Harmony Korine Net Worth

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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Date of Birth:
Jan 4, 1973 (50 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Producer, Cinematographer, Television Director, Writer
United States of America

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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Harmony Korine’s Net Worth?

Harmony Korine is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and occasional actor who has a net worth of $4 million. Harmony Korine is known for his experimental techniques and exploring of taboo themes and has received acclaim for the films “Kids,” “Gummo,” “Julien Donkey-Boy” and “Spring Breakers.”

Early Life

Harmony Korine was born on January 4, 1973, in Bolinas, California. His father was a tap dancer and producer for PBS in the 1970s and taught Harmony how to use a Bolex camera. They often watched movies together, and this inspired him from an early age. After graduating from Hillsboro High School, Korine went on to study English at New York University for one semester before dropping out. At this point, he met photographer Larry Clark who would ask him to write the “Kids” screenplay.


Harmony Korine needed only three weeks to pen the screenplay for the film, telling a 24-hour story about the sex and drug lives of several Manhattan teens that has been touted as a realistic picture of youth in New York City during the AIDS crisis. After this cult film (that received mixed critics), Korine both wrote and directed “Gummo” (1997), a film based on life in tornado-stricken Xenia, Ohio, in the early 1970s. His next feature, “Julien Donkey-Boy” came in 1999, being based on the experience of a paranoid schizophrenic. The project was accompanied with both praise and disapproval just as Korine’s earlier films. In his subsequent movies, it could be noticed that Korine’s aesthetic changed with each project, moving from the polished dream structure of “Mister Lonely” (2007) to the ultra-lo-fi photography of “Trash Humpers” (2009) and Hollywood genre film turned on its ear with “Spring Breakers” (2013). In 2019, he released the movie “Beach Bum” starring Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Martin Lawrence, and Snoop Dogg. Even though adored and loathed with equal degrees of fervor, Harmony Korine managed to cement his position as one of the most fearless independent filmmakers of the 20th century and beyond.

Outside of the movie industry, Korine has published a number of books, including “A Crack Up at the Race Riots” and his lot of fanzines put together as “The Collected Fanzines.” He wrote screenplays for the movies, “Kids,” “Gummo,” “Julien Donkey-Boy,” and “Mister Lonely” which differ a lot from the movies. He has also created art for gallery exhibits, appeared in commercials, and directed a number of music videos over the years.

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Personal Life

Harmony Korine is married to actress Rachel Simon, now known as Rachel Korine, and the couple has two children together.

Korine met Chloe Sevigny during her senior year of high school in 1993, and the two later engaged in a romantic relationship that lasted until the early 2000s. This relationship led to her being cast in the low-budget “Kids” movie, and they are still friends today.

Korine received criticism in 2009 for signing a petition in support of film director Roman Polanski who was arrested in Switzerland on a 1977 charge for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. Many called for Harmony’s release and firing after the fact.

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