Earlier Life and Education Winkler was born to Sol and Anna Winkler, a Jewish family, in New York City. One of his first jobs while still in high school was operating a bumper car on the beachfront in Coney Island.

Earliest Career Winkler’s first position upon graduation from college was at the William Morris Agency (WMA). Some of his first coworkers in the mail department were Bernie Brillstein and Jerry Weintraub.

Career as a Producer and Director of Movies Together with Robert Chartoff, Winkler founded the production business Winkler-Chartoff Productions, and they started making movies in the late 1960s.

Irwin Winkler’s Net Worth Irwin Winkler is an American film producer and director with a net worth of $100 million.