Alan Watts Net Worth


Alan Wilson Watts was a British-born philosopher. Not only that, he was also well known as a writer, speaker, interpreter as well as the one that popularized Eastern philosophy for a European audience. Alan Watts net worth has been estimated around $15 million.


Early Life

Alan was born in Chislehurst, Kent, England on 6 January 1915. In 1938, he decided to move to the United States and started his Zen training in New York.

After that, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary to pursue his career. There, he successfully achieved his master’s degree in Theology.

Long story short, he became an Episcopal priest, but it didn’t last long because later on he decided to leave the ministry in 1950 and then moved to California.

In California, he decided to join the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies. There, he learns a lot about Asian cultures, diversities, customs, and many more.

He also got such a huge following in the San Francisco Bay Area, while he was working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA. If you don’t know what that is, it is a Pacifica Radio Station which is located in Berkeley.

As mentioned above, Alan Watts is a philosopher that is really well known for his knowledge about Eastern philosophy.

Therefore, he often taught his mainly European audiences Eastern philosophy through many media. Because of his main job as a philosopher which is still famous until now, he got a lot of money.

That is why many people are still wondering how much Alan Watts net worth really is, even until now.


Well, as stated above, aside as a philosopher he was also a well known writer. He successfully wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects significant to Eastern and Western religion.

He also wrote a book that introduced the then-burgeoning youth culture to the Way of Zen in 1957.  This book became one of the first best selling books that he wrote on the subject of Buddhism.

He claims that Buddhism can be thought of as a form of psychotherapy instead of a religion.

Not only wrote a book, he also tried to explore human consciousness through his notable essay entitled The New Alchemy in 1958, and in another book entitled The Joyous Cosmology that he wrote in 1962.

However, he didn’t live a long life because he died on 16 November, 1973 at the age of 58 years old.

Towards the end of his life, he spent his time on a houseboat in Sausalito and in his cabin on Mount Tamalpais. He always spent the rest of his time in those two places.


Last Words

Nowadays, his legacy is being kept by his son named Mark Watts and many of his lectures, recorded talks are available on the internet, so you can still learn from him even though he has already gone. Well, because of his well kept reputation, best selling book and many more.