M. Night Shyamalan Net Worth

Raquel Davies | November 22, 2013






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M. Night Shyamalan has an estimated net worth of $50 million

M. Night Shyamalan is an Indian-American screenwriter, producer, and film director with an estimated net worth of $50 million. A few of M. Night Shyamalan’s notable films are The Sixth Sense, The Village,and After Earth. Shyamalan is 5’11 and weighs 172 pounds. Manoj Shyamalan was born on August 6, 1970 in Mahe India. Shyamalan’s parent’s are both medical doctors who were married in India and had their first child there before moving to the United States in the 1960s. When Shyamalan’s mother was pregnant with him, she moved back to India to have the child. After spending his first six weeks of life there, he and his mother returned to Pennsylvania where he would grow up. He earned a scholarship to attend New York University’s famed Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1992.

Shyamalan’s first feature was the semi-autobiographical Praying with Anger, which he made while still in film school. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was played commercially at one theater in Illinois. His second film, Wide Awake (1995), was a more professional effort with such notable actors as Robert Loggia, Dana Delany and Denis Leary. It earned Shyamalan a nomination for 1999’s Young Artists Award.  That same year, Shyamalan would skyrocket to international success when he wrote and directed The Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis. The movie was a critical and box office smash as it earned a slew of Academy Award nominations and grossed over $640 million. It established Shyamalan as one of the premiere young directors in Hollywood.

Shyamalan would follow up his break out movie with several huge commercial success, including Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002) and The Village (2004). His next couple of projects, Lady in the Water (2006) and The Happening (2008), have been the subject of much criticism although both still were financially successful, but not nearly as lucrative as his earlier work. Shyamalan’s next project, 2010’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, was also panned although it made nearly $320 million worldwide. He would go on to form a production company, Night Chronicles, which produced Devil (2010) and directed and produced the 2013 Will Smith movie After Earth. Shyamalan is married to a psychologist and they have three children.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Net Worth Could Buy:

  1. 11,627.9 Tudor Pelagos dive watch ($4,300.00 each)
  2. 8,000,000 The Sixth Sense: The Collector’s Edition ($6.25 each)
  3. 735,294.1 Guess GU6594 Eyewear  ($68.00 each)

M. Night Shyamalan has enough net worth to give every person in South Korea $1.


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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for PlentyofCheddar.com. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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