Ron Howard Net Worth: Know the American Director’s Accomplishments

Ron Howard Net Worth

The Grammy Award Winner, Ron Howard, often makes headlines for his staggering net worth. In this article, we have listed everything about the net worth of Ron Howard and the several factors that contribute to it. It also lists the American artist’s career, personal life, and his lesser-known accomplishments.

Ronald William Howard, known by his stage name Ron Howard, is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He gained prominence after playing the young Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. He is also known for earning prestigious awards like Grammy, and the National Medal of Arts, and earning a towering income from the entertainment industry. In this article, we have listed everything about Ron Howard’s net worth and the several factors that contribute to it.

Who is Ron Howard?

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Ron Howard was born on March 1, 1954 (age 70 years; as of 2024) in Duncan, Oklahoma, United States. Born into an acting family, Ron Howard’s father, Rance Howard was a former U.S. Army Force member and an actor; he succumbed to death in 2017. His mother Jean Speegle Howard, was an American actress; she passed away in 2000.


Fascinated by the entertainment industry since childhood, Ron Howard, since he was in elementary school, wanted to become an actor. He attended the Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School and David Starr Jordan Junior High School while pursuing acting sessions at Desilu Studios, simultaneously. Later, he enrolled himself at John Burroughs High School, earning a high school diploma. Subsequently, he went on to pursue his formal education at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts; however, he didn’t graduate.

What is the Net Worth of Ron Howard?

As of 2024, Ron Howard has an estimated net worth of $200 million. The acclaimed personalities’ entertainment career majorly contributes to the net worth of Ron Howard.

NameRon Howard
Real NameRonald William Howard
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Net Worth$200 million

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Factors Contributing to the Net Worth of Ron Howard

Real Estates

One of the major factors contributing to the net worth of Ron is his real estate investment. His portfolio includes,

  • In 2002, Ron Howard went on to buy an apartment worth $712,000
  • In 2004, the couple, Ron Howard and Cheryl, purchased a 3000-square-foot mansion worth $5.6 million.
  • The actor owned an exquisite real estate holding near Greenwich, Connecticut. He sold it for a staggering worth of $27.6 million.
Ron Howard Net Worth: Know the American Director’s Accomplishments
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Ron Howard has appeared in several acting projects including “Splash” (1984), “Cocoon” (1985), “Willow” (1988), “Parenthood” (1989), and “Apollo 13” (1995). Some of his acclaimed films are “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), and “Cinderella Man” (2005). Other projects are The Da Vinci Code” (2006), “Angels & Demons” (2009), “Rush” (2013), “In the Heart of the Sea” (2015), and “Inferno” (2016).

Car Collection

Besides Ron Howard’s Audi and Lamborghinis, the artist has a vintage collection of cars. As of 2024, his Vintage collection includes,

  • A Classic 1970 Volkswagen Bug
  • A Beetle Engine
  • 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala
Ron Howard Net Worth
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A Collection of Watches

Ron Howard is fond of watches and has an expensive collection of them. One of them is a Speedmaster Ref. 29151; the price of the vintage watch is $3.5 million. 


As an Actor

  • Ron Howard, when he was two, ventured into the acting industry. In 1956, Ron Howard made his film debut with the American Western Film, Frontier Women.
  • From 1959 to 1970, Howard lent his name to several English films including Walking Distance (1959), The Music Man (1962), Village of the Giants (1965), and The Wild Country (1970).
  • In recent years, Howard worked in two films, Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal (2016), and Scream (2022).

As a Director and Producer 

  • In 1977, Ron Howard made his directorial debut with the American Road Action Comedy film, Grand Theft Auto.
  • In 1986, he made his production debut with the American Comedy film, Gung Ho; he was also a director in the film.
  • In recent years, Ron Howard has directed and produced several films like In The Heart of the Sea (2015), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Hillbilly Elegy (2020), and Thirteen Lives (2022).

Awards and Nominations

  • In 1998, he won the Emmy Outstanding Miniseries Award
  • In 2001, he won the Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year and Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing, respectively
  • In 2002, he won the BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for his achievement in Direction
  •  In 2016, he won the Grammy for Best Music Film.

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Personal Life

On June 7, 1975, Ron Howard tied the knot with his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Alley, In 2006, Alley authored In The Face of Jinn, a book published by the St Martin’s Press.

Ron Howard's wife
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Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts about Ron Howard?

  • Ron Howard was only eighteen months old when he played an uncredited role in the English film, Frontier Woman.
  • His children, Bryce Dallas, Jocelyn Carlyle, Paige Carlyle, and Reed Cross, are named after the places where they were conceived.
  • Ron Howard and his wife have been married for more than 50 years. In addition to it, the couple met on a dating show, The Dating Game, in 1971.
  • In 2023, he revealed his top movies, which are The Bridge on the River Kwai  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Emigrants (1971), The Exorcist (1973), Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
  • The American actress and model, Rene Russo, was his classmate.

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