American actress Melissa McCarthy cuts the list of one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Let's see how much is her net worth.
The lead from 'Mike & Molly,' Melissa McCarthy, is quite a recurring name in the American entertainment industry. The Illinois-born diva is a two-time Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner each, which indeed speaks volumes about her talent. In addition to that, the award-winning artist even got inducted in Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.
With over two decades in the industry, McCarthy not just got accustomed to global fame, but also amassed a colossal net worth. Interestingly, she featured multiple times in the annual rankings of the highest-paid actresses in the world over the past alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson. So, how did the 49-year-old actress achieve such triumph leading to an enormous bank balance? Let's find out.
When it comes to wealth, Melissa McCarthy's number shows that she is as rich as the Croesus. Specifically, she accumulates a whopping net worth of $90 million, as noted by Celebrity Net Worth. In fact, in 2016, she made it to the number 2 in the list of highest-paid actresses in the world as she took paycheck worth $33 million back home, thanks to the big hit in 'Ghostbusters.' Similarly, in the previous year of 2015, she was the third highest-earning actress globally as per the records of Forbes.
Melissa McCarthy earned $33 million in the year 2016 to become the second highest-earning actress.
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McCarthy, who lost over 75 pounds in the past, remains the perfect inspiration for all the women out there that hard work pays off, no matter what size you are in. While the primary source of her massive fortune remains comedy and acting in TV shows and films, she also put her hands in the business, with a successful fashion line in place.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the diva earns an estimated sum of $10 million for each role. For someone who grew up in a low-income family in Illinois, McCarthy is the perfect example of a dreamer, who burnt the midnight oil for years to become one of the highest-paid actresses in the whole of Hollywood.
Regarding her big break, it came when she featured in 2011's 'Bridesmaid,' where she portrayed 'Meghan Price' and bagged multiple awards & nominations. In addition to the recognition, she made big bonuses from the super-hit movie, which totaled around $288.4 million at the box office.
Following the filmography success, she was cast in CBS's sitcom, 'Mike & Molly,' which seemed to attract fans all over the world. Kudos to the show's success, many people recognize her as 'Molly' rather than her actual identity. Consequently, fame enhanced her demand as shows and films needed her to achieve success. Thus, in 2017, she was ranked fourth in the highest-paid actresses list, garnering $18 million from the movies like 'The Kitchen' and 'Can You Forgive Me?'
Melissa McCarthy featured in 127 episodes in 'Mike & Molly.'
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Lately, the television star is quite occupied since two of her films are currently on the post-production stage, including 'Superintelligence' and 'The Starling.' Both the shows are expected to air in 2020 itself while she will appear in 2021's 'Thunder Force,' a picture where she serves multiple roles, both as an actress and a producer. Before, McCarthy gained prominence from 'Gilmore Girls' and hosted a few episodes of the reputed talk show, in 'Saturday Night Live.'
Unlike most of the actors and actresses, Melissa McCarthy (Top-5 Facts) didn't limit herself to the silver screen only. Interestingly she pursued a business in fashion, a field which she left earlier on to act on television. Consequently, after a fair share of accomplishments in her acting journey, she collaborated with Sunrise Brands, to manufacture a clothing collection named 'Melissa McCarthy Seven7.'
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McCarthy's fashion line was a well-thought idea, which related to herself more than anyone else. Since she was a plus-size, Melissa often struggled to find dresses that could fit her or designers that would agree to design clothes. Thus, it was a big gap she found out and tried to fulfill with her fashion line, which debuted in August 2015 on the Home Shopping Network.
When you are one of the highest-earning actresses in the whole world, you often show for it with flashy mansions and estates. McCarthy also owns several houses around the country, she recently made the headlines in March 2020, after buying a new house at San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.
The 49-year-old paid a staggering $2.4 million, around $200,000 more than the asking price for the 2,800-square-feet mansion, which comprises four lavish bedrooms and three & a half bathrooms. She moved into the new house with her husband, Ben Falcone, and two daughters, Vivian Falcone and Georgette Falcone.
Melissa McCarthy bought a new house at San Fernando Valley in March 2020.
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Before moving into the new home, the 'Mike and Molly' actress used to live in a mansion-like house at Toluca Lake, California. The television sensation bought the 3000 square feet house in 2012 from Alan Thicke for around $3.525 million. It is comprised of all the modern-day amenities, including two pools with a grotto and a spa, an elevator, and a screening room. Even though the diva moved to her new house in 2020, she hasn't listed the former residence for sale to date.
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