Casey Kasem Net Worth
Casey Kasem net worth: Casey Kasem was an American radio DJ and voice over artist who had a net worth of $80 million. He was probably most well-known for being the host of the radio show, American Top 40 and for voicing the character Shaggy on the Scooby-doo cartoons. He hosted American Top 40 show for several decades. Kasem was born in 1932 to Lebanese immigrants who settled in Detroit, Michigan and worked as grocers. He attended Wayne State University and began his career in the mid 50s. In 1970, he founded the American Top 40 franchise with Don Bustany and Ron Jacobs. Kasem went on to host the show from 1970 to 2004, with a ten-year hiatus from 1988 to 1998. In addition to his radio show, Kasem has been the voice in many commercials, and has also done voice over work for Sesame Street, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Super Friends, Battle of the Planets, Transformers, and the Scooby-Doo series. He was also very active with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon. Kasem was a vegetarian, has been an active Democrat throughout his career, and has been married twice. With his first wife, Linda Myers, he had three children, Mike, Julie and Kerri, and the couple were together from 1972 to 1979. He married Jean Kasem, an actress, in 1980, and had another child, Liberty. In April 2013, it was reported that Casey was selling his Los Angeles mansion for $42 million, and it was later released that the star was suffering from Lewy body disease, a common cause of dementia which left him no longer able to speak. In May 2014, Casey Kasem, now in his eighties, left a nursing home while being treated for dementia and became a missing person. Kasem's three children from his first marriage were vocal about their distaste for their stepmother, Jean Kasem, and claim she had been isolating him from their family. Casey Kasem died on June 15, 2014 after his family members decided to pull him off life support. He was 82 years old.