The director, who won an Academy Award for Slumdog Millionaire, has made his millions from his hugely successful films.
His work producing, as well as being an artistic director, has helped contribute to his success. The very private star was however in a long-term relationship with casting director Gail Stevens.
Here's all you need to know about him and his other films...
In 2012, he was the artistic director of the London Summer Olympic Games.
While no official reason has been released, The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed the falling out between Boyle and producer Barbara Broccoli came over the fate of 007.