Net Worth: $40 Million
How Much Is Desi Arnez Jr. Worth?
He is the son of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, both of whom have been hugely popular entertainers in their times. But Desi Arnaz Jr. has his own achievements, controversies and scandals too. His net worth is currently estimated to be $40 million.
Desi Arnaz Jr. has been in the limelight ever since he was born in LA on January 1953. Lucille Ball’s pregnancy was in the storyline of I Love Lucy that had a worldwide following. It was considered extremely daring for those days. The fictional character of Lucy Ricardo also gave birth to Little Ricky on the same day when Desi Arnaz Jr. was born. The audience was following this closely. Desi Arnaz, Jr. was featured prominently on the cover of TV Guide. The title was “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby”.
Desi Arnaz Jr. was a drummer when he was just 12. He used to play at Dino, Desi, & Billy, with Dean Martin’s son Dean Paul Martin as well as Billy Hinsche. Two singles from the band, “Not The Lovin’ Kind” and “I’m a Fool” became big hits too. Desi appeared on the I Love Lucy show as well in 1968 with Lucie his sister. From then on till 1992, he has acted in many television shows and movies. Some of them are The Brady Bunch, Marco, Police Story, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, House of the Long Shadows, and The Mambo Kings among others.
At the age of 15, he had a relationship with Suzanne Howe whom he made pregnant. Suzanne Howe was also 15 at that time. They had a baby Julia Arnaz. When he has 17, Desi was dating Patty Duke who was 23 at that time. He had a son with Patty. However DNA tests revealed later that Michael Tell was the real father and not Desi Arnaz Jr.