A popular comedian, actor, and game show host, DrewCarey has come a long way to fame and stardom. The rising entertainer went from nine to five ordinary men who couldn’t afford three meals a day to a celebrity with a multi-million dollar net worth. With his ever-present holly-style glasses, trademark high-pitched, breathing laugh and flat-top haircut, he distinguished himself in the entertainment industry and maintained an enviable standing in his career.

Drew carved out a niche for himself in stand-up comedy, but his fame came with his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show and Whose Own on ABC. He also hosts the CBS game show titled The Game Is Fair.

Drew is also a minority member of Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer team in the United States. He demonstrated his prowess as an author; he wrote his autobiography Dirty Jokes and Beer: Tales of the Unrefined which chronicles his formative years and television career.

Who is Drew Carey?

American actor Drew Allison Carey was born on May 23, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He was born as the youngest child in the Carey family. Two older brothers came to join him before him. He grew up in Cleveland with his brothers. Neal born in 1946 and Roger born in 1952.

When Drew Carey was eight years old, he lost his father, Lewis Carey, to a brain tumor and as a result fell into depression. After the death of her father, her mother, Beulah Carey, could not spend quality time with young Drew as she had to take on extra jobs to support her family. Drew was therefore left to his own devices. Even his older brothers couldn’t connect with the traumatized Drew, probably because of the huge age difference between them. He attempted suicide twice but failed twice.

Looking back in his training, he finished his secondary education in 1975 at Rhodes High School where he actively participated in the brass band as a coronet and trumpeter. He then proceeded to Kent State University, where he was expelled for poor academic performance. He also had vision problems.

Drew ultimately decided to leave college after three years later, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1979. After four fulfilling years of life on the reserve, the emerging artist moved to Las Vegas in 1983 where he worked as a bank teller. a waiter at Denny’s. His acting career kicked off after two years in 1985 and the following year the up-and-coming comedian won an open microphone contest.

Net Worth and Salary

The comedian and actor earns $8.5 million as his annual salary, which substantially contributes to his staggering net worth of $165 million. Coming from a guy who had to sell his blood plasma to put food on his table, that’s pretty amazing.

In addition to his annual income, Drew has made a lot of money from the celebrity version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ; in fact, he currently holds the record for the most money earned on that show. He earned a total of $532,000 in two appearances on the show. earning $500,000 in 1999 on his first appearance and $32,000 on his second appearance.

Is Drew Carey married or gay?

Although rumors have swirled around his sexuality, it has been confirmed that Drew Carey is not a gay man, but a straight man. Although he had several relationships over the years, the American actor never managed to marry anyone.

Who is his wife or girlfriend?

He was previously in a relationship with Nicole Jaracz who became his fiancée in 2007. After a five-year engagement, the couple made the decision to separate in January 2012. Although they had no children together, Drew assumed a father figure to Nicole Jaracz’s son, Connor, whom she had from a previous relationship. At the time of their relationship, Nicole Jaracz and her son made several appearances on Carey’s show, The Price Is Right.

It would appear that between 2012 and 2017, the number of the comedian was not involved in any other relationship. His love life was reignited in 2017 when he met therapist Amie Nicole Harwick at a house party. The duo shot to shine and started dating immediately. In January 2018, their official engagement was made public. Since then, the couple have been spotted at several public protests.