Cheech Marin Net Worth
Cheech Marin Net Worth: Cheech Marin is an American comedian, actor, and writer who has a net worth of $30 million. Cheech Marin is best-known for his work in the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, alongside Tommy Chong.
He was born Richard Anthony Marin on July 13,1946 in Los Angeles, California. Marin studied at San Fernando Valley State College and moved to Canada to avoid being drafted during the Vietnam War. While in Canada, he met future collaborator Tommy Chong.
His nickname Cheech is derived from the word "chicharron", which is a fried pork skin often considered a delicacy in Mexican culture. Chicharron is a popular snack amongst pot smokers, and fit well with Chong's last name to create the alliterative Cheech & Chong. During the '70s and '80s, he appeared in several movies as part of the comedy act. The duo has released nearly a dozen albums, including their 1971 self-titled debut. Their next three albums, "Big Bambu", "Los Cochinos", and "Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album," all charted in the top five. The two separated in 1985 and Marin continued his acting career, appearing in several films, including "The Shrimp on the Barbie" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". Soon after, he began working in TV, scoring parts on "The Golden Palace", "Nash Bridges", "Judging Amy", and "Rob". Marin appeared in the "Spy Kids" movies, and lent his voice to characters in "Oliver & Company", "The Lion King", "Cars", and "Cars 2". He also worked in children's music, releasing two well-received albums. Marin penned his first children's book, "Cheech the School Bus Driver", in 2007. He won "Celebrity Jeopardy!'s Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational" in 2010, defeating Aisha Tyler and Anderson Cooper. Marin has been married several times, most recently to Natasha Rubin in 2009.
Real Estate: Over the years Cheech has owned a number of impressive homes in Malibu, California. Cheech and second wife Patti Heid bought several homes in the 1990s, before breaking up in 2009. At their peak, their main property actually consisted of four contiguous properties. They began buying Malibu properties in 1996. Patti received at least two of the properties in their divorce settlement. Cheech sold at least one of the remaining properties around 2010 for $6 million and continues. He appears to no longer own any of the original four properties acquired with Patti and instead owns a different Malibu home.
Art Collection: An avid art collector for decades, Cheech's collection today includes pieces by Diego Rivera and Ed Ruscha. He owns dozens of works by several other prominent Latino artists.
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 13, 1946 (74 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Writer, Film Producer, Film director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Cheech Marin Earnings
- Nash Bridges$75,000/episode