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Ralphie May’s $2 Million Net Worth Before Death - Late Life Financial Crisis and Earnings

Published Mon Apr 27 2020 By Lewis Willman
Ralphie May’s $2 Million Net Worth Before Death - Late Life Financial Crisis and Earnings

Ralphie May's life was short but his accomplishments make him a legend! While alive he was worth $2 million earned from numerous stand up gigs he did and was one of the most streamed comics signed by Netflix.

He was reportedly paid over $150 thousand per TV or streaming gig. Active in the show biz since 2003, he came to the limelight after securing second place in Last Comic Standing. Though he finished the show second, he received the runner-up trophy along with $50 thousand purse.

Ralphie May Dressed as a king
Ralphie May Dressed as a king.

Used a $100 thousand Worth Tour-Bus 

A performing artist, and a touring artist, Ralphie May used to have a specious black tour bus, customized with his picture on it! The tour bus also came into controversy, after his wife accused him of hiding the bus at the time of their divorce settlement. 

Ralphie May's $100 thousand worth tour-bus.
Ralphie May's $100 thousand worth tour-bus.

He was always on the Road

The observational comedian Ralphie was one of the busiest comedian and brought this witty charm to fans wherever he went. He reportedly made over $50 thousand in ticket sales per show. This chubby American was a darling that America will forever miss.

Ralphie May Event
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Sold A house for $900 thousand

Ralphie May's Memphis house was up in the market for sales four months after his death! His Memphis home was a three bed room and three full bath wooden fenced home set at almost 3000 sq. feet.

His City of Chattanooga Statue Was Built for $2.8 Million

This event happened even before the comedian died! Miller Plaza approved $2.8 million to build a statue of the comedian back in 2015. The Plaza was under construction when he died and now it features a memorial statue of the comedian built for over $2.8 million.

His memoir, This Might Get a Little Heavy

His book This Might Get a Little Heavy was posthumously published in December of 2017 and received a very good reviews from critics and readers, altogether. The book's audio version is available at $12 per copy and his viewership still pays his child support even after his death.

Standup Comedian Ralphie May in action
Standup Comedian Ralphie May in action

Was in a Financial Trouble Following His Divorce

Like all story has its thick and thins, he battled pneumonia, obesity, and a divorce case with his wife and mother of two of his children. He was always on the road but as per his then on-going case with his comedian wife Lahna Turner, Netflix was only paying him $9000 as per court order, and was running low on child support money. 

Late stand-up comedian Ralphie May will be missed.
Late stand-up comedian Ralphie May will be missed.

That's when he had decided to sell his Memphis home. He was in Los Vegas for a show when he had a sudden cardiac arrest and died.

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