This article will inform readers about the net worth of Jesse Armstrong, a British author, screenwriter, and producer.
Jesse David Armstrong is a British author, screenwriter, and producer who was born on December 13, 1970, in Oswestry, United Kingdom. He is a co-creator of the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show and Fresh Meat, and the creator of the HBO satirical comedy-drama series Succession.
Armstrong was born in Oswestry in Shropshire, England. His father was a further education teacher who became a crime novelist in the 1990s, while his mother worked in nursery schools. He attended a comprehensive school in Oswestry before studying American Studies at the University of Manchester, spending a year abroad in Massachusetts.
In 1995, he began to work as a researcher for the Labour MP Doug Henderson, initially without payment. At the same time, he acted as a consultant on politics for Rory Bremner’s production company. He subsequently worked as a painter and decorator.
Armstrong met his writing partner Sam Bain while at the University of Manchester, living with him in his final year. They began writing together after they graduated when they had both moved to London.
At the beginning of their writing career, Armstrong and Bain wrote for the Channel 4 sketch show Smack the Pony and the children’s shows The Queen’s Nose and My Parents Are Aliens. They went on to create and write Peep Show, BBC One sitcom The Old Guys, and Channel 4 comedy dramas Fresh Meat and Babylon.
They also wrote for the BBC Radio 4 sketch show That Mitchell and Webb Sound, starring Peep Show’s two main actors David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and its BBC Two adaptation That Mitchell and Webb Look. Peep Show has won several writing awards, including a BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy in 2008.
Armstrong has received many nominations and awards, including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing the film In the Loop (2009), and three wins for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for writing the season finales of the first, second and third seasons of Succession.
In 2010, Armstrong’s currently-unproduced screenplay Murdoch, a drama in which Rupert Murdoch and his family disagree over who should have control of his company, received attention after it appeared on The Black List, a list of unproduced screenplays most liked by Hollywood industry figures.
In the wake of the 2011 phone hacking scandal involving newspapers owned by Murdoch, it was rumored that the script was being developed by Channel 4, but Armstrong dismissed these claims.
In 2010 it was reported that Armstrong was developing a biopic of the Republican Party strategist Lee Atwater, with Chris Henchy and Adam McKay.
In October 2011 it was reported that Armstrong’s film adaptation of Richard DiLello’s book The Longest Cocktail Party, charting the founding of The Beatles’ record company Apple Records and the recording of their final album Let It Be, was to be directed by Michael Winterbottom. In February 2016 it was reported that Winterbottom had withdrawn from the project and the film’s future was uncertain.
Armstrong is married and has two children. His wife works for the National Health Service.
What is the net worth of Armstrong?
Jesse Armstrong has a net worth estimated to be about $16 million. He made his wealth from his career as a producer and screenwriter.