Dick Wolf Net Worth: Investments & Career

Dick Wolf is an American producer, creator, screenwriter, and TV director with a net worth of 550 million USD.

Famously known for being a creator and producer of Law & Order, a popular American television series, Dick Wolf’s real name is Richard Anthony Wolf.

Dick Wolf
Dick Wolf

The first episode of Law & Order was aired in September 1990, and the show ran for 20 seasons, releasing 456 episodes.

The Emmy nominated producer started his journey by writing toothpaste commercials. He is now an inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Television Academy Hall of Fame.

Quick Facts

Here are some of the quick facts regarding Dick Wolf.

Full Name Richard Anthony Wolf
Date of birth December 20, 1946
Age 75 years old
Gender Male
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Television Producer, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Program Creator
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Religion Christian
Ethnicity American Jewish
Residence New York
Height 5′ 6″ (169 cm)
Weight 69 kg (152.12 lbs)
Color of hair White
Color Of Eye Blue
Social Media  Instagram
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name George Wolf
Mother’s Name Marie G
Siblings -unknown-
Marital status Divorced
Education
University of Pennsylvania
Spouse Susan Scranton ​( m. 1970 and div. 1983)​

Christine Marburg ​ ​ ( m. 1983 and div. 2005)​

Noelle Lippman ​ ​ ( m. 2006 and div. 2019)​

Children Olivia Wolf, Elliot Wolf, Rex Wolf, Serena Wolf
Active Years -not known-
Net Worth 550 million USD
Last Updated June, 2022

Dick Wolf Net Worth and Income

The total net worth of American Actor, Director, and Producer Dick Wolf is 550 million dollars.

His creation Law & Order is NBC’s longest-running crime series which has completed 20 seasons.

The value of the Law and Order franchise was worth $1.6 billion when Wolf got the production deal with NBC. It was 2003 and this became one of the lucrative deals ever made.

Let’s talk about his income. Reportedly, back in 2012, Dick earned more than $65 million.

Likewise, in 2019, it was revealed that Wolf receives more than $10 million monthly from his TV projects, and this brings an annual salary of almost $150 million.

Below here, the major earnings of Dick Wolf has been mentioned:

Earnings (In USD) Year
120 million 2020
120 million 2019
120 million 2018
120 million 2017
120 million 2016
120 million 2015
120 million 2014
120 million 2013
70 million 2012
70 million 2007

Net Worth of Dick Wolf in Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of Dick Wolf in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 467,662,250
Pound Sterling £ 399,742,750
Australian Dollar A$ 746,440,750
Canadian Dollar C$ 691,336,250
Indian Rupee 40,952,807,500
BitCoin ฿ 16,984

Houses and Cars

Houses

Hope Ranch House

Dick Wolf owns a beautiful home in Hope Ranch. He bought this home for his ex-wife, Noelle Lippman.

Wolf did spend a whopping 15 million USD for buying this estate.

The house spans 2.3 acres and has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. To illustrate, the home looks like a modern farmhouse with Spanish touches with a nearby equestrian-friendly community.

Dick Wolf's contemporary house in Hope Ranch
Dick Wolf’s contemporary house in Hope Ranch

Likewise, there is a grand 75′ swimming pool in the backyard, and a cactus garden looks surprisingly pleasant.

The red-tiled roofed house sports over-the-treetops ocean views. Inside, there are two master suites on each floor. The lower suite overlooks the garden, while the upper one offers a distant sight of the ocean.

Well, there is an elevator too if climbing the stairs seem too tedious.

Similarly, the dining room features a double-sided fireplace which it also shares with the adjacent room. Moreover, the house boasts a ball court, an art studio, and contemporary alfresco dining spaces.

Maine House

Wolf has purchased a property worth $10.5 million on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

Reportedly, it is the summer cottage of the director-producer which he bought in 2003.

Summer House in Maine
Summer House in Maine

Seal Harbor features only a few buildings, and Wolf is one of the summer residents of that Island. The other details of the house have not been revealed.

Other Properties

Wolf also owns two other estates; one in Montecito, California, and the next in New York. While this may be true, the overall value of these two properties is $30 million.

The Montecito house is said to have a two-estate compound spanning almost 16,000 square feet and cost around $825,000.

Cars

Dick Wolf rides a Mercedes s63. This beauty gets powered by the 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas engine, and Wolf purchased it for $144,175.

Mercedes S63 Coupe
Mercedes S63 Coupe

Furthermore, he owns a Lexus as well. Wolf doesn’t prefer boasting about his cars. Nevertheless, he has been spotted in several car auctions.

Lifestyle and Vacations

Dick Wolf has a busy lifestyle. At the age of 74, he is still creating and producing his projects. Reportedly, he is coming up with two new projects which launch date is yet to be announced.

There is no news about the daily activities and vacations he has spent.

Charity

Dick Wolf has his own foundation by the name of The Wolf Family Foundation. It is a non-profit foundation that focuses mainly on educational and religious purposes.

Likewise, Wolf contributed 1 million USD through his production company. The amount was donated to Support Alliance for Children’s Rights. For a long time, Dick has been a regular donor to the Alliance.

Furthermore, Wolf and his ex-third wife, Noelle, have contributed multi-million dollars for the construction of a training and education center at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. The Cancer Center has also declared to allow other non-profit organizations to use the space of their education center.

