About Arsenio Hall
So in this article we are going to talk about Arsenio Hall net worth, which currently amounts to $5-3 million. But before we get there… You have probably noticed that Arsenio is a rather unusual name for a black person. Well, the comedian we are going to talk about has noticed this too, adding that in Greek it means Leroy. I guess it is exactly this ability to laugh from himself once in a while that makes him so admirable.
Now let’s get back to our main topic and talk about Arsenio Hall net worth. Although he has performed as a comedian since the mid 1980s (at least), a breakthrough in Hall’s career came up in 1989, when Paramount introduced The Arsenio Hall Show. For a few years, the program enjoyed an incredible success, especially among the younger audience (this was despite the fact that Arsenio’s show aired quite late at night). In fact, it became so popular that it started to affect the wider popular culture. For example, there was a tradition that the live audience watching the show from the studio would not clap, but instead chant “Rooo! Roo! Rooo!” and pump their fists in the air. Eventually this chant and the movement, which came along with it, became a common “stamp of approval”. If you look at some of the movies that reached the cinemas in the 90s, you will find quite a few actors actually repeating the behavior that used to be typical to the fans of Arsenio alone and only in his studio. For example, Julia Roberts did it in Pretty Woman and characters portrayed by Penny Marshall and Michael J. Fox did it in the movie The Hard Way.
So back in the late 1980s and early 1990s Arsenio was incredibly influential, popular and rich. Meanwhile today Arsenio Hall net worth might be standing at $3 million only. Of course, this is a great fortune for an ordinary person and neither you, nor I would curse the God for owning “only” this kind of money, but you have to remember that the most successful comedians in America can earn $3 million in 3 evenings! So what has happened to Arsenio‘s career? Why does his fortune remain relatively modest?
Well, in 1999 Arsenio became a father and chose to spend time with his son, putting his career on hold. He knew that this is going to be the hardest job he has ever had, but felt like it was the right thing to do. Unfortunately, the break has jeopardized Arsenio‘s career. He is quoted saying: „it also came at a price. I turned down many opportunities over the years because I didn’t want to leave him for long periods of time. And in Hollywood, as in any business, the calls stop coming when you don’t answer.“ We can only hope that this comedian will manage to recover and in the future Arsenio all net worth will be greater than ever!