What is Don Rickles’ Net Worth?

What is Don Rickles' Net Worth?


Don Rickles’ net worth at the time of his death was $30 million.

Donald Jay Rickles, an American comedian, author and actor, was from New York City. Rickles is best-known for his roles in ‘Run Silent, Run Deep’ (1958), “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970) or C.P.O. Sharkey (1972).

He has won several Primetime Emmy Awards throughout his career for the documentary “The Don Rickles Project” in 2007.

Don Rickles, who was suffering from kidney failure, died on April 6, 2017.

Early Life

Don Rickles was born in New York City, on 6 May 1926.

He was the son of Max and Etta, Jewish parents. Rickles was a high school graduate when he enlisted in US Navy. He served during World War 2. Rickles decided two years later to concentrate on his acting career.

Rickles’ early career began in the 1950s when he began performing comedy in New York. Rickles was loved by the audience and became a household name.


After graduating from college, Don Rickles began his career in small television roles.

Rickles began performing stand-up comedy in his early years. He made his film debut in 1958 in the role of a serious actor in “Run Silent, Run Deep”. Over the next few decades, he made several appearances on television sitcoms and dramatic series.

Rickles’ 1965 guest appearances were his first. He made more than 100 appearances on ‘The Tonight Show (The Rick Van Dyke Show), ‘The Rick Van Dyke Show and ‘The Adam’s Family.

He starred in Clint Eastwood’s 1970s movie, Kelly’s Heroes. Rickles appeared in a variety of comedies, including ‘The Don Rickles Show (1972), and ‘The Dean Martin Roasts’ (1973).

In the 1980s, Rickles started performing with Steve Lawrence at Las Vegas concerts. They co-hosted series like ‘Bleeps & Blunders and ‘Foul-ups’ in 1983. Don was also a part of ‘Tales from the Crypt (1990), “Innocent Blood” (1992), and “Casino” (1995).

Don was given new opportunities in the 21st century. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his film project became very popular. Rickles published his memoir, ‘Rickles Book’ in 2007. The documentary “The Don Rickles Project”, which was based on Rickles’ life, was shown at the 2007 New York Film Festival and then on HBO.

Rickles passed away in April 2017. His death was due to kidney failure.

Don Rickles’ net worth at the time of his death was $30 million.


These are some of Don Rickles’ greatest moments:

  • Run Silent, Run Deep (Movie, 1958)
  • Hello, Dummy! (Discography, 1968)
  • Kelly’s Heroes (Movie, 1970)
  • C.P.O. Sharkey (Television sitcom, 1976)
  • Toy Story (Movie, 1995)
  • Casino (Movie, 1995)
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame (2000)
  • Toy Story Racer (Video Game, 2001)
  • Rickles’ Book: A Memoir (Autobiography, 2007)
  • Legend Award (2009)
  • Zookeeper (Movie, 2011)
  • Partysaurus Rex (Movie, 2012)
  • Friars Club (Award, 2013)

Favorite Quotes From Don Rickles

Famous people are deceptive. They are just ordinary people. Larry King. Our friendship has been going on for over forty years. He is one of the few people I know who is really well-known. He’ll be talking on his phone to the president, then the next thing you know he’ll say to me, “Do you think we should give the waiter another dollar?”

Although we were Orthodox Jews, it was not something that we deserved. Bacon – My father used to say, “Don’t put bacon into the house,” but we had bacon. We didn’t keep kosher. We also observed that Conservative Jews were the ones we would see today. In those days, however, we were Orthodox Jews. We made the mistake of thinking we were Orthodox Jews.