Jon Peters was born on June 2, 1945, in Van Nuys, California. As a child, he learned how to do women’s hair at a salon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills that was owned by his mother’s family. Jon was LA’s most popular hairdresser in the 1970s. He did hair for a lot of famous people, and each style cost a lot of money. Barbra Streisand wore a wig that he designed in the 1974 movie “For Pete’s Sake.” Jon and Barbra soon began dating. He was married to singer Lesley Ann Warren at the time.
Jon Peters’s Net Worth And Career
American film producer Jon Peters used to cut hair and now has a net worth of $300 million. Jon Peters became well-known when he went from being Barbra Streisand’s hairdresser to her boyfriend to a successful movie producer. I can’t believe this. Peters’s movies have made more than $6 billion at the box office around the world. Since 1990, Peters has owned the rights to make a movie about “Superman.” He has helped bring in more money at the box office.
“A Star Is Born” from 2018, “Cadyshack” from 1980, and “Ali” from 2001 are some of Jon Peters’s other popular movies. When he wasn’t making movies, Jon was known for dating famous women like Barbra Streisand and Pamela Anderson. Bradley Cooper played a version of Jon Peters that was mostly made up in the 2021 movie “Licorice Pizza.”
Jon and Barbra Streisand made the movie “A Star Is Born” in 1976. Even though the movie only cost $6 million to make, it brought in more than $100 million at the box office. Four Oscars were up for grabs. Peters went on to make several award-winning hits for Streisand’s albums.
Polygram Productions was started in 1980 by Jon and another producer named Peter Guber. Even though Neil Bogart died in 1982, the company’s name was changed to Boardwalk Productions when he joined. Guber and Peters worked together to make the movies “Caddyshack,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “Flashdance,” and “The Color Purple.”
They used their success to get a contract with Warner Brothers, which at the time was one of the best movie studios. Jon and Peter’s most successful project for Warners was “Batman,” which came out in 1989 and made more than $400 million worldwide on a budget of $35 million. Warner Brothers offered Guber and Peters a multimillion-dollar contract after this movie was a huge hit, which they at first accepted.
Soon after they signed the contract, Sony came knocking and paid $50 million for Guber-Peters Entertainment. In exchange, they would both become Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures. The only problem was that they still had an agreement with Warner Brothers.
Warner sued the duo and Sony for breaking a contract, and they asked for $1 billion in damages. Sony finally agreed to pay Warner Brothers $500 million to get out of their contracts. So, Peter Guber and Jon Peters shared the job of running Sony Pictures with each other. They had no idea how to run a large studio.