Robert Simonds is a well-known filmmaker and entrepreneur. Robert Simonds is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STX Entertainment, a media corporation that develops, makes, distributes, manages, and promotes video, television, and interactive media, including live events and virtual reality.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Robert was born in the year 1964, but he hasn’t revealed his exact birth year. He is from Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. He is an American citizen of Caucasian ancestry. Robert Bruce Simonds Jr. is his full name. Robert is the son of entrepreneur Robert Bruce Simonds Sr.
In addition, there is no detail about his siblings. In terms of his education, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
From 1990 to 2012, Robert worked as a film director for over 30 Hollywood studio films, including Adam Sandler’s Billy Madison, Big Daddy, The Wedding Singer, The Pink Panther, among others. He has also released a number of critically successful cult films, including Joe Dirt and Halif Baked. In 2014, Robert co-founded STX Entertainment with Bill McGlashan and partnered with Hony Capital, a Chinese private equity group.
Similarly, he is now the chairman and CEO of STX, with Thomas B. McGrath, Noah Gogelson, Adam Fogelson, Oren Aviv, and Patricia Rockenwagner as the company’s other executive members. Similarly, the company’s four branches are STXfilms, STXtelevision, STXdigital, and STXinternational. STXfilms produced I Feel Pretty, Bad Moms, Molly’s Game, The Edge of Seventeen, The Foreigner, among other films.
The 13-episode State of Affairs program, which was later sold to NBC, was also STXtelevision’s first film. STXinternational opened its London headquarters in April 2016, with John Friedberg serving as the division’s president. He’s also known for films like The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Upside (2017), among others.
Awards and Achievement
In Variety magazine’s Dealmakers Impact Report in 2014, Simonds was named one of Hollywood’s best dealmakers. He was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment from 2016 to 2018. Similarly, he was named on Variety magazine’s first annual Variety500: Entertainment Leaders and Icons list in 2017 and 2018.
Robert has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million as of 2021, based on his career as a film director. He is an independent filmmaker whose films have grossed more than $6 billion at the box office around the globe. In the case of STX Entertainment, the company’s value has more than tripled in its first four years, to an estimated $3.5 billion. As a result, he has amassed a substantial amount of wealth through his business.
Robert recently marked Mulholland house, near the Hills Post office district, for sale at an asking price of $8.495 million. The home, which he purchased for $4.7 million in 2010, has seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms in 7,500 square feet.
Robert Simonds has a married relationship and is the father of five children. On the 18th of September in 1999, he married Annie Biondi. Annie is a SantaCAN writer and producer. The pair has five children together, four daughters, and a son whose parents have not yet revealed their identities. Simonds currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Previously, during their time at Yale, Simonds dated actress Jennifer Beals. His ex-girlfriend is now married to Ken Dixon, an entrepreneur.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Robert has blonde hair and a pair of attractive blue eyes. Furthermore, his body measurements, such as height, weight, and others, have yet to be revealed.
Robert isn’t on any of the major social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.