What is Joan Dangerfield's net worth?

Joan Dangerfield is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist who has a net worth of $30 million. She is best known, and earned her fortune, as the widow of comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Outside of her marriage to Rodney, Joan is also known for being a managing partner and co-founder of The Opus 73 Group, a consulting firm that provides investment promotion services to the Chinese government. Prior to starting The Opus 73 Group, she spent 20 years running an international floral distribution company called, Jungle Roses, which was a recipient of the United Nations' "Business of the Future" award. She met her late husband, Rodney Dangerfield, when he walked into her Santa Monica flower shop. It was basically love at first sight. The couple married in 1993 and remained married until 2004 when Dangerfield passed away from complications with a surgery.

While Joan and Rodney first started dating she developed a website for Rodney earning him the distinction of being the first celebrity to have his own official site. After Rodney passed away in 2004, Joan produced a two hour documentary about Rodney's life for A&E. She also serves as the President and CEO of Xis International, Dangerfield Entertainment, and Paper Clip Productions. She currently resides in Beverly Hills, California and continues to work for Opus 73, which specializes in Hollywood entertainment and media companies and has expertise in investment promotion, attraction and retention.

Early Life

Joan Dangerfield was born in 1952 in Deer Park, New York. She grew up in a middle-class family and attended college at the University of Phoenix. After graduating, Joan moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She landed small roles in several television shows and films, including "The Love Boat" and "The Cannonball Run," before transitioning into producing.

Career

Joan Dangerfield began producing in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with films such as "Meet Wally Sparks" and "Angels in the Outfield." She also produced several of her late husband's comedy specials and albums. Joan's most recent production credits include "Young Doctors in Love" and "Easy Money." In addition to her producing work, Joan has also acted in several films, including "Natural Born Killers" and "Zolar." She has also worked as a voice actor, lending her voice to several animated shows and films.

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Personal Life

Joan Dangerfield was married to Rodney Dangerfield from 1993 until his death in 2004. The couple met in the early 1980s, but did not start dating until years later. Rodney was 25 years older than Joan, but the age difference did not hinder their love for each other. They remained devoted to each other until the very end. After Rodney's death, Joan became the executor of his estate and has worked tirelessly to keep his legacy alive.

Real Estate

In addition to her work in entertainment, Joan Dangerfield is also known for her extensive real estate portfolio. She owns several properties in the Los Angeles area. She has also invested in real estate in New York and Florida.

At the end of his life, Rodney and Joan owned two homes in Los Angeles. One was a condo on Wilshire Blvd and the other was a home in Little Holmby. Upon his death, Joan sold these two properties for $3.9 million and $2.7 million, respectively.

Using the proceeds of those two sales, in May 2005 Joan paid $6 million for a home in the Hollywood Hills, on celebrity-packed Blue Jay Way. In February 2023, Joan listed this home for sale for $17.8 million.

Philanthropy

Joan Dangerfield is a committed philanthropist, supporting various charitable organizations. She founded the "Rodney Dangerfield Institute" at Hofstra University, which provides scholarships to students studying comedy. She has also supported organizations such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. In 2020, she donated $10,000 to the COVID-19 relief efforts.

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