Abigail Disney Net Worth 2019, Biography, Career, and Awards.
Abigail Disney Net Worth 2019 – Abigail E. Disney is an Emmy-winning director and producer, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films.
As an active supporter of peacebuilding, she is passionate about advancing women’s roles in the public sphere.
Abigail’s films and series focus on social issues and spotlight extraordinary people who speak truth to power.
Abigail Disney Net Worth
Abigail Disney is an American filmmaker and scholar known for her documentary films focused on social themes. Abigail Disney has a net worth of $500 million dollars.
Biography of Abigail Disney
Abigail Disney was born in 1960 and was raised in North Hollywood, California, She has her BA from Yale, her MA in English Literature from Stanford, and her Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University.
She is the daughter of Roy E. Disney and granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Company with his brother Walt Disney.
She turned to the family business of filmmaking after she met Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee in 2006.
Her filmmaking career began with a documentary film, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, about women in Liberia, made with Emmy Award-winning director Gini Reticker.
In 2008, she launched Peace is Loud, an organization described as “supporting female voices and international peace-building through nonviolent means.”
In 2009 Peace is Loud organized a Global Peace Tour which showed “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” at community screenings in the U.S. and other countries. It was part of the United Nation’s International day of peace.
Peace is Loud also funded a 10-day project regarding “female peace-building capacity” three different cities in the US. With partners Pamela Hogan and Gini Reticker, she produced the five-part series “Women, War & Peace” which aired in 2011 on PBS. Also in 2011.
Disney received an Athena Film Festival Award for her extraordinary use of film for social change. She was a Woman of the Year Honoree at the 2015 Women’s Image Network Awards.