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Melissa Gilbert's $500k Net Worth - Lives in $1M Home That Her Husband Bought

Published Tue Jun 09 2020 By Aashika
Melissa Gilbert's $500k Net Worth - Lives in $1M Home That Her Husband Bought

'Primetime Emmy Award' nominee, Melissa Gilbert for her outstanding performance in 'The Miracle Worker' has an estimated net worth of $500k. She accumulated her worth as an actress, director, producer as well as politician. 

Let's see how Melissa Gilbert manages to earn her income.

Sold House on $1.195 million

Actress Gilbert and her ex-husband bought this house in 2005, at cost of $1.26 million that she listed for sale at $1,195,000. The house is compounded with more than a third of an acre sits. 

Her Tarzana House which was sold.

The 4,609 square-foot ranch-style house, built-in 1955 that includes five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, master suits, swimming pools, and many more. A separate 1,309 square-foot guest quarters contains open living space, a kitchenette, a bedroom, and a bathroom. 

Earning From 'Little House on the Prairie'

In 1975-1984, Melissa was one of the popular child actresses after starring in 'Little House on the Prairie'. She played the lead role of Laura Ingalls Wilder where she played 191 episodes. 

The drama set in Minnesota which was a big rating hit throughout eight of its nine seasons. At that time, her weekly salary augmented to $75,000. 

Melissa Gilbert as a child actress in Little House on the Prairie.
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Income From Movies and TV series

Melissa has made a debut in a big screen in 1984. She had done work in at least 19 movies which are listed in the hit movie at that time. She got prominence fame when her role as Vera Parks for a movie, "The Christmas Pageant". She has collected a decent amount of money from playing a role in movies.

Likewise, she earned a massive fortune through her appearances in TV series and shows. She starred in Tv series such as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, Gunsmoke, Emergency!, Tenafly, The Love Boat, The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour, Fat Actress, The Night Shiff, and so on. In addition, in 2012, Melissa was a contestant in "Dancing with stars" where she achieved in the fifth position.

As a contestant in the TV show "Dancing with stars"
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Earned As Voice-Artist

The multi-talented star has also provided the voice of Batgirl on the 1990s, "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Nutcracker Fantasy". Through which she added some money in her wealth. 

Tax Issues

Apart from acting, Gilbert is also a known politician who was a candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan. Her opponent's campaign referred to Gilbert as "tax cheat". She owed $360,000 in back federal taxes and $112,000 in California state taxes. She has stated the tax debt is an outgrowth of a stalled acting career, the economy, and divorce. She has negotiated a repayment plan with the IRS. 

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