Arsenio Hall Net Worth

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Arsenio Hall Net Worth:
$16 Million

Arsenio Hall net worth: Arsenio Hall is a well-known comedian, talk show host, actor, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $16 million. Arsenio Hall has earned his net worth through his years acting in both television and films and through real estate investments. He is probably most famous for being the host of the 90s talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, which was rebooted and brought back to the TV airwaves from 2013 to 2014.

Early Life: Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of Fred and Annie Hall. His father is a Baptist minister. Hall loved magic as a child and performed as a magician as a child. He graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in Ohio in 1973. He attended college at Kent State University.

Career: After college, Hall moved to Chicago, and then Los Angeles, to pursue his career in comedy. He appeared on Soul Train a number of times. In 1984 he landed the job as the announcer/sidekick for Alan Thicke on his short-lived talk show Thicke of the Night. From 1986 to 1987 he was the original voice of Winston Zeddemore on the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters. His big break came in 1988 when he co-starred in Coming to America with Eddie Murphy.

In 1986, the brand new Fox network introduced The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers to compete with the longstanding late night show The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. It didn't do well and the network rebranded it The Late Show and hired a series of interim hosts, including Hall, to host it until it was canceled in 1988. Hall's run as host was very popular, in fact, he developed a cult following. The Arsenio Hall Show debuted on January 2, 1989 as a syndicated nationwide show produced by Paramount. The show was a breakout hit, especially amongst younger people. Hall (and his show) became known for his alternative to clapping by chanting "Roo, Roo, Roo!" while pumping their fists. This isn't something unique to Hall, its the Cleveland Brown's "Dawg Pound" chant in the east end zone. Hall's "Roo, Roo, Roo" became a nightly ritual and a pop-culture symbol. The gesture was so well known that it appeared in films such as Pretty Woman, Aladdin, and The Hard Way. The Arsenio Hall Show's last episode aired on May 27, 1994.

Hall used his fame during this period to help fight worldwide prejudice against HIV/AIDS after Magic Johnson contracted the virus. Hall and Johnson filmed a PSA about the disease that aired in the early 1990s.

Arsenio won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Coming to America in 1989. He also won an Image Award for the same role in 1990 and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host. In 1990, Hall was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6776 Hollywood Blvd.

From 1988 to 1991, Hall hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. He's appeared as a guest on a number of talk shows over the years as well as worked as a voice actor, on game shows, and award shows. He appeared in the short-lived sitcom Arsenio (1997) and Martial Law with Sammo Hung (1998–2000), as well as hosted the revival of Star Search (2003–2004). While hosting Star Search, he popularized the catchphrase "Hit me with the digits!"

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Hall appeared as himself on Chappelle's Show in March 2004, when Chappelle was imagining "what Arsenio is doing right now" in a dinner scene. Hall has guest co-hosted Wednesday evenings on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KLSX 97.1 FM radio. Hall also hosted MyNetworkTV's comedic web video show The World's Funniest Moments and TV One's 100 Greatest Black Power Moves. Hall also appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher in May 2012, in a discussion commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He also appeared regularly on The Jay Leno Show and was a guest on Lopez Tonight. George Lopez credits Arsenio for being the reason he had a late night show; Lopez appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show more times than any other comedian. Hall has filled-in as guest host for NBC's Access Hollywood Live (2011) and CNN's evening talk/interview program Piers Morgan Tonight in 2012.

In 2012, Hall was a contestant on the fifth edition of The Celebrity Apprentice, which began airing February 19, 2012. Hall represented his charity, the Magic Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing economic and social equality by engaging minorities in every aspect of their communities; increasing academic and innovative achievement; and raising HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment, and prevention. On May 20, 2012, in the live season finale, Hall was chosen as the Celebrity Apprentice winner, beating out Clay Aiken to be "hired" by Donald Trump. For winning The Celebrity Apprentice, Hall won the $250,000 grand prize for his charity.

A revival of Hall's syndicated late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, premiered September 9, 2013, on Tribune-owned stations and other networks via CBS Television Distribution. It was canceled after one season due to low ratings. The last taping of the new show aired May 30, 2014.

In August 2019 it was confirmed that Arsenio and Eddie Murphy were filming a highly-anticipated sequel to Coming to America.

Personal Life: Arsenio has one son, Arsenio Jr., who was born in 1998 to his long time girlfriend Cheryl Bonacci.

Hall had a rivalry with Jay Leno during his original run of The Arsenio Hall Show after Leno was named host of The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson retired, during which Hall said that he would "kick Jay's ass" in ratings.

In 1997, after being out of the public eye for three years, Hall gave an interview to dispel rumors regarding what had driven him off stage stating, "I went on the Internet and read I was in detox at Betty Ford, I got online under a fake name and typed in, 'I know Arsenio better than anyone else and he's not in detox, you idiots."

In 2016, Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinéad O'Connor after she claimed he had fueled Prince's drug habit and also had spiked her drink during a party at Eddie Murphy's house. Hall dropped the lawsuit after O'Connor apologized and retracted her allegation that he had supplied Prince with drugs.

Salary Highlights: Hall made $900,000 for his role in 1988's Coming to America.

Real Estate: One of Arsenio's best career moves has involved real estate. In 1990 he paid $3.5 million for a palatial mountaintop estate in Topanga, California. At one point in the late 1980s, the sprawling property was listed for $10 million. Arsenio scooped it up in a cold real estate market for what is today considered a steal. Located in a remote area of the Santa Monica mountains, his estate covers more than 30 acres. It features a custom-built 10,000 square-foot mansion that resembles an enormous space ship. The property has a mini-golf course, tennis courts, a pond, a basketball court that has 360-degree views of LA, and much more.

Arsenio Hall Net Worth

Arsenio Hall

Net Worth:$16 Million
Date of Birth:Feb 12, 1956 (64 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Presenter
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020

Arsenio Hall Earnings

  • Coming to America
    $900,000
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