Jerome Leon “Jerry” Bruckheimer is one of the most well known television and movie producers in the world today. He is most admired for his hit television shows which include CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, the US Amazing Race and so many more.
He will always be remembered for the movies he has produced as well, like Flashdance, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Crimson Tide, the National Treasure movies, Black Hawk Down, Coyote Ugly, Beverly Hills Cop, King Arthur, Top Gun, Gone in 60 Seconds, Glory Road, Enemy of the State, Remember the Titans, Prince of Persia, Con Air, Bad Boys, The Rock and Armageddon. He is one of the best action, science fiction and drama television and film producers alive today!
Jerry Bruckheimer was born on September 21, 1945 to a poor family of German-Jewish immigrants. He lived in a tiny little house in a Jewish neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. The neighborhood was full of blue-collar workers and their families. His father worked as a salesman. His mother and father took him to the cinema every week because they knew that even at a young age their son had a love for the silver screen. This passion steered him towards photography and he discovered an aptitude for it which won him quite a few local prizes.
They encouraged him to do whatever he had a passion for and ensured that he received a good education. He studied at Mumford High School, Detroit till his mid teenage years and then went to the University of Arizona where he majored in Psychology and minored in Algebra. Even when he quit the high paying advertising executive job that he had landed in New York, they still supported his decision to quit and start doing film work, which initially earned him a small nominal amount- definitely, not enough to live on comfortably.
He has none. He was an only child.
Bruckheimer Spouse – Bonnie Bruckheimer (Ex) Linda Bruckheimer (Current)
Jerry Bruckheimer has had two marriages during his lifetime. He was first married to Bonnie Bruckheimer. He had two sons with her. They divorced due to certain differences that were making it hard to continue living together as a married couple.
He is now married to Linda Bruckheimer who is a novelist. They live together in Los Angeles and enjoy a happy married life. Linda used to live in Kentucky and decided to move to Los Angeles to further her career. She has worked as a producer, a writer and an editor for Mirabella. She met Jerry Bruckheimer in Los Angeles and fell madly in love with him. She also loves historic buildings and spends her free time raising funds to restore or preserve old historic buildings and monuments in rural areas or small towns in America.
He has two sons with his first wife, Bonnie. They are Will and Blake Dallan Makar. He also has a step daughter called Alexandra.
Jerry Bruckheimer’s Net Worth
According to Forbes, he has a net worth of $850 million.