Drew Carey is a game show host who gained popularity after appearing in the game show called ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ He is also an actor, comedian, and sports executive. He gained fame by appearing in the sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’. In his career, he has appeared in many films, music videos, and TV series. He is also the author of the autobiography called ‘Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined’. Carey is also part owner of the team ‘Seattle Sounders FC’. Since 2007, he has been hosting the show ‘The Price is Right’ on CBS. The estimated net worth of Drew Carey is $175 million US dollars.
Drew Carey Biography
Drew Allison Carey was born on May 23, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born to parents Beulah Carey and Lewis Carey. He has two older brothers and was raised in Old Brooklyn in Cleveland. His father died from a brain tumor when he was eight years old. He went to James Ford Rhodes High School and used to play trumpet and cornet in the marching band.
He completed his graduation in 1975. He then went to Kent State University and got expelled twice. In 1979, Carey got enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He served for four years in the Marine Corps and then worked as a waiter and bank teller.
Drew Carey has been considered as a father figure to Connor who is the son of Nicole Jaracz. They have never been married and have no children together. They were supposed to get engaged but it was called off in 2012. Carey has got Type 2 diabetes.
In 1985, Drew Carey he started performing comedy and did a number of comedies in the 1980s. In 1991, he appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’. Later he appeared on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’. After ending his stand-up career, he produced the story line for ‘The Drew Carey Show’ By the end of the final season, he used to earn $750,000 per episode.
In 1998, he became the host of the show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ He starred and co-produced ‘Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show’ on WB. In 2011, he hosted ‘Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza’. He also became one of the founders of Improv All-Stars. In 2007, he became the game show host of ‘Power of 10’. After that, he became the host of ‘The Price is Right’. In the 1990s, he appeared in the commercials for restaurants. In 2011, he appeared in WWE Royal Rumble as Vince McMahon.
In 2005, he appeared three movies namely Robots, The Aristocrats, and Fuck. He 2003, he joined ‘Play for a Million’. In 2014, he became a contestant on the reality TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. He was partnered with Cheryl Burke. He also has written many sitcoms and is the author of his own autobiography called ‘Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined’.
Drew Carey was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. He won the 1994 Cable Ace Award for best Writing. In 2000 he won the People’s Choice Award. He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003. He is also a two-time winner of Daytime Emmy Awards. As the co-owner of Seattle Sounders, he was the recipient of the 2016 MLS Cup.
How much is Net Worth of Drew Carey in 2017
Drew Carey has done a number of ventures in his career. He has successfully hosted the ‘Drew Carey Show’ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. He has also hosted many game shows and has gone to accumulate good wealth for himself. Drew Carey’s net worth is an estimated $175 million US dollars as of 2017.
He has also appeared in various commercials and has also written throughout his career. He partly owns the Seattle Sounders FC. Carey has also competed in the celebrity world poker tour in 2003. He has appeared in 5 different films and has lent his voice for the film ‘Robots’ in 2005.
Drew Carey is a libertarian. He is a fan of the national Soccer team and follows clubs like Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He is also a philanthropist and has participated in various shows to support different charities.