Neil Simon Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Marriage

Neil Simon

Neil Simon was a dramatist, screenwriter, and novelist from the United States. He authored around 30 plays and nearly as many movie scripts, the majority of which were cinema adaptations of his plays. He has garnered the most Oscar and Tony Award nominations of any writer.

Quick Facts

Full Real NameMarvin Neil Simon
NicknameNeil Simon
Age 91-year-old (At the time of death)
ProfessionDramatist, screenwriter, novelist
BirthdateJuly 4, 1927
Place of BirthBronx, New York, United States
WifeJoan Baim (1953-1973), Marsha Mason (1973-1981), Diane Lander (1987-1988 and 1990-1998), Elaine Joyce (1999-present)
Net worth$1-$5 million
Height (approx.)5 ft 6 inch
Weight (approx.)50 Kg

Neil Simon Age & Early Life

Neil Simon was born to Irving Simon and Mamie Simon in The Bronx, New York. His father was a clothing dealer, while his mother was a housewife. He grew raised in Washington Heights, New York, with his elder brother, Danny Simon. The majority of Simon’s boyhood was spent dealing with the Great Depression and his parents’ rocky marriage – his father sometimes fled the family. He found solace in humor and writing to help him deal with the traumas of his youth. After graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School, he joined the Army Air Force Reserve at New York University. During these years, he began writing professionally. He enrolled at the University of Denver in 1946.

Neil Simon Height & Weight

Neil Simon is 5 feet 6 inches tall. He weighs approximately 50 kg. He has lovely warm black eyes and Black locks. There is no information on his chest-waist-hip measurements, dress size, shoe size, biceps, and so on.

Neil Simon
Neil Simon

Neil Simon’s Net Worth

How much is Neil Simon’s net worth? According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb, and other online sources, legendary playwright Neil Simon’s net worth before his death was between $1 and $5 million. He made his money as a professional playwright.


Simon obtained work as a mailroom clerk at Warner Brothers’ East Coast Office in Manhattan after being released from the service and graduating from university. After a few years, he resigned from his job and began writing for radio and television with his brother. They battled alongside Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, and others, writing for programs such as ‘The Phil Slivers Show’ and ‘Your Show of Shows.’

Simon was nominated for an Emmy for his television writing multiple times, which spurred him to migrate to the stage, and his first Broadway production, ‘Come Blow Your Horn,’ opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in 1961. It has a total of 678 performances. Simon quickly became recognized as the ‘hottest new writer on Broadway,’ and he continued to release works such as ‘Barefoot in the Park (1963),’ ‘The Old Couple (1965)’, ‘Plaza Suite (1968)’, ‘The Gingerbread Lady (1970)’, ‘The Good Doctor (1973)’, ‘Chapter Two (1977)’, and so on.

More On Career

Despite the fact that his plays were major blockbusters and spectators appreciated the aspects he touched with his writing, such as satire, romance, family fights, difficult marriages, and so on, reviewers continued to despise him and labeled him a ‘writer of jokes.’ Simon hit rock bottom with the films The Good Doctor (1973)’ and ‘God’s Favorite (1976).’ However, after moving to California, his work flourished, and he wrote masterpieces like ‘California Suite (1978)’ and ‘Chapter Two (1979)’.

By this point, he had joined the film industry and had written scripts for at least 20 films. Although it did not pique his curiosity since his passion for theatrical writing was much stronger. Nonetheless, when producers offered to transform his plays into films, Simon took care of translating them into scripts himself in order to oversee the quality of the outcome. Some of his works that have been adapted for film and television include: ‘The Heartbreak Kid (1972)’, ‘Seems Like Old Times (1980)’, ‘Max Dugan Returns (1983)’, ‘The Slugger’s Wife (1985)’, ‘The Sunshine Boys (1995)’, ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001)’, and many more.

Neil Simon Wife & Marriage

Who is Neil Simon’s Wife? Simon was married five times. These included dancer Joan Baim (1953-1973), actress Marsha Mason (1973-1981), Diane Lander (1987-1988 and 1990-1998), and actress Elaine Joyce (1999-present). He has three children: Nancy and Ellen (from his first marriage) and Bryn, Diane Lander’s daughter from her previous marriage, whom he adopted.