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Elite Profile: Steven Spielberg

Preston Waters

Total Net Worth: $3 Billion
Dec 18, 1946 (Age: 65)
Sign: Sagittarius
Born in: Cincinnati, Ohio
Marital status: Married to Kate Capshaw
Occupation: Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter, Hollywood Powerhouse, Dream

As a legendary director, producer, and screenwriter, Steven Allan Spielberg has been the most dominant figure in Hollywood for the last 30 years. He is a three-time Academy Award winner and is the highest Box office grossing filmmaker of all time with his films making nearly $8 billion internationally. Forbes Magazine places Spielberg’s net worth at $3 billion. In 2006, Premiere listed him as the most powerful and influential figure in the motion picture industry, whereby TIME named him in the ‘100 Greatest People of the Century’. At the end of the 20th century LIFE named him the most influential person of his generation.

In a long and fruitful career of about 35 years thus far, Spielberg’s films have touched multifaceted themes and genres. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, three of his films, Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park became the highest grossing films for their time. During his early years as a director, He wooed the audience with his science-fiction and adventure films which are often considered as the model and symbol of modern Hollywood large scale Film Making. Whereby, later on he bowled over Film Critics with portrayal of struggle and strength of human spirit through canvas of topics like War, Loss, Holocaust, Apartheid and Terrorism. Thus, if film making is war, then Steven Spielberg is its most decorated general.

Life Magazine garnished praise on him as follows “He’s our Homer and our Hans Christian Andersen, an epic fairy-tale-maker with a Midas touch.”

His films, from E.T. to Schindler’s List, show us that the human spirit is alive in the most unlikely places–in a creature from outer space or a Nazi concentration camp. His heroes, fueled by a curiosity bigger than they are (think of Richard Dreyfuss trying to find celestial significance in a pile of mashed potatoes), charm us into opening our hearts and our wallets. Four of the 10 top-grossing movies of all time–E.T., Jurassic Park, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark–were directed by this film-school reject.

A self-described Peter Pan, he lives every boomer’s secret dream: He never has to wear a tie. He success is unique in the sense that it has ensured that he is popular among every generation and has appeal with every section of society, thus no wonder he is the best performing Film director in Box office history and one of Hollywood’s richest celebrities.

The Mansions

East Hamptons Mansion

Address: Georgica Pond
City: East Hampton, New York, USA
Price Tag: $64,000,000

Location: East Hampton is located on the Eastern Long Island New York and is about 90 miles from New York City. The island being the favorite celebrity spot has many well known stores along the town streets including Tiffany’s & Coach for its celebrity residents. The island is famous for its scenic views and beauty.

Accommodation: The estate includes a main house, guesthouse, a studio-complete with screening room, editing bay, and offices-horse stables, and staff quarters. He also bought few acres across the pond to maintain privacy. The value of the property has been estimated at $64 million.

Neighborhood: The Hamptons is the favorite retreat of the elite New Yorkers, and has long been the favored vacation destination of billionaires including designer Calvin Klein, Dan Marino amongst others. It’s the favorite hideaway of the rich and the famous.

The Manhattan Apartment Overlooking Central Park

Address: Central Park West, between 74th & 75th Street
City: New York City, USA
Price Tag: $24,000,000

Location: The Sam Remo Building is located  in 74th and 75th streets, Manhattan, New York.

Accommodation: Steven owns two park-facing apartment on the 13th floor spread in  6,000 sq. foot unit with terraces. The lavish apartments are one of the priciest apartments in the city and are luxuriously decorated with all the modern amenities. 

Neighborhood: The building has famous residents like Bono who bought his apartment form Late Steve Jobs. The apartments also includes famous personalities like Stephen Sondheim, Tiger Woods, Donna Karan, Demi Moore, Glenn Close, Stanley Donen, Dustin Hoffman and many more.

The Brentwood Estate

Address: Hollywood
City: Brentwood, California, USA
Price Tag: $20,000,00

Location: The Estate is in Brentwood is located in California which is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C.

Accommodation: The giant five story mansion is built in the area of 27,000-square-foot. The house is six times the size of a typical home in neighborhood. The house is constructed in a domed, retractable roof, subterranean stables and a spectator platform.

Neighborhood: The estate is located very near to the Marilyn Monroe’s home where she was found dead in 48 years ago. Brentwood real estate has served as home for the likes of Nat King Cole, Clark Cable and Judy Garland.

The Socal Beach Front Estate
Address:Pacific Palisades
City: Los Angeles, California, USA
Price Tag: $15,000,000

Location: The estate is located in the Pacific Palisades which is an affluent neighborhood and district within the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California.

Accommodation: The Estate sits in the area of 145,860 sq ft/3.35 acre and the mansion is spread in the area of 8,932 square foot. the mansion is one of the largest houses in this area. the property has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and the  estimated value range is between $11.7 and $20.9 Million.

Neighborhood: Earlier to that the extravagant residence had been home to producer David O. Selznick, ‘Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’, spouses Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton, etc.

Malibu’s Most Wanted

City: Malibu, California, USA
Price Tag: Estimated $13,000,000

Location: The sprawling estate is located in Malibu which is an affluent, beachfront city in northwestern Los Angeles County, California.

Accommodation: The mansion on the estate measures 7,237 sq ft in area. The house is constructed in Craftsman-style and sits on a double-lot with a sprawling lawn, which opens right onto Malibu beach. The mansion consists of 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and an extended pool and screening room.

Neighborhood: Many noted celebrities owns vast estates in Malibu such as Mel Gibson whose mansion is listed for sale at  $14.5 million and Brad Pitt who also owns a sprawling mansion in beachfront of Malibu and is listed for $13.75 million

The Private Island

He owns an island in Madeira Archipelago off the coast of Portugal. Need we say more?

The Yacht

Price Tag: $20,000,000

Features: The luxury yacht boasts an infinity pool with a 15-ft. glass wall that can also be used as a movie screen, so that Spielberg and his guests can enjoy a movie while taking a dip. Offering luxurious accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of 26, the Seven Seas yacht has a private owner’s deck on a large master stateroom with a study and private deck area with a Jacuzzi. Other highlights include a helipad, fully equipped gymnasium, a spa and massage room, and an indoor cinema. The stability systems allow the Seven Seas to travel smoothly at 20 knots.

Accommodations: Seven Seas offers comfortable accommodation and all luxurious amenities for up to 12 guests in its 7 suites comprising 1 master cabin and 6 double cabins. In addition to the private owner’s deck, the main deck has 4 large guest suites and a full width VIP stateroom. The yacht has space for up to 23 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Specifications: Seven Seas is equipped with twin 4,680hp MTU engines, which make it capable of reaching a maximum speed of around 20 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

The Automobiles

Aston Martin DB9

Price Tag: $160,000

It’s a high-performance luxury gran turismo (GT) car by Aston Martin, It ‘Volante’ convertible variant which is capable of producing 470 bhp (350 kW; 477 PS) from a 6.0L V12 engine. It can hit 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph): 4.8 seconds with a Top Speed of 306 km/h.

The Private Jet

Bombadier Global Express Jet

Price Tag: $45,500,000

Powered by 2 × Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofans, 14,750 lbf (65.5 kN) each, This plane can cruise at an average speed of 564 mph/ 907 km/h. The plane has a range of 6170 nautical miles which is sufficient to be able to fly from Los Angeles to Kyoto or Amsterdam without the need to refuel. This is a smaller jet in comparison to the Boeing version and can hold anywhere from 8-19 passengers with 2-4 crew members.


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