Ron Ely Net Worth 2024


How Much Is Ron Ely Worth?

Ron Ely Net Worth: Most of Ron Ely’s net worth and the money he earned comes from being an actor. Today, Ron Ely’s net worth is estimated to be close to $7 million dollars.

Ron Ely’s salary and income per year can vary depending on multiple undertakings as an actor and businessperson.

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Ron Ely Net Worth:

$7 Million

Net Worth:$7 Million
Real Name:Ronald Pierce Ely
Date of Birth:June 21, 1938
Age, How Old:82 Years Old
Place of Birth:Hereford, TX
How Tall, Height: 6′ 4″
Last Updated:2020

Ron Ely is an 82-year-old American actor and novelist from Hereford, Texas. The 6 ft 4in (1.95 m) was born on June 21, 1938.

Actor: In 1966, Ely was primarily considered for playing the character of ‘Tarzan’ after much-awaited job roles performed in films like South Pacific (1958), The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958) and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959).

Ely has worked hard essentially towards his stunts in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan. While performing his stunts he has suffered major injuries like broken shoulders and various lion bites on the shoot.

His popular work in the Tarzan series brought him different other projects like performing as a lead in the film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975), and other projects like Fantasy Island series and many more in 1978.

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Ely also showed up for a couple of episodes of the Wonder Woman TV series in 1978, he was later featured for The Aquanauts, an American drama series aired from 1960 to 1961. In 1966, he was seen in The Night of the Grizzly.

The 1980s was again Ely’s more popular years as he facilitated as a host for the game show Face the Music. He was also the host of Miss America Pageants for the years 1980 and 1981.

Within the decade his experience came for playing the role of “Mike Nelson” in the adventure series Sea Hunt which ran from 1987 to 88. His 1990s experience includes working for Superboy in 1991 and the Tarzán TV series in 1992.

Ely had resigned from acting in 2001 before he resigned he completed appearances in TV shows such as Sheena and Renegade. Fortunately, he was seen again in the TV film Expecting Amish in 2014.


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Ely has also published mystery novels propelling his writing career for book’s like Night Shadows: A Jake Sands Mystery (1994) and East Beach (1995).

Is Ron Ely married?

Personal life:

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Ely initially wedded his romantic partner “Cathy” from his high school days in 1959, unfortunately, the relationship ended in 1961. Later, he wedded the previous Miss Florida USA, Valerie Lundeen.

Ely and Valerie had three children together (Kirsten, Kaitland, and Cameron) from their marriage, unfortunately, Ely lost Valerie on October 15, 2019, as she was stabbed to death at the Hope Ranch residential.

The murder suspect is Valerie’s own son “Cameron” who was shot dead on the scene which took place near the Santa Barbara coast where Ely & Valerie lived.

To conclude, Ron Ely’s net worth is estimated at $7 million dollars.


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16th Oct 2019: Ron Ely’s wife and former Miss Florida USA, Valerie Lundeen found dead nearby his California home. The suspected killer was his own son who stabbed his mother to death. His son “Cameron” was shot dead by the deputy officials of Santa Barbara at the crime scene.

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