Quick Facts of Francis Ford Coppola Bio

  • Full NameFrancis Ford Coppola Bio
  • Net Worth$400 Million
  • Date of Birth07 April, 1939
  • NicknameFord
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • ProfessionFilmaker, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1962–present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Gray
  • SpouseEleanor Coppola
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children3(decrease son-Gian-Carlo Coppola)
  • Horoscope Aries
Francis Ford Coppola

American film director Francis Ford Coppola was a central figure in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Coppola is best known as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Francis gained wide fame after he directed the 1972 movie The Godfather. Also, the movie won three awards including, Academy Awards.

The 81 years old Ford is a married man and shares three children with his wife. Also, he is a grandfather of three grandchildren. How rich is Francis? To find out all the details about him, we suggest you read the whole article.

Native of Detroit, Michigan

Francis Ford Coppola was born on April 7, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America. Coppola holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He is the son of Carmine Coppola, a flautist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and mother Italia Coppola.

Francis was raised along with three siblings, his elder brother was August Coppola, and younger sister Talia Shire who is also an actress.  As a child, Ford had a interest in technology and engineering but he was a mediocre student. During his early days, he attended more than 23 schools before graduating from Great Neck High School. Also, he enrolled at Hofstra University from where earned a degree of BA. Later, he joined the University of California, Los Angeles and gained an MFA degree.

How rich is Francis Ford Coppola?

The considerable amount of Francis Ford Coppola’s net worth is $400 million as of 2020. Coppola earned this fortune with his hard works and dedication over the years in films, television and theater play. In addition, Ford has directed a number of hit movies and films so far. His biggest breakthrough film, The God Father has earned $246-287 million in the box office and the budget of the movie is $6-7.2 million.

Additionally, he has also directed several hit films like New York Stories, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Peggy Sue Got Married and many more. No wonder, the filmmaker has received a big chunk of money from his career.  Along with his family, Frances expanded into winemaking in 1975. It was started after he purchased the former home and vineyard of Gustave Niebaum in Napa Valley, California for $2 million.

Married to Eleanor Coppola

The 81 years old is happily living with his wife Eleanor Jessie Neil whom he married more than five decades ago. Talking about Eleanor, she is an American documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer. The longtime couple exchanged their wedding vows back in 1963 and ever since they tied the knot they are together. Although they have already spent more than five decades together, there are no signs of them getting a divorce.

Francis Ford Coppola and his wife
Francis Ford Coppola with his wife, Image Source: Zimbio

With the passing years, their love is growing in a way that the couple needs each other to decide what’s right and wrong for their life. Apart, there are no rumors about Francis’s past affairs and extramarital relationship in the media.

Father of Three

From their long marriage span, Coppola and Eleanor have three children. The couple welcomed their first child, son Gian-Carlo on September 17, 1963. Unfortunately, the filmmaker lost his first child on May 26, 1986. Gian was killed in a speedboating incident on Memorial Day, at the age of 22 in Annapolis, Maryland. At the time of his death, Gian’s fiancee Jacqui de la Fontaine was two months pregnant with their daughter Gian-Carla “Gia” Coppola.

Francis Ford Coppola with his family members
Francis Ford Coppola with his wife, son and daughter, Picture Source: SFGate

Likewise, Coppolas welcomed their second child a daughter, Sofia Coppola, on May 14, 1971. Sofia shares two children with her spouse Thomas Mars. Her daughter Romy Mars is currently 13 years old and Cosima Mars is 10 years old. Francis’ third child, a son, Roman Coppola was born on April 22, 1965. He is an American Filmmaker and screenwriter.