- 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.