The Star Wars Icon Carrie Fishers who was a novelist, a screenwriter and an actress at the time of her death. She met her demise on 27 December 2016 as a result of cardiac arrest. She used to play Princess Leia in the Star Wars. Let’s find out how much is Carrie Fisher’s net worth in 2018.
Carrie Frances Fisher brought into this world in 1956 by her parents Debbie Reynolds who was an actress and Eddie Fisher who was a singer. She was brought up in Los Angeles California, but when she was just two years the parents divorced, and they would later remarry other people, and that’s how Carrie ended up having two half-sisters Tricia Leigh, Fisher and Joely Fisher.
Carrie was hooked to reading books, and from that passion, she attended several schools among them Beverly Hills High School though she dropped out, went to Central School of Speech and Drama and Sarah Lawrence College which she didn’t graduate.
Carrie left a daughter behind ( Billie Lourd), and the dad was Bryan Lourd but before she was married to Paul Simon, a colleague and even had a relationship with Dan Aykroyd and James Blunt.
Apart from acting and other careers of her, she was a humanitarian and an activist who used to talk about drug addiction, HIV and AIDS and mental illness.
Carrie Fisher professional career kicked off when she was just 18 years, and her very first film was Shampoo 1975. She would later feature in her most recognised work Star Wars in 1977 starring as Princess Leia. In 1978 she starred in the film Leave Yesterday Behind and also Star Wars Holiday Special.
Around 1980,s Carrie was alcoholic and abused drugs too which led her to develop depression and but she overcame it and featured on several films that decade such as Hollywood Vice Squad 1986, and Under the Rainbow 1981. As the decade drew closed she authored her first novel Postcards from the Edge which was a best seller. The novel would later be turned into a film Postcards from the Edge 1990.
As a screenwriter, she assisted in revising several Hollywood scripts among them is Outbreak 1995, Sister Act 1992, Last Action Hero 1993, E -Girl 2007, The Wedding Singer 1998, among others.
Other best-selling books she created are Shockaholic 2012, Delusions of Grandma, Wishful Drinking 2009, The Best Awful There Is 2004, Surrender the Pink 1990, Hollywood Moms 2001 and The Princess Diarist 2016.
Apart from films she also appeared is many televisions shows such as Sex and the City, Smallville, Family Guy, Celebrity Ghost Stories, The Big Bang Theory, Catastrophe among many others. She also did two video games in her lifetime 2012 Dishonored and 2016 Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens.
Awards & Achievements
Among the awards that Carrie Fisher received while she was alive are a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from Harvard, a Golden Heart Award from Midnight mission won a presidential award in 1990 and had been nominated severally on Emmy Awards, Saturn Awards and BAFTA Awards.
Net Worth of Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher net worth is estimated to be $25 million at the time of her demise. Though now she is gone all this wealth will be inherited by her daughter Billie Lourd. Carrie Fisher net worth of $25 million has been earned through her participation in films such as Star Wars and the fact that she was also a good author too. Her daughter Billie Lourd will also have an additional $18 million from the sale of her mother and grandmother Beverly Hills estate.
Although Carrie Fisher has left this world she cemented her place among the legendary actresses. Her death which was as a result of drug addiction and mental illness should be a pointer as to why we need to eradicate the social stigma vice that surrounds the victims of such diseases. May her soul rest in peace.