Ron Howard is a renowned Hollywood actor, filmmaker, and director with a net worth of $140 million. He gained initial fame for his role as Opie Taylor in the TV show “The Andy Griffith Show.” Throughout his successful acting career, he transitioned into directing and filmmaking, helming several hit movies like “Angels and Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Parenthood,” “Splash,” and “Apollo 13.”
Ronald William Howard was born on March 1, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma, US, to Jean Speegle Howard and Rance Howard. Both of his parents were involved in the entertainment industry. His father’s stage name was Howard, although their original family name was Beckenholdt. Ron has a younger brother, Clint Howard, who is also an actor.
The Howard family moved to Hollywood in 1958, where they lived near Desilu Studios, where “The Andy Griffith Show” was filmed. Ron received education while living there and continued schooling in Burbank after they moved.
Ron Howard’s acting career took off in 1959, making his debut in the movie “The Journey.” He appeared in numerous TV shows and films before landing his iconic role as Opie Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show.” Subsequently, he acted in films like “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” and “American Graffiti.”
His breakthrough as an actor came with the sitcom “Happy Days,” which he left in 1980 to pursue directing. Howard’s directing career started with “Grand Theft Auto,” and he went on to direct critically acclaimed films like “Night Shift.”
He achieved immense success as a director, helming movies like “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Angels and Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Splash,” “Parenthood,” “Cinderella Man,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Rush,” “Willow,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Apollo 13,” among others.
Awards and Achievements:
Throughout his illustrious career, Ron Howard has received several honors and awards. He was recognized by the Museum of Moving Images, the American Cinema Editors, and received the Big Apple Award from the Tisch School of Cinematic Arts and the Milestone Award from the Producers Guild of America.
In 2010, he was honored with the Humanitarian Award by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Gold Hugo-Career Achievement Award from the Chicago Film Festival. In 2013, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
Ron Howard’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million, primarily amassed from his successful career in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in numerous movies and television programs and has directed several critically acclaimed films. Additionally, he owns a valuable estate in Westchester County, worth around $27,500,000.