Ron White Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Salary:||$4 Million Per Year|
|Real Name:||Ronald Dee White|
|Date of Birth:||18th December 1956|
|Age:||66 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Author|
|Updated:||29th June 2023|
Ron White, born Ronald Dee White, was born on December 18, 1956, in Fritch, Texas. From a young age, he knew he wanted to pursue comedy as he had always loved telling stories. He joined the United States Navy at 17 during the Vietnam War era and earned the nickname Tater Salad, which he carried with him throughout his comedy career. He even uses this nickname as part of a comedy routine, talking about when a policeman he had known his whole life asked him his name, and White replied, “They call me Tater Salad.”
After being kicked out of the Navy, White moved to Mexico, where he briefly owned a pottery factory, before returning to the U.S. to follow his dreams of being an American stand-up comedian.
Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Ron White’s career took off when he teamed up with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bill Engvall to become a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The group toured throughout the U.S. from 2000 until 2003, stopping in over 90 cities.
Together with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bill Engvall, the group would release five DVDs: Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie in 2003, Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again in 2004, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road in 2006, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation in 2007, and Blue Collar Comedy Tour: Ten Years of Funny in 2010.
Blue Collar TV
Because the group’s comedy was so well received, The WB television network offered the comedians a television show called Blue Collar TV. It ran for two seasons. While Ron White wasn’t a regular on the show, he did make seven guest appearances.
The Ron White Show
The WB television network offered Ron a special, The Ron White Show, that aired in 2005.
Other Television Appearances
As his fame grew, Ron White made appearances on several other television shows, including The Gong Show with Dave Attell, Reno 911!, 12 Miles of Bad Road, and Kath & Kim. He also filmed Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops in 2012 and 2014.
He has made guest appearances on many shows as himself, including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as part of the Jeff Foxworthy roast on Comedy Central Roasts, CMT Insider, Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert, 2011 CMT Music Awards, Match Play with Ray Adams, 2012 American Country Awards, This is Not Happening, and The Weekend in Vegas.
Ron White appeared in the TV series Roadies in 2016. In 2020, Ron White appeared in all 21 episodes of Number JUAN Quarantine Concert on VBar Live, a Facebook video show alongside Jason Atwell, Alex Reymundo, and Jordan Spider Snodgrass.
Ron White also appeared in Sex and the City 2, Demoted, Horrible Bosses (in which he ironically played a policeman), Jayne Mansfield’s Car, and 12 Mighty Orphans.
Ron White Stand Up DVDs
In addition to appearing on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour DVDs, Ron White has also released several solo comedy specials. His first, Tater Salad, a.k.a. Busted in Des Moines in 1990. During the 2000s, he released Drunk in Public, They Call Me “Tater Salad,” You Can’t Fix Stupid, and Behavioral Problems. In 2013, he released A Little Unprofessional as a DVD and digital download. His Netflix special, If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up, aired in 2018.
Ron White’s Style
Unlike the other Blue Collar Comedy comedians that relied on redneck humor, Ron White concentrated on his bad behavior, and quick replies and was usually seen on stage with a glass of scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other hand.
What is Ron White’s Net Worth?
Ron White has done very well financially during his comedy career. While the Blue Collar Comedy group was on tour, Ron White increased his net worth by $15 million. The first Blue Collar Comedy DVD only cost $3 million to make but grossed $38 million.
The Ron White net worth goes up yearly as he once made $2,500 per show but now makes $300,000 per show. Ron White’s net worth allows him to live the good life, drinking 25-year-old scotch and smoking Cuban Davidoff cigars while wearing $5,000 Brioni suits. Ron drives a Bentley and owns homes in both Atlanta and California.
His book, I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability, also helps Ron White’s net worth climb. It has sold over 700,000 copies and made the New York Times best-seller list. In three years, Ron’s DVDs and CDs sold more than two million copies.
In addition to his comedy career, Ron invested $1 million in a record company, Organica Music Group (OMG), with co-owner producer Michael Blakey. All of Ron’s future DVDs and CDs will be released through the company and he serves as the president of the Comedy Division.
In 2013, Ron and his then-wife’s brother, Alex Reymundo, started the Number JUAN Tequila brand. With bottles costing between $35 and $55, a good share of the continued growth of the Ron White net worth comes from this company.
Who is Ron White?
Ron White was born in the small town of Fritch, Texas, to Charles Don White and Barbara Joan Craig White. He has one sibling, sister Shea White. Besides a few run-ins with the law, he mentions in his routine, little is known about Ron’s early life until he joined the U.S. Navy at age 17.
Ron White’s Personal Life
Ron married his first wife, Lori Brice, in 1981. The couple had one son, Marshall White, and divorced in 1993. He and his second wife, Barbara Dobbs, were married from 2004 until 2008. It was said that Ron married singer Margo Rey in 2013, but the couple is no longer together. Ron White denies ever having married Margo, the sister of his tequila brand co-founder Alex Reymundo.
Fun Facts About Ron White
- April 27, 2009, was officially declared Ron White Day in Texas.
- Ron White received the Patriot Award for his having helped raise money for wounded military people.
- Ron White went to a hypnotherapist in 2021 to help him stop drinking alcohol.
- Ron is a Grammy-nominated comedian, having been nominated for Best Comedy Album at the 2007 and 2014 Grammys.
Ron White FAQs
What is Ron White Net Worth?
Ron White net worth is currently $40 million USD.
How much money does Ron White earn?
Ron White earns $4 million per year from various sources.
How tall is Ron White?
Ron White is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
How old is Ron White?
Ron White is currently 66 years old.
When is Ron White birthday?
Ron White birthday is on 18th December.