The late actor and musician, Desi Arnaz were best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the television series “I Love Lucy.” In the series, he starred along with his ex-wife Lucille Ball from 1911 to 1989. Before the series started, the late actor Desi and Lucille already departed their ways.
Desi Arnaz died due to lung cancer at the age of 69 on December 2nd, 1986. So ar, how much did he leave the worth to his family? To know about his net worth, take a look below.
Who was Desi Arnaz? His Career Info, Highlights
Cuban-American Desi Arnaz was a musician, actor, and TV producer. Desi was born on March 2, 1917, to his late parents Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Alberni II and Dolore de Acha in Santiago de Cuba. His birth name was Desiderio Alberto Aras y de Aha III. Arnaz attended St. Patrick Catholic High Schol and later went to Saint Leo Prep to improve his English.
After moving to the United States, Desi got into the show business and starred on Broadway in the musical ‘Too Many Girls.’ He has played in numerous movies in 1940, such as Batman, Cuban Pete, Holiday In Havana, and The Navy Come Through.
I 1949, he got a breakthrough role as Ricky Ricardo in the hist series “I Love Lucy” that ran for six seasons on CBS. It became the No. 1 show in television history. Moreover, he starred in the TV series ‘The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour’ that ran from 1957 to 1960.
Later he owned a production company called ‘Desilu Productions.’ At the time, most of the television programs broadcasted live. As an executive producer, he produced many tv-series and movies such as The Andy Griffith Show, The Lucy Show, Star Trek, and Forever, Darling.
In 1956, the late actor won a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Show. Desi had married twice in his life. He was married to Lucille ball fro 140 to 1960. Then he married his second wife, Edith Eyre Hirsch, in 1963 until her death in 1985.
Desi Arnaz’s Net Worth at time of His Death
The late actor left the bulk of his estate to his two children; Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. Desi Arnaz had a net worth of $20 million at his death.
At th time, he left $250,000 to his late mother, who died in 1988. The other properties and cash had divided equally between his son, Desi Arnaz Jr and daughter, and both are performers.
Additionally, Arnaz and Miss Ball earned their wealth from Desilu Production Company. Besides, the late actor used to make extra money form his music career as well. He briefly worked for Xavier Cugat in New York.
House & Cars Details
Desi Arnaz had owned several properties across the USA. According to the source, his house in Eastvale was purchased by the Jurupa Community Services Districts for $2.5 million. The 3,500 square-foot home sits on 14 acres of land.
Furthermore, the legendary actor Desi Arnaz’s Beverly Hills home was listed on the market for $6.985 million in 2014. The 14,440 square-foot mansion had seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms.
However, there is no info available about his car collections.
Quick Info on Desi Arnaz
|Date of Birth||March 2, 1917|
|Died||December 2, 1986
Del Mar, California, U.S.
|Age||69 years old|
|Birth Place||Santiago de Cuba|
|Profession||Actor, Musician, TV Producer, Comedian|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Spouse||Lucille Ball, Edith Mack Hirsch|