June 7, 2021 - Blossom-Eye

Melissa McCarthy-Net Worth, Bio, Age, Books, Life, Movies, Husband, Kids

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Actress Melissa McCarthy?

Melissa McCarthy is a versatile personality famous as an actress, producer, director, and writer. She is best known for playing roles of Sookie St. James on the TV series, Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), Dena on the sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–2009), and Moly Flynn on the sitcom, Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

Additionally, the actress is famous for playing Megan Price in the comedy movie Bridesmaids. The role even earned her first Oscar nomination. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, Melissa has an estimated net worth of $70 million in 2020.   

On the other hand, the multi-talented McCarthy is worth $20 million, according to The Richest. In 2013, she earned a salary of $2,500,000 from the film, The Heat

She was one of the highest-paid actresses of 2015 in the Forbes list, with the earnings of $23 million only in 2015. Later, in 2016, she received $14 million for her performance in the movie Ghostbusters

Career Highlights

Melissa began her acting career appearing as herself on the television series The Jenny McCarthy Show in 1997. After that, she worked in the films and shows like God, Go, Drowning Mona, Auto Motives, D.C., and The Kid.

In 2000, McCarthy played Doris in the American action comedy movie Charlie’s Angels starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Bill Murray, Tim Curry, and others. The same year she played the role of Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls and earned popularity. In the show, she acted with Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Sean Gunn, Liza Well, and others till 2007. 

From 2007 to 2009, Charlie’s Angels actress Melissa portrayed the role of Dean in the American TV sitcom Samantha Who? Similarly, the 49 years old actress also played in the sitcom Mike and Molly from 2010 to 2016 and won Primetime Emmy Award. 

Additionally, Gilmore Girls star played the supporting role of Megan Price in the film Bridesmaids and even earned a nomination for an Oscar Award for her performance. Furthermore, she also featured in movies such as Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, St. Vincent, Spy, The Boss, and many more. 

Some of the star’s 2020 onwards post-production films include Superintelligence, Thunder Force, The Starling, and The Little Mermaid

Besides an actress, Melissa is also a producer who has produced various movies, The Boss, Amy’s Brother, Life of the Party, The Happytime Murders, Little Big Shorts, and series, Nobodies. Similarly, she also directed 4 episodes of Mike & Molly, and a video titled Walmart: The Box. Also, she wrote films like Tammy, The Boss, and Life of the Party

Why Did She Start Her Own Clothing Line?

Bridesmaids star Melissa is the owner of the clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven 7. As she found it very hard to find a designer for her, she launched the clothing line for plus-sized women in 2015.

As of 2020, The Boss actress’ weight is 89 kg. Previously, she was really heavy, and since the beginning of Mike & Molly, she, along with the help of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, regular exercise lost around 75 lb (35 kg).

Apart from that, Emmy Award-winning actress McCarthy also co-founded the production company, On the Day Productions with her husband, Ben. 


Melissa owns a house covering 2,800 square feet area in Los Angeles, the United States. The mansion featuring 4 bedrooms, 3,5 bathrooms, contains the facilities of farmhouse chic, sky-lit gallery, and a backyard.

McCarthy purchased the villa paying $2.4 million, which is around $200,000 more than the original asking price.


Melissa McCarthy was born Melissa Ann McCarthy on August 26, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois, the United States to parents Sandra McCarthy and Michael McCarthy. She spent her childhood with her sister, Margie McCarthy

Regarding Melissa’s educational background, she went to the Joliet Catholic Academy and Southern Illinois University. Likewise, she also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and The Groundlings

Married To Longtime Boyfriend: Mother Of Two Children

5 feet 2 inches tall actress Melissa McCarthy is married to longtime actor boyfriend, Ben Falcone. The couple exchanged wedding vows on October 8, 2005. 

Together the pair welcomed their first daughter, Vivian Falcone, in 2007. After that, the duo had their second daughter, and Georgette Falcone was born in 2010. 

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Reed Hastings-Net Worth, Age, Founder, Personal Life, Wife, Kids

Reed Hastings, an American billionaire businessman is the co-founder & CEO of media-services provider Netflix Inc., founded in 1997. Formerly, he served as a board member on Facebook (2011- 2019) & Microsoft (2007- 2012).

Starting his career as a math teacher at Peace Corps in Swaziland, Hastings, then worked as a software engineer in many companies, before founding his first company Pure Software (1991- 1997).

After the sales of the Pure Software, Hasting co-founded with Netflix with Marc Randolph- the company now stands with a market cap of $162.58 billion.

How Much Is Reed Hastings’ Net Worth In 2020?

According to Forbes, as of April 7, 2020, Hastings has a net worth of $4.3 billion. Reportedly, Reed made hefty sum through his venture in Netflix (its CEO & co-founder) & own a 1.3% stake in the company.

