Hans Zimmer Net Worth 2020, Biography, Personal Life, and Career.
Hans Zimmer Net Worth 2020 – There are only a few musicians working in Hollywood today who deserve as much respect and fame that Hans Zimmer has earned.
Hans Zimmer is a German film composer and record producer who has been dominating Hollywood with his sharp musical talent since the late 80s until now.
Hans Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, on 12th September 1957, to an engineer father and housewife mother. He said that his mother was a musical woman so he naturally developed a taste for music.
However, once he was admitted to piano classes, he disliked it stating that he didn’t want any formal training in music. He constantly got thrown out of the schools due to the lack of concentration in the classes.
With the arrival of the computer and the evolution of electronic music with that, Zimmer got hooked and started playing on that.
The piano lessons he learned as a kid somehow stayed with him and he developed a fresh sound out of them. Upon gifted a piano, Zimmer spent very little time learning to play it and more in modifying it.
He was a creative kid and when his father died, he became overly depressed.
Music became an essential pillar of support for him apart from his mother and hence, his love for music kept growing until he embarked into adulthood, and started taking his music career seriously.
Early on in his career, Hans played keyboards and synthesizers in the 1970s with the band, Krakatoa. He also worked with the Buggles for a while before moving on to work for the Italian group, Krisma.
He was also a featured synthesist for Krisma’s third album. Before he found his calling in film scoring, Hans Zimmer worked with several bands and wrote advertising jingles.
His first foray into film scoring was in the 1980s when he partnered up with Stanley Myers, a prolific film composer. Stanley and Hans co-founded the London-based Lillie Yard recording studio.
Both composers worked on a few films together including Moonlighting in 1982 and Insignificance in 1985. Hans Zimmer then scored his first movie alone for Terminal Exposure in 1987.
Hans Zimmer’s big Hollywood Film Scoring moment came in 1988 when he composed the score Rain man.
His score for the movie was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989. He then followed up Rain Man with the score for Driving Miss Daisy.
The star grew further in the 90s and he worked on classic works like Thelma & Louise.
His work on the 1992 film, The Power of One drew the attention of Disney and they signed him up to score the animation movie, The Lion King.
He won multiple awards for his work on the classic animation, including an academy award for the best original score, two Grammys, and a golden globe.
Zimmer’s streak in the 90s was not yet over. In 1995, he provided the score for Crimson Tide and won a Grammy Award for it.
In 1998, for the movie, The Thin Red Line, he composed and recorded six and a half hours of music before a single scene was shot.
His score for the movie is considered one of his greatest works. In the movie, the German composer used a nine-minute cue named The Journey to the Line at the climax of the film.
It has since been used in numerous trailers and video games and earned the nickname ‘the forbidden cue’ due to its popularity to the point of being overused by filmmakers.
By the 2000s, Zimmer had become the de facto composer for movies by the best directors and studio blockbusters.
He composed scores for movies like Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean series, and the Batman Trilogy.
He also composed for video games, composing for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and the game, Crysis 2.
Some of Han Zimmer’s most recent work includes the intro to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the live-action remake of The Lion King, Blade Runner 2049, and Interstellar.
He has won a lot of awards for his work over the course of his career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review, the BMI’s Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement, among many others.
Hans Zimmer has a net worth of $200 million.