David Cassidy Net Worth

May 12, 2023
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David Bruce Cassidy was born on 12 April 1950, in New York City, USA, of German-Irish (father) and Irish-Swiss (mother) descent. He has been an important personality in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years, probably still best known for starring in the popular long-running TV musical sitcom series ‘The Partridge Family’ in the 70s.

So just how rich is David Cassidy? Interestingly, David’s net worth as of mid-2015 is actuallyofficially zero ($0), as the star has recently filed for bankruptcy with debts stretching to several hundred thousand dollars. However, the court-ordered sale of his mansion in Florida, scheduled for September 2015, may see him back in the black, although a sad situation after almost 50 years in the entertainment industry.

David Cassidy Net Worth $5 Million

David Cassidy was born into a family of actors, Evelyn Ward and Jack Cassidy.The early childhood years he spent with the grandparents as his parents toured, but after his parents divorced, Jack Cassidy married actress Shirley Jones, and as a teenager David grew up with  three step-brothers. In 1969, David officially opened his net worth account as he debuted in the musical ‘The Fig Leaves Are Falling’ on the Broadway. The same year Cassidy moved to Los Angeles and signed a contract with Universal Studios to worked as a featured artist, appearing in episodes of several popular TV series such as “Ironside”, “Marcus Welby, M.D.”, and “Bonanza”. All these roles added to David Cassidy’s growing net worth.

However,  David’s real breakthrough was as a leading singer in the TV series ‘The Partridge Family’, which ran for four seasons and almost 100 episodes, especially as it was syndicated to other countries. Cassidy was acknowledged as both an actor and singer, and his good looks ensured success, after also concurrently releasing several singles, including ‘I Think I Love You’ and ‘Cherish’. He  became the idol of teenagers and began touring the United States and then Europe, which considerably enhanced his net worth.

During his career as a musician, David has released twelve solo albums, six compilation albums and two musical soundtracks which were a very important source of Cassidy’s net worth. The most successful albums were ‘Dreams are Nuthin’ More than Wishes’ peaked at the top position , ‘Cherish’ and ‘Rock Me Baby’ peaked at the second position of UK charts.

As an actor, David Cassidy has  appeared in the huge number of television series, in addition to those already mentioned, these included ‘The Suvivors’, ‘Adam-12’, ‘The F.B.I’, ‘The Police Story’, ‘David Cassidy: Man Under Cover’, “The Love Boat’ and “Fantasy Island’. Currently, he’s appearing in the crime drama TV series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ created by Anthony E. Zuiker.

David Cassidy has also increased his net worth appearing in feature films too, ‘Instant Karma’ directed by Roderick Taylor, ‘The Spirit of ’76’ directed by Lucas Reiner, ‘Popstar’ directed by Richard Gabai to name a few.

However, David has been particularly successful appearing in musical stage plays, which have included ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘EFX’, ‘The Rat Pack is Back’, and ‘At the Copa’, all of which added to his net worth.

The autobiographical book ‘Could It Be Forever? My Story’ was published in 2007,, adding to Cassidy’s net worth.

In 2011, Cassidy took part in a reality game show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice 4’, broadcast on NBC, with his daughter Katie, although they were eliminated early. David’s net worth rose after he was portrayed in a TV biopic ‘Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story’, in the TV film ‘The David Cassidy Story’, and in the novel written by Allison Pearson ‘I Think I Love You’.

In his personal life, David Cassidy has been married three times, firstly in 1977 to actress Kay Lenz; they divorced in 1983. Then 1984 to sportswoman Meryl Tanz, but the brief union ended in 1985. Since 1991 David Cassidy has been married to Sue Shifrin, with whom he has a son. David also has a daughter from a relationship with Sherry Benedon.

Cassidy has clearly accumulated considerable net worth through his career as an actor and musician, however problems with alcohol and subsequent rehabilitation have obviously taken the lustre off what was a successful career, to the point where unfortunately his debts may well outweigh his assets.

Daniel Wanburg

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