Shows, Investments, Endorsements, and Publications

Shows

Starting from 1985, Dick Wolf has directed, acted, and produced numerous films and television shows. Let’s look into them!

Shows and Movies (Title) Year
Hill Street Blues 1985-1986
Miami Vice 1986-1988
Gideon Oliver 1989
Christine Cromwell 1989
Nasty Boys 1990
H.E.L.P 1990
Law & Order 1990-2010
Mann & Machine 1992
The Human Factor 1992
South Beach 1993
New York Undercover 1994-1998
The Wright Verdicts 1995
Swift Justice 1996
Feds 1997
Players 1997-1998
Exiled: A Law & Order Movie 1998
The Invisible Man 1998
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-present
D.C 2000
Deadline 2000-2001
Arrest & Trial 2000
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001-2011
Dragnet 2003
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005-2006
Conviction 2006
Law & Order: UK 2009-2014
Law & Order: LA 2010-2011
Chicago Fire 2012-present
Chicago P.D 2014-present
Chicago Med 2015-present
Chicago Justice 2017
Law & Order True Crime 2017
FBI 2018-present
FBI: Most Wanted 2020-present
Law & Order: Organized Crime 2021-present
FBI: International 2021
Law & Order: Hate Crimes  

TBA

On-Call

Investments

Dick’s major investment is in his own television show- Law & Order. He is the creator and executive producer of the show. However, he gets plenty back after investing in the production of his show.

Law & Order (1990-2010)
Law & Order (1990-2010)

Reportedly, he has earned almost $850 million from the Law & Order franchise. While this may be true, he demands $200,000 per episode.

Furthermore, Wolf signed a deal with NBC for his franchise worth $1.6 billion. Now, he has acquired rights to stream shows with more than 1,000 episodes on the Peacock streaming service.

Similarly, Wolf owns his own production company, Wolf Entertainment. In 1985, the company was founded by Dick, and it is behind the shows such as Chicago P.D., Law & Order, and FBI.

Endorsements

During the initial phase of his career, Wolf endorsed an ad campaign from Benton & Bowles. Furthermore, he brought successful slogans of that time for Crest toothpaste and National Airlines.

The memorable slogan for the toothpaste was “You can’t beat Crest for fighting cavities,” and for the airlines was “I’m Cheryl, fly me.”

Publications

Dick Wolf has penned down four books in total. He teamed up with Jeremy Fisk, the N.Y.P.D. Detective to write three fictions:

  1. The Execution (1984)
  2. The Intercept (2012)
  3. The Ultimatum (2015)
Dick Wolf’s book- The Intercept

Likewise, his fourth book ‘Law & Order: Crime Scenes’ (2003), is non-fiction. It can be correlated with Law & Order TV Series.

Career

Dick Wolf was born Richard Anthony Wolf on December 20, 1946, in New York to his parents George Wolf and Marie G (née Gaffney). During his childhood, he served as an altar boy and attended Saint Davis’s School.

Later, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Likewise, he also went to Phillips Academy, after which he started his professional career as an advertising copywriter.

Wolf used to write several screenplays in his leisure time, hoping he might get a breakthrough into the film industry. After few years, he shifted to Los Angeles and met another struggling screenwriter, Oliver Stone.

Afterward, three of his screenplays were produced, and among them, Masquerade was specifically well received.

He finally received a position as a TV show writer for the series Hill Street Blues after this sweet success. Fortunately, it did great, and Wolf was honored with his first Emmy nomination.

Then in 1990, he produced his globally popular series Law & Order.

Personal Life

Dick Wolf has had kind of unstable marriage relations as he has been married and divorced thrice.

Susan Scranton is his first wife, whom he married in 1970. The couple got divorced after 13 years of marriage.

In 1983, Wolf married Christine Marburg, with whom he has three children, Sarina, Olivia, and Elliot. Unfortunately, after a long 22 years, the pair separated in 2005. However, their divorce settled in 2016 due to alimony complexities.

Christine was provided $17.5 million at the lump and the couple’s house located in Maine. Moreover, she received $2 million per year as spousal support payments.

Dick Wolf and Noelle Lippman
Dick Wolf and Noelle Lippman

His third marriage was with Noelle Lippman. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 2006 and eventually got divorced in 2019.

As divorce alimony, Noelle received 1 million per month. Wolf has two children, daughter Zoe Amelia and son Rex, with Lippman.

Interesting Facts about Dick Wolf

  1. Wolf was honored with the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.
  2. Dick Wolf was a classmate of George W. Bush, the former President of the United States.
  3. He is an inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the star at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the awards received by Dick Wolf?

Wolf has been honored with the 1998 Television Showman of the Year. He received the award from the Publicists Guild of America. Moreover, he also received the Award of Excellence from the Banff Television Festival. Some other notable recognitions include the Emmy Award, Creative Achievement Award from NATPE, and the Edgar Award.

Where did Dick Wolf attend for education?

Wolf was an altar boy in childhood, so he went to the Saint David’s School. Later, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

What are the movies produced by Dick Wolf?

Dick Wolf is also a television producer, and some of the movies produced by him are No Man’s Land, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Twin Towers, and School Ties.

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