He ranks #239 in Forbes 400 2019 & #494 in Billionaires 2020.

In October 2011, as per Celebrity Net Worth, the Boston, Massachusetts-born businessman saw downfall of $640 million in the net worth (from the fortune of $858 million to $218 million) after the Qwikster fiasco.

Reportedly, at that time, the share price went down to $77 only from the original $305.

Later, by April 2014, Reed Hastings managed to cope up with losses in previous years & saw earnings of $100 million (on April 23), as the share price hiked to $217 in comparison of $53 (from late 2013).

Then, Hasting had a 5.1% stake, with roughly 2.8 million shares in Netflix in 2014.

And in March 2015, he had a net worth of $1 billion as per Forbes. Over the next 3 years, the Netflix co-founder enjoyed billion-dollars showers:

YearNet Worth
2016 (March)$1.2 billion
2017March$1.8 billion
October$2.2 billion
2018March$2.7 billion
October$3.6 billion
2019 (March)$4 billion

As per reports by CCN.com, since May of 2019 throughout September that year, Reeds lost approximately $1.3 billion of his stakein Netflix on paper.

In October 2019, Reed’s fortune recorded $3.5 billion & again saw incline in gaining.

Hastings’ Salary As CEO Of Netflix

Since the foundation of Netflix in 1997, Reed Hastings is serving as its CEO & without a doubt, he collects hefty payroll from his work.

The Hollywood Reporter, in December 2019, stated that Hastings’ annual salary for 2020 was $650,000 along with a $34 million in stock options in Netflix, totaling the earnings of $34.7 million.

Back in 2019, the Netflix CEO grabbed $31.5 million in total compensation- it includes payroll of $700,000 & stock options worth $30.8 million.

In 2018, he took home $28.7 million.

Sold Software Company & Co-Founded Netflix In 1997

Hasting’s business venture initially came through Pure Software, foundedin October 1991, a company focused on producing troubleshoot software.

Later, in 1997, (following a year of the merger with Atria), then formed as the Pure Atria Corporation was acquired by Rational Software Corporation for $700 million.

Thereafter, on August 29, 1997, Reed Hastings founded Netflix with his partner Marc Randolph, also his former employee at Pure Software.

Admiration with e-commerce company Amazon & an idea of selling large categories of portable items is considered their inspiration for the creation of Netflix.

Reportedly, Hasting invested $2.5 million in start-up cash for Netflix that would turn into a billion-dollar empire later.

Initially based merger of 2 technologies: DVD subscription service through an online website, Netflix began streaming content in 2007.

Reportedly, in April 2019, the paid subscribers count 148 million worldwide, with 68 million subscribers from the US only.

Did you know? In 2000, Blockbuster offered to acquire a 49% stake of Netflix for $50 million; then Netflix was losing money due to their dependence on U.S. Postal Service, though, the acquisition deal never came into action.

What Jobs He Did Before Founding Pure Software and Netflix?

  • Peace Corps as Math Teacher- From June 1983 to December 1985
  • Symbolics as Lisp instructor assistant- February 1986 to August that year
  • Schlumberger Palo Alto Research as Technical Staff- 1988 to 1989
  • Coherent Thought as Software Engineer- January 1989 to September 1990
  • Network Equipment Technologies as Software Engineer- From September 1990 to February 1991

Netflix Is A Billion-Dollars Company: Market Capitalization In 2020?

After 5 years of Netflix established, the company initiated IPO (Initial Public Offering) on May 29, 2002, & immediately sold 5.5 million shares, each for $15.

Later, that June 14, another 825,000 shares were sold for $15 each.

By 2003, the company reported a revenue of $272 million, with a net profit of $6.5 million. And reportedly by 2005, Netflix was shipping out 1 million DVDs each day.

In 2007, Reed’s media-services provider Netflix reached the billion-dollar milestone, with annual revenue of $1.205 billion, while each share traded at $4.09.

The same year, Netflix Inc. began content streaming & within 4 years of the streaming idea, it made a total digital revenue of $1.5 billion in 2011.

Later, it reached $100 billion in market capitalization on January 22, 2018, with yearly revenue of $15.794 billion. In 2019, it had annual earnings of $20.156 billion.

As of April 7, 2020, Netflix reported its market capitalization of $164.82 billion, with each share trading for $377.87.

Former Board Member Of Facebook And Microsoft

As per Reed’s LinkedIn profile, he served on the board on Bill Gates & Paul Allen- founded multinational technology company Microsoft from 2007 to 2012.

Moreover, in June 2011, Hasting became a board member of Facebook, co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his Harvard mates: Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz & Chris Hughes.

In 2012, the Netflix co-founder bought Facebook shares worth $1 million, 47,846 shares of Facebook for $21.03 each.

Reed Hastings, reportedly, owned $10 million worth of Facebook shares in 2016 & later left the Facebook board membership on May 30, 2019.

