Alfred Hitchcock Net Worth: Movies and Books

Alfred Hitchcock has a net worth of a staggering $200 million as of 2022. 

Often regarded as the pioneer of movies and Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock inspired a whole generation in filmmaking.

He was born on 13th August 1899, in High Road, Leytonstone, East London.

Hitchcock has 46 Academy Award nominations under his name, but unfortunately, he didn’t win any.

Alfred Hitchcock is considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, and his work has been inspiring a generation of filmmakers to date.

He gets credit for revamping and re-introducing the horror genre into movies.

Psycho, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, and Vertigo are his most globally recognized and acclaimed movies.

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock was not only a great filmmaker but an equally competent producer and screenwriter as well.

He stepped into the movie industry from being a title card designer in 1919.

He debuted in movies with a British German collaborative silent movie called The Pleasure Garden. The movie was released in 1925.

Hitchcock also received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1979. He also got a BAFTA fellowship in 1971.

Quick Facts

Full Name Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Known as Alfred Hitchcock
Date of birth 13 August 1899
Place of birth Leytonstone, East London, United Kingdom
Age 80
Marital Status Married
Children 1
Father’s name William Hitchcock
Mother’s name Emma Jane Hitchcock
Siblings 2
Gender Male
Zodiac Sign Leo
Education St Ignatius College, England

Salesian College, Battersea, England

New City College, Tower Hamlets, England

Hair color Grey
Eye color Light Brown
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 85kg
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality United Kingdom
Ethnicity White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Profession Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Years active 1919- 1980
Net worth $200 million
Spouse Alma Reville
Build Large
Date of Death 29th April 1980
Death Place Bel Air, California, United States
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 
Last Update July2022

Alfred Hitchcock Net Worth and Income

The Master of Suspense director’s net worth is $200 million at his time of death.

Although most of his movies made huge money on the box office, the most talked about is Psycho.

Psycho is said to have earned an estimated $15 million in salary for Hitchcock. This salary was from deferring his salary in exchange for the movie’s profit, which was 60% of the overall profit.

Adjusted to the inflation today, the paid amount is estimated to be around $120 million for one movie alone.

Movie Title Worldwide Box Office
Family Plot $ 13,200,200
Frenzy $12,600,600
Torn Curtain $13,000,000
The Birds $11,436,425
Psycho $32,001,546
North by Northwest $13,371,219
The Man Who Knew Too Much $11,333,333
Rear Window $27,590,734
Notorious $24,492,698
Poster of Alfred Hitchcok's most famous movie Psycho
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movie Psycho

Here is the net worth of Alfred Hitchcock in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 168,565,140
Pound Sterling £ 144,665,480
Australian Dollar A$ 265,754,400
Canadian Dollar C$ 246,443,000
Indian Rupee 14,951,010,000
BitCoin ฿ 5994.152

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Alfred Hitchcock House and Cars

House

Alfred Hitchcock was born in England and spent most of his life in his home country.

In England, he owned a total of 4 houses in different locations.

Until 1906 Hitchcock stayed with his family in 517 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone, London.

He then moved to 175 Salmon Lane, Limehouse, London, where he stayed till 1926. From 1927-1939 he stayed in a flat in 153 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London.

Hitchcok's flat in Kensington
Hitchcock’s flat in Kensington

Finally, moving on to Winter’s Grace, Shamley Green, Surrey, which was the last house Hitchcok stayed in London before fully moving to the United States.

In the United States of America, Hitchcock stayed in 3 houses.

From 1939-1942 he stayed in 609 St. Cloud Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.

He then moved to Scotts Valley, California, from 1940 up till 1974.

Hitchcok standing innfront of his house in Bel Air, Los Angeles
Hitchcock standing in front of his house in Bel Air, Los Angeles

Towards the end of his life, Hitchcock stayed in 10957 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.

Hitchcock spent most of his successful life in this house with his wife and children.

Cars

Hitchcock was not very fond of cars, but his movies were surely full of exotic and rare cars. The cars themselves added extra depth to the characters and the stories of his movies.

Cars Movies
Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Foreign Correspondent
Lagonda LG45 Suspicion
Lagonda V12 The Paradine Case
Porsche 565A Speedster Family Plot
Willys Jeep Topaz
Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe The Birds
Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) driving an Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé, in movie The Birds.
Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is driving an Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé in The Birds.

Alfred Hitchcock Lifestyle and Vacations

Hitchcock lived a very austere lifestyle with no smoking, drinking, or partying. He was a family man.

For him, movies meant everything; from the start of his day till the end, all he talked about was movies.

Before entering into the movie business, Hitchcock also served in World War I as military personnel. After the war ended, Hitchock finally set out to pursue his passion for movies.

Hitchcock in vacation
Hitchcock in vacation

Hitchcock often traveled to different countries and cities. The purpose of those visits was often inspired by the showcasing and releasing of his movies.

