Lucille Ball Net Worth

Net Worth: $40 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Film, Television
  • Age Deceased at 77 years old on April 26, 1989
  • Birth Place Jamestown, New York, U.S.
  • Height 5' 6 1/2" (1.69 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Gary Morton)
  • Full Name Lucille Désirée Ball
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth August 6, 1911
  • Ethnicity Scottish, French, Irish, English
  • Occupation Actress, Comedienne, Model, Film Executive
  • Education John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts
  • Children 2 (Desi Arnaz, Jr., Lucie Arnaz)
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About Lucille Ball

Known to star the sitcoms The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, Here’s Lucy, I Love Lucy, Life with Lucy, and The Lucy Show, Lucille Ball is a popular American executive, model, comedienne and actress who enjoyed the limelight of showbiz success longer than what others did. She had an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Known to be one of those who had the longest careers in Hollywood, Lucille Ball enjoyed the limelight from the 1930s throughout the 1970s. Out of her 13 Emmy Award nominations, Ball won only 4. Lucille Ball was also a recipient of Women in Film Crystal Award, Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors, and Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Lucille Désirée Ball was born on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, USA. At age 77, she died of a thoracic aortic dissection on April 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Prior to her death,  Lucille Ball had remarried twice. Her first marriage was with Desi Arnaz, a Cuban bandleader. The marriage resulted to divorce but earned her two children, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV and Lucie Désirée Arnaz. Though they didn’t have a child together, Lucille Ball had a 27-year marriage with her second husband Gary Morton.

 

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Lucille Ball's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 1986 N/A
Salary 1986

Per episode salary from Life with Lucy

$150,000
Earnings 1974 N/A
Salary 1974

Salary from Mame (+10% net profits)

$250,000
Earnings 1968 $30 Million
Salary 1968

Salary from The Lucy Show (deferred compensation)

$1,100,000
Earnings 1967 N/A
Salary 1967

Salary from The Lucy Show until 1968

$384,000
Salary 1967

Salary from A Guide for the Married Man for two days work

$10,000
Sale of Asset 1967

Value of the Desilu Productions, consisting of 36 sound stages, 2000 employees and 62 acres adjacent to Paramount, which he sold to Gulf + Western Industries (he received $10 million while the other $7 million were distributed to the stockholders)

$17,000,000
Earnings 1966 N/A
Salary 1966

Annual salary as President of Desilu Productions (1962-1967)

$100,000
Earnings 1962 N/A
Salary 1962

Per episode salary from The Lucy Show

$15,000
Salary 1962

Salary from The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball

$100,000
Asset 1962

Value of the Desi Arnaz's holdings in Desilu holdings he bought

$3,000,000
Divorce 1962

Earnings from her divorce from Desi Arnaz (equal division of the television empire)

$10,000,000
Earnings 1953 N/A
Salary 1953

Salary from The Long, Long Trailer ($150,000 on profits bonus)

$125,000
Earnings 1951 N/A
Salary 1951

Per episode salary from I Love Lucy {+ 50% profits for the first 39 shows as well as ownership of the negatives to all future shows (1951-52)}

$2,000
Salary 1951

Salary from The Magic Carpet

$85,000
Salary 1951

Per episode salary from I Love Lucy

$3,500
Earnings 1946 N/A
Salary 1946

Weekly salary from Two Smart People

$1,750
Earnings 1942 N/A
Salary 1942

Weekly salary from The Big Street

$3,500
Earnings 1941 N/A
Salary 1941

Salary from A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob

$12,500
Earnings 1940 N/A
Salary 1940

Weekly salary from Too Many Girls

$1,500
Salary 1940

Weekly salary from Dance, Girl, Dance

$3,500
Earnings 1938 N/A
Salary 1938

Weekly salary from Go Chase Yourself

$2,000
Earnings 1937 N/A
Salary 1937

Weekly salary from Don't Tell the Wife

$2,000
Earnings 1935 N/A
Salary 1935

Weekly salary from Top Hat

$50
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