How much is Raven-Symone worth?
|Net Worth:||$55 Million|
|Date of Birth:||December 10, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Raven-Symone
Raven-Symone, sometimes known simply as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, TV personality and sometime child model. She was born in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a baby and young child she was a successful child model, appearing in local advertisements in Atlanta, and then in advertisements for Jell-O, Fisher-Price toys, Cool Whip and Ritz Crackers. When she was three years of age, her family moved to Ossining in New York. At this time she auditioned for a role in the film Ghost starring Bill Cosby. It was felt that she was too young at three for that particular role, but Bill Cosby liked her and created a role for her on The Cosby Show. She made her first appearance on the first episode of the sixth season of the show and remained as one of the stars until the show ended in 1992.
Raven-Symone has a net worth of $55 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Raven-Symone Get So Rich?
Raven-Symone is estimated to have a net worth of $55 million in 2020. Much of her wealth comes from the income she received from the That’s So Raven show, which generated something in the region of $400 million from sales of merchandise, DVD’s, games etc. Even at a conservative estimate of her receiving a 10% share, it can be seen that she would have benefited enormously from the show. And since then, of course, she has been active as an actress, singer, TV personality and voice-over artist. All of this will have brought her a substantial income.
She does not seem to live a particularly lavish lifestyle, and admits that she has not yet had reason to touch most of the money she made when she was a child actress working with Bill Cosby.
Why Is She So Famous?
Her role as Olivia in The Cosby Show brought Raven-Symone to the attention of the viewing public, and also to TV executives. She was cast at the age of seven in the TV movie Queen: The Story of an American Family playing the main character as a child. Halle Berry played the character as an adult. The same year saw Raven-Symone launch her singing career by signing with MCA Records, and worked on an album that was released in 1993. It was not hugely successful, though, and MCA withdrew from the agreement they had with her.
1993 also saw Raven-Symone land a role in the TV show Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper playing Nicole Lee. She remained with this show until 1997. In 1994 she was chosen to play Stymie’s girlfriend in the movie The Little Rascals, her first role on the big screen. Raven-Symone won her first major film role in 1998 when she was cast as Charisse Dolittle in the Eddie Murphy vehicle Dr Dolittle. She was cast the same year in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century as Nebula. This was her first Disney production. In 2001 she again portrayed Charisse Dolittle in Dr Dolittle 2 . She also portrayed Charmaine, the pregnant friend of the star character Claire in My Wife and Kids, a TV comedy series.
2001 proved to be a busy year for Raven-Symone, as she also auditioned for a role in a planned Disney Channel series to be called Absolutely Psychic. She had auditioned for a supporting role, but changes were made that gave her the starring role of Raven, and the series title was changed to That’s So Raven. In the series her character was a teenager who had psychic abilities and featured her adventures. The hugely popular series ran from 2003 to 2007 and comprised 100 episodes, making it the longest running Disney Channel series at the time. The series developed into a franchise with merchandise, video games, DVDs and character dolls.
In 2002, Raven-Symone was asked to accept the voice role of Monique in the animated series of Kim Possible. This was a recurring role, and she appeared in every season of the show and was involved in the two spin-off movies Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time and Kim Possible: So the Drama. These appeared in 2003 and 2005 respectively.
In 2003, Raven-Symone recorded the main theme for the film The Haunted Mansion. This was a version of the Stevie Wonder song Superstition. This appeared on the film soundtrack The Cheetah Girls which was a chart success. 2004 saw Raven-Symone release her third studio album This Is My Time which enjoyed chart success for thirteen weeks. Four songs from the album were featured in Disney films. The film The Cheetah Girls followed, along with more roles in Zenon: Z3; For One Night; The Cheetah Girls 2; Everyone’s Hero; College Road Trip; Good Hair; Revenge of the Bridesmaids; Sonny with a Chance and State of Georgia.
She also released her fourth studio album Raven-Symone in 2008. In 2012 she appeared on Broadway in the musical Sister Act . Over the next few years she made cameo and guest appearances in a number of shows. In 2015 she starred in an independent movie A Girl Like Grace . She also featured as a regular host on The View, a daytime talk show on ABC. In 2017, Raven-Simone announced that she was leaving The View to concentrate on her role on a new show, a spin-off from That’s So Raven to be called Raven’s Home. This has proved to such a success that it has been renewed for another two seasons.
In late 2019, she appeared on the music show The Masked Singer as The Black Widow.
What Makes Her So Successful?
Raven-Symone had a wonderful start in life, being both a child model and a child actress. She was able to build on her positive start by taking a positive approach to the rest of her life. She views life with optimism, and sees her career in the same way. At all times she has behaved with consummate professionalism, and she recommends to others that if they are seeking success, then they must respect the work they do and the people they work with. Be professional and others will be happy to work with you. This will make the progress you need in your career to be achieved much more smoothly.
Raven-Symone has star quality, and that has endeared her to her many fans. It has also made her an icon for the gay movement, although she has deliberately kept her personal life private, although not hidden.
Raven-Symone has spent almost her entire life in the entertainment industry, and has become a star. She believes in treating everyone with respect, and that explains why she is popular and has been successful throughout each aspect of her career. Respect should be shown to each person you come across, regardless of the role they play in your life.