Ronald Balfour Corbett was one of the finest actors of the early 90s. He had accumulated an impressive net worth as an actor in the Hollywood film industry. We are here to talk about his achievements in his career that led to his net worth. Ronald Balfour Corbett ( knows as Ronnie Corbett) was a popular Scottish actor, comedian, and writer. He was a broadcaster, born on 4th December 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ronnie had started his acting career after he moved to London from Edinburgh.
Ronnie Corbett had pursued his education at James Gillespie’s Boys School and Royal High School in the City. After that, he had decided to be an actor. Thus he didn’t opt for University. He was one of the greatest actors. His popularity grew after his appearance in the blockbuster films one after the other. Not only films but also hosted shows as a broadcaster. As a comedian, he was successful too. People loved him immensely for his comedies and fantastic acting skills.
Ronnie Corbett loved sports and used to support his local football club Crystal Palace FC and Hometown club Heart of Midlothian FC. He used to play golf and cricket too.
Ronnie Corbett’s Marriage Life in a Nutshell
He had married Anne Hart, an actress, and dancer on 30th May 1966. They had two daughters. Both shared a very happy married life. In various interviews, Ronnie Corbett had shared that he was lucky enough to get a wife like her in his life. He also added that his wife was too supportive and he wouldn’t be successful without her. In short, he had a very happy family.
Corbett’s Career and Achievements
Ronnie Corbett aspired to become a successful actor at a very early age. That’s the reason for not pursuing higher studies at University. His first job was with the Ministry of Agriculture. Ronnie had carried out national service with the Royal Air Force and was later promoted to flying officer. Thereafter he moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
Ronnie Corbett had a huge association with Ronnie Barker in the comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies (1971-1987).
Some of his famous works are No- That’s Me Over Here! , Now Look Here, Sorry!. Ronnie Corbett was starred in the television series Crackerjack and The Saint. His films “You’re Only Young Twice” (1952), “Casino Royale” (1967), “Some will, Some won’t” (1970), “No Sex Please, We’re British” (1973) are some of his popular films which received huge appreciation from the audience. As a broadcaster, he had hosted a talk show Small Talk.
He had also appeared in a music video for the single Is This the Way to Amarillo? to raise funds for Comic Relief. In February 2010, he also appeared in the thriller comedy, Burke & Hare. Ronnie was the star of the Good Food HD Programme Ronnie Corbett’s Supper Club. In the show, the main guests had to choose their meal as if it was their last meal. While Ronnie Corbett had to prepare the meal for them. The show was quite interesting and loved by many people.
In the year 2002, he had achieved an honorary degree from Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. He was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Ronnie Corbett had won BAFTA TV Awards in 1972 for The Two Ronnies. Also earned the BAFTA TV Awards for the same as a nominee in the year 1974, 1976. Corbett had won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. He achieved several nominations for his works.
Ronnie Corbett Net Worth
Ronnie Corbett was diagnosed with neurons disease in March 2015. It led to his death on 31st March 2016. He was the comedy idol, as stated by some of his great friends and co-actors. Ronnie Corbett’s estimated net worth is $10milion (as per 2016’s death period). His major part of his income was from his movies. Also, he used to own a seven-bedroom home in South London which he had sold for £1.3million. The couple wanted to use the money from sales to help their daughters so that they wouldn’t have to pay the 40% inheritance tax. Thereafter they moved to a nearby bungalow. Also, he left £3.5million in his will for his family. He is in the hearts of millions of people for his amazing work, fun-loving attitude.