Doug Ellin is the Prolific Storyteller Behind 'Entourage'; Here's His Journey and Net Worth

Doug Ellin is the Prolific Storyteller Behind 'Entourage'; Here's His Journey and Net Worth
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 05: Director Doug Ellin attends the "Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine" benefit at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 5, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Name Doug Ellin
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $6.87 Million
Annual Income $572,222
Sources of Income Screenwriting, acting & direction 
DOB 06 April 1968
Age  55 years
Gender Male
Nationality American
Profession Actor, director, producer, screenwriter 

What is Doug Ellin's net worth?

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Doug Ellin's stint as the writer and director of the famous HBO comedy-drama TV series "Entourage" has earned him a net worth of $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Doug started off his career as a stand-up comedian and then shifted focus to direction. Before getting his awaited career breakthrough, he worked on films such as "Kissing a Fool" (1998), "Phat Beach" (1996) and "The Pitch" (1993). Doug's "Entourage" was a massive hit and got 8.4 million viewers engaged per episode. Doug Ellin is presently working as one of the co-hosts on Action Park Media's "Victory" podcast. Doug Ellin and Kevin Dillon reminisce about the comical spurs of every episode they enjoyed on "Entourage" in the weekly podcast.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: (L-R) Actor Kevin Connolly, writer/director/producer Doug Ellin and actor Kevin Dillon attend the House Of Walker in celebration of Entourage opening night at Siren Studios on June 3, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Johnnie Walker)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: (L-R) Actor Kevin Connolly, writer/director/producer Doug Ellin and actor Kevin Dillon attend the House Of Walker in celebration of Entourage opening night at Siren Studios on June 3, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Johnnie Walker)

 

What Are Doug Ellin's sources of income?

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Ellin made millions with his exceptionally enthralling writing, direction, and screenplay which gripped audiences on big and small screens. Other sources of revenue include celebrity endorsements and other television projects. Once Mike De Luca gave Doug $10,000 to make a short film that had a popular star cast. 

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Doug Ellin's Salary

Doug Ellin makes around $6.87 million in a year from his film and writing projects; this amount has gradually contributed to his massive net worth. During the fifth season of Entourage, Ellin made around $2 million per episode. This made him one of the highest-paid producers in the entertainment industry at that time. 

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There really is nothing like going home. Doug thanks The Paramount for having the stars of Entourage and put on an awesome comedy show| Instagram| mrdougelin
There really is nothing like going home. Doug thanks The Paramount for having the stars of Entourage and put on an awesome comedy show| Instagram| mrdougellin

Real estate and other assets

Ellin purchased his Beverly Hills home for $6 million and sold it at $9.1 million. In 2015, Ellin acquired another Beverly Hills home for $3.8 million and announced its sale for $8 million in 2020. Recently, he paid $3.3 million for an exquisite abode in La Quinta, California which is close to the famous Coachella Valley and Santa Rose mountains, spread across 4100 square feet. Doug listed his home for sale in 2023 for $3.995 million to be precise. 

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Doug Ellin's social media following 

Instagram  147,000 Followers
Twitter 51,200 Followers

 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Founder and Co-CEO Cornerstone Rob Stone, Creator Entourage Doug Ellin, VP PR and Entertainment Marketing Diageo Dan Sanborn, and Global CMO Hyatt Hotels Corporation Maryam Banikarim speak onstage at the Branding & Hollywood: Bringing Brands To Life Through Alliances With Film panel during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for AWXII)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Founder and Co-CEO Cornerstone Rob Stone, Creator Entourage Doug Ellin, VP PR and Entertainment Marketing Diageo Dan Sanborn, and Global CMO Hyatt Hotels Corporation Maryam Banikarim speak onstage at the Branding & Hollywood: Bringing Brands To Life Through Alliances With Film panel during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for AWXII)

 

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Awards and recognition

Doug Ellin has always been in the news for his commendable direction and writing and therefore he got the well-deserved recognition. He has won 3 awards and has been nominated for 12. 

Monte-Carlo TV Festival (2006): Best International Producer-Comedy for "Entourage" 
PGA Awards (2006): Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy for "Entourage"  
BAFTA Awards (2007): Best International for "Entourage"

 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: (L-R); Maddie Diehl; Doug Ellin and Adrian Grenier attend the after party following the European Premiere of
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: (L-R); Maddie Diehl; Doug Ellin and Adrian Grenier attend the after party following the European Premiere of "Entourage" at the Rumpus Room in the Mondrian Hotel on June 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/WireImage)

 

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FAQs 

Which actors has Doug Ellin worked with?

Renowned actors like Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Mark Wahlberg, Dwyane Johnson, David Schwimmer, and others. 

What is Doug Ellin's favorite movie?

Doug Ellin has mentioned that he loves "The Godfather" because of its storyline, screenplay, and how the characters unfold.

Has Doug Ellin worked on other projects apart from Entourage?

He has worked on "Get Shorty", "Ballers", "The Lombardi", "Bad Santa 2", "Grudge Match", and "The Waiter." 

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