Lucille Ball net worth: Lucille Ball was an American comedienne, actress, model, and businesswoman who had a net worth of $40 million dollars. Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York. Her childhood was very fractured, and she grew up living with her very strict, Puritanical grandparents. She began performing when she was twelve and quickly fell in love with the theater. She attended the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts in New York while in her late teens, and then attempted to pursue a career in the New York theater scene. She did quite well initially, but her health failed her, and she was forced to stop acting for two years. After restarting her career in New York proved unsuccessful, she moved to Hollywood to focus on a movie career. She went on to star in a number of successful films, before producing and starring in "I Love Lucy", the television show that would bring her lasting fame. She passed away in 1989.