What Was Luke Perry’s Net Worth at the Time of His Death?

Luke Perry was best known for his roles on Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale. His mysterious demeanor and smooth acting skills make him a fan favorite. Here’s a look at Luke Perry’s death, life, net worth, and how he made his money.

Luke Perry | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Luke Perry | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Early years and rise to fame

Luke Perry made his acting debut in a 1982 episode of the television series Voyagers! He played the small role of a union prisoner. After a long break, he had another acting role in a 1988 episode of the television series Loving. Perry landed a recurring role on the daytime drama Another World from 1988 to 1999. He played the role of Kenny. Perry got his big break when he began playing the role of Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210. The show ran from 1990 to 2000.

Luke Perry’s death

Luke Perry at Comic Con | Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Comic Con
Luke Perry at Comic Con | Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Comic Con

Luke Perry died in March 2019 at the age of 52 a few days after a stroke. He had trouble with his health over the years. In May 2017, he revealed he had a cancer scare after a colonoscopy revealed he had precancerous growths. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star had the colonoscopy in 2015 after partnering with Fight Colorectal Cancer‘s “One Million Strong” campaign, which encouraged people to get screened.

Luke Perry |  Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Luke Perry | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

“Right now, there are 23 million Americans who haven’t been screened who need to be screened,” Perry told Fox News. “If I had waited, it could have been a whole different scenario.” Perry said he wanted to join the Fight Colorectal Cancer initiative after a friend of his was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. “When I heard that this was the most detectable cancer that we know of yet it’s the second most lethal, I just couldn’t figure out why that was and I wanted to get out there and tell people about it,” said Perry.

Luke Perry’s road to acting

Luke Perry |  Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images
Luke Perry | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Fame didn’t come easily for the TV star. He had to work hard before becoming a household name and teen heartthrob. Before landing a role on the hit show Beverly Hills 90210, Perry struggled to find steady work as an actor. In a 1993 interview, Perry said he auditioned for many TV, film, and commercial roles before being offered a part in a commercial. Up until getting that role, Perry had a construction job and laid down asphalt.

Right before I was cast, I wasn’t doing much of anything, as far as acting goes. I was auditioning for a lot of stuff and I was getting turned down a lot. And in the daytime, I was doing asphalt, making parking lots and stuff. The show has changed my life immeasurably. Life is certainly never going to be the same.

How Luke Perry made money

Perry made most of his money from acting. Outside of acting, he participated in product endorsements. He also did some voiceover work. One high-profile collaboration was his partnership with Old Navy alongside actress Jenny Garth. Perry also made money as a producer, writer, and director. He produced episodes of the television shows Trouble Creek and Jeremiah.

Luke Perry’s net worth

At the time of his death, Luke Perry had an estimated net worth of $10 million.

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