Ava Duvernay Net Worth, Age, Height, Relationship Status

Ava Marie DuVernay is an American director best known for Selma, which has been a huge success and has been nominated for several films. Ava is the first black director to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for her work on a feature film. As of 2021, Ava DuVernay’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million.

Full Name Ava Marie DuVernay
Birth Date August 24, 1972 
Birth Place Long Beach, California, U.S.
Profession Filmmaker
Relationship Status Single
Net Worth $60 Million

Early Life

Ava grew up in a place called Lynnwood, California with her three brothers. She attended Saint Joseph High School and then the University of California, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature.

Ava DuVernay’s net worth and career


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In her early years, Ava interned at CBS News. After this work experience, Ava continued her career in journalism. She also participated in the coverage of O.J. The Simpson murder case was a major topic of conversation in America at the time.

However, after gaining experience in journalism, he decided it would be better to turn his attention to public relations. This led her to work with various companies including Savoy Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Based on this experience, Ava herself finally decided in 1999 to start her own public relations firm called The DuVernay Agency.

Ava kept looking for other ways to maximize value. This led her to found the Urban Beauty collective, which began as an advertising network in 2003 and successfully built a vast network of over 10,000 beauty salons specifically targeting the African-American community.

However, a major turning point in her career came in 2005 when she decided to invest $6,000 of her own money to produce a short film based on her mother’s experiences called Saturday Night Live.

The positive feedback she received motivated her to create her next documentary, as this way of making films requires less capital and will help her learn more about film. She then created the short film “Compton in C Minor”, a feature film shot in two hours.

Other such projects followed Life and Idioms. Ava had a penchant for making beautiful films about her own life experiences and exploring the life stories of those around her. This prompted him to create the drama “I Will Follow” based on her aunt named Denise Sexton.

Personal Life

Ava has starred in several high-profile movies and has been nominated for the most prestigious film awards. As a result, she constantly pays attention to what happens in her personal life. This made her reluctant to share personal information about herself.

Although there were rumors that Ava was having an affair with rapper Common after they met while filming Selma, Ava has not confirmed these rumors at all and may not be married at this time.

Ava DuVernay&nbspTrue Value

In 2021, Ava DuVernay’s net worth was estimated at $60 million. Thanks to the tremendous success of many of her films, Ava has signed a massive $100 million deal with Warner Brothers that will see her create multiple productions through him. This will help further increase her already huge fortune.