Rob Minkoff is a film director, producer, animator, and screenwriter from the United States. He is most known for co-directing two Academy Award-winning Disney animated films, including “The Lion King.” “Stuart Little,” “Stuart Little 2,” and “The Forbidden Kingdom” were all directed by Rob. Rob Minkoff’s net worth is expected to be approximately $30 million in 2022.
|Full Name||Robert Ralph Minkoff|
|Birth Date||August 11, 1962|
|Birth Place||Palo Alto, California, United States|
|Profession||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Wife||Crystal Kung Minkoff|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962, in Palo Alto, California, in the United States. Jack Robert and Tola Fay Minkoff, both Jewish, were his parents when he was born. In terms of his schooling, he graduated from Palo Alto High School with a high school diploma. Later, in the early 1980s, he enrolled at the California Institute of Arts, where he majored in Character Animation.
Rob Minkoff Net Worth & Career
Rob got a big break in 1983 as he was selected by Walt Disney Animation Studios to work in an Animated fantasy movie “The Black Cauldron”. In 1986, he worked as a supervising animator for the animated mystery adventure movie “The Great Mouse Detective”. Following that, he was appointed as a character designer for the animated musical movie “The Brave Little Toaster”.
His next work as a character animator came in 1989 released a musical fantasy animated movie “The Little Mermaid”. After that, he directed two Roger Rabbit shorts; “Tummy Trouble” in 1989 and “Roller Coaster Rabbit” in 1990. Rob also gave his animation ideas for the movie “Beauty and the Beast”, as he was a crucial part of pre-production script development. In 1992, he directed Mickey Mouse’s short “Mickey’s Audition”.
Rob’s dedication paid off when he was given the opportunity to helm “The Lion King,” an animated musical drama film. Along with Roger Allers, he directed the film. Later, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song. “Stuart Little,” his next directorial effort, was released in 1999. The film was his debut live-action film, and it was well received by the public.
In 2002, Minkoff directed the second installment of the film “Stuart Little 2.” The film was a hybrid of computer animation and live-action, and it was a huge success. In 2003, he directed “The Haunted Mansion,” another live-action film. In 2008, Rob gave another box office hit with “The Forbidden Kingdom.” Jackie Chan and Jet Lee star in the key roles in the film.
In 2011, Rob experimented with other genres by directing “Flypaper,” a criminal comedy. The film, however, did not perform well at the box office. He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the computer-animated comedy film “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” The film was a box office success, grossing $275.7 million worldwide.
Rob Minkoff Personal Life
Rob Minkoff is married to Crystal Kung, a businesswoman, whom he married on September 29, 2007. Crystal is now a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which is in its 11th season.
Rob met her for the first time during a party he hosted in his office in 2003. Following that, they went on their first date to see the premiere of the animated film “Finding Nemo.” Rob proposed to Crystal on February 14th, 2006, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. The couple has two children, a son named Max and a daughter named Zoe.
Rob Minkoff Net Worth
Rob Minkoff’s net worth is expected to be approximately $30 million in 2022. His wife Crystal Minkoff, on the other hand, is reported to have a net worth of roughly $1 million. She will also earn roughly $100,000 for her first season of RHOBH. Rob is also working on an animated film called “Blazing Samurai,” which will be released in 2021.