When you think of actor Mark Consuelos, you might immediately connect his name with that of his wife, Kelly Ripa. As a matter of fact, the two have been married for some time. Recently, it was released that Consuelos has a net worth of approximately $40 million. Almost immediately, rumors started swirling regarding exactly how he has made that much money throughout his acting career. If you're interested in knowing how he has done exactly that, you've come to the right place. Keep reading while we break it down.
As previously mentioned, Consuelos is an actor. It isn't like he just started acting yesterday, either. As a matter of fact, he's been doing it for some time now. Back in 1995, he started acting in a popular soap opera called “All My Children.” He remained a regular on the show until 2001. Six years spent on the set of any soap opera is a considerable run for most actors. This particular job also did something else for Consuelos. It cemented his notoriety as an actor and it served as the foundation that he used to start getting acting jobs elsewhere. After his run on the show ended, he went on to guest star in other television shows as well as appear in a few movies. He also became a series regular on CW's hit television show “Riverdale.” Since 2017, he's had a regular role on the show that continues to this day.
As far as his guest starring credits on other television shows are concerned, he's had roles in such notable shows as “American Horror Story: Asylum,” “Hope & Faith,” and “Friends.” His movie credits include 2010's “Cop Out'' and the 2006 movie “Wedding Daze.” To date, he has more than 40 credits on his CV as an actor. That's certainly nothing to be ignored, especially in an industry where it can be extremely difficult to land a role due to the level of competition involved. The question is, did all these acting credits contribute to a net worth of $40 million? It's easy to think that with that many acting credits to his name, it shouldn't be a problem to reach such a net worth. That said, it takes a long time to get to a net worth of $40 million. Truth be told, there are a number of well-established actors who have had several lead roles and still can't claim that they have a net worth that even approaches this number. If that's the case, then how has he managed to do it?
Just one year after beginning his acting career in 1995, he married fellow actress and television personality Kelly Ripa. It's not known exactly how their finances are divided up, but it is known that they have combined a large portion of their finances through a shared estate. That is precisely how Consuelos has ended up with a net worth of $40 million. While he has earned some of that money on his own, largely through his multiple acting endeavors, a large portion of it is a direct result of his marriage to Ripa. She already had an established career at the time the two were married and once they started sharing their individual estates, his net worth increased substantially. Again, exact numbers have not been made public. That being said, a number of people have speculated that his net worth would be virtually cut in half if the two of them were not together.
That might seem a bit harsh, but it's not meant to be judgemental in any way, shape or form. Instead, it is simply a reflection of how his net worth increased after the marriage became official. There's no doubt about it, he would be more than able to stand on his own two feet without this addition to his income. As a matter of fact, it's really not any different from any other couple who gets married and then decides to share their income. In this particular case, the income is a little bit higher than most people might be used to, but that's really the only difference. It's also worth noting that acting isn't the only way that he earns money, as you'll find out in the next paragraph.
For a number of years, both he and his wife have been interested in real estate. As a matter of fact, they have a number of houses that are dotted throughout the east coast of the United States. Some of these houses were owned exclusively by one or the other before they got married and then they combined their finances so that the houses became shared between the two. In other cases, they purchased homes together. Between the two of them, they have about $45 million worth of property. Granted, all of that does not belong exclusively to Consuelos, but some of it does. As a result, that also contributes to his net worth. For the time being, both Consuelos and Ripa continue to purchase real estate and both continue to be busy in front of the camera. As a result, it's almost impossible to tell what his net worth might be a few years from now.
At the moment, one thing is certain. He has a net worth that far exceeds what most people will ever be able to make throughout their entire lives. That gives him the freedom to do things that other people may not be able to do. As a matter of fact, you might even go as far as saying that it's the stuff dreams are made of. After all, who hasn't stayed up late at night and dreamt of having a lifestyle where they didn't have to worry about how much they spent for the week? At a time when people are struggling to make ends meet and simply going to the grocery store can be a traumatic experience, it's even more appealing to think about not having to worry about those types of things. For Consuelos, it's a reality. That gives hope to other individuals that one day, it might become a reality for them as well.
Written by Allen Lee
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