Signed To ‘The Giving Pledge”: Charity Works & Donations

In 2012, Reed Hastings & his wife Patricia Ann Quillin signed The Giving Pledge, when he had only $280 million fortune & now is a billionaire.

The campaign started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett also includes signatures of other billionaires: Azim Premji, Elon Musk, Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg, & many others.

In 2016, the Hastings Fund founder pledged $100 million funds for children’s education betterment, through Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

In 2006, he donated $100,000 to Beacon Education Network to aid funding for the construction of new charter schools in Santa Cruz County.

Was On California State Board of Education

Formerly, the President of California State Board of Education (2001- 2004), Hastings worked on the promotion of the passage of Proposition 39 in November 2000.

The constitutional amendment (Proposition 39) aimed to lower the voter approval for local schools to pass a construction bond.

For the promotion, he spent $1 million of his own money for its promotion, while Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr gave $6 million.

Lives In San Francisco: Wife & Children?

Raised in Massachusetts, the 59-year-old American businessman lives in San Francisco Bay Area, California, with wife Patricia Ann Quillin.

The couple shares 2 children together, however, he remains low-key about their children & also about their marriage details.

Moreover, no report on Reed Hastings’ house & other assets is out. Surely, as a billionaire, the Netflix CEO barely is barred from perks of luxury.

Short-Bio: Family Background & Education

Reed Hastings was born on October 8, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA, to Wilmot Reed Hastings and Joan Amory. His birth name is Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr.

Hasting went to Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and later enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1979, graduating in 1983 with a BA in Math.

Thereafter, he joined the Peace Corps in Swaziland & worked as a math teacher from 1983 to 1985.

From 1986 to 1988, the future-billionaire billionaire went to Stanford University & obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

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Florence Henderson-Net Worth, Death, Age, Movies, Songs, Life, Husband

Florence Henderson was an American actress and singer who was worth $10 million at the time of her death, aged 82. One of the most prolific names in the entertainment industry, Florence had been a performer since 1952 and was still active right up until she passed away in 2016.

Net Worth Breakdown Of Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson started singing since she was 2 and was doing so for an audience by age 12. 

She got her professional start by appearing in musicals on-stage at the Lincoln Center.

She made her Broadway debut in 1952 in the play Wish You Were Here and had a long-running starring role in the musical, Fanny.   

Her breakthrough role came in 1969 as part of the ABC sitcom, The Brady Bunch. She had a long stint as the Brady family matriarch, Carol Brady, until 1974. 

 She went on to appear in many talk shows and variety TV shows over the years, including The Price Is Right and Dancing with the Stars. 

She was also hosting her talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and her cooking show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, at the last leg of her career before her death.

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The table below shows the box office earnings of her most successful movies:

Movie YearEarnings (In $)
Song of Norway 19707,900,000
Naked Gun 33⅓:199451,130,000
The Brady Bunch Movie 199546,580,000
Holy Man 199812,070,000
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 200323,790,000
Fifty Shades of Black 201622,230,000

Real Estate

In November 2002, Henderson and her then-husband, John George Kappas, dropped $1,020,000 to purchase a home in Marina del Rey, California.

The 3,237-square-foot three-bedroom-three-bathroom home was perfect for Florence and John as it was a stone’s throw away from the marina who were avid sailors. Prior to purchasing the house, the couple lived on a boat for years.

The home also had a master suite with a fireplace, a library, and a rooftop deck.

After Florence passed away, the house was put on the market and went up for sale in November 2017 for $2.275 million.           

Early Life: Parents, Childhood, And Education

Florence Henderson was born Florence Agnes Henderson on February 14, 1934, in Dale, Indiana. One of ten children born to tobacco sharecropper, Joseph Henderson, and his wife, Elizabeth Elder, Florence learned to sing at age 2, under the tutelage of her mother.

Florence attended St. Francis Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky, and upon graduation, moved to New York and enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Personal Life: Relationships, Marriage, And Children

Florence was married to producer Ira Bernstein from 1956 to 1985. They tied the knot on January 9, 1956, and had four children together: Barbara Bernstein, Joseph Bernstein, Bob Bernstein, and Elizabeth Bernstein.

While married to Ira, rumours began circulating of Florence’s affair with the-then mayor of New York City, John Lindsay. It is unclear whether that or something else had to do with her divorce to Ira, but they separated, nonetheless.

Florence married for the second time to Dr. John George Kappas, a hypnotherapist who had treated her for her anxiety and depression in the mid-1980s. They got married on August 4, 1987, and might have stayed married had John not passed away on September 26, 2002. 

Cause Of Death

Florence died on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, at the age of 82, of heart failure. She had been admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, a day prior.  

As per her will, she was cremated and the remains interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, where she rests to this day. She is survived by her four children.

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