Net worth and salary Farrah Fawcett: Farrah Fawcett was an American actress and entertainer who had a net worth of $20 million at the time of her death in 2009. Farrah Leni Fawcett was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in February 1947 and died in June 2009. She was probably best known for her role in Charlie’s Angels. TV Guide ranked her the 26th greatest TV star of all time in 1996. She had recurring roles on the TV shows Harry O and The Six Million Dollar Man. She played Jill Munroe in Charlie’s Angels from 1976 to 1980.
Iconic poster : In 1976, Farrah appeared in a poster that would eventually become an iconic image of the 20th century. In the poster, Farrah wears a skin-tight swimsuit with blonde hair flowing over her shoulders. It eventually became the best-selling poster of all time, selling more than 6 million copies, and made Farrah world famous. The resulting fame from the poster is what landed Farrah her first major television roles. The bathing suit she wore is now in the Smithsonian Museum.
Farrah earned 40% of all profits generated by the poster. With 6 million prints sold, the poster generated approximately $12 million in revenue, $2 million in profits. That’s $800,000 in royalties for Farrah, which is the same as $3.6 million after adjusting for inflation.
Charlie’s Angels salary: Farrah won $5,000 per episode of the first season of Charlie’s Angels. After the first season, the producers increased his salary to $10,000 per episode (about $44,000 today, adjusted for inflation). Farrah, who by then was earning much more in poster royalties, was unhappy with the pay and left the show. In 1976, when he earned $5,000 per episode, over 22 episodes he earned $110,000. That’s the same as about $490,000 today after adjusting for inflation. That same year, Farrah earned $400,000 in royalties from her poster. That’s the same as $1.8 million. However, despite dissatisfaction with Charlie’s Angels salary, producers held her to a contract that required Farrah to appear for the next two seasons as a recurring guest.
He starred in The Burning Bed and Small Sacrifices in the 1980s. In 1997, he starred in The Apostle with Robert Duvall. She had recurring roles on Spin City and The Guardian. During Charlie’s Angels, she was known as Farrah Fawcett-Majors, as she was married to actor Lee Majors. In 1995, Fawcett received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She won a People’s Choice Award in 1977 and two TV Land Awards in 2004. She has been nominated for five Golden Globes, four Primetime Emmy Awards. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. The documentary Farrah’s Story aired in May 2009 and she died on June 25, 2009, aged 62.
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His death, estate and willFarrah Fawcett: Tragically, Farrah Fawcett passed away in June 2009 after a three-year battle with cancer. The approximate total value of his property, liquid assets and illiquid assets combined, was $20 million. Her fortune includes cash, real estate, art, memorabilia and image rights. According to her will, Farrah left her art collection to the University of Texas at Austin. The collection was supposed to include a portrait of Farrah by Andy Warhol, which was estimated at $12 million at the time. The painting mysteriously disappeared from Farrah’s LA apartment after her death, and the university suspected Ryan O’Neal of taking it for himself.
She left an undisclosed portion of her assets and money to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which aims to provide funding for cancer research and prevention. She left $500,000 apiece to her father and grandson.
Farrah left most of her estate, about $4.5 million in total, to her son Redmond O’Neal in a lifetime trust that came with strict parameters and restrictions. Farrah left her producer friend Richard Francis as trustee of the trust. Redmond is only entitled to trust interest. Francis can choose whether to distribute the interest income quarterly or once a month. Redmond may access the health care directory only at the discretion of Richard Francis. Redmond can’t even use principal for his legal defense or bail when he’s involved with the police. He has to rely solely on interest which probably amounts to about 300 thousand dollars a year before tax. When Redmond was arrested in 2018,
immobility : Farrah was, somewhat covertly, an extremely savvy real estate investor. At the height of her career earnings, she invested in personal homes in Bel-Air and Malibu, both of which would later become extremely valuable. She also apparently took all her earnings from several 1970s movies and many senior citizen trailer parks. By the 1990s, the value of those real estate assets was estimated at $20 million, about $40 million in today’s dollars.
For several decades, her longtime personal home was a five-plus-acre complex in Bel-Air, which she put together in two transactions. The first parcel, about 2.8 acres, was used in the 1970s for an undisclosed sum. In 1991, she paid $1.7 million (about $3.3 million today) for the $2.4 million property. In 1999, Farrah sold the main (first) lot for $2.7 million. The house — which is 12,000 square feet and has a movie theater + basketball court + recording studio and more — was bought by Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey in 2009 for $7 million. Following their divorce, Nick and Mariah tried to sell the house for $13 million, but ultimately accepted $9 million in 2015.