What Is The Fortune Of American Actor Ron Howard?

Ron Howard is an American actor famous for playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968). Similarly, he is also known for directing movies Cocoon and Apollo 13.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth Ron is worth $160 million in 2020. On the other hand, Howard has an estimated net worth of $140 million as per The Richest.

Back in 1976, the actor earned a salary of $100,000 from the film Eat My Dust. Likewise, he received $10 million of salary as a director from the movie A Beautiful Mind in 2007.

Additionally, in 2007, Ron’s total earning was $35 million and in 2011, he earned a salary of $10 million from the film The Dilemma as a director and producer.


66 years old versatile personality Howard is active in the film industry since 1956. He debuted playing an uncredited role Bit Prat in the film Frontier Woman. He first grabbed the limelight as a child actor after guest-starring in an episode od TV series The Twilight Zone.

Eventually, Ron earned massive popularity for his portrayal of Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968) along with Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier, and others. Likewise, in 1962, he featured in the musical film The Music Man.

Later, Howard became worldwide famous for playing Steve Bolander in American coming-of-age comedy film American Graffiti in 1973. Then, he acted as Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days from 1974 to 1980.

After that, The Music Man star made his directorial debut with the comedy movie Grand Theft Auto in 1977. Since then, he has been directing, producing, writing, and acting in numerous films and TV shows.

Furthermore, 5 feet 9 inches tall Ron’s notable films and TV series include Cocoon, Willow, Backdraft, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, The Dilemma, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, Pavarotti, Cotton Candy, Skyward, and others.


Cocoon director Ron Howard supports various causes like AIDS & HIV, animals, education, environment, health, homelessness, mental challenges, and women.

The Academy Award-winning director donates to charitable organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Hollywood Cookbook, Bring Change 2 Mind, Oceana, Communities in Schools, and DonorsChoose.org.


A Beautiful Mind actor Howard owned the 32-acre house in Greenwich, Connecticut. The mansion with more than 17,200 square feet of living space features 6 bedrooms and a 2-story library.

Moreover, the bungalow boasting other facilities like a 14-seat movie theatre, yoga studio, gym, and an indoor saltwater pool was sold for $27.5 million in 2014.


Ron Howard was born Ronald William Howard on March 1, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma, the United States to actor parents, Rance Howard and Jean Speegle Howard. Similarly, his brother, Clint Howard is also an actor and comedian.

Talking about Ron’s education, he is a graduate of John Burroughs High School.

Relationship History

Ron Howard is married to writer Cheryl Howard. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on June 7, 1975.

The duo is together for 35 years and they shared 4 children. Among them,2 of their kids, Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard are actors while the other is Jocelyn Carlyle and Reed Howard.