Ray Romano’s net worth is estimated to be over $150 million dollars, as of 2020.
Born Raymond Albert Romano on the 21st December 1957, he is the very well-known American actor and comedian best known for his roles in the popular comic sitcom “Everyone Loves Raymond”.
Romano has a long-standing career as a professional actor cum comedian. He even won an Emmy Award for “Everyone Loves Raymond”.
In 2004, he became the highest-paid television actor in history for his role as Raymond in this “Everybody Loves Raymond”. The show went on to break all records of having highest revenue of about $3.9 billion.
He has starred in many notable and top-grossing films. He even created and starred in popular comedy-drama “Men of a Certain Age” (2009).
His successes on the big screen leave no one in doubt that he is also a great earner and is easily one of the richest actors and comedians in the world.
His net worth is sure to increase as he is still very active. Over the years he has been having an increase in his wealth due to his continuous involvement in filming and acting.
Source of Wealth
Romano’s main source of wealth is his acting career that has spanned over 30 years.
His TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond” earned him around $19,000,000 in 2001.
He also takes home a good salary for appearing in other popular TV shows and films.
He also made some money playing poker. He competed in the World Series of Poker for five consecutive years between 2007 and 2011, and then again in 2013 and 2015.
A breakdown of Ramon’s net worth will reveal that his wealth comes from yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.
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Ray Romano was born on the 21st of December, 1957. His birth name is Raymond Albert Romano. His place of birth was in Queens, New York City.
He was born to Albert and Lucie Romano. His father, Albert, was a real estate agent and engineer, who died in 2010. His mother, Lucie, was a piano teacher. Both his parents are of Italian descent.
Romano has an older brother named Richard who is a year older, and who is a sergeant with the New York Police Department (NYPD). He also has a younger brother named Robert, and who is a teacher in New York.
He attended Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills for his elementary and middle school education. For his high school education, he attended Archbishop Molloy High School and graduated from Hillcrest High School in New York City in 1975.
During his high school days, he was friends with American actress, comedian and activist Fran Drescher.
Romano enrolled in the Queens College City University of New York, in Flushing New York, where he studied Accounting. His stay at this university was brief: 1975–1978.
He dropped out after accumulating only 15 credits in three years but returned in later years and made the Dean’s list.
1990 – 2000: Romano’s career as a stand-up comedian started off in the 1990s. He started off by playing the role of a policeman in the 1990 short film “Caesar’s Salad”. He participated in other films and television series during this decade.
His lead role performance in the TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996–2005) earned him America Comedy Awards, Emmy Awards, and People Choice Awards in various categories in different years.
He was the producer of this series and also the co-writer in some of the episodes.
His other television appearances including “Cosby”(1997), “The King of Queens”(1998 – 2005), and “Becker” (1999).
2001 – 2010: In 2001, E! television network named Romano as one of the top twenty entertainers of the year.
In 2004, he became the highest-paid television actor in history for his role as Raymond in “Everybody Loves Raymond”. The show later broke a record of having the highest revenue of about $3.9 billion.
Romano played the role of Handy Harrison in “Welcome to Mooseport”(2004), and “Eulogy”(2004). He appeared in other films like “The Last Word”(2008), and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”.
In Television, Romano appeared in “All That” (2002), “The Simpsons” (2005), and “The Knights of Prosperity”(2007), and “Men of a Certain Age”(2009-2011).
2011 – Present: He appeared in popular series like “The Office”(2011), “Maron”(2014), “Vinyl”(2016), and “Get Shorty”(2017-Present”.
In the movies, Romano was cast in a couple of films in this decade. Some of them include “Ice Age: Collision Course”(2016), “The Big Sick”(2017), “Paddleton”(2019) and “The Irishman”(2019).
Writing Career highlights
Romano’s career as an actor and producer is very impressive. He is also credited with co-writing 15 episodes of “Everybody Loves Raymond” starting from season one to season nine.
Similarly, he wrote four episodes of “Men of a Certain Age”(2009-2011) spread across season one and season two.
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Ray Romano married Anna Scarpulla in 1987. They have four children.
They have a daughter Alexandra, and three sons: twins Matthew and Gregory, and Joseph Raymond.
His wife and children often appeared in episodes of his famous TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond”.
He loves playing poker and golf. He has competed in the World Series of Poker in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
He appeared and starred in an episode of season two of “The Haney Project”. This is a Golf Channel’s original series where Tiger Woods’ former coach Hank Haney attempts to improve the golf games of different celebrities and athletes.
In 2010, his wife, Anna, battled stage one breast cancer. Romano and his wife decided to reveal this to the public in an interview granted to “People” magazine in 2012.
Romano was very close to actress Doris Roberts who played his mother on “Everyone Loves Raymond”. He has revealed that Roberts was his mentor and also someone who made him feel comfortable on set.
He mourned Doris Roberts who died at the age of 90 on April 17, 2016.
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