American stand-up comedian, actor, and author Ronald Dee White is best known as a founding member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Charles Don White and Barbara Joan Craig gave birth to him on December 18, 1956, in Fritch, Texas.
Ron White joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17. He served on the USS Conserved, an auxiliary rescue, and salvage ship, during the Vietnam War. Since he was young, he has always wanted to be a comedian. He spent a short time in Mexico before moving back to the US to pursue comedy.
As part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which began in January 2000, he went on the road with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. The show sold out in over 90 cities across the United States and made over $15 million. Ron White and producer Michael Blakey started Organica Music Group (OMG) in 2010. OMG is a label that promotes both new and well-known musicians and comedians.
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Ron White: Net Worth 2022
American comedian, actor, writer, and producer Ron White has a $40 million net worth as of 2022. White is probably best known for being on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy. Ron’s stand-up comedy albums are called “Tater Salad a.k.a. Busted in Des Moines” (1990), “Truckstop Comedy” (1994), “Drunk in Public” (2003), “You Can’t Fix Stupid” (2006), and “Behavioral Problems” (2009).
Ron White: Early Life Details
Ron White was born Ronald Dee White in Fritch, Texas, on December 18, 1956. Ron White’s father, Charles, died when he was a child, so his mother, Barbara Joan Craig, raised him and his sister, Shea. Ron went to Deer Park High School. When he was 17, he joined the Navy and served on the USS Conserver at the “end of the Vietnam War.”
Ron got the nickname “Tater Salad” when he told the soldier who was supposed to take his place at a picnic, “Get up here and take my place before someone eats all that potato salad!” After White got out of the Navy, he ran a pottery factory in Mexico for a short time. Ron had wanted to be a comedian since he was young, so when he got back to the U.S., he decided to try it out.
Ron White: Personal Life Details
Ron married Lori Brice on August 1, 1981. They had a son named Marshall together before getting a divorce in 1992. White then married Barbara Dobbs in June 2004. They split up in 2008, and on October 13, 2013, White married singer, Margo Rey.
Ron and Margo broke up in 2017, and when Rey asked for alimony, White said they weren’t married legally. In August 2019, a judge said that White and Rey were married under Texas law because they lived together. Ron asked a judge in April 2020 to stop his $25,000-a-month payments to Margo because he couldn’t make any money during the COVID-19 pandemic.
White is a supporter of the Red Cross and the Armed Forces Foundation. In 2009, he started “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops.” The Armed Forces Foundation gets the money from the sales of tickets and DVDs for the annual charity show. Comedians like Brian Regan, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, and Dave Attell have performed in the past.
Ron White: Career Details
From January 2000 to March 2003, White went on tour with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The show sold out in over 90 cities across the United States and made over $15 million.
The pilot for The Ron White Show, a variety show with celebrity cameos, cartoons, and sketches, aired on The WB Television Network in 2005. Dave Attell was one of the judges on a few episodes of The Gong Show that he taped.
In 2010, Ron White and producer Michael Blakey (Media Executive) started a record label called Organica Music Group (OMG). OMG said that it would put out all of White’s DVDs and CDs in the future.
White announced in November 2015 that he would run for President of the United States in 2016 as an independent candidate. The next year, White starred in the Showtime series Roadies as Phil, the veteran road manager for the made-up Staton-House Band.
Ron White: Awards And Nominations
White has been nominated for a Grammy three times for Best Comedy Album. These were for “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road,” “You Can’t Fix Stupid,” and “A Little Unprofessional,” all of which came out in 2007. Ron was given a Patriot Award by the Armed Forces Foundation in 2009, and on April 27, 2009, the State of Texas declared it “Ron White Day.”
Ron White: Real Estate
Ron spent $1,505,000 on a 4,800-square-foot home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Beverly Hills Post Office in 2010. In September 2020, he put the three-bedroom, five-bathroom house on the market for $7 million.
White also owned a 2,290-square-foot home in Montecito, California, which he put up for sale for $4.475 million in 2014, and a 13,082-square-foot mansion in Suwanee, Georgia, which he put up for sale for $3.5 million in 2009, $2.5 million in 2013, and $2.4 million in 2017.