Ray Romano is an actor, screenwriter, and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his work on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond where he won multiple awards during its 9-season run. He also voiced Manfred, or Manny, in the Ice Age film series. In this article, we will take a look at Ray Romano’s net worth in 2021.
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Salary||$1.72 million per episode (Everybody Loves Raymond)|
Ray Romano’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $200 million
Ray Romano’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be valued at $200 million. This is according to multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.
Romano was born in Queens, New York City, and grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens. He has an older brother, Richard, who is a sergeant in the NYPD, and a younger brother, Robert, a second grade teacher in New York City.
He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975 and attended Queens College in Flushing, New York, where he studied accounting before getting into show business.
Ray Romano’s comedy career started when he joined the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search in 1989 directed by Saturday Night Live producer Neal Marshad. He also appeared in several outlets, such as Comedy Central, where he was a recurring guest voice in the animated show “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”.
He then appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to perform his stand-up routine. This appearance formed his ties with CBS, which produced his show “Everybody Loves Raymond”.
Everybody Loves Raymond featured a cast and format that is more suitable for Ray Romano’s brand of humor. The show had 210 episodes across 9 seasons from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005.
The series received positive reviews and was nominated for 69 Primetime Emmy Awards, and won 15. Everybody Loves Raymond received numerous nominations from multiple organizations such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Writer’s Guild of America Awards, American Comedy Awards, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, and many more.
Ray Romano won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002. He also shared an Emmy Award as an executive producer for the show when it won the Outstanding Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005.
In the final two seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano was earning a then-record-breaking salary of $1.75 million per episode. He was the highest-paid actor in the history of television before it was broken by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon when they earned $2 million per episode in their show “The Morning Show”.
To put it into perspective, there weren’t any reports in Romano’s salary in the first four seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond. But in seasons 5, 6, and 7, he reportedly made $800,000 per episode, which puts him at around $19 million per season.
In the last 2 seasons, however, Romano earned $40 million in season 8 and $28 million on the shorter season 9 if it was based on the $1.75 million per episode number. These amounts are just based on his performance salary alone.
Ray Romano appeared in the 7th season of the popular TV series The Office where he played a nervous job applicant named Merv Bronte who was interviewing for a job that was left vacant by Michael Scott.
Aside from his multiple TV shows and appearances, Romano also has a number of movies under his name. One of his most famous performances in movies is when he voiced Manfred, or Manny, the woolly mammoth in the Ice Age film series.
He appeared in the 2006 film Grilled alongside fellow comedian Kevin James. Most recently, he starred in the Netflix comedy film Paddleton and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman where he played a mob lawyer.
Outside of acting, Ray Romano is a poker enthusiast and he has competed in the World Series of Poker seven times. Aside from that, he is also an avid golfer and he starred in the second season of The Golf Channel’s original series The Haney Project wherein Tiger Woods’ former coach Hank Haney attempts to improve the golf skills of various celebrities.
Due to this, Romano is a regular competitor in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament. He finished 5th in the 2012 edition alongside his partner, Australian professional Steven Bowditch. This was the first time that he qualified for the final round. He is also competing in the annual American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament held at Lake Tahoe.
In February 2012, Ray Romano revealed that his wife, Anna Scarpulla, successfully overcame stage one breast cancer in 2010.
“The reason we’re going public is to share our experience, yeah, but to have an effect,” says Ray in an interview with People magazine. “Our goal is to help people.”
“We dodged a bullet,” says Ray. “Now we want to give back.”
Currently, Romano is one of the leads in the Epix comedy series Get Shorty. Its fourth season is slated to be back in 2022.
Due to his work throughout his career, Ray Romano is ranked No. 15 by Wealthy Gorilla in their list of the 30 Richest Comedians in the World.
With all of that being said, are you surprised that Ray Romano’s net worth in 2021 is valued at $200 million?