‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’: What Was Mary Tyler Moore’s Net Worth and Who Got Her Money After Her Death?
Mary Tyler Moore is one of the most iconic actors of all time thanks to The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In the ’70s, fans knew her for her beauty, intelligence, and comedy featured on the TV series. While Moore died in 2017, we’ll never forget the legacy she brought to television.
So, what was Moore’s net worth at the time of her death? And who got her money and assets after she died? Here’s what we know.
Mary Tyler Moore from ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ became one of the most popular actors in history
Moore used her wit and charm to draw audiences in, and it’s no wonder why The Mary Tyler Moore Show was such a huge success. Biography reminds us Moore first got her big break on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She won Emmy Awards in both 1964 and 1966 for her work.
Finally, by 1970, Moore was back in the spotlight with The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The plot centered around Moore’s character, Mary Richards, a single woman in the workforce, and it was quite revolutionary for its time. Not only did Moore bring Richards to life, but she also helped produce it with her second husband, Grant Tinker.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show might be Moore’s most notable success, but her production company went on to produce plenty of other shows with huge names, like The Bob Newhart Show and Taxi.
As for Moore’s personal life, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her early 30s, and she had many complications from the disease in her later years. She died at 80 years old in 2017.
Moore amassed a huge fortune by the time she died
While Moore dealt with alcoholism and health issues throughout her life, it’s her work with television that will forever be remembered. And she amassed quite a hefty fortune thanks to her work. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Moore died with a net worth of $60 million.
So, how did Moore bring in so much money? Aside from the fortune she made from her own show, she started her career off strong with TV commercials. Celebrity Net Worth notes she made $6,000 after filming 39 commercials in five days back in the ’50s. And once she started becoming regularly featured on The Dick Van Dyke Show, she was reportedly making around $450 per episode.
Her TV production empire with Tinker was also quite profitable. The Wealth Advisor reports the company earned over $40 million a year, and Moore was able to take home a large portion of that cash.
Who received Moore’s money after her death?
With $60 million left behind after Moore’s death, who inherited it? International Business Times notes her husband, Robert Levine, likely was the one to take it all. Moore had a son, Richard Meeker, but he died in 1980. This left Levine as the one most likely to inherit most, if not all, of her assets.
The Wealth Advisor also discussed Levine gaining Moore’s assets. The site noted state law dictated Levine was legally entitled to a third of what Moore left. And while there were plenty of rumors suggesting Moore and Levine weren’t on good terms, legality wins.
It wasn’t just money that Moore left behind, either. Velvet Ropes notes Moore’s New York property featured a huge main house, a pool house, and plenty of space for a garden and to ride horses. The place was pristine and filled with antiques.
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