Dick Wolf net worth revealed

What is Dick Worth net worth?

At the beginning of 2023, Dick Wolf net worth was estimated to be about USD 600 million. He has become one of the wealthiest tv producers of all time. 

Dick Wolf’s net worth has been boosted because of his successful Chicago franchise ‘Law & Order’ which has been running since 2012. It is the longest-running tv show.

Dick Wolf net worth

Early Life

Marie Gee and George Wolf gave birth to Dick Wolf on December 20, 1946, in New York City, New York, USA. His full name is Richard Anthony Wolf. 

Wolf’s father was an advertising executive. He went to Saint David’s School and then completed his education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Dick is a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity.

Dick Wolf has been married three times. His first marriage was with Susan Scranton which ended in 1983. Dick then married Christine Marburg; however, it ended in 2005. His third marriage was with Noelle Lippman which recently ended in 2019.


Dick Wolf started his career in the advertising industry. He was an advertising copywriter at Benton & Bowles. Some of his popular ad slogans are “You can’t beat Crest for fighting cavities” which was for Crest toothpaste and “I’m Cheryl, fly me” for National Airlines.

Dick Wolf relocated himself to Los Angeles, California, to pursue his career in Hollywood. He wrote three screenplays out of which Masquerade was released in 1988. The movie starred Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly. The movie was a hit with a gross earning of USD 16 million in the USA alone.

Dick embarked on his television career as a staff writer. His first project was Hill Street Blues which was nominated for Emmy for an episode “What Are Friends For?”

After that Wolf started writing for “Miami Vice.” He then co-produced the third and fourth seasons of the show. 

Law & Order

Soon after, Dick began working on another project, Law & Order. The show ran for ten years from 1990 to 2010. Additionally, it became one of the longest-running dramatic shows in tv history of that time. 

The show was a super hit, nominated for multiple award shows. There were numerous spin-off shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: UK, and Law & Order: Los Angeles. All but Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was still on the air. It has aired 458 episodes, and he is the creator and executive producer of the show.

Chicago Fire

NBC aired his another successful project “Chicago Fire” starting in May 2012. The reality show revolves around Chicago Fire Department. It took some time for the show to catch some traction; however, it soon became NBC’s second most popular scripted drama series.

Additional Projects

Even though he is more known for Law & Order, however, he has worked on many other tv shows. His works include “New York Undercover.” It aired on Fox Broadcasting Company Network for four years, from 1994 to 1998.

Additionally, he has created and produced the reality series “Crime & Punishment.” He has worked on documentaries too. 

Awards and achievements

The awards he has received reflect his success in the industry which has helped build Dick Wolf’s net worth. His achievements include:

  • Banff Television Festival (2000)
  • Casting Society of America, USA (2011)
  • Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2003)
  • Anti-Defamation League (1997)
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2003)
  • Grammy Awards (2011)
  • ICG Publicists Awards (1998)
  • International Emmy Awards (2008)
  • International Monitor Awards (1999)
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival (2008)
  • New York Emmy Awards (1995)
  • Online Film & Television Association (2012)
  • PGA Awards (1997 and 2008)
  • Walk of Fame (2007)

Divorce Settlements affecting Dick Wolf net worth

As mentioned earlier, Dick has been married three times and divorced thrice which has affected Dick Wolf net worth.

Wolf’s first divorce was with his first wife, Susan Scranton. The marriage lasted thirteen years. They divorced in 1983. However, there is no information about how much did he pay as alimony.

However, his second divorce, which was with Christine Marburg in 2005, was where we know he had to pay USD 4 million, which was half the value of the show Law & Order. 

Soon after the divorce settlement, Wolf signed a billion dollars for his show Law & Order. After learning about it, Christine filed a lawsuit claiming more money; however, it was declined.

His third, Noelle Lippman, received a sum amount of USD 17.5 million and an additional USD 2 million per year for the next eight years.

Dick Wolf net worth- Annual income

Dirk Wolf’s net worth is estimated based on his annual filings. In 2012, his earnings were around USD 70 million. In 2019 because of his divorce, the court made his reveal his earnings public. As per that, his monthly earnings were between USD 10 to 15 million per month. 

Additionally, Dick had real estate in Santa Barbara, California, which he bought for his ex-wife Noelle. It cost USD 14.8 million. His primary residence is a 5-acre estate in Santa Barbara in the upscale town of Montecito. The house is estimated to be worth USD 50 million.

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