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It's amazing what the effect a father's influence can have on his son. Such was the case of Jerry Bruckheimer's childhood. His father's disdain for the salesman's job he held in Detroit, Michigan made Jerry understand as a child that he didn't want to do a job that he didn't enjoy. His father solidified this message by telling Bruckheimer early on that it was better to do something you love than to have to wait all year to take two weeks off. That lesson seared itself so well in Jerry's mind that he now enjoys everything in the producing business to grand success. The success he enjoys has cranked his net worth to $1,454,944,250.
On the silver screen, Bruckheimer has produced titles with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Eddie Murphy as the rogue inmate/cop in Beverly Hills Cop swamped the box office. Tickets went like wildfire with his selection of Tom Cruise in Top Gun. This went on and on until all the people in Hollywood started to call Bruckheimer 'Mr. Blockbuster.' He developed a reputation for high impact action and reviving old genres in his films that would not ordinarily work. His production of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise made box office records that still stand.
The big screen was only part of the story. Bruckheimer's foray into the small box met with similar success. He produced a number of series that had tremendous runs and cemented his legacy in syndication. His Amazing Race became an instant reality series hit. The multi-layer CSI series to this day draws loyal audiences that can't get enough of his brand of forensic mystery and action.
It wasn't always this way. Once he graduated from the University of Arizona, he returned to Detroit where he cut his teeth making commercials. He eventually partnered up with Don Simpson that created a tandem in Hollywood that was hard to beat. Their collaborations generated hit after hit with a formula for action, drama, humor and commercial success. But he always harkens back to watching the way his father trudged through a life he didn't enjoy. That set Bruckheimer on a path to take audiences on a ride of their life.