What is Rob Minkoff Net Worth?

Rob Minkoff Net Worth is US$ 30 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUSD 30 Million
Born:October 5, 1951 (72 Years)
Occupation:Director, Producer, Animator, Screenwriter
Height5′ 8”
Weight75 Kg
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseCrystal Kung Minkoff
Famous ForMr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), Flypaper (2011), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)


Rob Minkoff is an American filmmaker, producer, animator, and screenwriter. He received two academic awards for directing the Disney animated film The Lion King. Rob Minkoff not only directed “The Forbidden Kingdom” but also “Stuart Little 2”, “Stuart Little 3” and served as a character animator on several Disney productions. His other works include “Stuart Little,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

Early Life

Rob Minkoff was born on August 11, 1962, in Palo Alto (California), in the United States. His parents were Tola Fay Minkoff and Jack Robert Minkoff. Both of them were Jews. He received a high school diploma and graduated from Palo Alto High School. In the 1980s, he studied Character Animation at the California Institute of Arts.

Minkoff, a CalArts student, was hired as an intermediate artist for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film The Black Cauldron. He was a supervisor animator on That Great Mouse Detective and later designed characters for The Brave Little Toaster. He also wrote the song “Good Company,” which was used in Oliver & Company’s 1988 film. Minkoff was the character animator for The Little Mermaid towards the end of the decade. He also directed two short Roger Rabbit films, “Tummy Trouble” and “Roller Coaster Rabbit,” in 1989 and 1990, respectively. He then worked on the preproduction writing of 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and directed the 1992 Mickey Mouse Short Mickey’s Audition.


His career was launched when he and Roger Allers (1994) co-directed “The Lion King,” a Walt Disney Animation Studios feature movie. After grossing almost US$ 763 million, it became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Out of its four Academy Award nominations for the film, “The Lion King” won two more for Tim Rice’s song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and Michael Zimmer’s original score.

Minkoff’s first live-action movie was directed after the enormous success of “The Lion King.” It starred Hugh Laurie and Nathan Lane as well as Jonathan Lipnicki and Geena. The film was called “Stuart Little” and was released in 1999. It was partly inspired by a 1945 White novel. The film was nominated in 2000 for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. However, it lost to ‘The Matrix.’ He also directed “Star Little 2”, a horror-comedy that was based on Disney’s experience at the theme parks. Terence Stamp, Thomason, Murphy, Parker, and Parker also star in the movie. He directed ‘The Forbidden Kingdom,’ which was released in 2008. The film starred Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film was inspired by a 16th-century novel, ‘Journey to the West.’

Minkoff’s ‘Fly Paper” was followed by a crime comedy featuring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd and aimed at adults. The film was screened in one theater, and it received widespread criticism. He went back to animation after the failure of Fly Paper. In 2014, DreamWorks Animation released Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The cast included Max Charles, Try Burrell, and Stephen Cobert among others. He also started directing the Netflix original animated series “Llama.” It is based on Anna Dewdney’s picture book series. He also created the computer-animated cartoon Rainbow Rangers, which Nick Jr. enjoyed. Minkoff, Koetseir, and Rick Gervais teamed up again to create the animated movie ‘Blazing Samanthaurai’ in 2021. This cartoon was inspired by the 1974 Mel Brooks western, ‘Blazing Swords.

Personal Life

Robert Minkoff’s wife, Crystal Kung is a businesswoman. They were married on September 29, 2007. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills currently has Crystal as a cast member in its 11th season.

Rob met Crystal for the first time in 2003 at a party he hosted in his office. Rob proposed to Crystal on Valentine’s Day 2006 at the premiere of “Finding Nemo,” and they went on their first date. Max and Zoe are the two sons of the couple.

Rob Minkoff Net Worth Growth

By 2022, Minkoff’s total net worth, which includes his property, earnings, and cash, is anticipated to be US$ 30 million. His profession as a movie actor provides most of his income. Despite being a movie magnate, he maintains his other money sources a secret.

Net Worth in 2022US$ 30 Million


Here are some of the best highlights of Rob Minkoff career:

1994The Lion King
1999Stuart Little
2002Stuart Little 2
2003The Haunted Mansion
2008The Forbidden Kingdom
2014Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2022Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Favorite Quotes from Rob Minkoff

Favorite Quote 1 from Rob Minkoff

“A big part of filmmaking, and a big part of the power of filmmaking, is creating characters that people fall in love with. So, those things, like the bloopers, create more reality and dimension and the sense that these are not drawings or shadows, but they are living, breathing, thinking characters. That’s the illusion.” 

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Favorite Quote 2 from Rob Minkoff

“An actor uses his body as a tool and an instrument. In the same way, a musician plays an instrument, the actor uses his body to convey feeling and emotion. An animator uses a pencil or a computer to create the same thing, the same exact way… An actor is taking words that are not his own, and he has to bring some kind of authentic life to those words. It’s the same goal, to create this authentic life. Even if it’s a drawing, or if it’s a cartoon, you’re still trying to create authenticity because, if the character emotes authentically, it has a power to connect with the audience.” 

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Favorite Quote 3 from Rob Minkoff

“When we make films – even 2D films – you’re always trying to create this illusion of 3D, anyway. You’re trying to create a believable world with characters walking, in and out of the perspective, to create the illusion that there’s a world. The desire and drive to create this illusion of three-dimensional space is something that is true about every kind of film because you want the audience to really be experiencing it, firsthand. It’s a natural extension of the storytelling and the process of filmmaking.”

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Favorite Quote 4 from Rob Minkoff

“Films are made the same today, as they’ve ever been made, in certain respects. The scriptwriting, the pre-production, the storyboarding, and the designing are all the same. The technique of animation has changed, in the sense that rather than drawing it by hand, we use a computer as a tool. The computer has become a pencil to draw or paint the images that we see in a film.”

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Keys Life Lessons from Rob Minkoff

We now know everything about Rob Minkoff and his net worth. Let’s look at some of his lessons.

  • Learn from mistakes: The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.
  • Power is great, but craving for it is dangerous.
  • Change is good.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rob Minkoff known for?

Rob Minkoff is a director best known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little (1999), The Haunted Mansion (2003), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), and Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014).

Is Rob Minkoff related to Rebecca Minkoff?

There hasn’t been any formal confirmation so far that Rebecca Minkoff, a fashion designer well-known for her affordable luxury handbags, is connected to Crystal Minkoff or her husband Rob.

How did Crystal Kung meet Rob Minkoff?

At a gathering in his office in 2003, Minkoff met his wife Crystal Kung Minkoff, a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. They went on their first date to the Finding Nemo premiere. On February 14th, 2006, Minkoff popped the question to her, and on September 29th, 2007, they married.


Rob Minkoff is an American filmmaker, producer, animator, and screenwriter. He received two academic awards for directing the Disney animated film The Lion King. His other works include Stuart Little, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and The Haunted Mansion. His wife Crystal Kung is a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. They were married on September 29, 2007.

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