Dick Wolf is a prolific American TV show producer, creator, and writer. Dick Wolf has a net worth of $600 million. Dick Wolf is probably most well-known for his role as one of the founders behind the well-known “Law and Order” television show. The initial episode on the first season of “Law Order” premiered at NBC on October 13th on the 13th of October, 1990. In the past three decades, there’s been more than 1500 episodes on what has now become one of the top franchise TV properties of all time. At the time of date, there’s nine ongoing new, previously aired and planned versions of the “Law and Order” franchise.
Dec 20 the 20th of December, 1946 (75 years old)
6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m)
Screenwriter, television producer Film Producer, Director of Television TV Program Creator
United States of America
The franchise has resulted in Dick Wolf one of the most successful TV producers ever. In the year of our writing the original “Law and Order” franchise has produced over 500 episodes over the course of 20plus seasons. “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” has broadcast more than 500 hours over 23+ seasons which makes it the longest running TV show ever. “Law and Order Criminal Intent” was a telecast of 195 episodes in 10 seasons. There have been numerous different versions and numerous more that are in the works.
Contrary to what one might believe, Dick is not a one-trick pony. By way of Wolf Entertainment, Dick is also the Executive Producer of the “Chicago” television series, which has produced over 531 episodes in it’s “Fire,” “P.D.” and “Med” variations.
Wolf Entertainment is working on the third major powerhouse of their “FBI” series. At the time of writing, there are around 150 episodes on “FBI,” “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International.”
Add it all up, and you’ll be talking about around 2000 episodes of television due to a single man.
As you can imagine, this huge television empire has created Dick Wolf extremely rich. With an estimated net amount of around $600m, Dick Wolf is on the same with his fellow wealthy producers such as the likes of Chuck Lorre, James Burrows and Jerry Bruckheimer.
When he was going through divorce process a few years ago his third wife Noelle made a filing that laid all the details of details of the Wolfe empire in great detail. The filings showed that each year Dick personally produces…
On a monthly basis , it is broken down into…
$10 $15 million
Dissecting it every day, that’s…
$330,000 – $490,000
Every single day. 7 days a week and 365 days of the year.
With the $490,000 figure, Dick Wolf essentially earns approximately $20,000 per hour throughout the entire year. This is $333 for every minute that he’s alive whether he’s at work, sleeping or eating, going for a stroll…
Richard Anthony Wolf was born in New York City on December 20th the 20th of December, 1946. Her mother Marie G. (nee Gaffney) was a housekeeper, and Wolf’s father George Wolf, was an executive in advertising. He was a student at Saint David’s school, The Gunnery, and Phillips Academy, before receiving his degree in college in The University of Pennsylvania. He was a graduate from the Class of 1969 and was also a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity.
The Early Years of the Career
After the move from Los Angeles, he has three screenplays he wrote. Three of them the first, the film “Masquerade” (1988), with Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly was a huge hit. He began his television career as a writer on staff for “Hill Street Blues”. His first nomination for an Emmy Award for his work in”Hill Street Blues”‘ episode “What are Friends For? ” in which he is the writer in charge. The show was later renamed”Miami Vice,” a show “Miami Vice” in which he served as an author and co-producer during the fourth and third seasons.
Law & Order
Wolf’s second project was a drama called “Law and Order” was on the air from 1990 until the year the year 2010. It’s one of the most successful franchises. It also it tied “Gunsmoke” to be the title of the longest-running dramatic show on television in the year. Other accomplishments for the program include longest streak of Emmy Award nominations of any primetime drama. It also inspired a number of spin-off series, including “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law and Order: Trial by Jury”, “Law & Order: UK” as well as “Law and Order: Los Angeles”. Although the spin-off shows that are listed have been cancelled, a spin-off continues to air. “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” was at the time of writing, in May 2019 the longest-running primetime scripted drama that aired 458 hours. It broke the first “Law and Order” record of 456 episodes. Wolf is the director and executive producer for “Law and Order Special Victims Unit”.
Other projects Wolf was involved with in the latter part of 1990 and into the early 2000s included the cop show “New York Undercover” which aired in the Fox Broadcasting Company Network from 1994 until 1998. He co-created the show with Kevin Arkadie. He was executive producer for the show. He also was the executive producer and creator of NBC’s reality series “Courtroom “Crime and Punishment” which focused on real-life criminal cases investigated through authorities from the San Diego District Attorney’s office. He also was involved in the creation of a documentary on the band The Door, called “When You’re Strange” and his company made the Academy-Award award-winning Short Documentary about two brothers who died during the terrorist attacks of October 11, 2001. “Twin Towers” (2003).
Another popular series Dick Wolf produced is “Chicago Fire” that premiered at NBC during May of 2012. The show follows a team of women and men working in Chicago Fire Department. Chicago Fire Department. Although the show initially didn’t receive high ratings however, it went on to become the network’s No. 2 scripted drama series. The series also produced several spin-offs, including “Chicago P.D.”, “Chicago Med” along with “Chicago Justice”. Since January of 2019 the Chicago franchise had been able to air more than 35 episodes across its diverse shows. Another show that Wolf has been an director of production is CBS Drama “FBI” that stars “Law and Order” stars Jeremy Sisto and Alana de la Garza. He also created the unscripted program “Cold Justice” for TNT and the show was announced the show on March 31st, 2020 the launch of a new “Law and Order: SVU” spin-off series scheduled to premiere in the 2020-2021 season. The series will comprise 13 episodes.
Wolf has received numerous awards to recognize his accomplishments, the most especially in his participation in the Banff Television Festival, NATPE, Anti-Defamation League, Entertainment Industries Council, New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Publicist’s Guild of America as well as The Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. On March 29, 2009, Dick Wolf received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Wolf was married 3 times. His divorce dispute with his second wife Christine Marburg, lasted 12 years. In January of 2019, it was discovered that Wolf was divorced from the third woman he was married to, Noelle Lippman.
Divorce of Wolf and Marburg began in the early 2000s, and was finally settled in 2005. Unsurprisingly, a large part of the settlement talks was the importance of “Law and Order”. Because it was made in the course of Marburg’s wedding, Marburg could legally claim a portion of the cost that the series. In negotiations financial advisors estimated the value of “Law and Order” was only $8 million. You can therefore imagine the shock of Marburg when, within a couple of months of signing the settlement agreement she was informed by the LA Times that claimed Wolf was in the process of negotiating the terms of a new deal with NBC which was worth Law & Order at $1.6 billion. The news sent Christine to a full-on legal frenzied pursuit which lasted through the year 2016. The lawsuits she filed were unsuccessful. The third wife Lippman accepted the settlement amounting to $17.5 millions in cash and 2 million dollars per year over eight years.
In 2012, Wolf made approximately $70 million, as per various reports published by the media. In January of this year an application to the court in connection with the divorce proceedings between him and Noelle Lippman showed the following: Dick Wolf earns between $10 and $15 million each month through his television empire. It’s between $120-$180 million annually. The same report also showed it was true that Wolf as well as Lippman did have a prenup that would cover a substantial portion of their TV assets however, she’d have the right to half of the money he earned as well as half of the assets they acquired during their marriage, which ran between 2006 and 2018.
In April, Dick bought his soon-to-be ex-wife Noelle the $14.8 million house located in Santa Barbara, California.
The primary residence of Dick since 1999 is an estate of 5 acres located just away from Santa Barbara in the upscale town of Montecito. The estate is comprised of 16,000 square feet of living space, spread over several structures. Based on comparable sales in the past, Dick’s Montecito spread is likely to be worth more than $50 million.