Sadly, Jerry Lewis died today at the age of 91. Jerry Lewis was a celebrated comedian, singer and film producer who had a major influence on the American entertainment industry.
Given the span of his career, however, one wonders, how much wealth did he accumulate and what was his net worth.
The Squander will give you an estimate of Jerry Lewis net worth in 2018.
Jerry Lewis was born in New Jersey and began acting at the tender young age of 5. His career initially took off when he paired with Dean Martin as part of a comedy team. Once he split from the team. Jerry Lewis experienced great fear but did go on to a very successful solo career.
This solo career began with an album that was launched by Capitol Records. That album was “Jerry Lewis Just Sings” and sold a million and half copies and remained at the top of the billboard for several months. He then went on to perform regularly at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
From there, Jerry Lewis went on to star in several television shows and movies. He appeared in “What’s My Line?” and such hit films as “The Geisha Boy” and “Don’t Give Up The Ship.”
Jerry Lewis was also a renowned philanthropist and raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In addition, Jerry Lewis lent his name to a theater chain in his career.
More recently, Jerry Lewis made headlines for pledging his support to Donald Trump’s presidency while criticizing the presidency of Obama. He also revealed that he’d been a supporter of Reagan.
So how much money did Jerry Lewis accumulate throughout his prolific career?
Given that he not only acted, sang, served as a film producer, director and screen writer, Jerry Lewis accumulated quite a bit of wealth. In 2018, Jerry Lewis net worth is estimated to be 50-70 million dollars.