Drew Carey Net Worth

By: Alexander Jones  |   | 

Born on May 23, 1958 ‘Drew Allison Carey’ is a well-known actor, comedian, game show host and sports executive. Carey became popular from appearing in his own sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’. He also gained popularity as a host of the comedy show titled ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. Carey started his comedy career in the year 1985 with following the suggestion given by a disc jockey friend ‘David Lawrence’. After a year, he became the winner of open microphone contest. Drew even became ‘Master of Ceremonies’ at Cleveland Comedy Club. Then he started to perform at the multiple comedy clubs in both Cleveland and Los Angeles. However, he came to notice as a comedian after competing in 1998 ‘Star Search’. While working as a stand-up comedian in ‘The Tonight Show’, his performance impressed Carson who eventually invited him to the couch next to his desk. He made his first appearance on the show called ‘Late Night with David Letterman’. In the year 1994, he wrote his own stand-up comedy for the show titled ‘Drew Carey: Human Cartoon’. He was awarded with a CableACE Award for Best Writing.

After gaining success as a stand-up comedian, he appeared in numerous supporting roles in the various television shows. In the year 1993 he was casted in the movie ‘Coneheads’ to play the role of taxi passenger. After a year, he appeared in the short-lived sitcom ‘The Good Life’. Carey worked as a consultant for the TV show ‘Someone Like Me’. Along with the writer Helford, he developed and produced the show called ‘The Drew Carey Show’. He earned a huge amount of $60,000 in its first seasons. At the time of final season of the show, he was earning total amount of $750,000 per episode. In the year 1998, he started hosting thee improvisational comedy show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. Besides this, he also gained popularity as hosting the CBS game show ‘Power of 10’. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $165 million dollars.

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