Phil Johnston Net Worth 2023, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Movies

Phil Johnston net worth

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


Phil Johnston is an American professional screenwriter, director, film producer, and voice actor best known for writing the screenplay for Walt Disney Animation Studios Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Zootopia (2016). He returned as the writer for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), and as co-director of the film (in his directorial debut) alongside Rich Moore.

Early life

NamePhil Johnston
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationScreenwriter, Director, Film producer, Voice actor
Age51 years
Phil Johnston net worth 2023

Philip Johnston was born on October 26, 1971 (age 51 years) in Minneapolis, United States. He was born to Beverly, his mother and William Johnston, his father.

Johnston was raised in Neenah, Wisconsin. His father was an Episcopal priest. When he was young, he received an annual pass that allowed him free entry into the Marcus Theatres, a Wisconsin-based theater chain, through a connection at his father’s church. Johnston is a graduate of Neenah High School.


Phil Johnston graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1994 with a degree in journalism. After graduation, he worked in regional news television for nine years. His first job was as a weatherman in Rochester, Minnesota despite knowing nothing about meteorology.

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Johnston worked as a bureau reporter at the Omaha, Nebraska, ABC affiliate, KETV. Afterward, he transferred to KARE station in Minneapolis. He graduated with an MFA in film from Columbia University School of the Arts’ Film Program in 2004. He was classmates with Jennifer Lee, whom he later brought on to co-write Wreck-It Ralph with.

His short, Flightless Birds, about a community of five trying to save their town was shot in South Dakota. After graduation, Johnston sold his first work to ABC. The half-hour comedy, Life is Super, is about a woman who adopts several children and subsequently turns her experience into a podcast.

Phil Johnston optioned his first feature script to ThinkFilm before it went bankrupt. Jeremy Orm Is a Pervert is about the intersection of a preacher’s career and his son’s pornography business. This was loosely based on his side hustle back in middle school selling pornographic magazines he acquired from upperclassmen to his classmates.

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He managed to buy a pair of Air Jordans with the profits before eventually getting the operation shut down by his parents. His script for Cedar Rapids (2011) was included in the 2009 Black List (survey), a list voted by members of the entertainment industry for favorite, unproduced screenplays.


Phil Johnston is married to Jill Cordes, they had their wedding in 1999. His wife is a media personality and he first met his wife while working as a reporter at KETV, Nebraska, where she was a morning anchor. While attending Columbia, he lived in Brooklyn with his wife, Jill. He was neighbors with film critic Christy Lemire. As of February 2023, Phil Johnston and his wife Jill Cordes are still married but haven’t disclosed information related to their children.

Phil Johnston net worth

How much is Phil Johnston worth? Phil Johnstonr net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a screenwriter, director, film producer, and voice actor.

Phil Johnston’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $1 million dollars annually. He is one of the richest and most influential film producers in the United States. He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.