Ron Howard Net Worth, Biography, Career, Wife and Kids

Busytape July 2, 2020
Updated 2020/07/02 at 12:22 PM
Ron Howard Net Worth

Ron Howard Net Worth   $150 million

Popular Name:Ron Howard
Real Name:Ronald William Howard
Birth Date:29 May 1954
Birth Place:Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Marital Status:Married
Cheryl Alley (m. 1975)
Profession:Actor, Director, Producer
Years active:1956 Till Date
Net Worth:$150 Million
Last Updated:2022

Ron Howard net worth as a popular Award-winning American television and film actor and director makes him one of the richest celebrities out there. He is famously known around the world for his performances in American sitcoms “Happy Days” and ‘‘The Andy Griffith Show”.

He appeared in a film for the first time when he was just a year old, and has continued to thrill his audience since then. Coming from a theatrical family, Ron did not require much training to be able to utilize his talents as his parents were actors.

After appearing in several popular movies, he decided to follow his father’s footsteps by becoming a film director and producer. He got inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013 in recognition for his efforts. He has also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ron Howard’s Early Life

Ronald William Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, United States on 1 March 1954, to his parents Rance and Jean Speegle Howard. His family moved to Hollywood California in 1958, but eventually moved to Burbank soon after.

Ron studied with Desilu Studios and John Burroughs High School. He later joined the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. However, he dropped out without getting a degree.

Ron Howard’s Career

Ron’s first role in the movie industry was in “The Journey”. He has also appeared in “I Spy”, “The Waltons”, “The Cheyenne Show”, “Mash”, “The Smith Family”, “The DuPont Show with June Allyson”, “Dennis the Menace”, “The Twilight Zone“, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”, and “The Eleventh Hour”.

For eight seasons starting from 1960, he played the role of Opie Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show”. He acted as Richie Cunningham on the TV show “Happy Days”. His movie roles include a lead in “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” and that of Winthrop Paroo in the film “The Music Man”. He starred in the 1976 film “The Shootist” with John Wayne.

In 1977 he marked a directorial debut with a low budget film “Grand Theft Auto”. This became possible when Roger Corman offered Ron a chance to direct a film only if the latter stars in the film “Eat My Dust!” with Christopher Norris. After his first effort paid off, Ron proceeded to build a career as a film and television director.

His breakthrough happened in 1982 when his film “Night Shift” became commercially successful. He went on to direct many other popular films such as “Rush”, “In the Heart of the Sea”, “Inferno”, “Angels & Demons”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “Willow”, “A Beautiful Mind”, “Splash”, “Parenthood”, and “Apollo 13”. In 2017, he was offered the directorial role in a Star Wars franchise.

Ron Howard is the co-chairman of “Imagine Entertainment”, a company that has produced several popular and commercially successful films.

Ron Howard’s Movies (Selected)

As actor

  • The Dark Tower (2017)
  • Inferno (2016)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Prophet’s Prey (2014)
  • The Good Lie (2014)
  • Made in America (2013)

As producer

  • Clean and Sober (1988)
  • The Chamber (1996)
  • Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
  • The Alamo (2004)
  • Curious George (2006)
  • Restless (2011)
  • Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
  • The Good Lie (2014)
  • The Dark Tower (2017)

Awards & Achievements

Throughout his lifetime, the actor cum producer has been nominated for 79 awards, winning 39. Some of his wins include: 9 Oscar Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and several Primetime Emmy, Daytime Emmy, and Director’s Guild Awards.

He got inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013 in recognition for his efforts. He has also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Life & Family

Howard married Cheryl Alley in 1975. She is a writer by profession. They currently live in California with their children, all of whom bear the same name as the place they were conceived.

Their firstborn, a girl, was named Bryce Dallas as Dallas is the city she was conceived. His twin children, Jocelyn and Paige Carlyle were conceived at Hotel Carlyle. His fourth born was named Reed Cross, after a particular road.

Age & Physical Features

Being born in 1954, Ron Howard is currently 68 years old. He weighs 79kg and stands at a height of 175cm.

Ron Howard Net Worth

Professional since 1956, American actor and filmmaker Ron Howard is considered one of the prominent Hollywood figures, and also one of the wealthiest. Till today he has earned 89 acting credits, while producing and directing credit record 96 and 46 respectively.

These are genuinely all that are responsible for his present financial position. There’s no other business that is associated with this veteran of cinema, so here’s what we have deduced from his career.

Salary & Earnings

No doubt that the filmmaker owns a big fortune with his enraging career and fame. Apart from acting, his directing and producing roles are the main sources of his income.

He get tons of endorsement deals. Although the exact details of his earnings from these endeavor haven’t been made public, he surely makes big bucks through endorsements. He made highlight back in 2008 after endorsing Barack Obama.

He is also very active on instagram and twitter where he makes money from advertising brands to his over 3 million followers combined.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

With his current bank balance, the skilled actor owns many jaw-dropping assets and enjoys a lavish lifestyle with his family. He lives in a big house in Beverly Hills, California, which reportedly costs $3.2 million.

He owned a home in Greenwich, Connecticut, which he sold for $27.5 million in 2014. He has also put his apartment in Manhattan, New York up for sale at an asking price of $12.5 million.

Talking about his cars, he has quite a big collection of both vintage and modern cars. He owns a 1970 Volkswagen Bug and a 56 Chevy, among other luxurious modern cars valued at hundreds of thousand dollars.

Ron Howard net worth stands at $150 million currently. His substantial wealth is generated mostly from his acting and directorial career. He has the reputation of being an Oscar Award winner. His transition from acting hit movies to directing more hit movies has been graceful and successful.

Now 66 years of age, Ron’s career which has sprawled across 64 years seems to keep blooming, and there’s probably more to be expected from the dedicated filmmaker in the nearest future.

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