This text will be about a famous German composer and record producer. Actually, he is a film score producer and he composed music for some of the most popular films in the world. This person is Hans Zimmer and when you hear his name, it is clear that he comes from Germany.
If you decide to read this text, you will get to know a lot about Hans Zimmer, his work and his life in general. There is no doubt that nowadays he is one of the most famous composers and record producers. You will see first something about the early days of his life and then we will tell you something about his career.
After that you will have the opportunity to hear something about his personal life as well. All this will help you understand better who Hans Zimmer is and why he has such a fame.
We are sure that you have watched many of the films for which he composed music and now you will have the opportunity to find out which those films are.
We are sure that you will enjoy to read this article, regardless of whether you have heard of Hans Zimmer or not. What we can tell you for sure is that he deserves such a good position among the record producers and composers all over the world.
We can start now and tell you something about the early days of the life and career of this great composer.
First we will tell you a couple of things about the early days of Hans Zimmer’s life. This composer was born on September 12, 1957, which means that now he is 62 years old and he is still very active in his career. The place of his birth is Frankfurt am Main, where he spent the biggest part of his childhood.
When he was young, he used to play the piano and he also loved playing on the computer, like all other children. When Hans Zimmer was in a teen age, he decided to move to London. In London Hans Zimmer was going to the Hurtwood House school.
We can also tell you a couple of facts about the family of Hans Zimmer. It is known that his mother escaped from Germany and went to England during the World War II and that’s how she managed to survive that war.
Also, it is known that the mother of Hans Zimmer had a great talent for music, so it is no wonder that Hans Zimmer chose his profession. When it comes to the father of Hans Zimmer, it is known that he was an engineer, but he died when Hans was a child. After the death of his father, Hans Zimmer decided to do something related to music. Since he was young he saw himself as a very successful musician and composer.
In the early days of his career, Hans Zimmer lived in England and later he moved to the United States. At the beginning of his career, Hans Zimmer played the keyboards and also the synthesizers.
It is interesting to mention that he collaborated with the popular band in London called the Buggles. Later he worked with the music group from Italy called Krisma and also with the band called Helden.
As you can see, Hans Zimmer worked in collaboration with many bands and music groups at the beginning of his career.
In the next chapter you will see more things about the career of Hans Zimmer. You will see why this composer is so popular and what films are associated with him. If you love films and if you are interested in film industry, then you have certainly heard of most of them.
When it comes to the career of Hans Zimmer, first we can tell you that he managed to integrate electronic and traditional orchestral music. That’s why he is so popular in the world of music and film. Hans Zimmer composed music for a great number of films, approximately 150 of them.
Now we will tell you what are the most important films for which Hans Zimmer composed music. First of all we will mention The Lion King because Hans Zimmer was awarded for the score of this film. It was in the year 1995.
Other films that are important for the career of Hans Zimmer are Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and the popular series Pirates of the Caribbean. We are sure that you have watched some of those films and series, but probably you didn’t know that Hans Zimmer composed the music for all of them. In 2003 Hans Zimmer scored Something’s Gotta Give, which was a very popular comedy. He scored also Shark Tale in 2004 and Spanglish in 2004 as well.
We have also to mention the partnership between Hans Zimmer and Stanley Mayers, who was also a very successful composer. They worked together on the following films: Insignificance, Moonlighting, My Beautiful Laundrette, etc.
Also, Zimmer composed the music for the score of film The Last Emperor. Hans Zimmer scored the movie Rain Man and it was a very important moment of his career.
Another movie for which Hans Zimmer composed the score was Driving Miss Daisy.
It is important to say that Hans Zimmer received a lot of awards in his career. We have already mentioned the award that he received in 1995 for the best score of film The Lion King. It was actually the Academy Award and one of the most important awards that he received. We can also mention Grammy Awards, Golden Globes, etc.
Actually, it is said that more than 50 soundtracks of Hans Zimmer were nominated for different awards. Undoubtedly he is one of the most successful people in his job.
We will also tell you an interesting fact about the success of Hans Zimmer. In fact, the newspaper The Daily Telegraph published that Hans Zimmer is one of the top 100 geniuses in the world.
