How ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Star Patricia Heaton Amassed Her $40 Million Net Worth

How did 'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Patricia Heaton amass a $40 million net worth from working on sitcoms?

Because so many shows wind up in syndication, the cast of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is still earning cash today. Just like ‘Friends,’ there’s still money to be made for anyone who appeared on the show and signed the right contract.

In fact, Ray Romano makes a pretty penny from re-runs of the show, so it’s safe to assume the same applies to Patricia Heaton and the rest of the actors.

At the same time, Ray’s net worth is more than four times that of Patricia. Clearly, she hasn’t been on the comedy circuit (or the sitcom circuit?) as much as Romano. Still, $40 million is nothing to scoff at, even in Hollywood.

So how did she make all that cash?

Patricia’s most well-known role was as Debra Barone on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ But even before that, she was starring on sitcoms like ‘Thirtysomething’ (1989 to 1991) and ‘Room for Two’ (1992-1993), per IMDb.

Though it did take some time for Patricia to work her way through a handful of series to get to ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ she then enjoyed a 210-episode run that clearly earned her some cash.

The show earned Patricia an impressive list of awards (including two Emmys), and her income began growing by that point. Per Celebrity Net Worth, Heaton earned about $100,000 per episode of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’

That’s a staggering $2.2 million per season — in the ’90s. But by the time they reached the “middle” seasons, says Celebrity Net Worth, Debra Barone was commanding $250K per episode, or about $5.5 to $6 million per season.

By the final two seasons, the publication notes, Patricia was earning $450K on each episode. It sounds like a ton of money, to be sure, but there was one problem. While Patricia reportedly topped out at $450K per episode, Ray Romano was making $1.8 million per episode, says Celebrity Net Worth.

Pay disparity aside, that’s an insane amount of cash for a sitcom actor to earn, and it was one of the highest-ever. And it seems that Heaton quietly accepted her still-impressive salary without complaint (though plenty of celebrities, like Reese Witherspoon, wish she had campaigned for equitable pay).

But films also helped pad Patricia’s accounts post-Ray. She didn’t stop acting after the sitcom, and it probably helped her land other noteworthy gigs. For example, Patricia appeared on another handful of series post-‘Ray,’ but then hit another big paycheck with ‘The Middle’ between 2009 and 2018.

And in 2019, she started working on ‘Carol’s Second Act,’ which ran for 18 episodes. Up next? ‘Unbreakable Boy,’ which IMDb says is currently in post-production. Clearly, Patricia’s not satisfied with her current net worth, and she’s going to keep adding to her acting value!

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