Woody Allen | $ 70 Million
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Woody Allen

United States
Net Worth $ 70 Million
Woody Allen
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Born on: 1st Dec 35 Born in: United States Marital status: Married Occupation: Screenwriter, director and actor
Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg, Woody Allen is an American director, screen writer, actor, author, comedian and playwright best known for his portrayal of the nervous New Yorker in countless movies. Some of his best works till date include movies like Midnight in Paris (2011) and Hannah and her Sisters (1987). He began his career as a comedy writer, way back in the 1950s. Ever since then, humor and comedy have continued to underline a majority of Allen’s works. The celebrated director mastered the art of creating slapstick comedies before maturing to more dramatic material influenced primarily by European art house classics from the 1970s. His film Annie Hall bagged four academy awards in 1977, including one for Best Picture. With a career that spanned almost half a century, Allen, it goes without saying, has not only earned accolades but also a fortune worth millions of dollars. The net worth of his assets comes round to $65 million. Born to Jewelry engraver and waiter Martin Konigsberg, Allen did not have a particularly luxurious or happy childhood. His first job as a writer for Herb Shriner fetched Allen a meager $75. After working as screenwriter for sometime, Allen decided to become a stand-up comedian. Slowly and steadily, Allen rose to fame and wealth through innumerable movies bordering on comedy and humor. While on one hand the movies sent cash registers jingling at box office, they also had the creator smiling all the way on the other. When it comes to judging Allen’s lifestyle, don’t be misled by neurotic characters he often impersonated in movies. Woody Allen, in reality, has a penchant for all things luxurious and spends his money accordingly. His current place, located in an up market New York neighborhood, is over a hundred years old and over looks a small garden. With a French chef to do the cooking and an impeccable housekeeper, Allen’s home screams of grandeur and luxury. Allen’s first marriage was to Harlene Rosen at the age of nineteen. Five years into wedlock, the relationship ended bitterly. Allen was even sued for defamation by Rosen when the former allegedly cracked a joke during an interview. Allen then tied the knot with Louise Lasser for a brief period between 1966 and 1969. Interestingly though, after his second divorce Allen categorically stayed away from marriage till 1997. In the intermediate period, he has been romantically linked to several women like Diane Keaton, Stacey Nelkin and Mia Farrow. After ending his relationship with Farrow, Allen courted Soon Yi-Previn, Mia’s adopted daughter from a previous marriage. On December, 1997, Allen married Previn, thirty-four years his junior. Allen, being Mia’s partner and biological father to one of her sons, created furor by marrying Previn. The liaison was seen as a case of moral digression by many. Allen and Previn, in the meantime, are going pretty strong and have also adopted two daughters.
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Woody Allen Estates and Homes (1)

Manhattan town house

Manhattan town house

Woody Allen’s Manhattan town house is an old American styled house of the 1960s, which he got redecorated according to his wife Soon-Yi Previn's taste. This acclaimed filmmaker bought this house in 2004, and the estimated price of the property is around $23 Million. The house is described to be as an American and English country style with a very soulful, forever feeling.

Location: Woody Allen’s house is located in the middle of Lenox Hill, Manhattan.

Accommodation: The house is built over a 6,000 square foot area and has large open garden in front. The house has a master bed room apart from the fully furnished guest rooms.

Features: The house has a well decorated living room with little every touch of detail. The entrance to the house is decorated with Woody Allen’s showpieces and this appeal to the aesthetic sense of the viewer. The living room has gigantic sofa sets and wall hangings lending the area an antique feel. The house has a mixture of modern and contemporary artifacts and art work as well as paintings depicting Minnie and Mickey Mouse. Old furniture highlight the beauty of the house and the old leather chair sets deepen the mood of the house.

The house is richly decorated with marble and the master piece of the house is the two velvet chairs which lie in the second floor room. The house is very spacious but has no halls, there are plenty of rooms and all of them are interconnected. The master bed room is quite simple and is bohemian in character. The art work is 19th century and the furniture is mostly antique. The house has a fully stocked library which also houses the director’s study. Woody Allen still has his type writer on the study table and he uses it to write the screen plays, scripts or other longhand documents. The veteran actor / director still do not use a computer. The house also has a decorated kitchen with a small lawn in front of the property.

The master bedroom

The master bedroom

Second floor living hall

Second floor living hall

The living hall

The living hall

Woody Allen Cause (2)

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters

Woody Allen supports the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters program

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters serve the needy families of New York City and cater to almost 9000 families on a weekly basis. The organization tends to nearly 25 districts of the great City and serves almost 1.5 million people per year. The organization runs drop in centers, safe havens, soup kitchens and shelters for the needy apart from providing free clothing and toiletries. Woody Allen has been involved with the organization for quite some time and he is one of the regular donors of the trust. The St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters have a dedicated staff base and these people work tirelessly to support the increasing client list.

The Doe Fund

Woody Allen and many celebrities supports The Doe Fund including Ethan Hawke, Ryan Shawhughes, and Harriet McDonald

The Doe Fund aims to help people get back to mainstream life. The dedicated group of people involved with the organization work together to empower people to lead their own lives. The needy, homeless and drug addicts are taken care of and are taught ways by which they can support themselves and their families. The group functions mostly on donations and Woody Allen has been an active donor since the group formed in late 1985. The actor/director has been actively involved in its functioning and has also hosted many charity events for the organization.

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