Walter Salles Net Worth: $1.8 Billion
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 12, 1956. Successful Brazilian filmmaker and director, Walther Moreira Salles Junior has an estimated staggering net worth of $1.8 billion. He is the son of late banker Walther Moreira Salles, the founder of Unibanco and a former Brazilian ambassador to the United States, whose mega-rich family owns a controlling stake in the world’s leading supplier of niobium. Walther attended the University of Southern California where he earned his Bachelor degree in Cinematic Arts. In 1995, he produced his first big movie, Foreign Land, in his native country. So far, he has directed the movies Exposure (1991), Life Somewhere Else (1995), Central Station (1998), Midnight (1998), Behind the Sun (2001), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Dark Water (2005), Paris, je t’aime (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Linha de Passe (2008), and On the Road (2012). He has over 55 awards to his name, including two BAFTA Film Awards and awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Venice Film Festival. Walther is married to Maria Klabin, the couple have one child. Currently, they live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.