Max Steiner Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth: $1.13 Million
Estimated Salary: $151 Thousand
Known For: Composer
Birthdate: May 10, 1888
Birthplace: Austria

Net Worth & Salary

Based on my research, I estimate that Max Steiner has an estimated 2023 net worth of roughly $1.13 Million and an estimated annual salary of $151 Thousand.


Max Steiner was one of cinema’s greatest composers. He was born on May 10, 1888 in Austria to a prosperous, theatrical Jewish family. He was an only child and was privately taught by Robert Fuchs and Gustav Mahler, and studied under Johannes Brahms.

Steiner was part of a select group of composers that included Alfred Newman and Erich Wolfgang Korngold who pioneered the art of film scores. He wrote the scores for ‘King Kong’ from 1933 and ‘Gone with the Wind’ from 1939, and also composed the score to 1942’s ‘Casablanca’ starring Humphrey Bogart. His film compositions were nominated for Academy Awards 24 times, and he won three: for 1935’s ‘The Informer,’ 1942’s ‘Now, Voyager,’ and ‘Since You Went Away’ from 1944.

Steiner married twice, first to Louise Klos, then to Aubrey in 1924. He was the godson of composer Richard Strauss. He was a prolific composer and was considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He was a pioneer in the use of music in film and was one of the first composers to use a full orchestra in his scores. His music was integral to the success of many of the films he scored and his legacy continues to this day.

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