Sam Taylor-Johnson Net Worth - Income And Earnings As A Filmmaker

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 12 March, 2021

Sam Taylor Johnson's net worth is estimated to be $20 million. Photo Source: Getty Images.

Messiah of fine art photography and OBE, Sam Taylor-Johnson's net worth is estimated to be $20 million. After starting to exhibiting her fine art photography in the early 1990s, her income skyrocketed a lot in a short period of time. Taylor Johnson's fortune also comes from her career as a director for music videos, short documentaries, and movies.

Sam Taylor-Johnson was born in March 1967 in Croydon, London to father, David Johnson, and mother, Geraldine who is an astrologist and a yoga teacher. The graduate of the University of London is an extremely talented artistic photographer and screenwriter. Likewise, Sam Taylor-Johnson's husband Aaron Johnson has been in a marital relationship with her for 8 years now. The adorable pair shares 4 children together, 2 from Taylor's former marriage of 11 years.

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Net Worth and Sources of Income

Only an infinitesimally number of people have the splendid ability to craft something that catches the eye of the art museum visitors and have them engrossed for quite some time. Sam Taylor, OBE is a perfect example that fits our description. While she is innately talented in that department, she also piles up a good fortune from it. Sam Taylor-Johnson's net worth is estimated to be $20 million and she has amassed a huge stash from her excellent photography and screenwriting throughout her career.

Sam Taylor Johnson net worth

It's no secret that Taylor Johnson has stacked some pretty serious cash from her career as a fine art photographer. Her most noteworthy stuff was the collaboration with the English writer, Henry Bond where they reprised the roles of Yoko Ono and John Lennon in a pastiche. The imitation was of the portrait made by photographer Annie Leibovitz a few hours before the assassination of the legendary The Beatles singer. Hard work really paid off for the annual Turner Prize nominee.

The list of Taylor's extensive work in the world of art is never-ending, to say the least. Imagine the money Sam Taylor must have pocketed in the year 2000 where she created a wraparound, photomural around the scaffolding of the London department store, Selfridges. The mural featured a total of 21 cultural icons including musician Alex James, Elton John,  and actors Richard E. Grant and Ray Winstone.  Furthermore, Sam Taylor-Johnson directed her husband, Aaron Johnson in the incredibly well-made film, A Million Little Pieces.

Additionally, she also made a video portrait of David Beckham in 2002, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. The chef-d'oeuvre was widely admired and earned Taylor Johnson good cash. If you have the urge to view her amazingly abstract and gorgeous masterpiece in all its entirety, there is no better way of satiating that desire than visiting Sam Taylor's official website.

Although arduous to choose out of a sea of impeccably gorgeous photos Sam has crafted, her work titled Crying Men is probably the best one. It features many of Hollywood's elites crying, including Sean Penn, Robin Williams, Paul Newman, and Laurence Fishburne. With a resume filled with art and photography credits, we are sure that Sam Taylor Johnson's net worth is going to spike up in the upcoming future.

Has Had an Extensive Career as a Director

Brimming with creativity, Taylor-Johnson has stepped into the directorial platform and delivered an exceptional performance in the process. Out of numerous pieces she has directed, Sam Taylor's remarkable work, Nowhere Boy stood out the most. A biopic about the childhood of John Lennon? No wonder, it was her greatest production and propelled her to new heights. The movie also did good in the theatres collecting an impressive amount of $6,577,779 worldwide.

Sam Taylor Johnson director net worth

The co-writer of A Million Little Pieces, Taylor had times where she panicked, broke down, yet struggled through to make this film. If you pray for the serenity rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it. Sam Taylor-Johnson deserved every bit of the income that she managed to bank and not to mention, the BAFTA nomination as well.

We don't even have to shed light on her groundbreaking directorial contribution to the award-winning movie, Fifty Shades of Grey. Imagine being specifically picked out of a list that includes, Angelina Jollie, Ryan Murphy, Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Joe Wright. That's a downright party if you ask me. Having directed the movie so well, she was requested to direct the sequel to the film, Fifty Shades Darker. However, due to a number of disagreements with the author of the book E.L James, she decided to walk away. Yeah, she passed on the opportunity to direct the follow up a movie that amassed half a billion in gross box office collection.

But what comes around, goes around. We are pretty confident that a producer and director of such caliber will have no problem with her balance sooner or later. 

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Published on 22 December, 2019

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