Ron Howard’s net worth: Rise from red-headed ‘Opie’ to one of our most celebrated directors

Oklahoma-born Ron Howard is a big-hitter in Hollywood. The actor, writer, director and producer was born into a showbiz household and had all the precise networks to break into Hollywood at a early age but it takes talent to make it to the height he has touched.

At the age of 6, Howard started out playing Opie Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show” and turn out to be one of the greatest directors of his time. This meticulous gentleman went on to appear in film American Graffiti which attained extensive praise and turn out to be one of the greatest money-spinning movies in history.

Howard’s family shifted to California when he was 4. His mom, Jean Speegle Howard, was an actress and his dad, Rance Howard, was an actor, director and script writer.

While featuring in “Happy Days”, the long-running show, Ron turns into more attentive in what goes on behind the scenes and made his directing inauguration in 1977 with action movie Grand Theft Auto.

His great directing break came in 1982, with the film Night Shift. Since then, he has directed significant flicks and won the Academy Award for Best Director A Beautiful Mind.

In a talk, Tom Hanks, said that the 66-year-old Ron Howard was more like a big brother.

Howard is not only accountable for accomplishing his own work off the ground but as co-chairman of his personal production firm Imagine Entertainment, successful shows together with 24, Felicity, and Arrested Development, which he recounted, have converted into massive successes.

Howard has so far earned two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, four Emmys, a Grammy and two Golden Globe awards.  

Howard has been wedded to actress Cheryl Alley for more than 40 years and the duo have four kids. In respect of his parents, he lately started a drama scholarship for countryside students at the University of Oklahoma.

Howard said in a speech that his parents were from rural societies and studied drama at the college, that help out to transform their lives.  

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