When it comes to the career of Hans Zimmer, we have also to say that he founded the company with the name Remote Control Productions. It is also important to say that Hans Zimmer works in collaboration with many other composers all over the world.
Also, he collaborates with the most successful directors, such as John Woo, Tony Scott, Zack Snyder, Ron Howard and many others. The studio of Hans Zimmer is very big and it is located in California, actually in Santa Monica.
We have told you only a part of the career of Hans Zimmer, but there are also many other interesting things to say about him. In the next chapter you will see if there is something interesting in the personal life of this German composer.
When it comes to the love life of Hans Zimmer, we have to say first that he had two marriages. His first wife was Vicki Carolin and she was a model. They have a daughter whose name is Zoe Zimmer. Zoe Zimmer is a popular model as well and she lives in Los Angeles. Hans Zimmer divorced Vicki Carolin in the year 1992 and after that he was seeing Suzanne.
The second wife of Hans Zimmer is Suzanne Zimmer and they are still married. They live in Los Angeles and they have 4 children. Those are Jake Zimmer, Brigitte Zimmer, Max Zimmer and Anabelle Zimmer.
Full name: Hans Florian Zimmer
Date of birth: September 12, 1957
Birth place: Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Composer and record producer
Education: The Hurtwood House school
Awards: Academy Award (The Lion King)
Satellite Award (Gladiator, Inception, The Last Samurai, The Thin Red Line)
Grammy Award (The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Crimson Tide)
Golden Globe Award (Gladiator, The Lion King)
Saturn Award (Inception, The Dark Knight, Interstellar)
WAFCA Award (Inception)
Annie Award (Secrets of the Furious Five, Kung Fu Panda)
Personal Life and Family
Marital status: Married
Wife name: Vicki Carolin (ex wife), Suzanne Zimmer (current wife)
Children: He has 5 children. With his first wife he has a daughter (Zoe Zimmer) and with his second wife he has 4 children (Jake Zimmer, Brigitte Zimmer, Max Zimmer, Anabelle Zimmer).
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight: 83 kg (183 lb)
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: light brown
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $ 200 Million
We cannot say precisely what the net worth of Hans Zimmer is, but it is clear that he is one of the richest celebrities in the world. A couple of years ago it was said that his net worth was about 90 million dollars, while today this number is almost doubled.
There is no doubt that Hans Zimmer is one of the richest composers and his estimated net worth in 2019 is approximately 200 million dollars.
He is very rich and his real estates are also very valuable. He has a big residence in Malibu, as well as his own city block in California (Santa Monica), in which his company is located.
We have already mentioned that he is the owner of the company Remote Control Productions. This company is the biggest source of his earnings because many composers and music producers are working there.
Hans Zimmer is very popular on social networks as well and he has a lot of followers. We will mention a couple of social networks in which you can find Hans Zimmer and search more about him.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HansZimmer (201K followers)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hanszimmer/ (319K followers)
Other WebLinks: http://www.hans-zimmer.com/
Hans Zimmer is one of the most popular film composers and record producers all over the world. He comes from Germany, but he developed his career in the U.S. Hans Zimmer lost his father when he was very young and after that he decided to be a music producer and composer.
When he was a teenager, he decided to move to London and there his career began. After London he moved to the U.S. and he made great success. He collaborated with many popular music bands, composers and music producers.
He composed the scores of a great number of films and he received a lot of awards. Some of the most popular films for which Hans Zimmer composed the scores are Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Rain, The Drak Night, The Road to El Dorado, Pearl Harbor and many others.
His personal life is also interesting. He married two times and now he is married to his second wife, Suzanne Zimmer. He has four children with her, while with his first wife, Vicki Carolin, he has a daughter. To sum up, we can say that Hans Zimmer has 5 children with two different wives.
The net worth of Hans Zimmer is about 200 million dollars, which means that he is one of the richest people in the world. We have also mentioned that he has received a lot of awards and there is no doubt that he is very successful in his job.
This was the story about Hans Zimmer. You have seen all about his private life and career. We have told you what films are related to this composer and we are sure that you have watched some of them. The original scores of those films are a great work of Hans Zimmer and we can say that he deserves to be one of the most successful composers and record producers in the whole world.