Peter Guber Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 900,000,000
Real name Howard Peter Guber
Source of Wealth Film Producing, Enterpreneuring, CEO
Profession CEO and business executive,Entrepreneur, Producer, Author
Spouse/Partner Tara Gellis
Date of Birth Mar 1, 1942
Zodiac Pisces
Age 81
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 168 cm / 5 ft 6 inch
Nationality American
Siblings 2 brothers (Mike & Charlie Guber)

Peter Guber’s net worth is estimated at around $900 million 💵

Biography and early life

Howard Peter Guber was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in a family of Jewish descent. He enjoyed a commodious life in terms of finances, as his father owned a small business.

Peter went to John Ward Elementary School and attended Newton North High School. Further, he continued his education in a pre-law school, st Syracuse University, and was considered among the brightest young people on campus.

After Syracuse University, he enrolled at New York University and acquired his prestigious law degree.

Growing up, Peter loved being involved in sports, especially inner football, and passionately played it. However, even though he studied law and was very much into sports, life had other plans for him…

Career beginnings in the film industry

Peter started a career as a management trainee when he got a position at Columbia Pictures in 1968. He was outstandingly good from the moment he started working and needed more to satisfy his eye for perfection and improvement.

As a proponent of computers and how much one can do with the internet, he started working on tape-recorded files to summarize the actors' scripts. After that, he got a position in the business sector and was soon promoted to vice president of creative affairs at Columbia’s New York office.

Success followed him everywhere, so soon he became the head of American production, and afterward, he was also the vice president of worldwide production.

Peter stayed in Columbia production till 1975, and from there, his portfolio got enriched by hit films like ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Shampoo,’ ‘The Way We Were’.

Career as a solo producer

After his fortunate start at Columbia, Peter wanted to try his luck as an independent film producer. He created his company ‘Filmworks’ and launched his first film as a solo producer, ‘The Deep,’ in 1977.

Later, he also became the executive producer for ‘Midnight Express’ (1978), a film that earned seven Academy Award nominations and a Best Picture Award.

Soon after Peter created ‘Filmworks,’ he merged with Casablanca Records. [1]Together with Neil Bogard, the chairman of Casablanca Records, he formed ‘Casablanca Record and Filmworks, Inc.' This merger of two film production houses is noted as one of the most successful in the film industry, signing iconic artists like Donna Summer, Kiss, The Village People, also releasing soundtracks for evergreen movies like ‘Flashdance,’ ‘Midnight Express,’ ‘Endless Love,’ etc.

This was a prolific period for Peter. He also produced TV shows like ‘Television and the Presidency’ in 1984, 'Oceanques' in 1985, and others.

In addition, Peter Guber also takes credit for his production work in films like ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ ‘Tango & Cash,’ ‘Batman,’ Color Purple, ‘Innerspace, ‘Gorillas in the Mist,’ etc.

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On becoming a CEO

It all started in the 1980s when Casablanca Filmworks became 'PolyGram Pictures'. Peter became the chairman of the board and CEO of it. Two years after that, he sold PolyCram Pictures and became the co-owner of the Guber-Peters Company.

Next, another big career jump was when Sony Corporation bought the Guber-Peters Entertainment company. During this period, after 1989, with Peter Guber as the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, many iconic films, were produced.

They include films like, ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘Basic Instinct’, ‘A League of their own’, ‘Misery’, ‘Good Men’, ‘Sleepless in Seatle’, etc.

Many half-hour TV comedies were also produced during that period, films like ‘Mad About You’, The Nanny’, ,’Married… with Children,' etc.

In his next career journey, Peter created ‘Mandalay Entertainment’[2] , an independent production company and financing label after Sony Pictures Entertainment. Peter’s vision for the ‘Mandalay’ project was big, so he continued to grow it, and so, he launched ‘Mandalay Sports Entertainment,’ ‘Mandalay Sports Media,’ and ‘Mandalay Television,’ proving he still knows what he is doing best.

The first and debut movie released under Mandalay was ‘Kids Are All Right’ in 2010, later on, followed by ‘Bernie’ in 2011, and so on.

A career as co-executive chairman

Peter had to transmit his love for sports somewhere, so he also became the co-executive chairman of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors [3] .

After that, in 2020, Peter became the owner of Major League Basketball, the world champions, Los Angeles Dodgers.

Peter Guber’s books

  • Tell to Win (2011)[4]
  • Inside the deep (1977)
  • Shoot Out (2003)

Most famous for

Peter Guber is most famous for being one of the wealthiest producers in the film industry, with earnings of over $3 billion worldwide revenue. His most notable projects as a film producer include ‘Midnight Express’, ‘Batman’, ‘Rain Man’, ‘Gorillas in the Mist,’ and others.

He is also famous for being the CEO of ‘Mandalay Entertainment’ and chairman of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

Personal life

Peter married Tara Lynda Francine Gellis[5]in 1964. He was never a man of affairs and managed to keep his private life out of the public eye.

They have four children together.


How old is Peter Guber?

Peter Guber was born on March 1st, 1942, so in 2023, he will be 81.

Where does Peter Guber live?

Peter Guber lives on his 10 acres property in Los Angeles, in the Bel Air community.

How much is Peter Guber’s salary?

Peter Guber earns over $65 million a year and around $6 million monthly.


  1. Casablanca Records. (2023, February 02). Retrieved February 20, 2023, from

  2. Mandalay Entertainment - the official website of Peter Guber. (2020, May 19). Retrieved February 20, 2023, from

  3. Peter Guber. (n.d.). Retrieved February 20, 2023, from

  4. Peter Guber: Tell to win. (2011, March 02). Retrieved February 20, 2023, from

  5. Albert. (2018, October 11). Tara Guber, 5 facts about NBA Peter Guber's wife. Retrieved February 20, 2023, from