Jon Favreau is a well-renowned actor and director who has enjoyed a successful career both as an actor and a director. He is also a filmmaker who has been significantly involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has directed, produced, and appeared in many of the MCU movies namely Iron Man and Spiderman franchise. For his contribution to the cinema, Favreau has been honored with several awards and accolades. After a career of over three decades in the industry, Jon has also made a significant amount of net worth. Jon Favreau’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be around $200 million. In this article, you will find interesting details about the actor/ director/ producer Jon Favreau such as his personal life, professional career, some interesting facts, properties owned by him, and others.
Jon Favreau Net Worth 2023
Jon Favreau’s Personal Biography
Jon Favreau was born on October 19, 1966, in Flushing, Queens, to Madeleine and Charles Favreau. His father was a special education teacher and his mother too was an elementary school teacher who died of leukemia when Jon was only 13 years old. He is the only child of his parents.
In 1984 Favreau attended and graduated from The Bronx High School of Science, which is a school for gifted students. From 1984 to 1987, he attended Queens College before dropping out and later moved to Chicago in 1988 to pursue a career in comedy. His grandmother Joan Favreau was also an actress.
Since 2000, Favreau is married to Joya Tillem and the couple has a son and two daughters together. Tillem is the niece of well-known lawyer & talk show host Len Tillem and is a physician herself.
|Full name||Jonathan Kolia Favreau|
|Years active||1988 – present|
|Age||Born on October 19, 1966|
|Place of birth||Flushing, Queens, New York, US|
|Education||Queens College (dropped out)|
|Spouse||Joya Tillem (2000 – present)|
|Parents||Madeleine Favreau (mother)Charles Favreau (father)|
Early Professional Career
At the start of his career, Favreau performed at several Chicago improvisational theaters. He landed his first film role in the movie “Rudy” in 1993. Although the movie didn’t perform well at the time of its release, it became a hit afterward. He again appeared in a college film “PCU” and landed a minor role in the hit sitcom “Seinfeld” as Eric the Clown. To pursue his career further in acting, Favreau moved to Los Angeles. He made his breakthrough in 1996 as an actor-screenwriter with the film “Swingers” and again appeared in another superhit sitcom “Friends”. Favreau kept making appearances in different movies & series such as “Tracey Takes On”, “Deep Impact”, “Very Bad Things”, “Rocky Marciano”, “Love & Sex”, etc.
Favreau made his directorial debut in 2001 with the movie “Made”. However, his first success came with the 2003 comedy movie “Elf”. Jon also directed a space adventure movie “Zathura” which received positive reviews but failed to make an impact at the box office. Even while working as a director, Favreau continued to make regular appearances in film and television. In 2006, Favreau was signed to direct the “Iron Man” movie which turned out to be a huge critical and commercial success. Favreau also made a small appearance in the movie as Tony Stark’s driver, Happy Hogan. He reprised his acting and directing role in the film’s sequel, Iron Man 2.
Other major hits- Jungle Book, Spiderman & Avengers
After the success of Iron Man, Favreau returned for his role in the “Spider-Man” and “Avengers” movies. He was also the executive producer for the movie “Avengers: Endgame”. Outside MCU, Jon’s major hit was the live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” which he both directed and produced. Following its success, Favreau also directed a CGI adaptation of Disney’s “The Lion King”. The movie surpassed The Jungle Book and became Favreau’s highest-grossing film as director. Not only this, but the movie also surpassed the original movie in terms of box office collection.
Favreau is also the co-host and executive producer of a cooking show for Netflix, “The Chef Show”. In 2022, he produced a documentary series for Apple TV+ called “Prehistoric Planet” alongside the BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Jon is the creator of a television production company Golem Creations Ltd. LLC which produced the successful television series “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett” in partnership with Lucasfilm. Favreau produces his other films under his production company banner, Fairview Entertainment.
Best Movies of Jon Favreau
Check out some of the best movies of Jon Favreau both as an actor and as a director:
As an actor:
|Movies||Year of release|
|Iron Man 3||2013|
|The Wolf of Wall Street||2013|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home||2021|
|Something’s Gotta Give||2003|
|Avengers: Infinity War||2018|
|Iron Man 2||2010|
As a director:
|Movies||Year of release|
|Zathura: A Space Adventure||2005|
|Iron Man 2||2010|
|Cowboys & Aliens||2011|
|The Jungle Book||2016|
|The Lion King||2019|
Awards & Accolades
Here are some of the awards won by Jon Favreau in his career:
- 2009 Best Director for Iron Man
- 2019 The Visionary Award
Visual Effects Society Awards
- 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
Interesting Facts about Jon Favreau
Check out some lesser-known facts about actor-director Jon Favreau.
- Jon is known for making frequent appearances in his own films.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television in 2023
- Favreau wrote the script for his first movie Swingers on computer software given to him by his father.
- His son, Max Favreau appeared as a little boy in the movie Iron Man 2.
- Jon started his career in the 1980s at Bear Stearns on Wall Street.
- At one point of time, he even considered becoming a New York City fireman.
- He is a close friend and on-screen partner with actor and producer Vince Vaughn.
- For his contributions to The Walt Disney Company, Favreau was named a Disney Legend at the 2019 D23 Expo.
Properties owned by Jon Favreau
Favreau has recently purchased a mansion in Laguna Beach for a whopping $24.3 million. The house, built in the late 1990s, is several stories tall and spreads over an area of 8,600-square-foot. The property boasts a living room opening to a swimming pool, a large terrace with a sitting area, an outdoor fireplace, a movie theater, and many more facilities.
The Laguna mansion is not the only property owned by Jon Favreau. Apart from this exotic vacation home, Favreau also maintains a luxury compound consisting of three houses located side-by-side in Santa Monica. He purchased the first house in 2002, the second one in 2005, and the third house recently in 2021. He paid a total amount of $6.9 million for these houses combined. In addition to these two, Favreau also owns a $5 million property in Venice. However, he uses this property as an office for his Fairview Entertainment production company.
Jon Favreau on Social Media
Frequently Asked Questions
$200 million (approx.)
Favreau is mostly known for his work in the Iron Man series which made the MCU possible.
Yes, they have been good friends for a long time.