Alfred Hitchcock Movies,  Endorsements, Investments, and Book Publications

Movies

Hitchcock, during his career, directed almost over fifty feature-length movies. During these movies, Hitchcock personally developed a stylistic filmmaking style often used in modern movies.

The filmmaking style Hitchcok used is considered an innovative approach of the time.

Hitchcock’s first feature movie with sound was Blackmail which was made in 1929. After that, the first color feature-length movie of Hitchcock was Rope which was made in 1948.

Hitchcock is also often known to have invented the camera and editing styles, which stand as a pioneer to date.

He made almost fifty movies in his career span of 50 years in which most of them went on to became box office hits.

His filmmaking style, which was often in the thriller genre, gave him his title “Master of Suspense.”

Hitchcock’s other most famous movies are The Paradine Case” (1947), “Lifeboat“(1944), “Rope“(1948), “Shadow of Doubt“(1943), “Strangers on Train“(1951), “The Birds“(1963), “Rear Window“(1954) and “Notorious“(1946).

His 1958 movie Vertigo is named the best film of all times by several polls and publications.

Poster of Hitchcock's 1958 movie Vertigo
Poster of Hitchcock’s 1958 movie Vertigo

The movie has a cult following in contemporary cinema, and filmmakers consider it a holy grail.

Vertigo earned around $3 million at the box office, around $27 million in today’s money adjusted to inflation.

Investments

Hitchcock, along with directing and screenwriting, also ventured into film production.

He produced two movies, namelyThe Birds“(1963) and “To Catch a Thief“(1955), which earned him a combined total of $20 million, thus adding to his net worth.

Endorsements

In the era of 1950s, the concept of Endorsement was fairly new to the people. The ads then were run with little research and backward taglines.

Alfred Hitchcock was also a part of few endorsement campaigns, mainly of Western Union Telegram money transfer.

Hitchcock in Western Union Advertisement
Hitchcock in Western Union Advertisement

As Hitchcock was considered a Master of Suspense, his persona from directing suspense and mystery movies was used by the company as a tagline with Hitchcok promising, “There was no Mystery to sending Western Union Telegram. ”

Book Publications

The Master of Suspense wrote for movies and did the same as a writer of various books.

In his career, Hitchcock managed to publish more than 100 books. The books were all generally either thriller, suspense, or both.

A Master's Choice: A Book by Alfred Hitchcock
A Master’s Choice: A Book by Alfred Hitchcock

The total publication and sales of his books earned him more than $500,000.

The estimated collection from the sales is around $6 million in today’s money. As the books are still in publications and sales, Alfred Hitchcock’s net worth is only increasing day by day.

Alfred Hitchcock Career

In starting his career, Hitchcock started as a draftsman and advertising designer for a local cable company called Henleys.

He instantly started writing short stories for the advertising company after opening its house publication in 1919 called The Henley Telegraph.

Hitchcock wrote various short stories for the publication like “The Woman’s Part,” “Who’s Who,” and “Fedora.”

He slowly started his inclination towards writing for movies as a screenwriter, then art director, assistant director in movies like “The White Shadow,” “The Blackguard,” “Women to Women.”

His first hit suspense thriller movie was called “The Lodger.” It was based on the critical subject of random killings in London.

After his move to Holywood America, Hitchcok then worked on various suspense movies like Dial M for Murder,” “Rear Window,” “Psycho,” “The Birds,” “Vertigo,” “Notorious,” Spellbound,” North by Northwest and various other movies.

All these movies have helped Hitchcok to accumulate a fortune of $200 million.

Death and Legacy

In his career spanning more than 6 decades, Hitchcock was able to direct more than 50 movies. Hitchcock received American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in 1979, but soon after one year, he died in his sleep peacefully.

Hitchcock is often considered a pioneer of modern thrillers and is often studied by film students worldwide.

3 Facts about Alfred Hitchcock

  • The Mountain Eagle was his first silent debut movie. The movie’s print has disappeared, and only photos remain of the movie. The movie is listed as the most wanted lost film on the list of British Film Institute.
  • Apart from directing, Hitchcock also did various cameos as an actor in his own and other movies. The camera performances were often comedic.
  • Queen Elizabeth knighted Hitchcock in 1980.

FAQ

How did Alfred Hitchcock Die?

Alfred Hitchcock died peacefully in his home at Bel Air due to natural causes. He was 80 years old at the time of his death.

What 2 Phobias fears did Hitchcok have?

Interestingly, Hitchcock had a curious phobia called Ovophobia. This is the fear of eggs and chicken eggs. He revealed in an interview stating that “I’m frightened of eggs.”

What is Alfred Hitchcock most famous For?

Alfred Hitchcock is often known as “Master of Suspense.” He has directed more than 50 movies, and all of them are famous for the element of suspense and thriller in them.

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