Chris Carter Net Worth is $40 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Chris Carter net worth stands at $40 million and this is a great fortune even for a successful television screenwriter, producer and director. The millionaire we are going to talk about is Quoted saying: “I hope that I’m not simply defined by ‘The X-Files,’ and I hope I have more work that is important to do.” However, he is sort of defined by The X-Files. This television series that ran for seven years and resulted in two films and a spin-off, is the main source of Chris Carter net worth. If it was not for the success of this show, I am pretty sure that carter would be just another TV producer or screenwriter who we have never heard of; a small fish doing his rather routinely job for a relatively small salary. However, things did not turn out that way. So let’s look at his impressive career straight from the beginning.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
After gaining degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach, Chris has spent 13 (!!!) years at the Surfing Magazine. Due to this extensive experience, later in his life Carter was often asked to make a movie about surfing, but he never took the offer. The reason, as explained by Carter himself, was that he did not know how to make a perfect movie on this topic (because the activity is very personal) and he did not want to do anything less than perfect. So how Carter went from writing about sports to writing screenplays? Well, let’s say he dated the right girl…Dori Person, a cousin of his colleague at the magazine, was familiar with Jeffrey Katzenberg, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios. I don’t know how she convinced Jeffrey that Chris has a talent and is worth giving a chance, but he ended up writing television films for the studio. The B.R.A.T. Patrol in 1986 and Meet the Munceys, youth comedies, are credited for him. However, Chris felt that writing comedies is not what he is best at and wanted to try his hand at drama. The man who have him a chance to do this was peter Roth. He hired Carter to write a television series for FOX; so basically, if it wasn’t for him Chris Carter net worth would not be as high as it is today.
The famous screenwriter is quoted saying: ‘The X-Files’ was a hard sell because people didn’t know what it was. The network didn’t understand what it was that they were buying, and at the beginning, they wanted us to have closure. They wanted us to put the cuffs on the bad guy at the end of each episode.” However, FOX never got the chance to regret making this show. Not only The X-Files increased Chris Carter net worth to tens of millions, it also boosted FOX audience!