How Much Comedy Veteran Richard Karn Earned From His Career?His Net Worth And Assets

News by Hendrix Published on 29 Jan,2019 Updated on 29 Jan,2019

Known as America's favorite handyman, Richard Karn is a veteran comedian, actor and all around TV star whose career spans more than 2 decades. Starting his career by appearing on TV in the hit show Home Improvement, alongside Tim Allen. He played the supporting role of Al Borland in the show for 202 episodes.              

He took his talent to the big screen by debuting with "Picture Perfect" in 1995. His talents are not only limited to comedy and acting though as he is also a handyman and an author who released several books on the subject of home remodeling and improvement. From his outstanding career, along with name and fame, he also earned huge income. How much is his net worth? Details here.  

How Much Karn Earned From His Comedy Career?  

Karn’s tenure in show business spans more than 28 years and his hard work along with God-given talents made him a rich man with a net worth of $8 Million. He amassed the million dollar net worth from his career as a comedian, actor, handyman and author.       

Although he gets a big paycheck from the residuals of his shows and films as well as royalties from his books, he chooses to remain secretive about his earnings.

CAPTION: A professionally shot photo of Karn. SOURCE: Daytime Confidential

To add to his career as a stellar comedian he is also a former game show host and hosted the global hit ‘Family Feud’ from 2002–2006. The show’s current host is Steve Harvey (2010–present).

The median pay for a TV star of his prowess is around $150k to $1 million. In similar fashion he also earns from his career as a TV show host, the average salary for a game show host is around $1 million to $10 million.

What Does The Star Own? Does He Live The High Life?

The star popular for his role on Home Improvement spent a lot of cash on properties and lifestyle. He bought a house for $1.1 million in Los Angeles, California (CA), USA. The house is a 6-bed, 6-bath, 5,998 sq ft property that was bought in April of 1996.    


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He plays golf which is not a sport a poor man can afford, the price for even the casual players set made out of the low-quality metal can cost up to $200. Top of the line sets can cost from $400s to $1,200. Membership at golf clubs can cost between $1,000 upwards to $25,000.

Quick Facts  

  • Richard Karn was born Richard Karn Wilson on February 17, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • He was born to father Gene Wilson who served in World War II.
  • The handyman completed his schooling from Roosevelt High School and graduated with a degree from the University of Washington.
  • Karn joined the Screen Actors Guild as Richard Karn and not Richard Wilson because there was already a member with the name. 
  • He moved to Los Angeles in 1989 with his wife Tudi and lived in an apartment complex.  

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