His wealth has been earned through his involvement in art and the film industry.
Schnabel grew up in Brownsville, Texas, along with his two siblings.
After several more solo shows he became a known name in Neo-expressionist collector circles, and his net worth began to rise, such that he was soon holding solo exhibitions all over the country, and then all over the world, establishing himself as one of the major names in art, both as a painter and as a sculptor, which brought him a sizable fortune.
His works can today be seen in various museums all over the globe, such as in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Reina Sofia in Spain, Tate Modern in England and the Centre Georges Pompidou in France.
(L-R) Emmanuelle Seigner, American director Julian Schnabel and Marie-Josee Croze attend a photocall on the Terrasse Riviera after Schnabel wins the Best Director prize for his film "Le Scaphandre et le Papillon" at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 27, 2007.
(UPI Photo/Christine Chew) Julian Schnabel (born October 26, 1951) is an American artist and filmmaker.
I think 40-year-old women actually look more healthy and fit than some girls in their 20s.
When Schnabel’s relationship with Rula Jebreal, who penned the screenplay and original source novel for “Miral”, came to an end in 2011, he began dating former model and assistant director at the Hole Gallery, May Andersen, with whom he has one child.
L’activité physique m’a toujours permis de me sentir bien dans mon corps et dans ma tête.
J’ai compris très tôt que je souhaitais partager cet engouement en devenant un professionnel du sport.
Upon returning to New York City, he took various jobs such as a cook and taxi driver, but went on to produce and promote his art.
In 1979, Schnabel got his first solo show at the acclaimed Mary Boone Gallery, which was a career-launching success.Speaking about his art pieces, Schnabel is best known for his ‘plate paintings’, which are comprised of broken ceramic plates and pottery pieces glued to canvases of massive dimensions and then painted.