Terry Jones net worth: Monty Python comedian made millions from films
Terry Jones has died after a long battle with dementia, his family confirmed today. The British comedian, writer, actor and director was most well known for his part in the Monty Python films.
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Jones directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail in 1975 with Terry Gilliam, and was then sole director on two other Monty Python movies – Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.
He directed films away from the Monty Python cannon, including Erik the Viking and The Wind in the Willows.
In October 2016, Jones received a lifetime achievement award at the BAFTA Cymru Awards for his outstanding contribution to TV and film.
The year before this, Jones was diagnosed with a form of dementia that affects the ability to speak and communicate.
He stopped giving interviews in 2016, and in 2017, fellow Python member Michael Palin revealed Jones was no longer able to speak.
After such a long and varied career in the spotlight, what was Terry Jones’ net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Terry had amassed a fortune of £11.4million ($15million).
Terry had three children – Sally and Bill with first wife Alison Telfer and Siri with partner Anna Söderström.
What was Terry’s net worth compared to the other Monty Python stars?
Sir Michael Palin, 76, is well known for starring in travel documentaries in more recent years, but for comedy fans, he will always be associated with Monty Python.
He wrote most of his comedic material with Terry Jones. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sir Michael is worth £19million.
John Cleese, 80, was another star of the Monty Python group, and is arguably the most famous around the world.
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As well as Monty Python, John made Fawlty Towers and Hollywood movies such as A Fish Called Wanda.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cleese is worth £7.6million.
Terry Gilliam, 79, co-directed the troupe’s first official feature, Monty Python and the Holy Grail in 1975 before striking out on his own.
He directed movies such as 12 Monkeys in 1995 and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1998.
Gilliam is worth a whopping £38million according to Celebrity Net Worth – however, this does not make him the wealthiest member of the Monty Python clan.
Eric Idle, 76, is worth an eyewatering £45.7million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
This is because he wrote the books, lyrics and some of the music for hit Broadway show Spamalot.
Spamalot’s initial run of 1500 performances grossed £133million.
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