How Much Is Tim Allen Worth?

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Tim Allen has been a small-screen staple across several decades thanks to his hit shows “Home Improvement” and “Last Man Standing.” His acting and voice work — specifically for the “Toy Story” films — have made Allen a very rich man; his net worth is $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Here’s a quick look at the actor’s stats:

  •  Net worth: $100 million
  •  Date of birth: June 13, 1953
  •  Primary source of wealth: Television and movies
  •  Career highlights: Won a Golden Globe in 1995 for best television actor – musical/comedy series for “Home Improvement”

Tim Allen’s Acting Career

Allen started out his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comic. In 1991, he landed his own sitcom, “Home Improvement,” which ran for nine years — and helped build his fortune. Allen earned $1.25 million per episode, E! Online reported.

During that time he also starred in a number of hit movies, including “The Santa Clause” (1994) and “Galaxy Quest” (1999), and, notably, voiced Buzz Lightyear in the animated film “Toy Story” (1995), which has gone on to have three sequels.

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In 2011, Allen returned to the small screen in the Fox comedy “Last Man Standing,” which is currently in its ninth and final season. When he signed on, he was earning $225,00 per episode, TVGuide reported.

Allen was one of the top celebrity earners in 2012, with $14 million in earnings for the year, Forbes reported. Much of those millions came from residuals for voicing Buzz Lightyear and for syndication of “Home Improvement.”

Tim Allen’s Other Ventures

In 1996, Allen released a line of signature tools, a nod to his “Tool Man” persona. However, he created the product line for charity not for profit — all profits were donated to children’s charities, the Associated Press reported.

Allen is also a book author. Both of his books — “I’m Not Really Here” and “Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man” — were New York Times bestsellers, with the latter remaining on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list for 17 weeks.

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Gabrielle joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in the journalism industry. Before joining the team, she was a staff writer-reporter for People Magazine and Her work has also appeared on E! Online, Us Weekly, Patch, Sweety High and Discover Los Angeles, and she has been featured on “Good Morning America” as a celebrity news expert. 

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