The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco’s net worth is estimated to be around $55.0 million. Here is everything you need to know about Kaley Cuoco’s salary and endorsements.
With its huge success, The Big Bang Theory, has earned a massive fanbase. One of the highest earning stars of The Big Bang Theory is Kaley Cuoco.
Since the show was renewed for its 12th and final season, Kaley Cuoco’s net worth increased to approximately $55.0 million.
On the actress’ 32nd birthday, her now-husband, champion equestrian Karl Cook, proposed to her. He started the evening off with a romantic candlelit dinner at home and cooked all of her favorite foods. He then posted a sweet video of a tearful yet happy Cuoco accepting his proposal and showing off the stunning teardrop-shaped diamond ring. Check out the video below:
The happy couple was married on June 30, 2018 in a horse barn. Here are some pictures of their beautiful wedding:
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From Amateur Tennis Player to Actress
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born on November 30, 1985 in Camarillo, California. Her parents are Layne Ann, a homemaker, and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a Realtor. Kaley Cuoco’s mother is of English and German heritage while her father is of Italian ancestry. She has a younger sister, Briana Cuoco, who appeared on the fifth season of The Voice. When she was three years old, Kaley Cuoco was fascinated with tennis and decided to take up the sport until she was 16.
Entering the World of Acting
From a very young age, Kaley Cuoco wanted to act. At the age of six, she got her first break in the 1992 thriller Quicksand: No Escape. Cuoco’s debut in a feature film was in the 1995 Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. She appeared in several other shows, before she bagged the role of Bridget Hennessy in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. The show was on air for three seasons before it was canceled.
While filming 8 Simple Rules, Cuoco had the opportunity to work in several other TV shows. She appeared in eight episodes of the show Ladies Man and also was a regular guest star on Charmed.
Landing the role of Penny in The Big Bang Theory was one of the best things that happened to Kaley Cuoco’s career and net worth. It is because of the show that she earned so much recognition and is as wealthy as she is today. Kaley Cuoco has been named the second highest paid TV actress by Forbes, earning $24.5 million in 2016, nearly all of which comes from her role on The Big Bang Theory. The show is currently in its 12th and final season.
Kaley Cuoco’s Film and Television Appearances
Besides appearing in The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco was also in several movies such as Picture Perfect, Hop, The Last Ride, The Wedding Ringer, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and Why Him?
Other than The Big Bang Theory Cuoco’s television credits include Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, Bratz, Loonatics Unleashed, Prison Break, and Comedy Bang! Bang!
Kaley Cuoco’s Net Worth Is Estimated to be $55.0 Million
During the first three seasons of The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco received $60,000 per episode. It has now been said, that Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons earn around $1.0 million per episode of The Big Bang Theory. Through product endorsements and sponsorships, Cuoco earns around $2.0 million. According to sources, her net worth throughout the years are:
For the sake of comparison, here are the estimated net worths of Kaley Cuoco’s Big Bang Theory costars:
|Johnny Galecki||$50.0 million ($1.0 million per episode)|
|Jim Parsons||$80.0 million ($1.0 million per episode)|
|Simon Helberg||$45.0 million ($800,000 per episode)|
|Melissa Rauch||$8.0 million ($75,000 per episode)|
|Mayim Bialik||$25.0 million ($450,000 per episode)|
|Kunal Nayyar||$45.0 million ($800, 000 per episode)|
Kaley Cuoco’s Awards and Nominations
Kaley Cuoco has been nominated for and won numerous awards throughout her long and successful career.
In 2013, she won the Critics’ Choice Television Award and in 2014-15, she won People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress for her work on The Big Bang Theory.
She also received a Golden Raspberry Worst Supporting Actress Award for her role in The Wedding Ringer in 2016, which she graciously accepted, proving that she can poke fun at herself. In October 2014, Cuoco was granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kaley Cuoco’s Past Relationships
Cuoco was dating professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting. The couple were engaged in September 2013 after only three months of dating. They got married in December that year, but things did not turn out well as they divorced in late 2015.
The exact reason for the divorce has been cited, as the couple’s representatives maintain that it was a mutual decision. Their divorce was finalized in May 2016. Now, Kaley Cuoco is dating equestrian Karl Cook and, if her Instagram account is proof, the two are happier than ever!
Cuoco was also briefly linked to her Big Bang Theory costar, Johnny Galecki, for about two years, from 2007 to the end of 2009. Fans were thrilled when the real-life Leonard and Penny finally got together and devastated when the relationship ended. But, judging by Cuoco’s Instagram account, she’s finally found true love and happiness with her new husband, Karl Cook.
They both share a passion for animals, most notably horses. Karl is the son of billionaire businessman extraordinaire, Scott D. Cook. Scott Cook is the co-founder of Intuit and he serves as director of Procter and Gamble and eBay.
Kaley Cuoco’s Car Collection
Kaley Cuoco can be seen driving around the streets of Los Angeles in any one of her luxury vehicles. From her gray Toyota Rav4, to her black Range Rover Sport and black Range Rover Evoque, it’s obvious that she’s very big on her SUVs. Either way, Cuoco is always going places in style.
And in 2013, she made sure that her parents could also partake in her lifestyle when she gifted them with a navy blue Lexus RX350 two days before Christmas.
Kaley Cuoco’s Luxury Houses
Before hitting it big on The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco’s first luxury home was a charming mansion in Sherman Oaks, California.
In 2014, Cuoco sold her stunning property for $2.795 million. The list price wasn’t much higher than what she originally purchased the home for ($2.4 million), but at the time, she was eager to start her new life with her first husband, Ryan Sweeting. The pair purchased Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s Los Angeles home, which was listed for $5.499 million.
Following their divorce, Cuoco kept the house and embarked on an expensive redesign, making sure all evidence of their lives together was promptly removed. The entire project cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars. She now lives there with the love of her life, Karl Cook.
Kaley Cuoco’s Production Company and Deal with Warner Brothers
In 2017, Kaley Cuoco started her own production company called Yes, Norman Productions. By signing a potentially lucrative deal with Warner Brothers TV, Kaley Cuoco was able to seal the success of her new production company. In association with the Warner Brothers name, Cuoco is responsible for creating original television content and series.
One of Kaley Cuoco’s upcoming shows is the highly anticipated adult animated DC Universe series, Harley Quinn, which will premiere sometime in 2019.
As part of the production deal, Warner Brothers TV also earned the rights to a novel called The Flight Attendant, which was written by Chris Bohjalian. The book is being developed into a mini-series starring Cuoco. She’s also serving as executive producer on the project.
Yes, Norman Productions was named after Kaley Cuoco’s dog, Norman.