What is David E Kelley's Net Worth? 2024 Update

What is David E Kelley's Net Worth? 2024 Update
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David E. Kelley may not be the richest TV producer, but he is certainly one of the most influential.


  • David E. Kelley is an incredibly prolific producer and screenwriter.
  • This, along with the work of his wife Michelle Pfeiffer, has earned him an impressive net worth.
  • Kelley continues to produce high-octane dramas.

If anyone can be called the ultimate television genius, it is undoubtedly David E. Kelley. In nearly 40 years of writing and producing, his projects have appeared on every major linear television network, as well as cable's HBO, home to the most prestigious series. In addition, his new projects have appeared on streaming platforms, becoming leaders on services such as Prime Video, Hulu, Peacock, Netflix and Apple TV+.

Each of his projects features thoughtful writing that draws heavily on his personal legal experiences, as well as poignant social issues that provoke deep reflection. All of this has ensured that his projects are among the best legal and medical dramas on television today and has brought Kelley himself an impressive income. Let's find out how much David E. Kelley's net worth is in 2024.

How Much Is David E. Kelley Worth?

David E. Kelley's series have run on all four major linear networks, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, something few people have been able to accomplish. Doogie Howser, M.D., Chicago Hope, Big Little Lies, Goliath, The Lincoln Lawyer, Love & Death are just a few of his series and each has received solid ratings and reviews from critics and viewers.

Although he is not as mega-rich as other major producers like Dick Wolf or Chuck Lorre, Kelley's shows have earned him an incredible fortune of $250 million as of 2024, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Throughout his career, he has managed to acquire 11 Emmy Awards and 4 Peabody Awards, which speaks to Kelley's universal recognition in the television industry as one of the most inventive and accomplished writers.

However, it is important to note that his net worth is combined with that of his wife, who is none other than Michelle Pfeiffer. Considering that both spouses are very prolific in their respective professions, it is impossible to say who has contributed more to such an impressive fortune.

What Is the Kelley's Life Like in 2024?

David E. Kelley has been married to Michelle Pfeiffer for 30 years and their combined net worth continues to grow. Such an impressive fortune has allowed the couple to live a very luxurious life, owning incredibly luxurious properties.

For example, at various times they have owned incredibly colossal estates in British Columbia, San Francisco, and Pacific Palisades, CA, the cost of many of which easily reaches more than two dozen million dollars. For example, their most recent home to date, also located in Pacific Palisades and measuring approximately 7,600 square feet, was purchased for $10,625,000 after selling another home for $25 million.

The couple continues to make public appearances together. In January 2024, for example, Kelley and Pfeiffer walked the red carpet at the 33rd Annual Environmental Media Association Awards. She was later scheduled to co-host the 96th Academy Awards alongside Al Pacino in what was supposed to be the long-awaited Scarface cast reunion but skipped the ceremony for undisclosed personal reasons. However, she reappeared with Kelley at the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony in April 2024.

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As for David E. Kelley's professional life, he continues to write and produce television series. His legal thriller Presumed Innocent, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is currently streaming on Apple TV+. He is also working on an adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Institute, which Kelley is executive producing with director Jack Bender (Lost, The Sopranos and Game of Thrones). The new series will star Mary-Louise Parker and Ben Barnes.

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