Christopher Haden-Guest is a veteran screenwriter, actor, director, comedian and musician of British and American descent. The widely acclaimed film director is well known all over Hollywood as the writer, director, and star of his comedy film series which include This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots and Best in Show. These films were shot using the mock-documentary style and have contributed to the massive figure in Christopher Guest’s net worth.
The veteran actor holds the title of 5th Baron Haden-Guest which is a hereditary British peerage. Guest succeeded his father, Peter Albert Michael Haden-Guest, as a member of the House of Lords on April 8, 1996. The British nobleman left the House of Lords in 1999 following the enactment of the House of Lords Act 1999 which stripped the right of persons to hold a seat by virtue of hereditary peerage.
The Primetime Emmy Award winner has done quite well for himself as an entertainer with a career that began in the ’70s and has a vast collection of awards and honors to show for it. Guest amidst all of the awards and accolades, he has also amassed quite a lot of wealth from his successful years in politics and in Hollywood.
Many have been left to wonder how the 5th Baron Haden-Guest came unto such a huge amount of wealth. Information regarding the net worth, career achievements, source of wealth of the British Baron, amongst other things is contained below.
How Rich Is Christopher Guest?
Forbes placed the net worth of the British-American actor at $30 million. The award-winning actor was born on February 5, 1948, in New York City, New York in the United States of America. Guest was born into a noble family whose ancestry can be traced back to ancient Essex in the United Kingdom.
The bulk of Guest’s wealth is believed to be gotten from his family’s inheritance and wealth. A significant part of his fortune is also gotten from his earnings as a screenwriter, actor, director, comedian, and musician. The Primetime Emmy Award winner also earns a considerable sum from several endorsement deals made with corporate and private businesses.
How Did He Make His Money?
Guest, upon the death of his father, Peter Albert Michael Haden-Guest, assumed the title of the 5th Baron of Saling in Essex which guaranteed him membership in the House of Lords. His three-year spell in the House of Lords brought him great influence and political connections.
Asides his family legacy, Baron Haden-Guest has distinguished himself as a screenwriter, actor, director, comedian, and musician. The New York native is just a couple of years away from celebrating his golden jubilee as an entertainer.
Guest’s acting career began in 1971 at the Arena Stage theatre in Washington D.C. Ever since he made his debut in the entertainment industry, the veteran actor has gone on to expand his trade to screenwriting, directing and producing.
The veteran actor has made landmark achievements in his career. He was honored with a Primetime Emmy Award in 1976 following his role on The Lily Tomlin Special. In 1978, Guest won the award for Best Director at the Lone Star Film & Television Award. The Is Spinal Tap, one of the films in Christopher’s comedy film series, was awarded the Best DVD Audio Commentary award at the 1998 edition of the DVD Exclusive Award.
Another film in the comedy series, A Mighty Wind, was a recipient of two prestigious awards. Guest shared the award for Best Music with other film producers at the 2003 Seattle Film Critics Award. In 2004, the veteran director shared a Grammy Award with Michael McKean and Eugene Levy.
How Does Christopher Guest Spend His Money?
How the 5th Baron Haden-Guest spends his million-dollar fortune is of primary concern to many of his avid fans and followers owing to his somewhat low profile. Christopher Guest and his wife Jamie Lee Curtis own some lavish properties in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Christopher Guest spends most of his wealth in real estate ventures. In 2016, Guest and his wife decided against upgrading their home or personal security by buying a $2.2 million property close to their mansion. The award-winning comedian reportedly owns a private jet and a fleet of exotic cars.