Ron Howard Net Worth

Raquel Davies | November 22, 2013






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Ron Howard has an estimated net worth of $140 million

Ron Howard is an American film director, producer, and actor with an estimated net worth of $140 million. Howard’s notable films are A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He is 5’9 and weighs 178 pounds. Ronald William Howard was born on March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma. Howard’s mother was an actress and his father a director, writer, and actor. His father was away serving in the Air Force for the first three years of Howard’s life but when he returned they moved to Hollywood. The family moved within a block of Desilu Studios, where the Andy Griffith Show was filmed. Although Howard attended the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, he did not graduate.  Even before his fifth birthday, Howard was auditioning and winning a number of small roles, including in his first movie The Journey (1959) and on television in The DuPont Show with June Allyson and The Twilight Zone.

In 1960, Howard would get his first major break when he was cast as “Opie Taylor” in The Andy Griffith Show, which was shot at Desilu Studios.  Howard played Griffith’s son on the show and the two developed a lifelong friendship. Howard continued to land roles in television and film over the next ten years. He was cast in the iconic American Graffiti in 1973 and would later be tapped to play Richie Cunningham in the TV series Happy Days in 1974. His last significant on-screen role was in the 1986 movie, Return to Mayberry. Although his acting credits would be the envy of many, Howard would come to be known more for his work as a director in the latter half of his career. His directorial debut would come in 1977’s Grand Theft Auto, in which he also starred. He would go on to direct several television movies before getting the second big break of his career when he directed Night Shift in 1982.

Howard would go on to become one of the most successful directors in Hollywood with a multitude of smash hits among his credits, including Splash, Cocoon, Willow, Backdraft, Far and Away, The Paper, Ransom, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Cinderella Man. Howard would win the Academy Award for Best Director with 2001’s A Beautiful Mind. He would also direct 2006’s The Da Vinci Code which earned more than $758 million at the box office. Howard is also the co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment, a film and TV production company responsible for such work as Friday Night Lights, 8 Mile and the popular Arrested Development. Howard married his high-school sweetheart and they have four children, including two who are actors.

Ron Howard’s Net Worth Could Buy:

  1. 10,144.9 Vertu Constellation Smartphone ($13,800.00 each)
  2. 14,893.6 Hublot Classic Fusion 38mm Circonium Gold  ($9,400.00 each)
  3. 2,663,115.8 Happy Days: The Complete DVD Seasons 1 – 4  ($52.57 each)

Ron Howard has enough net worth to give almost every person in Russia $1.


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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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