Last Updated: May 12, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$50 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 14, 1977 (46 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer
United States of America
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Rob McElhenney is an American film and television actor who has a net worth of $50 million. Rob is probably best known for his role as "Mac" on the hit series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. McElhenney was also instrumental in the show's creation, acting as a writer, director, producer, creator, and developer. Outside of this show, Rob has acted in a number of other film and television projects.

Early Life

Robert McElhenney was born on April 14th of 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Raised in a Catholic household by two brothers who later came out as gay, his mother (who also came out as a lesbian) and father divorced when he was eight years old. After graduating from high school, Rob attended Temple University. His close friend Joseph Dougherty Jr. gave him the idea that led to the creation of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Rob McElhenney began his acting career with an appearance in The Devil's own, a 1997 action film starring Harrison Ford. He followed up with more small roles in films like A Civil Action, Wonder Boys, and Thirteen Conversations About Me. Eventually, he started to book bigger roles in movies like Latter Days and The Tollbooth. In terms of television, Rob found early success in shows like Law & Order.

After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 25, Rob connected with Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day. After pitching the idea to Howerton, Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day starred in a pilot for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with a budget of only $200. Despite its low-budget nature, the pilot attracted multiple offers from various networks. Eventually, Rob chose FX, and Charlie Day became one of the key writers and actors for the show.

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Over the next few years, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia became one of the most critically-acclaimed shows on television and won a number of awards. Rob states that the show consumes most of his free time, but he continues to appear in additional acting projects. Some of the most notable examples include guest-starring roles in Lost and Fargo. After it was renewed in 2002, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia became the longest-running live-action comedy in United States history. As of 2023, the show is still going strong and set to air its 16th season.

In 2020, Rob McElhenney created and starred in the Apple TV+ web-series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet. The show focuses on the video game industry, and its comedic narrative explores relationships between game testers, creative directors, and writers in a fictional video game studio. McElhenney is also the co-creator and executive producer for 2022's Welcome to Wrexham, the FX sports documentary centered around the Welsh football club.

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Personal Life

Rob McElhenney hired actress Kaitlin Olson to play the role of "Dee" in the first season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the pair subsequently became romantically involved. In 2008, the pair were married in California, and they have two sons together. Rob has described his wife as "the funniest woman in show business."

In November 2020, Rob McElhenney and Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds purchased the Wrexham Welsh football team after forming a business partnership and receiving the backing of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. They put no money down but did agree to front roughly $2.6 million in infrastructure improvements. In April 2023, Wrexham was promoted to League Two and became National League champions. It marked their return to the English Football League after a 15 year absence.

In June 2022, McElhenney announced the launch of a new entertainment/tech company called Adim that he co-founded along with Melissa Kaspers, Chase Rosenblatt, Richard Rosenblatt, and Spencer Marell.

Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney Real Estate

In 2008, the newly-married couple paid $2.1 million for a brand new, 4-bedroom gated home in Sherman Oaks, California. They sold the home in November of 2018 for $2.5 million. The family currently resides in Los Angeles.

In 2009, Rob and Kaitlin purchased "Skinner's Bar" at 226 Market Street, Philadelphia. They renamed it "Mac's Tavern."

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