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American actor, comedian, game show host, screenwriter and television producer Drew Allison Carey, was born on 23 May 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, and is best known these days for having hosted the game show “The Price is Right” for the last 10 years.
So how rich is Drew Carey, as of mid-2017? Currently, Drew’s net worth is estimated by celebrity dot money to be an impressive $180 million, acquired mostly from his appearances on television, during a career which now spans over 30 years in the entertainment industry.
Drew was educated at James Ford Rhodes High School, from which he matriculated in 1975, and then continued at Kent State University, but struggled academically and left without graduating. He enlisted into the US Marine Corps Reserve for four years, then worked as a waiter and bank teller in Las Vegas. However, he discovered how to write comedy material, and eventually Drew’s comedy career started in 1985 as a stand-up comedian, as well as writing 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 the Cleveland Comedy Club, really kicking-off his net worth.
Carey’s first major public appearance was in 1988, in a show entitled “Star Search”, in which contestants competed in a variety of entertainment genres. In 1991, Carey appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, impressing both the host as well as the audience with his stand-up comedy routine. Carey subsequently starred in several supporting roles in 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 comedy sitcom was certainly Carey’s breakthrough in the entertainment business. Initially, Carey earned 60,000 dollars for one episode, but incrementally the sum rose, so by the final season, Carey was earning 750,000 dollars per episode. However, soon production costs began to exceed returns, and the show ended in 2004. Undeterred Drew 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 then put on hiatus, and later picked up by The CW network.
Even though Drew Carey had generated considerable amounts of his net worth from these two shows, he continued his successful career with other projects. In particular, he became the host of the popular game show “The Price Is Right” in 2007, which has to considerably boosted his net worth over the last 10 years.
In addition to his on-screen performances, Drew Carey is a known photographer, and writer as well. Carey is a press photographer for the US National Soccer Team, and sells his images under the pseudonym of “Brooks Parkenridge”. He is still especially interested in soccer, and is a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC team.
Further, in 1997, Carey published an autobiographical book entitled “Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined”, in which he shared his childhood memories and problematic experiences.
In his personal life, Drew Carey was in a long courtship with Nicole Jaracz, but they apparently separated in 2012, so Drew continues as a bachelor. In recent years he is known to have had heart surgery, and type 2 diabetes, but is apparently healthy these days. Drew actively participates in charity events, supporting libraries in particular, and has donated large sums to the Ohio Library Foundation, and Cleveland Public Library among many others.