Dany Boon Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Movies

Dany Boon

Read about Dany Boon net worth, age, wife, children, family, parents, height, salary, movies and tv shows as well as other information you need to know.


Dany Boon is a French actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. Starting out as a comedian during the 1990s, he found success in 2008 as an actor and director in the film comedy Welcome to the Sticks. Since then he has been involved as a screenwriter or director or both in the films Nothing to Declare (2011), Supercondriaque (2014), Raid dingue (2017) and La Ch’tite famille (2018).

Early life

NameDany Boon
Net Worth$80 million
OccupationActor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Age56 years
Dany Boon net worth/wife

Dany Boon whose real name is Daniel Farid Hamidou was born on June 26, 1966 (age 56 years) in a middle-class family in northern France. His father was born in 1930 in Issers, Algeria, and was Muslim, and died in Lille, France in 1992. He was a boxer and a chauffeur. Boon’s mother, Danièle Ducatel, is from northern France. A Catholic, she was a stay-at-home mother. He studied graphic arts at the Institut Saint-Luc in Belgium.


Dany Boon arrived in Paris in 1989, where he was a mime in the streets for a living while appearing frequently on open mic nights at places like the Treviso theatre. He borrowed his stage name from a hero in the American television series Daniel Boone, which was about an American trapper.

Check Out: Chiara Ferragni net worth

Boon acted in several one-man shows. He is also a musician; he has done a version of “Piensa en mí” (“Think of me”). He also writes his own songs, for example, “Le Blues du ‘tiot poulet” (“The Chicken Blues”). After small roles in movies during the 1990s, he landed a role in the 1998 satire Bimboland, directed by Ariel Zeitoun. Boon is deeply attached to his native region, Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

In 2003, he made a whole show in the local dialect of ch’ti, also known as Picard. Despite the use of dialectal language, 600,000 copies of the DVD (which included French subtitles) were sold. No previous DVD featuring a one-man show had sold as well in France. In 2004, he was part of the main cast in Pédale Dure, directed by Gabriel Aghion, a critical and commercial flop. He was then offered several roles in movies, notably in the film Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas), which was released internationally in 2005.

In February 2008, Dany Boon acted and directed a movie titled Welcome to the Sticks (Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis), which was a success in France and in other countries. This comedy based on prejudices held about the region, went on to break French box office records. Two weeks after its release, the film had already been seen by five million people. After its fourth week, the figure had risen to 15 million, and by 11 April, the film had surpassed the viewing audience of La Grande Vadrouille, having been watched by more than 17.4 million people.

Dany Boon was the highest-paid actor in European film history, netting 26 million Euro (c. 33 million dollars). He was the president of the 40th César Awards ceremony in 2015. Boon was on the council of directors of the Pathé production company and has produced several films as actor, co-producer, screenwriter or director. Boon had several production companies, including 26 DB Productions, in Los Angeles, California. They produce and distribute films and TV content.

Boon was also directed by French filmmakers such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet in the 2009 movie Micmacs; Danièle Thompson in 2009 Change of Plans; A Perfect Plan 2012 film directed by Pascal Chaumeil, Julie Delpy’s movie Lolo (2015) and Yvan Attal in 2016 film The Jews. Raid Dingue was a 2016 comedy that was a big success with viewers but failed to convince film critics. He was both screenwriter and director on this movie, and also starred in it. For this film Boon received the first César du public in the history of French cinema: this new award is given to the French film with the biggest box office of the year.

Check Out: Christian Carion net worth

After Raid Dingue, he did his sixth movie, (La Ch’tite Famille) Family is Family. It came out in 2018, the 10-year anniversary of Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis. In 2016 Boon starred in a film about anti-semitism in France, The Jews. In 2018, his Netflix show, Des-hauts-de-France premiered on Netflix. Boon voices the character of Olaf in the French dubbing of the Disney movies Frozen, Frozen 2, and The Adventures of Olaf “. In July 2022 Boon stated that he was defrauded of €6 million by Irishman Terry Birles and was taking court action.


Dany Boon is currently married to his wife Laurence Arné, they had their wedding in 2018. Boon has four sons and a daughter from three different unions. With his first wife, he had Mehdi, his eldest son, born in 1997. With his second wife, Judith Godrèche, he had Noé, born on 4 September 1999. With his third wife, Yaël Harris, for whom he converted to Judaism in 2002, he had Eytan, born 23 June 2005; Elia, born 20 December 2006 and Sarah, born 1 March 2010. As of 2022, Dany Boon and his wife Laurence Arné are still married.

Dany Boon net worth

How much is Dany Boon worth? Dany Boon net worth is estimated at around $80 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as an actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. Boon’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $5 million dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in France.