WorthAs Shakespeare’s Malvolio famously states, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” The same goes for celebrities attaining celebrity status, though in the case of Chevy Chase it really is a little bit of everything. In fact, that’s an apt description by all accounts of the venerable actor himself, “a little bit of everything”—he really is a personality and force to remember and, indeed, to be reckoned with. All that said, however, the question remains—what is Chevy Chase’s net worth?
To answer that, let’s take a look at the way in which net worth is generally calculated. The easiest way to calculate something like net worth is to take into account assets and liabilities which treating potential as a sort of X factor. Assets can be either fixed or liquid in nature. For those not familiar with the terminology, a fixed asset generally refers to something which has its value intrinsically tied up in its being—think something like a car, for instance, or a home, both of which are valuable in and of themselves as pieces of property. By contrast, a liquid asset is generally cash or something like stock which can quickly and easily be converted into cash. Add all that up, subtract liabilities and toxic assets which are a drain on one’s finances, and you have an idea as to one’s net worth.
So, what does that mean for Chevy Chase and what’s estimated to be a $50 million net worth? For one thing, it means that at least some of his film choices, such as Caddyshack, have proven the test of time, and continue to stand as worthwhile assets on his resume. (We’re guessing that The Chevy Chase Show isn’t quite as big a plus.) In terms of liabilities, while Chase has had conflicts with costars in the past, he has remained a well-known star for several decades now, which has to give him some clout. In addition, he achieved new popularity with a new set of fans and a whole new generation as Piece Hawthorne on the cult hit Community. (Our mentioning that show here should serve to prove that this is not The Darkest Timeline.) Add to that the homes, cars, and other valuables Chase has accumulated over the years, and it’s clear that his celebrity status and net worth to match are as impressive as ever.