Josh Schwartz is an American screenwriter and television producer, well-known for creating and being the executive producer of the drama series, The O.C. He is one of the youngest people in the network to develop and execute daily basis production of the series.
Josh Schwartz was born on August 6, 1976, and is currently aged 42. He was born to father Steve Schwartz, and mother Honey Schwartz and grew up along with his siblings Danny and Katie in Providence, Rhode Island. Josh was interested in writing since his childhood.
Josh won an essay-writing contest at sleep-away camp, which encouraged him to pursue his degree in screen and television writing from the University of Southern California after graduating from Providence's private Wheeler School. Josh is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
While Josh Schwartz was in university, he tried stand-up comedy but didn't work. During his sophomore year, Josh wrote an autobiographical screenplay, Providence, which screenplay entered into a contest for the prestigious Nicholson Award. He won the competition and also won five thousand dollars.
Later, Schwartz screenplay was bought by Sony's TriStar Pictures in a bidding war with a deal of $555,000 and also worth up to $1 million, but it was never made. In 2003, he wrote a plot of The O.C. for Warner Bros.TV and Wonderland Sound and Vision and became the creator and executive producer of the series.
At the age of 26, Josh Schwartz became the youngest creator in the network history to create and execute series. The series was successfully hit and became teen's favorite TV series broadcast from Fox Network. Afterward, he also produced series such as Cult, Astronaut Wives Club, Georgetown, Ghost Angeles, and many others.
Additionally, Schwartz also wrote a script for the movie, Providence, and Superman: Flyby; as well as directed and produce the movie, Fun Size. He also scripted and produced the web series, Rockville, CA from TheWB.com in 2009.
Moving towards his personal life, Josh Schwartz married his long-term girlfriend, Jill Stonerock. After dating for three years, Schwartz proposed her with a plastic ring when Jill car was broken into and stoled. Later, Josh remade her 3-karat, cushion-cut diamond ring. The couple is blessed with two daughters and living happily together.
Josh Schwartz earns the good sum of money in his career. Being screenwriter, television producer, he has made several television series and movies through which he receives the decent amount of money. He is also the youngest people in the network to create and execute daily basis production of the series.
Josh Schwartz' net worth is reported to be around $70 Million. He sold a property in 2009 that cost him $2 million in 2004, contains 5-bed, 4-bath, 3,468 sq ft.