About Joss Whedon
He may not be as famous as the actor he casts, but he is definitely richer than most of them: Joss Whedon net worth currently amounts to $100 million. As most of you already know, he is an American television director and producer, screenwriter, comic book author and even a composer, most famous for television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and the show that is aired to this day – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It is a lesser known fact that Whedon has also co-written Toy story and not only written but also directed the famous superhero films The Avengers. Needless to say, the success of these later movies added significant money to Joss Whedon net worth. Speaking about his income it is also worth mentioning that Joss is a founder of a company Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures. These are the highlights of his professional career. In the rest of this article we are going to discuss it in greater detail. Plus, we will tell you a little something about his early life and personality.
Joss is one of the very few men in the world who can claim to be third generation TV writers: his father, Tom Whedon, worked on the sitcom The Golden Girls, meanwhile his grandfather John Whedon worked on The Donna Reed Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show. While growing up John could see how much his father enjoys writing: „My dad would go to work every day and write in a room full of funny people“. And that‘s how Joss feels about writing himself: „I know great writers who find the process agonizing but to me, writing has always been sheer joy“ – he said. But life and work did not always seem so enjoyable to Whedon. In one of his interviews the star has admitted, that even though he was raised in a good and caring family, as a teenager he was rather depressed: „I was not popular in school, and I was definitely not a ladies’ man. And I had a very painful adolescence, because it was all very strange to me. It wasn’t like I got beat up, but the humiliation and isolation, and the existential ‘God, I exist, and nobody cares’ of being a teenager were extremely pronounced for me“.
Getting back to Joss Whedon net worth, it started to grow in the late 1980s, as he started working as a staff writer on sitcoms Roseanne and Parenthood. His income growth accelerated in 1997, when Joss started creating television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show achieved popular success (it used to attract up to 6 million viewers) and gained critical recognition. The show was cancelled in 2003, but that did not stop Joss from becoming richer every year!