most of the commercially successful animated films of the past twenty years, including Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Bolt, Up, Wreck-It-Ralph and Brave. He owns an antique steam locomotive and a winery. Lasseter is married with five children.
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