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- Net Worth:
- $300 Thousand
- Date of Birth:
- Apr 8, 1984 (39 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- San Francisco
- 6 ft (1.83 m)
- United States of America
Taran Noah Smith net worth: Taran Noah Smith is a former American child actor who has a net worth of $300 thousand. He was born in San Francisco, California, on April 8, 1984. Taran Noah Smith began acting as a child, and was almost immediately cast as the youngest son on the sitcom, "Home Improvement". He played the role of Mark Taylor for the next eight years, appearing in 201 out of the show's 204 episodes over eight seasons.
In addition to his work on "Home Improvement", he also had guest-starring roles in such projects as "Ebbie", "Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home", and "7th Heaven".
Personal Life: Taran was seven when he first began starring on "Home Improvement." He was 16 when the series ended. When he was 17 years old in 2001, Tarn married a woman named Heidi van Pelt. The marriage made headlines because Heidi, at 33, was 16 years his senior. They divorced in 2007.
After attending the University of South California Film School for a few months, he dropped out to open his own vegan restaurant, farm, and non-dairy cheese manufacturer called Playfood with Heidi.
Trust Fund Lawsuit: Soon after the run of "Home Improvement" ended, Taran went to court in an attempt to gain control of his trust fund from his parents. He did not feel that they were acting in his best interests. In the lawsuit he claimed his parents squandered portions of his earnings on a mansion for themselves. His parents were concerned that he was being manipulated by his new, much older wife. They also claimed they did not have any influence over his money because it was in a trust fund.
According to court documents the trust fund was worth $1.5 million in the early 2000s.
He ultimately did gain control of the trust fund, ironically just a few months earlier than would have been otherwise scheduled with his 18th birthday on the horizon.