Celebrity net worth says he's worth 40 million. He's asking for 1.25 million. He says the "Hollywood Studio System" won't let him make the movie he wants. But he owns his own production company '40 Acres and a Mule' with which he has put out 30+ movies that he wants. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spikelee/the-newest-hottest-spike-lee-joint And as opposed to Carolla who told Howard if he doesn't make his million he'll chip in the rest. Spike makes no such claim, stating if they don't reach the 1.25 through donations, the movie will not be made. On a side note here is his list of must view films he hands out on the first day of his film class at NYU.