Drew Carey is a well-known comedian and actor from America who is best known for appearing in the sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’. He is also a game show host and sports executive, and is the host of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. Carey has appeared in many television shows and films. Since 2007, he has been hosting the game show called ‘The Price IS Right’. He is the co-owner of the soccer club Seattle Sounders. Keep reading to know more about Drew Carey’s net worth in 2018.
Drew Carey Early Life
Drew Allison Carey was born on May 23, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio to his parents Lewis Carey and Beulah Carey. He grew up in the neighborhood of Old Brooklyn in Cleveland.
He completed his schooling James Ford Rhodes High School in 1975, where he used to play trumpet and cornet. He went to Kent State University and was expelled twice. After leaving his college, Carey joined the US Marine Corps Reserve and served from 1980 to 1986.
From 2007 to 2012, Drew Carey was engaged to Nicole Jaracz, but they never officially got married. He is also like a father figure to her son named Connor. In January 2018, Carey became engaged to Dr. Amie Harwick.
He is a Buddhist and is known to have type 2 diabetes. Carey is a libertarian. He is also active in philanthropy and supports libraries.
Drew Carey Career, Awards & Achievement
Drew Carey began his career by getting drafted in the military. In 1985, he started his career in stand-up comedy. In 1988, he competed in ‘Star Search’. In 1991, he was seen in ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’.
In 1994, he was seen in the television show ‘The Good Life’. A year later, he appeared in the TV movie ‘Freaky Friday’. From 1995 to 2004, he became the executive producer and presenter of his own show called ‘The Drew Carey Show’. He then became the host of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ from 1998 to 2007.
Carey was the host and executive producer of ‘Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show’ in 2004. He has also hosted the shows ‘The Late Late Show’, ‘Power of 10’, and ‘The Price Is Right’.
He has appeared in many films like ‘Coneheads’, ‘The Big Tease’, ‘Geppetto’, ‘Robots’, ‘The Aristocrats’, and ‘Jack & Jill’. In 2014, Carey was a contestant on the reality television show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. He has also made a cameo appearance in several other television shows and has appeared in several commercials.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003, Drew Carey received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by the Cleveland State University in 2000. In 1994, he won the Cable Ace Award in the category of Best Writing. He has also received the People’s Choice Award in 2000 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. In the same year, Carey won the Best Advocacy Journalism Award from the Southern California Journalism.
Net Worth of Drew Carey
Drew Carey has an estimated net worth of more than $185 million. Found considerable success by appearing in his own television show ‘The Drew Carey Show’, and went on to appear in many other television shows and films. In the 1990s, he has appeared in the commercials of restaurants. In his career, he has ventured into several professions. He is also a writer and partly owns Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer. Carey has also done voice acting and has also appeared for the World Wrestling Entertainment.
Drew Carey is considered one of the most popular television hosts in the world. His popularity has made him appear in music videos and commercials. He released his own autobiography entitled ‘Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined’. During his army career, he received the rank of a Sergeant.