Drew Carey Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Drew Carey Net Worth 

Drew Carey has an estimated net worth of $165 million. Comedian Drew Carey came to national attention with his hit sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’ before becoming the host of ‘The Price Is Right.’ He earns most of his income from his television shows. 

Drew Carey turned to comedy after serving in the Marine Corps, and his stand-up act led to a primetime sitcom, The Drew Carey Show. He was also the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and is currently the host of The Price Is Right.

To calculate the net worth of Drew Carey, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Drew Carey
Net Worth: $165 Million
Monthly Income: $1 Million
Annual Salary: $12.5 Million
Source of Wealth: Comedian, Actor, Game Show Host, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor

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Early Life

Drew Allison Carey was born on May 23, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Beulah and Lewis Carey. Carey, the youngest of three brothers, became especially reclusive after his father, a draftsman for General Motors, died of a brain tumor in 1966. As a result, Carey requested psychiatric treatment, but his mother, who was working multiple jobs to support the family, didn’t have time to assist him in seeking treatment.

Because of the age difference between Carey and his older brothers, the solitary, depressed boy was frequently left to his own devices. After school, he entertained himself with humor books, recordings of comedians and cartoons, and time with friends like David Lawrence.

Education and Mental Health

Carey attended Rhodes High School and was heavily involved in the marching band as a trumpet and coronet player. He enrolled in Kent State University after graduating in 1975, joined the Delta Tau fraternity, and became an avid board game player. Carey, on the other hand, struggled with concentration — he couldn’t decide on a major and was still depressed.

Carey had attempted suicide at least once by his junior year and had been expelled from Kent State twice. He eventually dropped out of college with the intention of becoming a stand-up comedian. His depression worsened as he traveled across the country and tried his luck. He attempted suicide again in his early twenties. Carey returned home to Cleveland, his brother Roger paying for the plane ticket, knowing he needed to work through his emotional issues, and devoured self-help books.

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Marine Corps

While visiting his brother Neal in San Diego in 1980, Carey enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve, believing that the armed forces would provide the structure he craved. Carey grew physically and mentally during his six-year tenure, gaining self-assurance and direction. This period of his life defined him so much that it helped shape his signature look — a military buzz cut and thick, black, standard-issue glasses — as well as his Libertarian leanings.

Early Comedy Career

Lawrence, a childhood friend and radio personality, contacted Carey in 1986. Lawrence was a morning radio DJ at the time, and he asked Carey to help him write comedy bits for the show. Carey’s contributions to the show boosted his confidence even more, and with Lawrence’s encouragement, he began performing on the local comedy circuit. He’d won a competition at the Cleveland Comedy Club by April and was working as their regular emcee.

He made two notable appearances on the TV talent show Star Search the following year. He continued to perform as much as he could over the next few years, frequently traveling between Ohio and Los Angeles. His perseverance paid off, and he boosted his career with a celebrity-making appearance on The Tonight Show in 1991. The audience adored Carey, and his performance earned host Johnny Carson’s respect.

‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

After several cable specials and a few minor film and television roles, ABC cast Carey in his own sitcom. He was cast as an ordinary, pleasant assistant director of personnel at a Cleveland, Ohio, department store. The Drew Carey Show premiered in 1995, and it was filled with everyman humor, a likable ensemble cast, and several forays into musical theater. It was a ratings favorite by the second season.

Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, Carey’s autobiography, was published in 1997. The book exposed the public to Carey’s hard-partying, adult-entertainment-loving side. Carey’s already adoring fans accepted her flaws. The book became a mainstay on the New York Times best-seller list and helped cement Carey’s bad-boy persona.

The following year, Carey began hosting the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which featured comedians such as Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady. Carey took this talented group on the road in 2001, billing them as “The Improv All Stars.” Carey was chosen as the host of the 2002 White House Correspondents Dinner, a prestigious and much-coveted position, in addition to his cabaret performances, hosting duties, and multiple big-screen appearances.

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‘The Price is Right’

When The Drew Carey Show ended in 2004, and Carey’s stint on Who’s Line Is It Anyway? ended in 2006, the comedian took the time to pursue a passion for sports photography, specifically soccer. He didn’t, however, stray far from the small screen. In 2007, he was chosen to host the CBS game show The Power of 10 and to succeed Bob Barker as host of the long-running The Price Is Right.

Political Views

Carey’s Libertarian views have become even more vocal in recent years. Carey, an outspoken supporter of personal liberties such as gun rights and medical marijuana legalization, has appeared in several videos for the Reason Foundation, a similar non-profit organization.

Personal Life

He proposed to his girlfriend, culinary school graduate Nicole Jaracz, in 2007. In 2012, they called off their engagement.

Carey announced his engagement to sex therapist Amie Harwick in January 2018, but the couple called it quits in November of that year.

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