With critically acclaimed films considered among the best of all time (via AFI), as well as a number of high-grossing films (starring Leonardo DiCaprio), it’s little wonder that Martin Scorsese has accumulated a net worth of around $150 million in his career, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The director reportedly earned $10 million from “Hugo,” which earned nearly $186 million worldwide (via Screen Rant). It’s unsure exactly how much Scorsese pocketed from his highest-grossing film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but seeing as it earned nearly $393 million globally, it’s pretty much guaranteed he earned quite a substantial amount.
One of his highest salaries comes from a very unusual place, however. As Wealthy Genius notes, the acclaimed director was tasked with producing a 16-minute short film for Studio City Macau Resort in China. Filmed in New York with green screens, “The Audition” stars Robert De Niro, DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt, who play fictionalized versions of themselves competing to appear in the next Scorsese film (via Best Entertainment Reviews).
The resort reportedly gave Scorsese a budget of $70 million, and the four men earned $13 million for less than two days of filming, per Wealthy Genius.