Guy Ritchie has spent a greater part of his life making strides and creating an impact in the entertainment industry. Versatile and talented, the film director, producer, and screenwriter is not one to be overlooked in the business of making movies. Since his directorial debut in 1995, Guy Ritchie has maintained a distinctive standard, causing him to stand out among his counterparts. His forte is with crime films and he started out with The Hard Case and went on to improve in his other productions. There is more to Ritchie’s life apart from directing and producing. Here are some lesser known facts about the talented personality.
Guy Ritchie’s Biography
He was born on September 10, 1968, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire to his parents – Amber Parkinson, and Captain John Vivian Ritchie. He is the youngest of two children. Guy’s older sister, Tabitha is a dance instructor. He also has a half-brother named Kevin Baynton, born when his mother was a teenager. Ritchie had a troubled childhood growing up. He was expelled in high school when he was caught indulging in some improper activities but he remained inclined to the creative arts all through his childhood.
Guy’s directing career kicked off in 1998 when his supportive father linked him up with an investor who financed his film. This gave birth to Ritchie’s first production – The Hard Case, a short film. It was followed by the production of the film Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, released in 1998. The second movie which was a huge success ushered Guy into the limelight and drew him a lot of international attention. The movie earned him the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Guy went further to create a spin-off series Lock, Stock.
He then went on to produce his second feature film Snatch (2000), also a success. More film productions followed and Ritchie was shot to high prominence in the industry. In 2008, he released RocknRolla which starred Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, and other big stars. That same year, he directed a TV commercial for Nike ‘Take It to the next level’. In 2009, another movie by Ritchie – Sherlock Holmes was released and it starred Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. The sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows followed in 2011 and was a massive box office success.
Guy filmed Warner Bros’ The Man from U.N.C.L.E in 2013 but the movie was released in 2015. He also directed another Warner Bros film; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in 2014 and the movie was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. Ritchie has continued to make his presence duly felt in the industry.
His Net Worth
The renowned director and producer has garnered so much wealth over the course of his ever-blossoming career. Guy Ritchie sits on an estimated net worth of $150 million which makes him one of the richest filmmakers in Hollywood.
The renowned director has his unparalleled skills, determination and excellence to thank for the enviable financial status. This figure per analysis will keep rising in the years to come as Guy is nowhere close to closing the curtains on his career.
Family – Wife, Children
It’s no longer news that the popular director was once married to famous singer, Madonna. Ritchie’s popularity further grew in the early 2000s following news of his marriage to the singer. Guy met Madonna in the late 90s in the wake of his new found fame with Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. The two who began a relationship eventually tied the knot in December 2000 in Scotland. Their union saw the birth of a son, Rocco John Richie whom they raised alongside their adopted son, David.
Their marriage seemed like it was made in heaven until things turned sour. Citing irreconcilable differences, Madonna filed for a divorce from Guy in 2008. News of their divorce came as a surprise to fans who looked up to the power couple. Madonna and Ritchie eventually split in one of the largest divorce settlements in Britain. It had been reported that per the settlements, Madonna paid an estimated $76 million to Guy. This, however, was never confirmed by the two.
Guy Ritchie got married again in July 2015 to Jacqui Ainsley. The two who started dating in 2010 decided to tie the knot in 2015. Ritchie and Ainsley have three children together; two sons, Rafael born in 2011, and Levi born in 2014, and a daughter, Rivka born in 2012.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Guy Ritchie stands at an average height of 5ft, 10.2in which is quite proportional to his weight of 87 kg. He has a moderate body build.