Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe Net Worth

$100 Million
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Net Worth:
$100 Million
Date of Birth:
Mar 17, 1964 (58 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Television producer
United States of America
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Rob Lowe is an American film and television actor who has a net worth of $100 million. He first became a household name in the 1980s, and is now most widely recognized for his role on the television shows "The West Wing" and "Parks and Recreation".

Early Life

Robert Hepler Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on March 17, 1964. His mother worked as a teacher, and his father was a trial lawyer. He has a younger brother, Chad. He was baptized into the Episcopal church, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, where he attended Oakwood Junior High School. After his parents divorced, Lowe moved with his brother and mother to the Point Dume area of Malibu, California, where he attended Santa Monica High School.


One of Lowe's earliest acting credits was in 1983, in the television film "Thursday's Child". For his performance, he actually received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actors in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. However, his true breakout role was in 1983, when he made his big-screen debut alongside Emilio Estevez and Patrick Swayze in the coming-of-age drama "The Outsiders", directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Lowe reunited with Estevez for another youth drama, "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), cementing their status as prominent members of the group of actors known as the Brat Pack. He then starred in "About Last Night…" (1986) with fellow Brat Pat member Demi Moore. For his portrayal of the mentally disabled Rory in "Square Dance" (1987), he received his second Golden Globe Award nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actor.

In August 1987, Lowe debuted on stage in a production of Chekov's "The Three Sisters" at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. From 1999 to 2003 (and a brief appearance in 2006), Lowe played the character Sam Seaborn in the television series "The West Wing". During this time, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. After leaving the show, he both starred in and was the executive producer of the failed NBC drama "The Lyon's Den" (2003). He tried his hand again in 2004 with the series "Dr. Vegas", which was also unsuccessful. He returned to the stage in 2005, starring as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee in a production of the play "A Few Good Men" on London's West End. He continued to suffer flops after leaving "The West Wing", like "View From the Top" and the television film "Perfect Strangers" (2004), but had a string of successes in the TV miniseries genre; he starred in the TNT miniseries "Salem's Lot" (2004), and the Lifetime miniseries "Beach Girls" (2005).

He returned to regular television appearances as part of the cast of "Parks and Recreation" from 2010 to 2015, as the character Christ Traeger. Another series he worked on is "The Grinder" from 2015 to 2016; he was also the executive producer. Following that, he starred in the CBA drama "Code Black" as the character Ethan Willis from 2016 to 2018. Lowe has also made shorter guest appearances on shows like "Californication (2011-2014), "Franking & Bash" (2013), "You, Me and the Apocalypse" (2015), and "The Orville" (2017). In 2017, Lowe started filming an A&E reality series with his two sons, called "The Lowe Files". It featured them on road trips where they investigated various urban myths and legends. He has gone on to appear in films like "The Invention of Lying" (2009), "Knife Fight" (2012), "Sex Tape" (2014), "Monster Trucks" (2016), and "Holiday in the Wild (2019); and the made-for-television films "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" (2013), "Killing Kennedy" (2013), "Beautiful & Twisted" (2015), and "The Bad Seed" (2018).

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Other Projects

Lowe is a published author. He released his memoir "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" in May 2011, followed up by his second book "Love Life" in 2014. He has worked as a spokesman for many brands, starring in advertisement campaigns for DirecTV, KFC, and Atkins Nutritionals.

Personal Life

Lowe met Sheryl Berkoff for the first time on a blind date in 1983, and then again on the set of the film "Bad Influence". They married in 1991, and have two sons together.

In 1988, Lowe was involved in a sex scandal. It involved a videotape of him having sex with a 16-year-old girl in Georgia, where the age of consent at the time was 14 years old. A second part of the tape was leaked, showing Lowe and a friend having sex with a young American model in a hotel room in Paris. This recording was sold, becoming one of the first commercially available celebrity sex tapes. Despite the damage to his reputation, Lowe's career eventually rebounded and he has even made fun of himself on two appearances on the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live".

His mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all suffered from breast cancer, with his mother unfortunately passing away from the disease in late 2003. As a result, he is an advocate for breast cancer awareness, and was the first male spokesman for the 2000 Lee National Demin Day fundraiser, which raises funds for breast cancer education and research.

Real Estate

In 2005 Rob and Sheryl sold a home in Montecito, Ca for $25 million to education billionaire Peter Sterling.

That same year they paid an undisclosed amount for a 3.4-acre ocean-view property a few minutes away from their former house. They spent four years building what became a gorgeous 10,000 square-foot custom home. In June 2018, Lowe and Berkoff listed this home for $47 million. A year later they reduced the price to $42.5 million. Nearby neighbors include Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jeff Bridges. Here's a video tour of the incredible property:

On October 1, 2020 it was confirmed that Rob finally found a buyer. Purchase price? $45.5 million. According to the Wall Street Journal the buyers were private equity tycoon Jack McGinley and his wife Julie. The McGinleys also own 10-acre estate in Massachusetts which they acquired just two months before their Montecito purchase for $18.9 million.

After cashing out for $45.5 million, Rob and his wife went on a bit of a real estate shopping spree.

On October 30, 2020 it was revealed that Rob and his wife had paid $3.7 million for a mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

One month later, in November 2020, Rob and Sheryl paid $5.2 million for a home in Montecito.

Two months later, in December 2020, it was revealed that Rob and Sheryl had paid $13 million for yet another home in Montecito.

Rob Lowe Earnings

  • The West Wing
    $100 Thousand/episode
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