Today, sadly, Ralphie May, the well-known stand-up comedian died after a cardiac arrest. Ralphie May initially got his start through the show “Last Comic Standing” and went on to have an outstanding career. But just how much money did Ralphie May accumulate over his career and what was his net worth at death?
Ralphie May hailed from the south; He was born in Tennessee and was raised in Arkansas. Ralphie May always had an interest in being a comedian; while only in high school, he won a contest to become the opening act for comedian, Sam Kinison. After high school, Ralphie May moved to LA to embark on his entertainment career.
Almost 15 years ago, Ralphie May starred in “Last Comic Standing.” He gained second place in that competition. Later, Ralphie May went on to have comedy roles in “The Jay Leno Show.”
After these stints, Ralphie May was featured on several Comedy Central specials as well as Netflix specials. Ralphie May’s shows on Comedy Central included Girth of a Nation” (2006), “Prime Cut” (2007), “Austin-tatious” (2008), and “Too Big to Ignore” (2012). His Netflix specials included “Unruly” and “Imperfectly Yours.” May’s humor often focused on his being overweight.
Additionally, Ralphie May has released a number of comedy routines on discs. Ralphie May also embarked on several tours, selling out shows across the country. Ralphie May also had a residency in Las Vegas, providing fans with an act there routinely.
So what was Ralphie May’s net worth. Although Ralphie May did gain great acclaim and would have made money through all of his tours, residency in Las Vegas, and even roles in several movies, Ralphie May did undergo a divorce, which may have affected his net worth. As a result, an estimate of Ralphie May net worth is estimated to be between $1 to $2 million.
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