How much is Chuck Lorre worth?
American producer, director and screenwriter Chuck Lorre has amassed a net worth of $700 million. Lorre has collected such a huge amount of net worth from the great commercial success of his television sitcoms such as The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg, Cybill, Grace Under Fire and Dharma & Greg. Lorre’s The Big Bang Theory is presently the highest rating television comedy series in the United States.
Lorre created the comedy series Grace Under Fire in the early 90s and it began premiering in 1993 on ABC with actress Brett Butler as the lead character. The show was critically and commercially successful and received a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards. He created another series, Cybill, after the success of Grace Under Fire. It starred Cybill Shepherd in the lead role and ran for four seasons. Actress Christine Baranski won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1995 for the series. In 1996, the series received the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series. A year later, Lorre followed up Dharma & Greg starring Thomas Gibson and Jenna Elfman. The series was nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards and six Primetime Emmy Awards. He co-created Two and a Half Men with Lee Aronsohn and the series began premiering in 2003. It starred Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper and Jon Cryer as his brother, Alan Harper. It was one of the highest rated sitcoms in American television and ran for twelve seasons on CBS. Actor Ashton Kutcher joined the main cast as the lead after Sheen was fired from the series. The sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which Lorre created with Bill Prady, is also one of his greatest achievements in television and recently ended its eight season on CBS. Lorre is also known for his series Mike & Molly and Mom.
Born on October 18, 1952 in Bethpage, New York, Lorre was raised by Jewish parents. He went to the State University of New York at Potsdam. After dropping out, he toured around the United States as a musician. Deborah Harry’s French Kissin’ in the USA was written by Lorre. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the late 1980s. He has two children with his former first wife, Paula Smith. They were marred from 1979 to 1992. He tied the knot with model Karen Witter, who is a former Playboy Playmate in 2000. They divorced in 2010. He also dated actress Emmanuelle Vaugier for two years.
Lorre received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2009 and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2012.