Rob Minkoff Net Worth 2023: Income, Salary, Career, Bio


Rob Minkoff is an American filmmaker who has a net worth of $30 million. He was born on August 11, 1962, and he is best known for co-directing The Lion King with Roger Allers, as well as live-action features such as Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003), and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008).

He returned to feature animation in recent decades with Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022). He is most known as the husband of Crystal Kung Minkoff, a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member.

What is Rob Minkoff’s Net Worth?

Net Worth:$30 Million
Country:United States
Born:August 11, 1962
Salary (Annual):$2 Million
Last Updated:2023

Early Life

Robert Ralph Minkoff was born to a Jewish family in Palo Alto, California on 11th August, 1962 to Jack Robert Minkoff and Tola Fay Minkoff. Minkoff has been charmed with cartoons and animation since he was a child.

He attended Palo Alto High School and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in the Character Animation program in the early 1980s. Later Minkoff met Chuck Jones while in school and regarded him as an inspiration.


Minkoff began his career with Walt Disney in 1983. He worked on The Black Cauldron, his first animated film. As a supervising animator, he worked on a mystery adventure animated film.

He was then chosen as a character designer in the animated film The Brave Little Toaster. Minkoff’s efforts were rewarded in 1989 with the release of another film, The Little Mermaid. In 1990, he went on to direct another film called Beauty and the Beast which was a big success.

Minkoff received a great break in 1994 after directing the popular film The Lion King. Stuart Little followed a few years later. Stuart Little 2, the sequel to the film, was released in 2002.

Minkoff was then hired to direct Eddie Murphy’s The Haunted Mansion in 2003. Soon after, he was cast as the director of a live-action Jetsons picture as well as a remake of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Minkoff established his own production company, Sprocketdyne Entertainment, sometime in the 2000s. He was working with Sony Pictures on a live-action/CGI feature film called Mr. Peabody & Sherman in 2003. DreamWorks Animation stated in 2011 that it will produce the concept as a computer-animated film, which was eventually released in 2014.

Minkoff was attached to direct the fantasy action adventure Chinese Odyssey in 2010. He signed a two-picture contract with Le Vision Pictures in 2015 to co-develop and produce a CGI-animated adaptation of Wolf Totem as well as a live-action comedy.

Minkoff was then approached in 201⁰ with the idea for Blazing Samurai by writer Ed Stone, who had originally envisioned an all-human cast. However, Minkoff proposed an all-animal cast, and he was attached as a producer in 2014. Following the death of original filmmaker Chris Bailey, the film was renamed Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank and was released in theaters in 2022.

Awards and Nominations


  • Truly Moving Picture Award (2022)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (1994)


  • BAFTA Children’s Awards (2014, 2002)
  • Awards Circuit Community Award (1994)
  • Cinema Bloggers Award (2015)
  • Golden Train Award (1994)

Personal Life

Minkoff first met his wife Crystal Kung Minkoff who is now a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at a party in his office in 2003 and they went to the Finding Nemo premiere as their first date.

Minkoff proposed to her on Valentine’s Day in 2006, and they married the following year. They have two children, Max and Zo.

How does Rob Minkoff Make Money?

Minkoff earns the most of his money in the film industry. In addition, he is an animator which helps him make millions from internet and social media fans, followers, and supporters cheering him on.

Minkoff produced the most famous animated film of the 1990s, The Lion King which grossed a worldwide box office of $1.06 billion dollars through Minkoff earned more than $10 million from the film.

Minkoff released another well-known successful film, Beauty and the Beast, in 1991 which had a worldwide box office total of 424.96 million dollars.

The following are some of Minkoff’s films’ international box office earning statements:

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) $275.70 million
  • Stuart Little (1999) $300 million
  • Stuart Little 2 (2002) $169 million
  • Flypaper (2011) $4.5 million
  • The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) $128.80 million


Minkoff and Kung purchased a $2.3 million home in Bel Air in 2010, which is now believed to be worth $14 million. They destroyed the existing house and constructed and restored a new 7,200 sq ft mansion.

Interesting Facts

  • Minkoff serves on the jury for the NYICFF, a local New York City film festival dedicated to showing films for children aged 3 to 18.
  • Kung, Minkoff’s wife, claims to be a 76th-generation Confucius descendant.
  • Minkoff is Zach Minkoff’s uncle.
  • Minkoff The studio contacted him to direct Beauty and the Beast (1991), but he declined because he wanted complete creative control.
  • The Lion King, directed by Minkoff, was chosen for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically” significant (1994).

Rob Minkoff Net Worth

As of 2023, Rob Minkoff’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. The majority of Minkoff’s earnings come from his film career and he earns more than $50,000 every month on average. His wife Crystal Kung Minkoff’s net worth, on the other hand, is also reported to be approximately $30 million worth. Kung will also earn roughly $100,000 for her first season of RHOBH.

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