Drew Carey Net Worth

February 3, 2024
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Drew Allison Carey, known as Drew Carey, is an American actor, comedian, game show host, screenwriter and television producer. How rich is Drew Carey? Currently, Drew Carey’s net worth is estimated to be a remarkable $180 million. Drew Carey has acquired most of his wealth due to his appearances on television. Born in 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, Drew Carey started his comedy career in 1985 as a stand-up comedian, and at the same time wrote jokes for David Lawrence’s radio show. Carey then won an open-microphone contest and became Master of Ceremonies, an official host of staged events, at Cleveland Comedy Club.


Drew Carey Net Worth $180 Million


However, Carey’s first major public appearance was in 1988, in a show titled “Star Search” where contestants competed in a variety of entertainment genres. Several years later, in 1991, Carey appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” where he impressed the host Johnny Carson, as well as the audience with this stand-up comedy. Carey also starred in several supporting roles on TV shows and films, including “Coneheads”, “The Good Life”, “Robots” and “The Aristocrats”. However, it wasn’t until 1995 and the creation of “The Drew Carey Show” that Carey received public recognition. “The Drew Carey Show” was a comedy sitcom, and could be considered Carey’s breakthrough in the entertainment business.

Initially, Carey earned $60 thousand for one episode, but later the sum rose to $300 thousand, significantly increasing Drew Carey’s net worth. The first few seasons of the show were highly successful and profitable, and by the final season, Carey was earning $750 thousand per episode. Unfortunately, soon enough the production costs began to exceed the earnings, and, as a result, “The Drew Carey Show” was cancelled in 2004, after 9 seasons. However, Drew Carey made a successful comeback as a host for an improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie as primary performers, as well as recurring guest stars, including Robin Williams, Lauren Cohan, Whoopi Goldberg, and Stephen Colbert. The show ran until 2007, but was put on hiatus and later picked up by The CW network with Aisha Tyler as a new host. Even though Drew Carey generated most of his net worth due to these two shows, he continued his successful career with other projects. Currently, Carey is a host of the famous game show “The Price Is Right”, replacing the former host Bob Barker. In addition to his on-screen performances, Drew Carey is a known photographer and writer as well. Carey is a press photographer for the U.S National Team of soccer, and sells his images under the pseudonym of “Brooks Parkenridge”.

In 1997, Carey published an autobiographical book titled “Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined” where he shares his childhood memories and problematic experiences. An actor, comedian and a host with an estimated net worth of $180 million, Drew Carey actively participates in charity events. He supports libraries and has donated large sums of money to Ohio Library Foundation, and Cleveland Public Library among many others.

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