How much is Alfonso Ribeiro worth?
|Net Worth:||$7.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 21, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Alfonso Ribeiro
Alfonso Ribeiro, whose full name is Alfonso Abraham Lincoln Ribeiro is an American film actor, and director, as well as dancer, game show host, and television personality. His career began in the 1980s as a child actor. Shortly after, he found national popularity with his roles in the sitcoms “Silver Spoons”, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and “In the House”. Presently, he’s the game show host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, as well as “Catch 21”, “Spell-Mageddon” and “Dance 360”. He has a net worth of $7 million that continues to grow from his many professions.
How did Alfonso Ribeiro earn his net worth?
The actor and director became rich almost immediately after his career started off in the entertainment business. Simultaneously with improving his acting skills, at the age of thirteen, he also began dancing. In 1984, he appeared in a Pepsi commercial as a dancer alongside Michael Jackson and other music stars. That same year, he secured his first role in television series – “Silver Spoons”. He spent nearly three years portraying the role of Alfonso Spears, thanks to which he won nearly $30.000 in total.
When he was just fifteen, in late 1985, Alfonso released his own dance instruction book called “Alfonso’s Breaking and Popping Book”. He also took part in several films and series such as “John Grin’s Christmas”, “Magnum, P.I”, and “A Different World”. In 1990, he got the main role of Carlton Banks in the NBC sitcom “The French Prince of Bel-Air”. He spent more than six years in the show, appearing in all 148 episodes, from which he won over $250.000 in total. Also that decade, he guest-hosted an episode of “Soul Train” and began working as a voice actor for the superhero series “Spider-Man“ from 1994 to 1998.
Why is he so famous?
Alfonso became famous in the 1980s when he joined the cast of the sitcom “Silver Spoons”. He was born on September 21, 1971, in New York City. He was born in the Riverdale neighborhood and his parents are of Trinidadian and Tobago descent. His paternal grandfather is Albert Ribeiro, the Trinidadian calypsonian known with the stage name “Lord Hummingbird”. Alfonso started his career when he was eight years old.
He attended the “Hollywood Professional School” and then enrolled at the “Cal State University” from which he earned a Theater Arts education in the mid-1990s. Long before that, he began his acting career as a child actor. He first gained national recognition with his leading role in the 1983 Broadway musical “The Tap Dance Kid”. Besides receiving positive reviews, his performance also earned him a nomination for an Outer Critics Circle Award.
What makes him so successful?
The main reason why this Broadway star is so successful is his many transformations on television. Since the late 1990s, he has used his voice in various series such as “Extreme Ghostbusters”, and “Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase”. At that time, he also became a full-time director. His directing debut came in the aforementioned “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He also directed the likes of “All of Us”, “Meet the Browns”, and “Are We There Yet?”.
Since the 2000s, Ribeiro has been proactively working as a dancer, game show host, and television personality. He has been hosting the likes of “The Weakest Link”, “Catch 21”, and “Spell-Mageddon”. In 2006, he took part in “Celebrity Duets”, which he would go on to win after nine episodes. In 2014, he won the nineteenth season of “Dancing with the Stars” with the professional Latin ballroom dancer Witney Carson. Since the mid-2010s, he has been hosting multiple shows such as “Unwrapped 2.0”, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “The $100.000 Pyramid” to name a few.
Alfonso Ribeiro is known for being the host of the popular show “America’s Funniest Home Videos”. He’s also an actor, director, and a Broadway star that has spent more than 30 years leaving his mark in the theatre and television. For the past four decades, this award-winning dancer has achieved a lot of success in various fields of entertainment.
Besides hosting television shows, and starring in films and series, he also won the nineteenth season of “Dancing with the Stars” and is currently an ambassador of the “PGA Tour Champions”.