Drew Carey, a popular comedian, actor, and host of a game show has come a long way on his way to fame and glory. The aspiring entertainer went from being an ordinary nine-to-five-year-old who couldn’t afford three meals a day, to a famous celebrity with an astonishing net worth of several million dollars. With his ever-present Buddy Holly-style glasses, his breathtaking smile, and his characteristic flat haircut, he has distinguished himself in the entertainment industry and maintained an enviable position in his career.
Drew created a niche for himself in stand-up comedy, but his rise to fame came with his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line is it Anyway on ABC. He also hosts the CBS game show called The Game is Right.
Drew is also a minority owner of Seattle Sounders FC, a major league soccer team in the United States. He has proven his writing skills; he wrote his autobiography Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, which describes his formative years and his career in television.
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Who Is Drew Carey?
The American actor, Drew Allison Carey, was born on May 23, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was born as the youngest child of the Carey family with two older brothers before him. He grew up in Cleveland with his brothers Neal (born 1946) and Roger (born 1952).
When Drew Carey was eight years old, he lost his father, Lewis Carey, to a brain tumor and fell into depression. After the death of his father, his mother, Beulah Carey, could not spend a good time with young Drew, as she had to take on additional jobs to meet the needs of her family, and so Drew was left to his fate. Even his big brothers could not make contact with the traumatized Drew, probably because of the massive age difference between them. He tried to commit suicide twice but failed on both occasions.
Considering his educational background, he graduated from high school in Rhodes in 1975, where he was active in the marching band as a crown player and also as a trumpeter. He went to Kent State University, where he was expelled from school for poor academic performance. He also had some problems with his eyesight.
Drew finally decided to leave college after three years and joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1979. After four years on the reserve, the aspiring entertainer moved to Las Vegas in 1983, where he got a job as a bank clerk and also worked as a waiter at Denny’s. His career in comedy began after two years in 1985, and the very next year the aspiring comedian won an open mic competition.
Who Is His Wife Or Girlfriend?
He was previously in a relationship with Nicole Jaracz, who became his fiancée in 2007. After a five-year engagement, the couple made the decision to go separate ways in January 2012. Although they had no children together, Drew adopted a father figure for Nicole Jaracz’s son, Connor, with whom she had from a previous relationship. At the time of their relationship, Nicole Jaracz and her son had several appearances on Carey’s show “The Price is Right”.
It seems that the comedian was not involved in any other relationship between 2012 and 2017. His love life came to life again in 2017 when he met the therapist Dr. Amie Nicole Harwick at a house party. The duo got along well and started meeting immediately, and finally, their official engagement was announced in January 2018. Since then, the couple has been spotted at several public events together.
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Is Drew Carey Married Or Gay?
Although there are rumors about his sexuality, it has been confirmed that Drew Carey is not gay but a heterosexual man. Although he has been in various relationships over the years, the American actor has never actually managed to marry anyone.
Net Worth & Salary
The comedian and actor earn a handsome $8.5 million in annual salary, which contributes significantly to his astonishing net worth of $165 million. Coming from a man who had to sell his blood plasma to get his food on the table, that’s pretty amazing.
Apart from his annual income, Drew has won a considerable amount of money from the celebrity version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”; in fact, he currently holds the record for the most money won on this show. He won a total of $532,000 from a few appearances on the show; in 1999 he won $500,000 on his first appearance and $32,000 on his second appearance.