Ivan Reitman is a film producer and director from Czechoslovakia with a net worth of $100 million.
Ivan Reitman is known by many for his work on the classic 1984 film Ghostbusters and its sequel. He was born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia in October 1946. His family left the country when he was four years old.
Let us find out more about his net worth, career, early life, and marriage!
Early life and Parents
He is the son of Anna and Ladislav “Leslie” Reitman. His father was a chemical engineer who was Jewish and his mother was a homemaker and was Slovakian Catholic. He moved to Canada with his parents when he was four years old
In 1945, Reitman’s family fled Czechoslovakia due to the communists taking over the country. The family first settled down in Toronto, Ontario. His father worked as a chemical plant manager and Reitman attended McMaster University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. While living in Canada he worked for a time as a stage manager for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
He moved to Canada and attended McMaster University where he studied medical school. He dropped out in 1968 to go into business with his father and made a fortune in commercial real estate development in Canada. He decided to focus on producing films and formed Northern Lights Entertainment in 1974.
During his high school years, he worked as a film editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
After graduating from college, Reitman went to work for his father’s company called Astral Bellevue Pathé. The company distributed low-budget films throughout Canada and later opened up to foreign films and television series such as Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Ivan Reitman began working on film projects in the 1970s as a producer along with his brother Daniel Reitman. Their first project together was the Canadian film Foxy Lady which starred Marilu Henner.
Reitman began his career as an executive producer for National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978. He went on to produce Meatballs, Stripes, Space Jam, Beethoven’s 2nd, Six Days Seven Nights, Evolution, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Chumscrubber, The Uninvited, I Love You Man, Old School, American Wedding, No Strings Attached, My Father the Hero, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, Legal Eagles, Heavy Metal 2000: The Movie (voice), Evolution (producer), Father of Invention (producer), Old School.
Ivan Reitman opened the successful production company The Montecito Picture Company in 2006. It is best known for producing the television show Up All Night which starred Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.
He has worked with many actors including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and John Belushi.
Ivan Reitman personal life
Reitman is married to Genevieve Robert and has three children named Jason, Catherine and Caroline. They have a Grandchild named Josephine Reitman.
He lived in a big house located in Santa Barbara, California which was designed by Robert A.M Stern in 1999. The house was built to the finish in pre-existing “Italianate landscape.”
The production company
The company owned by him called The Montecito Picture Company contributed to his biggest assets. His yearly income was estimated to be $ 4,00,000 which means he earned $8000 per week.