Steve Bing Wiki – Biography
Steve Bing (born Stephen Leo Bing) was an American businessman and film writer/producer. He founded Shangri-La Entertainment, an organization with interests in property, construction, entertainment, and music.
Bing reportedly dropped out of Stanford University in his junior year after inheriting about $600 million from his grandfather, Leo S. Bing, who was a real estate developer in New York.
After dropping out of Stanford, he pursued a career in Hollywood. His first big-budget hit came as executive producer of the Sylvester Stallone film, “Get Carter,” in 2000.
He went on to write “Kangaroo Jack” in 2003. He later invested nearly $100 million in “The Polar Express”, an animated film, which earned $285 million globally at the box office.
Bing also produced “Hotel Noir” in 2012. He is also the financier of Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf (2007), and the producer and financier of Shine A Light. His other executive producer credits include Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) and Rock the Kasbah (2015).
In 2012, Bing pledged a $30 million legacy gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Jeffrey Katzenberg said at the time: “For years Steve Bing has been one of the most philanthropic and generous people in our industry. He has also been one of the most loyal supporters of the MPTF through both the good and challenging times. Now with this amazing contribution, he puts us another step closer to securing our long-term goals.”
Steve Bing Age
Steve Bing was 55 years old. He was born on March 31, 1965, as Stephen Leo Bing. He died on June 22, 2020.
He was the son of Peter Bing and Helen Bing. He was the grandson of Leo S. Bing.
He was married to his ex-wife Lisa Bonder, a former professional tennis player. He was also in a relationship with actress and model Elizabeth Hurley.
Steve Bing Death
He died by suicide on Monday, June 22, 2020, after jumping from the 27th floor of a luxury apartment building in L.A.’s Century City neighborhood, according to TMZ.
Cause of Death
Steve Bing’s cause of death was suicide.
Steve Bing’s net worth was estimated to be $600 million.