Fans will always remember Mary Tyler Moore as one of the most iconic actors of all time.
During the 1970s, fans knew her for her grace, wit, and comedy featured on her television show, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Even though she passed away in 2017, fans will never forget her legacy in the entertainment industry.
Considering her immense fame, it makes us curious to know what Moore’s net worth was before her death.
How Mary Tyler Moore Made Her Millions
Moore’s grace and charm captured audiences nationwide, which made her show a huge success. Before she turned heads on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” she got her big break when she landed a role on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
She proved herself to be a serious actor when she won Emmy Awards in 1964 and 1966 for her work on the show.
In 1970, Moore had all eyes on her when she began filming her own show. The show’s plot focused on Moore’s character, Mary Richards, a single woman trying to work.
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” has been considered Moore’s most significant success of her career, and her production company went on to create plenty of other successful shows such as “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Taxi.”
Tragically, while her professional career couldn’t be better, it all came crashing down when Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her early 30s.
While she experienced health problems throughout her life, it’s her work with television that fans will remember.
Due to her hard work in the industry, she accrued a hefty fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, when Moore died, she had a $60 million net worth.
In addition to profiting off her television series, she also made her fortune by appearing in TV commercials. Celebrity Net Worth also notes that after she filmed 39 commercials in five days, she made 6,000 dollars in the 1950s. Quite a sizeable amount back in those days.
As she made regular appearances on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” she reportedly was paid $450 per taping.
After she passed away, Moore left behind $60 million. According to International Business Times, her husband, Robert Levine, was likely to inherit it all.