|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Birthday:||Mar 06, 1959|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Height:||6 feet (185cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Comedian|
|Last Updated:||March, 2023|
Thomas Duane Arnold or better known as Tom Arnold is a famous comedian, actor and podcast host. Tom began his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian when he was just twenty-three. He later worked his way up and tried his luck in acting, the gamble turned out to be successful and Tom gradually became a famous actor. Today, he is a prominent name in the industry with many comedy shows and more than one hundred and thirty movies under his belt. Tom has a net worth of $35 million with a salary of $5 million per annum.
How Did Tom Arnold Become Rich?
Thomas Duane Arnold, more commonly known as Tom Arnold was born on March 6 1959, in Ottumwa, Iowa, United States. He has six siblings. When Tom was a little boy, his mother, Linda Key, abandoned the entire family. So, Tom, along with his siblings, was raised by his father and his life is mostly influenced by him.
As a child, Tom attended Ottumwa High School, after graduating out from there he went to Indian Hills Community College. There he gradually developed an interest in acting and theatre. For two years, Tom also studied writing and business administration at the University of Iowa.
Then he decided to enter the field of entertainment, beginning his career with a prop-based comedy show, called Tom Arnold and the Goldfish Review. There he came across his would-be first wife, Roseanne Barr as she was instantly impressed by Tom’s talent and offered him to work as the writer for her television sitcom entitled Roseanne. For the sitcom, Tom wrote his own character named Arnie Thomas. In the process, both of them fell in love and ended up marrying in 1990.
Two years later Tom started his own sitcom entitled The Jackie Thomas Show which lasted only for eighteen episodes. A year later, Tom and Roseanne together started a restaurant in Iowa which worked quite well but it was shut in 1995, a year after their divorce. After Roseanne and Tom parted ways, Tom became involved in doing commercials. He did several commercials for Craftmatic Adjustable Bed. He also did some shows which did not prove to be a success for him but that did not stop him from trying harder.
Tom started his acting career in 1991 with a Horror Movie entitled Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. Thereafter he made an appearance in various movies including Undercover Blues, Body Bags, Hero etc.
Tom also starred in a movie, The Woman Who Loved Elvis, along with Roseanne. In 1994, he starred in True Lies as the sidekick to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character. He also starred in movies like Nine Months, Big Bully, Carpool, The Stupids along with others.
In 2005, Tom finally managed to get his first romantic lead role in Happy Endings. The same year, he wrote, produced and also starred in The Kid & I. After that he starred in some more movies including The Final Season, Game of Life, Pride, Remarkable Power and many others.
In 2017, Tom also appeared on a reality TV show named I am a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here which earned him $600,000.
Tom has been a successful comedian and actor, having featured in many successful movies and TV shows. He has received immense praise from critics for his spectacular acting skills and his talent as a comedian. His hard work and talent have made him a millionaire with a net worth of $35 million.
Tom has come a long way from his lonely and abusive childhood to being a very popular and talented actor and comedian.
What Is Tom Arnold Net Worth?
Tom is a man of hard work and immense talent. He has not only done what he loves to do but he has also carved his name in the entertainment industry forever. As of 2021, Tom’s net worth is estimated to be $35 million, coming from his comedy shows and the movies he has appeared in. He began doing stand up comedy at the age of twenty-three and since then has been doing shows and movies. It is calculated that Tom earns somewhere between $5 million – $6 million per annum, which is proof enough of his fame and talent.
How Tom Arnold Spends His Money?
In the initial years of his career, Tom bought a house together with his ex-wife in his hometown. They also opened a restaurant together in Iowa which was later closed in 1995, after the couple parted ways. In an interview, he revealed that his share of the restaurant has to be around $,.
Tom enjoys a luxurious lifestyle with his family in Iowa, living in a mansion furnished with all the modern technology.
Actor and comedian, Tom also owned a mansion in Beverly Hills. The house is spread in an area of 7,728 square feet with 7 bedrooms and a pool. The house is laid with Spanish architecture making it excessively beautiful. Tom bought this house in 2006. He also owned another property in Beverly Crest, a 4,600 square feet house with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Tom owned this house with his ex-wife, Ashley Groussman. He has now sold this property for $2.85 million. He pays spousal support of $4,383 per month to Ashley Groussman, he also has to pay $2,617 of child support until his children turn eighteen.
Tom also enjoys travelling often and hence owns many sedans to maximize the comfort in travelling. In an interview, he said his most favorite car is a Mercedes Convertible.
Besides spending his wealth in providing a comfortable life to his family, Tom is also a philanthropist. He is heavily involved in charity, associated with many charity groups. He is associated with The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Promises Foundation, Camp del Corazon, Race to Erase MS, The Kayne Eras Centre along with many other foundations. Tom believes in helping and giving to people as much as possible. He believes that the more you give, the more you get.
- Tom has had a complicated love life, with constant upheavals, controversies and breakups surrounding his love affairs. Tom has been married four times in the course of his career. But he is currently divorced and single, he divorced his fourth wife in 2020.
- Tom is the father of two kids, both with his fourth wife, Ashley Groussman.
- In an interview, Tom revealed that he was sexually abused for three years when he was a child by his male babysitter.
- Tom also hosts a podcast entitled Two in the Bush along with his assistant Sasha Boggs.
- Tom has been arrested seven times which led him to spend twenty days in jail. One of the reasons he was arrested was that he was naked in an old man’s house.
- Tom was on the verge of death when he suffered a massive organ failure and was on life support for eleven days.