How Much Is Rob Lowe’s Net Worth [Updated 2023]

January 23rd, 2023

Rob Lowe's Net Worth
Net Worth $100 million
Gender Male
Age 58 years old
Date of Birth March 17, 1964
Place of Birth Charlottesville
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Occupation Actor, Author, Television producer

When we talk about superstars in the American entertainment industry, the list will definitely be incomplete without including the likes of Robert Helper Lowe.

But for those who don’t know who the star is, Robert Hepler Lowe, popularly known as Rob Lowe, is an American actor, filmmaker, author, and podcast host.

The Hollywood icon rose to fame after starring in movies such as About Last Night, Outsiders, St. Elmo’s Fire, and Oxford Blues. He’s also well recognized for his roles as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters.

What is Rob Lowe’s net worth?

As of January 2023, the American actor is worth an estimated $100 million.

In this article, we’ll look at Rob Lowe’s early and personal life, career, movies, awards, achievements, and more.

Early Life

Robert Hepler Lowe was born on March 17, 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Barbara Lynn (née Hepler) and Charles Davis Lowe. His mother, Barbara, was a writer and a schoolteacher, while his father, Charles, was a trial attorney.

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In 1968, when Lowe was just four years old, Barbara and Charles went their separate ways. Lowe, his younger brother, Chad, and his mom remained in Dayton, Ohio, until 1976.

It was during that time that he attended Oakwood Junior High School.

The next year, Barbara married her third husband, Steve Wilson, and moved the family to Malibu, California. There, Lowe attended Santa Monica High School alongside prominent celebrities like Sean Penn, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, and Robert Downey Jr.

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Career, Movies, and TV Shows

The 1980s

Lowe had developed a love for acting at the young age of eight while seeing a theater production of Oliver! He told the Guardian in a 2009 interview that he had wanted “to be one of those kids up there [on stage].”

And sure enough, while a sophomore in high school, Lowe landed his first tv role in the American sitcom, “A New Kind of Family.” The series was, however, short-lived, only running for one season, from September 1979 to January 1980.

In 1982, Lowe got his official introduction to the big screen in the television film Thursday’s Child. The movie garnered him his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.

Nonetheless, Lowe’s real breakthrough came in 1983, when he appeared in the critically acclaimed movie, The Outsiders. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the coming-of-age drama starred an up-and-coming young cast, including Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, and Patrick Swayze.

This role gained him massive popularity, leading to him being named as a member of the “Brat Pack” – a group of young, highly successful actors.

The group included stars like Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, and Demi Moore.

In 1984, Lowe starred opposite Jodie Foster in the British-American comedy-drama film, “The Hotel New Hampshire.” The movie was written and directed by Tony Richardson and bombed at the box office.

In 1985, Lowe reunited again with fellow Brat Pack group member Emilio Estevez for another youth drama called St. Elmo’s Fire. The following year, Lowe co-starred in  “About Last Night… ” alongside another Brat pack member, Demi Moore.

His roles in these movies made Lowe one of the hottest young heartthrobs of the 1980s.

The 1990s

Lowe continued to wow his fans with his performances in movies like “Wayne’s World,” released in 1992, and Contract (1997). He returned to television in 1999 to co-star with Martin Sheen in the well-received drama series “The West Wing.”

His performance as Sam Seaborn on the show earned Lowe two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

The same year (1999), Lowe was also featured in the American spy comedy, “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”

The 2000s

The following year,  Lowe starred in the 2000 American superhero comedy film, “The Specials,” directed by Craig Mazin and written by James Gunn. In 2002, Lowe announced his exit from the popular show “ The West King” in season 4 due to a salary disagreement.

After leaving the show, Rob starred in the failed drama, “The Lyon’s Den,” in which he was part of the executive producers. The series premiered on the American television network NBC on September 28, 2003.

After airing only six episodes, NBC canceled the show on November 30, 2003, due to poor ratings. The actor tried his hand again on other TV shows like “View From the Top” (2003),  “Dr. Vegas” (2004), and “Perfect Strangers” (2004), but they were all unsuccessful.

However, the 2006 TV series “Brothers & Sisters,” was exactly what the actor needed to bounce back again.

He had a similar run on the 2009–2015 sitcom Parks and Recreation, with a guest appearance role in 2010 before becoming a regular cast member.

In the interim, Lowe published two memoirs: Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography in 2011 and Love Life in 2014.

