His net worth is USD 60 million. Howie Mandel is a Canadian-born actor, comedian, and television personality. In the 1980s, “St. Elsewhere” helped make Howie Mandel a household name. Recently, he’s been a judge on “America’s Got Talent” and hosted the American and Canadian versions of “Deal or No Deal.”
Howie Mandel As a Child
On November 29, 1955, Howard Michael Mandel was born in Toronto, Ontario, California. Mandel’s father was a real estate agent and a lighting company owner for many years. Mandel was the class clown when he was younger. Pulling jokes on his friends and family was something he enjoyed. Impersonating an official to secure funding for a new building at his high school resulted in him being expelled from the institution. After graduating from high school, he worked as a carpet salesman. Mandel began honing his stand-up skills at Toronto’s Yuk Yuk’s comedy club.
Howie Mandel Career
For one week in September of 1978, Mandel was a featured performer. A description of him described him as “wild and crazy, on the verge of being psychotic.” A vacation to Los Angeles in the 1970s allowed him to perform a standup act at the Comedy Store’s amateur night, which led to him being hired as a regular performer there. In 1979 and 1980, a producer for “Make Me Laugh,” a nationally syndicated comedy game show, watched one of Mandel’s shows and hired him to appear on many occasions. David Letterman’s Tonight Show opened for him in the summer of 1979.
A six-year stint on “St. Elsewhere” in 1982 helped Mandel gain recognition. On “St. Elsewhere,” he kept up his stand-up routine. Additionally, he voiced Gizmo in both the 1984 and 1990 “Gremlins” films. In November 1985, he booked a show on “Late Night with David Letterman.” Several cities saw him do his stand-up comedy routine (the Watusi Tour). Bobby’s World” (1990–1998), an Emmy-nominated children’s cartoon series that aired on Fox and was later syndicated, was created and executive produced by him.
Throughout the 1990s, Mandel appeared in guest-starring roles on television, short-lived television series, and cable comedy specials, among other endeavors. The Howie Mandel Show, his own nationally syndicated talk show, which he hosted in 1998, was canceled after one season.
“Deal or No Deal,” hosted by him from 2005 to 2010, made him a household name.
In his best-selling memoir “Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me,” published in 2009, he described his battles with OCD and ADHD.
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” added Mandel as a judge in 2010. GSN Game Show Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards have hosted him.
With the help of hidden cameras and flash mobs, Mandel began a series called “Mobbed” in 2011, which he executive produced and hosted. Mobbed lasted one season. After that, he hosted “Deal with It,” a show about practical jokes shot with hidden cameras and broadcast from 2013 to 2015.
As an actor, Mandel has acted in various films, animated movies, and television series.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is also known for Mandel’s “hidden camera” gags. Comedians on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time in 2004 put him at number 82.
A single golden buzzer can put an act through to the live performances for each judge and host, Terry Crews. Mandel’s first-ever golden buzzer on “America’s Got Talent” will be given to spoken word poet Brandon Leake in June of 2020. On “AGT,” Leake was the first-ever spoken word poet to appear.
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) May 13, 2022
In 1980, Howie married Terry. He has a family of three: two daughters (Jackie & Riley) and one son (Alex).
He refuses to shake hands since he has ADHD and mysophobia, unjustified fear of germs.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman’s distant relative, Mandel, grew up in Israel.
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was bestowed upon Mandel in September 2008.
Howie Mandel Highlights of Compensation
Howie Mandel pays $70,000 per episode for his work on “America’s Got Talent.”
Howie Mandel Property
For $2.6 million in 2018, Howie Mandel bought a ranch-style property in the celebrity-filled Hidden Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles’ northwestern suburbs. Mandel and his wife own the brand-new estate through a trust established by their family. There are four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in the single-story house and a guest or staff suite with its bathroom. The total square footage is slightly over 2,200. Building blueprints for a 10,000-square-foot mansion were included in the site’s sale.
The three-story house sits on over an acre of land and is most likely an investment. An indoor/outdoor parlor with a wet bar, wine cellar, and yoga studio are just some of the features of this luxurious six-bedroom home. In addition, there is a pool, a spa, and a vast lawn in the backyard. For $10.5 million, Howie planned to put this house on the market in June 2020. For $9.5 million, he was able to sell this mansion in November 2020. Jalen Ramsey, a former NFL player, purchased the item.
Mandel also has a custom-built 13,000-square-foot estate in Hidden Hills, which he purchased for $650,000 in 1999. One of his other properties is a $1.53 million mansion in adjacent Calabasas, which he bought at the end of last year. In addition, he owns three modern condominiums in the same Santa Monica building, which he purchased in three different deals totaling $4.8 million between the end of 2013 and the middle of 2016.
Howie Mandel’s Net Worth and Money He Makes in a Year
Forbes lists a salary of $70,000 each episode as Howie Mandel’s; however, in 2018, he was rumored to be earning $14 million a year.
It was projected in 2019 that Howie Mandel has a net worth of $40 million or more. As of 2022, he is predicted to be worth at least $60 million in total fortune.