Meg Ryan Introduction & Net Worth
Meg Ryan is an American actress and a producer from Connecticut. She started her acting career doing minor roles before she made an appearance on the CBS soap opera. She is popular for her roles in movies such as Promised Land, Top Gun and When Harry Met Sally. Meg Ryan’s net worth, as of 2020, stands at $45 million.
Net worth : $85 million
Name : Meg Ryan
Gender : Female
Height : 5 FT 8 Inch (1.73 meters)
Profession : Film Producer, Voice Actor, Actor
Source of Wealth : Acting
Nationality : United States of America
Birth City : Fairfield, Connecticut
Sexual Orientation : Straight
Marital Status : Divorced
Salary And Sources Of Income
Her major income source is professional acting and there is no second opinion on that. She also earns from her production ventures. She started acting in 1981 by taking up small roles in sitcoms like ‘As the World Turns.’ Her movie I.Q had a $25 million budget and it collected $26.38 at the box office. Meg received a $5 million salary for her role in the movie. City of Angels was produced with a $66 million budget and it collected $198.7 million at the box office. Meg Ryan received $8.5 million for her role in the movie.
The movie ‘Kate & Leopold’ had a budget of $48 million and it recorded $76 million at the box office. Meg Ryan was paid a $15 million salary for the movie. You’ve Got Mail was produced with $65 million budget and the movie bagged $250.8 million at the box office. Meg Ryan received a $10.5 million salary for the movie. Proof of Life had the same budget of $65 million. It posted gross $62.8 million earnings at the box office. Meg Ryan earned $15 million from the movie. So, her major source of wealth is professional acting.
An Overview of Her Early Life
Meg Ryan was born on 19th November 1961 in Connecticut. She was raised by her mother Susan Jordan and her father Harry Hyra. Her father taught mathematics and her mother pursued an acting career. They were divorced when she was just five years old. Meg Ryan went to Fairfield’s St. Plus X Elementary School. Later on, she graduated from Bethel High School. She did her major in journalism from the University of Connecticut.
A Peak into Her Personal Life
Meg Ryan met Anthony Edwards, also an actor, when she was shooting for the movie Top Gun. They found an intimate interest in each other and started dating. Unfortunately, the relationship did not last as long as it was expected. They were separated soon. In 1988, Meg Ryan started dating the actor Dennis Quaid. They got married in 1991 and had a son named Jack Quaid, but this marriage, like her previous relationships, didn’t last long and fell apart in 2001.
Ryan also had a short term romance with John Cusack. In 2010, she dated singer and painter John Mellenscamp, but was separated from him in August 2014. They got reunited in September 2014. In 2006, Meg Ryan adopted a girl and named her Daisy True.
Meg Ryan made her debut in the movie Rich and Famous by George Cukor. Then she grabbed an opportunity to act in the drama ‘As the World Turns.’ In the 1982 drama, she played Betsy Stewart. She also made appearances in small roles and commercials to stay afloat in the world of acting.
In 1955, she appeared in French Kiss, a romantic comedy by Lawrence Kasdan. She lent her voice in the animated movie Anastasia made by Fox Animation Studio. She shot to worldwide fame when she got roles in the City of Angels and You’ve Got Mail. This was the watershed moment in her acting, which swelled her fame as a celebrity. In 2004, she appeared in a drama film Against the Ropes.
Her acting career moved smoothly in the first decade of the 21st century. She secured a role in The Women. In 2013, she also filmed in five episodes of Web Therapy. In 2015, she made her debut as a director with Ithaca, a drama film.
Social Media Earnings
Apart from his shining acting career, she has established herself as an influencer on Instagram where she regularly posts and also does sponsored posts. She has 484k followers on Instagram as of April 2020, and she makes around $1,200 to $2,100 for each sponsored post on Instagram according to the current trend of how Instagram pays to influencers. Apart from that, she earns hefty sums of money from endorsements by big brands.
Meg Ryan’s Lavish Lifestyle
She used to receive a $15 million salary by her acting, which made it possible for her to live a lavish lifestyle. She bought a beautiful home in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, which has since been adding to her net worth. Her house has a study hall, a super large master bedroom, a meeting hall, and a big living hall. Meg Ryan also owns a $5.6 million house in New York and an $8.5 million mansion in Bel-Air that she bought back in 2000.
She also owns a luxurious loft for $8 million. Also, she loves to spend on luxurious cars which have significantly grown her net worth. She is often spotted cruising her Mercedes R350 which has a base price at $50,000. According to a rough estimate, her cars are worth around $0.7 million.
She was immensely successful in her acting career hence it is not a surprise that she was showered with lots of nominations and awards including the American Comedy Award for her role in Sleepless in Seattle.
In 1996, she won Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by Harvard. She was included in the list of People Magazine’s top 50 most beautiful people across the world. She won the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1995. She also won Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her work in ‘You’ve Got Mail.’ In 2018, she received the Leopard Club Award.
“Through Clinton and Monica, Clinton and Hillary, the scandal, the impeachment, Iraq, Bruce and Demi, Ellen and Anne, I have remained consistently and nauseatingly adorable. I have, in fact, been known to cause diabetes,” Meg Ryan.
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms,” Meg Ryan.