How Much is Ray Romano Worth?
Even the busiest people find the time in their tough schedule to watch the latest episode of their favorite TV show. “The Game of Thrones”, “Friends”, “Desperate Housewives” and many other television series entertain us with the unusual plot and brilliant play of actors. In their turn, actors make millions of dollars, if they were lucky to act during numerous seasons in one of incredibly popular TV shows.
Ray Romano is one of such entertainers. His net worth, which is estimated at astonishing $130 million, was accumulated mostly from his role in “Everybody Loves Raymond”. Romano’s salary per each episode of the sitcom was estimated at $1, 8 million. By the way, he was not just the lead actor of the show, but also its screenwriter and executive producer.
Romano created a bright funny male character, which entertained several generations of Americans and then representatives of other nations all over the world. His Ray Barone was optimistic and could laugh at any troubled situation. The series was on air during 9 seasons. “Everybody Loves Raymond” revived careers of numerous actors, which were busy with this project, including Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts and others.
The project was closed in 2005, but Ray’s paycheck hadn’t become smaller. Currently he voices Manny in animation films “Ice Age” and continues to act in various series. One of his latest achievements is the role in the television show “Vinyl”, where he co-starred Olivia Wilde.
So, Ray Romano makes cash, like a machine. But how did he start his career?
Ray Romano Bio and Career
The future moneybag and celebrity, Ray Romano was born in a middle class American family in Queens, NY. His mother earned her living as a piano teacher, and his father was a real estate agent. Ray grew up with two siblings.
He liked to make people laugh both at school and at home, but he had never considered it as a profession.
Romano studied at Hillcrest High School and then continued his education at Queens College. He performed as a stand-up comedian from time to time, but still he was not serious in his intention to monetize his talent.
The things changed in 1987, when he had won the talent competition, arranged by NY City radio station.
After that Ray Romano hired an agent and started to visit auditions. Finally, he was ready to struggle for his success. He had previously appeared in a number of TV shows, such as “The Simpsons” and “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”, when finally met his big break as Ray Barone from “Everybody Loves Raymond”.
Romano told in his interview to “Vanity Fair”, that nowadays he is not interested in high salary too much. Having earned enough cash, Ray Romano wants to challenge himself with complicated dramatic roles, even if they are not so profitable.
In his free time the actor relaxes in one of his numerous houses. He owns property in San Fernando Valley and Malibu.
It’s not a secret, that Ray Romano used his family members as prototypes of “Everybody Loves Raymond” heroes. He is happily married Anne Romano, with whom he has 4 children.
The sitcom star Romano likes getting luxurious residences. He owned an enormous villa in Encino Oaks and in addition bought $8, 5 million estate in Malibu.
One of his latest purchases is the modern ranch in Venice community, which he got for $2, 1 million. The house is situated not far from Los Angeles.
The new Ray Romano home consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In addition, it can boast with a dining-room, living-room, kitchen etc.
The rancho is decorated in positive blue and white colors. The roomy premises contain minimum of furniture items. They can boast with cozy wooden floor and huge windows, due to which the rooms are lit with the sun.
Ray Romano Car
The popular comedian Ray Romano is rumored to own a huge car park. Nevertheless he didn’t publicize the pics of his cars.
But he is sure to own a fast and comfortable Ford Fiesta. The vehicle costs about $25, 000. Of course, that sum is a nuisance for wealthy Romano. Probably, he chose that car for its mighty turbocharged engine and hot classy look.