Luc Besson Net Worth: Know his income source, career, relations, movies, early life

Luc Besson Net Worth: Know his income source, career, relations, movies, early life

Facts of Luc Besson Net Worth: Know his income source, career, relations, movies, early life

Net worth$100 million
Date of Birth:1959 March 18
First NameLuc
Last NameBesson
NationalityFrench
Age:60 years old
Birth Nation: France
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch

A French director, producer, and screenwriter, Luc Besson has been successful to collect the net worth estimated to be around $100 million. He received an award for Best Director and Best French Director for the film, The Fifth Element(1997).

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Luc Besson's Net Worth and source of incomes

Starting the career from 1981, Luc Besson came from France to build the huge net worth of $100 million. He is a film director, producer, and screenwriter so, we are sure about his source of income, aren't we?

Besson founded his own production company in 1980 which was named Les Films du Loup at starting and late re-named as Les Films du Dauphin. His company also add some in building the net worth of $100 million.

Luc Besson

We will be looking at the box office sales of some of his movies 

  • The Transporter(2002)= $44 million
  • Arthur and The Invisibles(2006)= $108 million
  • Taken(2008)= $226.8 million
  • Colombiana(2011)= $67 million
  • Taken 2(2012)= $376.1 million
  • Taken 3(2014)= $326.4 million
  • Lucy(2014)= $463.4 million

Besson's House

Besson owns an Architectural Estate house in Beverly Hills

Luc Besson's Career Beginnings

After working as a diving instructor and working as a writer, Besson wrote the sci-fi film, The Fifth Element in 1997 which starred Bruce Willis. He also worked with the screenwriter, Robert Mark Kamen at a very early age.

Besson and Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element

A year later in 1998, Besson wrote the film, Taxi which he produced. Then, in 2000, he came up with the sequel, Taxi 2, and Taxi 3 in 2003.

In 2002, Besson wrote and produced the film, The Transporter, and Transporter 2 in 2005, Transporter 3 in 2008 in which Jason Statham starred as a lead actor. He is also the producer and screenwriter of the film series, Taken which starred Liam Nesson.

Besson's Lucy

Besson has worked in more than 50 films as a combination of director, screenwriter, and a producer. We'll be looking at the list of Besson's hit films down here.

List of Luc Besson's films:

  • Subway(1985)
  • The Messenger(1999)
  • District 13(2004)
  • Angel-A(2005)
  • Arthur and the Invisibles(2006)
  • Hitman(2007)
  • District 13: Ultimatum(2009)
  • I Love You Phillip Morris(2009) starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor
  • The Lady(2011)
  • Lockout(2012)
  • The Family(2013)
  • Lucy(2014) starring Scarlett Johansson
  • 3 Days To Kill(2014)
  • The Warriors Gate(2016)

Luc Besson's Early Life

Born on March 18, 1959, in Paris, France, Luc Besson was the son of Claude Besson and Daniele Plane. He was entirely aquatic as he spent his time with his parents and worked as scuba diving instructors.

Besson Directing

Besson wanted to pursue his career in marine biologist specializing in dolphins but an accident at the age of 17 caused him not to dive any longer. Failing to continue his interests and passion, Besson thought that film would be a great medium to show his passion.

Luc Besson's Married Life

Besson married an actress Anne Parillaud in 1986. They had a daughter together. But the couple divorced in 1991.

Besson and Maiwenn Besco

Then, Besson married an actress and a director, Maiwenn Le Besco in 1992. They had a daughter together but their relationship came to an end in 1997.

Besson and Milla Jovovich

After two divorces, Besson married an actress, Milla Jovovich in 1997. Besson was 38 and Milla was 21 when they married. However, the couple divorced in1999.

Besson, his wife Virginie Silla, family, and a daughter Shanna Besson

Besson married for the fourth time in 2004 with a producer, Virginie Silla. They have three children together. 


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