10. Christopher Nolan

He was born on 30 July 1970 in Westminster, London, England. He is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has a net worth of approximately $180 million. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. He earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director for his work on Dunkirk.

9. J. J. Abrams

He was born on June 27, 1966, in New York City, New York, U.S. He is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has a net worth of approximately $300 million. He is known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. He won two Emmy Awards for Lost – Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series.

8. Ridley Scott

He was born on 30 November 1937 in South Shields, County Durham, England. He is an English film director and producer. He has a net worth of approximately $400 Million. He was ranked 10 on the list of most influential people in British culture. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing.

7. Francis Ford Coppola

He was born on April 7, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He has a net worth of approximately $400 Million. His awards include five Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Palmes d'Or, and a British Academy Film Award. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

6. Michael Bay

He was born on February 17, 1965, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is an American film director and producer. He has a net worth of approximately $450 Million. He is best known for making big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic cinematography and visuals, and extensive use of special effects.

5. Peter Jackson

He was born on 31 October 1961 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a New Zealand film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has a net worth of approximately $500 Million. In 2014, He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is the third-highest-grossing film director of all time. His awards include three Academy Awards, four Saturn Awards and three Nebula Awards.

4. Tyler Perry

He was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He has a net worth of approximately $600 Million. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment. He is also included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

3. James Cameron

He was born on August 16, 1954, in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and environmentalist. He has a net worth of approximately $700 Million. He is best known for making science fiction and epic films. In 2010, Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

2. Steven Spielberg

He was born on December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. He is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has a net worth of approximately $3.7 Billion. He is the recipient of various awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Director, a Kennedy Center honor, and a Cecil B. DeMille Award.

1. George Lucas

He was born on May 14, 1944, in Modesto, California, U.S. He is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. He has a net worth of approximately $7.3 Billion. He is one of history's most financially successful filmmakers and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. He is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.