6) Peter Jackson – Net Worth: $400 Million
This New Zealand-born director is also a writer and producer. He is well known worldwide for his award-winning film adaptation of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, which has earned more than $4 billion. Jackson earned $180 million from the trilogy.
5) Michael Bay – Net Worth: $430 Million
This American director is also a movie producer. His annual salary is $65 million. He has directed blockbuster films like ‘Pearl Harbor’, ‘The Rock’ and ‘Armageddon’. He has producer credits for most of the movies he directed. He is the co-founder of the production company ‘Platinum Dunes’.
4) Tyler Perry – Net Worth: $450 Million
This American director’s annual salary is $80 million. He is also an actor, playwright and producer. He earns between $100 million and $150 million annually off his entertainment empire. He is the only director to have five movies open at #1 at the box office in the last five years.