How much is Sara Gilbert worth?
|Date of Birth:
|January 29, 1975 (age 48)
|United States of America
|5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
About Sara Gilbert
Sara Gilbert is an American actress who began her acting career in the early 1980s. She rose to prominence after playing the role of Darlene Conner in the sitcom Roseanne. Thanks to her outstanding performance in the series, she received multiple awards and nominations, including two for Primetime Emmy Awards.
Sara was born on January 29, 1975, in Santa Monica, California. Her maternal grandfather is Harry Crane, known as the writer and creator of the CBS sitcom The Honeymooners. She has four older half-siblings, two of which are Melissa and Jonathan Gilbert – popular stars of the drama series Little House on the Prairie. During her pre-teen and teen years, Gilbert developed an interest in acting and attended various acting classes to improve her skills.
Her very first television appearance was in the 1984 television movie Calamity Jane when she was just 9 years old. Four years later, after a stint role in ABC Weekend Special, she received the life-changing role of Darlene Conner-Healy in the sitcom Roseanne.
The role elevated the career of Sara Gilbert, who at the time was a teenager, as it not only became successful but very rich as well. Simultaneously with her work in Roseanne, Gilbert also attended Yale University, from which she graduated in 1997 with honors and a major in art and photography. “I flew back and forth and did episodes of Roseanne while I was at Yale,” Gilbert has said.
The show was a huge hit as it amassed an audience of nearly 40 million viewers during its first few seasons. Besides millions, the role also earned her several awards and nominations, including two Young Artist Awards and one nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award.
In addition to the role of Darlene Conner, Gilbert starred in various films and television series that added to her earnings. The very first film that she took part in was the 1992 erotic thriller Poison Ivy, thanks to which she received a nomination for Independent Spirit Award. Apart from acting, during her twenties, Sara became interested in working as a producer and director. She served as executive producer of Roseanne and directed her first film titled Persona Non-Grata, which premiered in 1998.
Shortly after the ninth season of Roseanne, the actress and director continued to star in various series such as 24, ER, Twins, and The Class. In 2007, she joined the cast of the widely-popular series The Big Bang Theory where she played the role of Leslie Winkle. More than 20 years after the show had ended, in early 2018, it was announced that the cast of Roseanne will return for a final tenth season.
Gilbert’s Total Net Worth
After she joined the cast of The Conners, a spin-off of Roseanne, she once again played the main role of Darlene. As of now, apart from The Conners, she stars primarily in television series and has become one of the highest paid actresses on TV. She was paid $400,000 per episode for 20 episodes, earning $8 million dollars. For the first 51 episodes she was paid around $9 million in total bringing her total earnings from the show to $17 million dollars.
She has also earned well from her appearances on The Talk and The Big Bang Theory, among others. Not to mention from her various film appearances and all of the appearances that she has made as herself. In the early years of the new millennium, she starred in several films such as Riding in Cars with Boys and Laws of Attraction, with the latter being the last movie that she took part in.
Gilbert’s lifetime career earnings are estimated at close to $50 million, of course, she will have had to pay some hefty tax on that. Federal tax rates in the early 90s went from lows of 28%, to 31% by 1992 and then up to 39.6% in 1993 and staying around that high until they were brought down to 35% in 2003. California state tax has also been high, at around 10% at the top bracket.
Of her $50 million dollars income, $4-6 million will have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $45 million, will have been taxed at a rounded 49%. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $22.95 million dollars, having paid $22.05 million dollars in taxes.
Sara Gilbert married Linda Perry in 2014 and they later divorced in 2019. It is unclear if either party paid alimony payments to each other, after all, Linda Perry had an estimated net worth of about $15 million. It is likely that they both took out of the marriage, what they brought into it. In her personal life Gilbert has remained stable and has likely invested quite some of the wealth that she earned in the 90s and 2000s.
In her personal life Gilbert has likely spent $5-6 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $2-3 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $6-8 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Sara Gilbert has a net worth of around $27 million dollars.
Sara Gilbert is one of the highest-paid television actresses in the United States. Just a few years after she began acting professionally, she landed the role of Darlene Conner in Roseanne, which changed her acting career. Since joining the classic 90s series, she became one of the most popular faces on television.
In addition to acting, she’s also a successful director, producer, and co-host of the CBS talk show The Talk. Upon joining the show, Gilbert announced that she’s lesbian and as of now, she is one of the most influential figures in the LGBTQ community.