Dan Schneider Has A Hefty Net Worth Despite the Allegations Made Against Him

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Sep. 20 2023, Updated 2:44 p.m. ET

Dan Schneider at the Kids Choice Awards in 2014.
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The gist:

  • Dan Schneider is an actor, producer, and screenwriter.
  • Some of his most notable films and TV shows include Good Burger and Big Fat Liar.
  • Dan Schneider's net worth is well over $30 million, making him richer than actor Kenan Thompson, whose estimated to be worth $13 million.

For a long time, producer Dan Schneider was among the most powerful producers in children's TV. He produced hits like The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Victorious, and Zoey 101.

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Following the publication of Jennette McCurdy's memoir, the allegations against the influential producer were once again placed under a microscope. While many are still concerned about these and if Dan went to jail, they also want to know how much he's worth. Stick with us as we dive into Dan Schneider's net worth.

Dan Schneider, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, and Marva Smalls attend Nickelodeon's celebration of Burbank facility.
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What is Dan Schneider's net worth?

A successful tenure producing TV for a network like Nickelodeon can leave you extraordinarily successful. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Schneider's net worth is roughly $40 million thanks in large part to the two decades he spent producing hits for Nick. Schneider was also influential in the careers of stars like Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Ariana Grande, and Miranda Cosgrove.

Dan Schneider

TV producer

Net worth: $40 million

Dan Schneider is a TV producer responsible for shows like iCarly, Drake & Josh and Zoey 101.

Birthdate: Jan. 14, 1966

Birthplace: Memphis, Tenn.

Education: Attended Harvard University, but later dropped out

Spouse: Lisa Lillien

Kids: None

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What are the allegations against Dan Schneider?

Schneider ultimately left Nickelodeon in 2018 after an internal investigation determined that he could be verbally abusive to his co-workers. Although Schneider is not named in McCurdy's new memoir I'm Glad My Mom Died, many also suspect that he is the unnamed "Creator" who gave her alcohol when she was underage and also gave her unsolicited shoulder massages.

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In a reporting from Insider, a slew of former Nickelodeon stars and writers also came forward with additional allegations against Schneider. In 2000, a writer on The Amanda Show made a complaint suggesting that Schneider had requested massages, and he has also been accused of making a variety of other misogynistic remarks, including a claim that women writers weren't funny, and fostering a hostile work environment more generally.

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There were also allegations that certain suggestive scenes made members of the cast and crew on a variety of shows uncomfortable. This comes after some people looked through old Schneider shows and found scenes that no longer seemed appropriate for a young audience.

In one incident, Alexa Nikolas, who starred on Zoey 101, claimed that Schneider insisted they do take after take of Jamie Lynn Spears getting hit in the face with slime.

Another story came from the set of Victorious, where star Daniella Monet recalled a scene that required her to eat a pickle while applying lip gloss. Even at the time, she worried that the scene would be too sexual to make it to air. In an interview with the New York Times in 2021, Schneider said that all of these scenes were completely innocent.

Additional allegations also made it clear that Schneider had sometimes bullied the young actors on his sets. Insider said that he fostered a highly competitive working environment, and then added that many of the stars still have good working relationships with him today. Some, though, recalled being brought to tears by his behavior on set while they were still minors. Nikolas claimed she was brought to tears during a meeting with Schneider and was then released from her contract.

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