Mickey Rooney Net Worth
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Actor Mickey Rooney has a networth that has to be considered relatively low.
Mickey Rooney net worth: Mickey Rooney was an American actor and entertainer who had a net worth of $20 thousand at the time of his death in 2014. At the peak of his career in the late 1930s, Mickey was the biggest and highest-paid star in Hollywood, easily earning $150,000 per year. That’s the same as earning $2.5 million per year today. In 1949 he struck what was a then-unprecedented five-film deal with MGM that paid $25,00 per movie. That’s the same as earning around $275,000 per movie today. Unfortunately he struggled financially throughout his life thanks to bad investments, and eight marriages. He declared bankruptcy twice and at the time of his death, his total estate was valued at just under $20,000. At the time of his death he owed large medical bills and back taxes.
Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York on September 23, 1920. Both of his parents were vaudeville performers. Mickey began performing with his parents on stage at 17 months. Mickey’s first big acting role was in the “Our Gang” film series, also known as The Little Rascals. Mickey was paid $5 per a day for his work. Bigger film roles soon began to roll in after Mickey moved from New York to Hollywood in 1925. In 1937, he appeared in the titular role of the film “Andy Hardy” alongside Judy Garland. Andy Hardy was a surprise hit for MGM and led to 13 sequels between 1937 and 1946. At this point in his career, Mickey was 19 years old and arguably the biggest star in the world. He was bringing home $150,000 per year, roughly $2.5 million after adjusting for inflation.
Inspirational Quotes by Mickey Rooney
If Barbra Steisand wants to make a picture called ‘My Pink Fingernail,’ the studios will go, ‘Gee, Barbra, what a wonderful idea! Money is no object! Take two years in preproduction and write the music, and you’ll direct.’Mickey Rooney
God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them, and let’s have peace.Mickey Rooney
If you listen, you’ll learn. If you talk over each other, you don’t accomplish anything.Mickey Rooney
I’ve been stealing scenes all my life.Mickey Rooney
Everything is about looking for happiness and God. That was a sentiment shared by my dear friend Ronald Reagan.Mickey Rooney