Lowe started a new chapter in his career on the 2015-2016 TV series, “Grinder,” as one of the main characters after making an appearance in the Parks and Recreation season finale in 2015.

In the fall of 2016, Lowe starred in the 2016-2018 CBA drama “Code Black.” That same year, he accepted a voice role in the animated series “The Lion Guard,” which aired until late 2019.

In 2017, Lowe and his two sons started an A&E reality series called Lowe Files. The reality show documents their cross-country trips and explorations into unsolved mysteries.

The following year, the actor made his directorial debut in the television remake of the 1956 movie “The Bad Seed.” Then in 2019, he starred in the TV series “Wild Bill” and hosted the Mental Samurai game show the same year.

Lowe finished the year by co-starring in the Netflix romantic comedy Holiday in the Wild with Kristin Davis. He opened the new year with the lead role in the American procedural drama television series “9-1-1: Lone Star.”

Personal Life

In 1991, Lowe got married to his heartthrob, Sheryl Berkoff. They have two sons together:  Edward Matthew (born in 1993) and John Owen (born in 1995).

In late 2003, Lowe lost his mom, Barbara, to breast cancer, a disease that also took the life of her mother and grandmother. She died at the age of 64.

As a result of this, he became an advocate for breast cancer awareness. He went on to become the first male spokesperson for the 2000 Lee National Denim Day fundraising event for breast cancer awareness and research.

Rob Lowe with his wife and two sons
Rob Lowe with his wife and two sons

Sex Tape Scandal

In 1988, the 24-year-old American actor was involved in a sex scandal involving a minor. A videotape was released showing him having sex with two women in Atlanta, Georgia – one 22 and the other 16.

Although the legal age of consent in Georgia was 14 at that time, 18 was the legal age to be involved in a sex-related recording.

The second segment of the leaked tape shows Lowe and a friend engaging in sexual activity with a young American model in a Parisian hotel room. This became one of the first celebrity sex recordings to be sold commercially.

Awards, Nominations, and Achievements

Lowe has had numerous nominations, from Primetime Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and three Gold Derby Award nominations.

He’s won two Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2021 and 2002 for “The West Wing.”

He also won the Satellite Awards in the Best Cast – Television Series category for “The West Wing.” In 2000, he made it on the list of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine.

On December 8, 2015, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored the actor with the 2,567th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.

Rob Lowe’s family attends the event honoring Lowe with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California

In December 2017, Lowe was chosen to receive the 2018 Horatio Alger Award.

Favorites Quote By Rob Lowe

Lowe has also gained a place in people’s hearts through his quotes on love, God, success, parenting, and more. Let’s take a look at some of them:

“So I came to the realization: Nothing in life is unfair. It’s just life.”

“Never compare your insides to someone else’s outsides.”

“The best part is not the biggest; it’s the one that’s most memorable.”

“Any time an opportunity scares you that much, you should seriously consider saying yes.”

“There is no recovery for anyone without lifting the lid on the pain of the past and letting in the light.”

“You can’t study the map forever. At some point, it’s time to start walking; there is only so much daylight.”

“Son, a frog never knows how far it can jump until it’s kicked.”

“Making memories matter.”

Rob Lowe’s Earnings Overview

One of the best things Rob Lowe’s career has given him is his massive fortune. Even though the general public doesn’t know exactly how much money he has, Lowe’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.

How did he amass all this wealth? From acting? Not really. Lowe has made money over the years through other means.

For instance, his 2011 book “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” was such a huge success that he has toured telling stories from the book to live audiences. Aside from being a successful author, Lowe has worked with DirecTV for a long time as the company’s spokesperson.

He also appeared as an astronaut version of Colonel Sanders in many KFC advertisements in 2017. Rob’s “low carb lifestyle” also led Atkins Nutritionals to hire him as their spokesperson.

Finally, Lowe has also launched a few products making him a businessman. For instance, the actor sells a brand of men’s skincare products called Profile that is available online and in Nordstrom shops. He also sells a fragrance known as 18 Amber Wood.

Conclusion

Rob Lowe’s personal life and career have shown that despite controversies in your career, you should persevere and bounce back from all the setbacks. Looking at his journey, the American actor has really diversified his career amid his challenges, and it has really paid off.

It’s no wonder he has such an impressive net worth of $100 million. And that’ll undoubtedly continue to increase as he maintains his successful career.

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