Rob McElhenney is an American TV actor and director. Apart from appearing on various TV shows, Rob has also acted in some Hollywood movies. He has also written and directed some episodes of his famous TV show “It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.” Now let’s have a close look on Rob McElhenney’s net worth in 2018.
Rob McElhenney Early Life
Rob McElhenney was born on 14th April 1977 in Philadelphia, USA to Helena and Robert McElhenney. He was the eldest among the three children of the couple. After his parents divorced, Rob was raised by his father and stepmother. He also has a stepsister.
Rob finished his schooling from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. He never went to college. Though he lived in the dormitory of one of his friend’s college in New York and even went to a couple of classes on a fake id, he never officially enrolled.
When nothing became of his acting career in New York, Rob shifted to Los Angeles. There he met his future wife Kaitlin Olson on the sets of the TV show It’s always sunny. They married in 2008. They are currently living in Los Angeles with their two children.
Rob McElhenney Career
After his schooling, Rob went to New York to pursue a career in acting. Initially, Rob got very lucky and did a role in a film starring Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford. But unfortunately, his part got deleted.
He went on to do small roles in a few films which largely went unnoticed. During this time he would work as a waiter in hotels to make ends meet.
Afterward, he moved to Los Angeles and tried his hands on writing scripts for TV shows. One of his scripts was selected by the Fox Extended TV channel and made into a sitcom titled. It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.
The show became very popular and currently has been renewed for 13th and 14th seasons making it one of the longest running comic TV shows.
Apart from writing, producing and acting in the TV show, Rob has also appeared in other TV shows like Lost and Fargo. He has also been appointed the director of an upcoming Mine craft movie.
Awards & Achievements
Rob’s greatest achievement has been his comic TV show. It was his brainchild, and till date, he is one of the main writers of the famous TV show.
The show has been nominated for the Satellite award, People’s choice award and Primetime Emmy award a couple of times. It has won the People’s choice award as the favorite TV comedy show in 2012 and 2016.
Net Worth of Rob McElhenney
The current net worth of Rob McElhenney has been estimated to be around $40 million. He has earned most of it by performing in various TV shows and Hollywood movies.
Currently, Rob has secured a 7 figure deal with the Legendary Pictures Company to write and direct his first movie.
He has also put on sale his home in California for $2.6 million. He had bought this house with his wife in 2008.
Rob McElhenney, famous for his comedy acts is quite different when it comes to his work. He is a dedicated actor, writer, and director who takes his work seriously. Once, he had even put on excess weight against the advice of his friends and well-wishers to make his act funnier in his show.
Rob is a person committed to his family and work and has been working hard to rise steadily on the ladder of success. He has been entertaining people with his funny antics and providing them with the much needed comic relief in their stressful lives.