Jon Favreau is one of the famous personality in the Hollywood industry. In the last fifteen years as a director, he has directed several hit movies at the box office. Back in 2016, he was director and producer of blockbuster movie ‘The Jungle Book’ released by Disney production. The film based on an orphan boy, Mowgli who raised by animal guardians. It has grossed over $966 million against the budget of $177 million.
Besides, in the earlier days, you may remember Jon Favreau as an actor. Recently, he played the role of Harold “Happy” Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. He is one of the top independent actors in Hollywood. Let’s have a quick look on his wiki-bio, net worth, and family.
Who is Jon Favreau? Wiki, Bio
Jon Favreau is a popular actor, screenwriter, producer as well as director. Born on 19th October 1966, in Queens, New York City, Jon’s real name is Jonathan Kolia Favreau. He is now 52-year-old, and two months later, he will turn 53. He is American and is of mixed ethnicity.
Jon studied at the Hebrew School and then went to The Bronx High School of Science from where he graduated in the year 1984. For further studies, he joined the Queen College but dropped out in the year 1987 to pursue his acting career. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall, but his weight is not known.
Jon Favreau Net Worth and Salary
Jon earns millions of dollars from the movies he played and directed. We have seen the long list of his films as an actor. Jon Favreau has a net worth of $60 million.
In 2019, he remade the 1994 animated movie ‘The Lion King’ which grossed $1.5 billion worldwide against the budget of between $250-$260 million and became the second highest-grossing film of 2019. This is by far the highlight of his career and the source of his career.
Aside from his movies, he makes extra wealth from the endorsement and sponsorship. We can see, he is enjoying a lavish lifestyle with his family and also owns millions of home in New York City.
In addition, Jon is very much active in charity works. Reportedly, he supported the non-profit organization such as Catalina Island Conservancy, Children’s Defense Fund, and Television Fund Foundation. So much of Jon Favreau’s net worth is being put to good use.
Jon Favreau Married Life with Wife. Meet Their Children
He is not successful in his career as well as personal life. He has been married to his long-term partner Joya Tillem since 2000. His wife is a physician and not as famous as him. Toya gained the media and public attention after he married to Jon.
After dating for several years, finally, Jon and his wife decided to take their relationship into the next level and get married on November 24. The couple is happily together, and no rumors of their separation are flying. Speaking about his parents, he is a father of three adorable kids.
He has a son named Max, born on July 25, 2001, and two daughters; Madeleine, born on April 2003, and Brighton Rose came into this world in 2006 and celebrates her birth in August.
Jon Favreau Career
Jon’s very first role was in the 1993 movie ‘Rudy’ as football tutor where he met Vince Vaughn. Both became the film partner later and also worked together on ‘Swingers.’
After that, Favreau stepped up and became a director. He directed mainly independent films such as Made, Elf, Cowboys & Aliens and The Lion King.
In 2014, he directed and starred in the film ‘Chef’ as a professional chef and decided to open a food truck with his younger son after he quit his job at LA’s famous restaurant. The movie became hit at the boc=x office and earned a total of $46 million against $11 million budget.
Moreover, Jon starred and directed in the MCU movies. He is also the director of the Iron Man franchise that opened the golden path for him. As well, he served as an executive producer and starred in MCU films including The Avengers franchise and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Jon Favreau Siblings, Parents
Jon Favreau is the son of Charles, and Madeleine Favreau and both were teachers. He chose a different profession than his parents. His mother died of leukemia in 1979. Jon mother was Jewish while his father is a Catholic Italian and French-Canadian descent. He has a brother, Andy Favreau.
- Jon Favreau birth sign is Libra.
- Jon directed the first two MCU movies ‘Iron Man’ starred as Tony Shark by Rober Downey.
- He portrayed the character of Pete Becket the all-time popular series ‘Friends.’
- The Break-Up actor is very much active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- He bought 4,700 sq. Ft. Allan’s Aquarium store and a residential house that worth of $5.24 million.