Drew Carey Net Worth and Salary
Drew Carey is an American actor, comedian and television host who has a net worth of $165 million. He achieved fame for his role on “The Drew Carey Show” as well as the 10-year run he had hosting The Price Is Right! His time with both shows made him one of America’s highest-paid actors earning them inflation-adjusted equivalents to $1 Million per episode each year during that span!
|Net Worth||$180 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 23, 1958|
|Place Of Birth||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, Game Show Host, Television producer, Screenwriter, Photographer, Voice Actor|
|Education||Kent State University, James Ford Rhodes High School|
The Price is Right Salary
Drew Carey earns $12.5 million per year hosting “The Price is Right”. That’s enough to make him one of the 20 highest-paid TV hosts in the world, and he still finds time every day to play golf with his friends!
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Carey’s rise to fame began in 1988 when he was cast on Star Search, followed by appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Late Night With David Letterman. His first stand-up comedy special, Drew Carey: Human Cartoon aired on Showtime in 1994 and won him a CableACE Award for Best Writing. This success helped land supporting roles such as Coneheads (1993) and the sitcom The Good Life (1994).
Improv and Acting Career
Drew Carey’s career exploded when he starred on the popular sitcom “The Drew Carey Show.” He began taking part in other projects, including the improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” which ran for 220 episodes until it was cancelled. His love of improvisation led him to produce and star in his own spin-off series called “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show,” where he would often play a combination role of host and participant; announcing guests, directing games with guest stars (like Jimmy Fallon), making cameos as himself or characters from previous shows like Mimi Bobeck from The Drew Carrey Show–and also participating sometimes too!
Carey’s show includes “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza” which was filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It took on the premise of Whose Line? and featured many performers from that original show performing improv based on audience provided suggestions.
Ten years ago, Drew Carey was contacted by CBS about the opportunity to replace Bob Barker as host of “The Price Is Right.” He taped his first episode in August 2007 and had been hosting for 10 long-lasting seasons when he celebrated a decade behind the wheel. In 2017, only second person after Bob Barker to celebrate this achievement.
Business Ventures and Other Pursuits
Carey’s career in commercials started with A&W Canada, but it was brief. His contract ended abruptly after his show aired a McDonald’s commercial and he sued for compensation. In 1999 the Disney Hollywood Studios debuted an attraction called “Sounds Dangerous!” starring Carey himself. Additionally, during this time Carey published his autobiography aptly titled Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined which came out in 1997
Personal Life and Earnings Details
Steve has been married three times and divorced twice. His most recent marriage was to sex therapist Amie Harwick in January 2018. The couple announced their engagement but ended it later that year in November because of the trouble they had with co-parenting after a divorce from his previous wife Nicole Jaracz for five years before getting remarried again.
Drew Carey Salary and Earnings
At his peak, Drew Carey was one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. In 1998 alone he earned $45 million from his various endeavours. That’s a whopping equivalent to around $70 million today after adjusting for inflation! Between 2001 and 2004 he made an astounding average salary of about 1M per episode on “The Drew Carey Show.” This would be equal to earning that much or more with each episode now (in 2016), even adjusted for inflation!! He filmed 79 episodes at this rate, which works out to around 59 MILLION dollars before adjustment – enough money both then and now ($59million) make him one of 20 highest-paid TV hosts ever!”