Dutch entertainment mogul Joop van den Ende comes with an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion. He earned his net worth as a media tycoon, theatrical producer, co founder of Endemol, and creator/owner of Stage Entertainment. Produced Johannes Adrianus van den Ende on February 23, 1942 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he started his profession as a party-supply salesman. He later partnered with fellow billionaire John de Mol to create Endemol, a reality television production company. The company is the maker of popular TV formats such as the popular Big Brother, Deal or No Deal and Fear Factor, and is active on 25 countries in five continents.
Joop van den Ende Net Worth $1.6 Billion
Van den Ende bought the Endemol live entertainment department in 1998. This started the Stage Entertainment, an international entertainment group with theaters, creations, office and ticket sale organizations in eight countries, which he founded and owned. It now puts on between 40 and50 plays, ice shows, dance events, and concerts yearly. Its U.S. division has won 46 Tony Awards on hit musicals such as The Lion King and Mamma Mia. Together together with his own wife, Janine, he established the Vanden Ende Foundation, one among the largest Dutch private funds, in 2001. It supports a large variety of actions in the arts, theater, and educational fields.
In 2008, Joop stepped down as chairman but continued president of the supervisory board. Joop received an honorary doctorate as a ethnic entrepreneur from Nyenrode Business University in Netherlands. As of March 2013, Joop is #931 in the Forbes Billionaires List and #5 in Netherlands.