Nancy Reagan Net Worth: Nancy Reagan is the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. The First Lady during her husband's two terms as President of the United States, Nancy Reagan was originally an actress, starring in such films as "Donovan's Brain" and "Hellcats of the Navy". She was most recognized for her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign.
Born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921, in Manhattan, New York. As Reagan's wife she was the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, i.e., during the two presidential terms of her husband. New York native, Nancy's parents divorced shortly after her birth and she was raised in Maryland living with her aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. Following in her mother's footsteps, she became a Hollywood actress in the 1950s, under the stage name Nancy Davis. Thus, she starred in a handful of movies including "Donovan's Brain" (1953), "Night into Morning" (1951) and "Hellcats of the Navy" (1957). In the meantime, she married Ronald Reagan, the president of the Screen Actors Guild at the time. It was Nancy's first and Ronald's second marriage that resulted in the birth of two children. After the couple was romantically paired on screen in the World War II submarine drama "Hellcats of the Navy", Nancy gave up her acting career in order to raise a family and to support her husband's political ambitions. She became the First Lady of California as her husband served as Governor of the country from 1967 to 1975. That was the time when she began working with the Foster Grandparents Program. Once Reagan was elected US president in 1980, she became the First Lady of the US. Having restored a Kennedy-esque glamor to the White House, she garnered both admiration and criticism in the years of lax formality as US president's wife. While her interest in high-end fashion and the intent to replace the White House china was widely condemned, Nancy's drug awareness campaign "Just Say No" was highly praised and was considered her major initiative as first lady. Also, she is said to have had a strong influence on her husband, as well as she played a role in a few of his personnel and diplomatic decisions. In 1989, the Reagans retired to their home in Bel Air, Los Angeles. In the next couple of years, she was devoted to caring for her husband, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994. After his death in 2004, Nancy Reagan has continued to be active within the Reagan Library and politics, particularly in support of embryonic stem cell research.