Wes Craven’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Film
  • Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
  • Height: 1.88 m (6′ 2″)
  • Marital Status: Married (Iya Labunka)
  • Full Name: Wesley Earl Craven
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: August 2, 1939
  • Ethnicity: English and German
  • Occupation: Actor, Film Director, Writer and Producer
  • Education: Johns Hopkins University and Wheaton College
  • Children: 2 (Jonathan and Jessica)

Wes Craven’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of $40 million. He was born on August 2nd, 1939 in Cleveland Ohio, USA as Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven. He is an American actor writer, producer and well-known director of numerous horror films. He made his money mainly directing movies like the entire Scream Series, the famed A Nightmare on Elm Street and the widely acclaimed Vampire in Brooklyn just to mention a few.

Craven had a strict Baptist upbringing and earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from Wheaton College. He later pursued a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Writing from John Hopkins University; he later taught English for some time as a humanities professor at Clarkson University. His first job in the film industry was as a sound editor for a post-production company in the City of New York. He has also made numerous X-rated films under pseudonyms and learned his directing craft from it. He directed his first feature film, The Last House on The Left in 1972.