Ryan O’Neal Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Personal Life

Published Date   04th Sep. 2017, 01:58 am
Ryan O’Neal Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $15 million

Ryan O’Neal Net Worth journey of $15 million began as an Amateur boxer and as an actor in 1960. His most notable successful film is Love Story receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.


Ryan O’Neal is Rodney Harrington on the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place in the mid-1960s. O’Neal is a nominee for Academy Award and Golden Globe in the 1970s for Love Story, Paper Moon. Ryan is also a cast of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon in 1975 and A Bridge Too Far in 1977. He is Max the father of protagonist in the series Bones.

Early Life

Charles Patrick Ryan O’ Neal was born on April 20, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, the eldest son of actress Patricia Ruth Olga and novelist, screenwriter Charles O’Neal. His ancestry is Irish, English and Ashkenazi Jewish. Ryan has a brother, Kevin and is also an actor and a screenwriter.

O’Neal for high school graduation attended University High School in Los Angeles and trained as a Golden Gloves boxer. In the late 1950s, his father was a writer on a television series called Citizen Soldier and moved the family to Munich. O’Neal took rest of the high school education at Munich American High School.


The first TV role of Ryan O’Neal was as a guest on series that included The Man Loves of Dobie Gilli. He continues to guest star on Leave It to Beaver, Bachelor Father, Westinghouse Playhouse, Perry Mason and Wagon Train. He was a regular cast of the NBC’s Empire as “Tal Garrett”. At the same time, he gave an appearance in an episode of My Three Sons in 1962.

Ryan’s major TV role was however as Rodney Harrington in the prime time serial drama Peyton Place. This was in continuation by The Big Bounce in 1969 and The Games in 1970 movies with insignificant notification.

The co-writer of The Games Erich Segal recommended him for the lead in Love Story. The film turned down my many actors before was a box-office hit and earn O’Neal a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor. The firm basis for Ryan O’Neal net worth was the only notable role to the moment in the movie career.

In 1973 Bogdanovich reunited Ryan for the movie Paper Moon starring opposite his daughter Tatum O’Neal. The movie earns an Oscar for Ryan’s daughter Tatum O’Neal and acclamation from the exhibitor’s vote. This at the time was a causal factor for Ryan O’Neal net worth increment.

Barry Lyndon took Ryan into a downturn of the career with commercial drops. O’Neal continues to flop down from the movies like Nickelodeon and critically worsen character play of General James Gavin in the all-star war film A Bridge Too Far in 1977. The downturn saga continues for O’Neal with the films like The Driver in the home box office.

O’Neal continues to lead in the film version of The Thorn Birds by director Arthur Hiller but later airs as miniseries. In 1981 a thriller Green Ice flopped after original director quit filming. O’Neal continues the late 1980s with flop movies Fever Pitch in 1985 and Guys Don’t Dance in 1987.

The decline of Ryan as star lands him on the supporting roles like in Chances Are in 1989 and TV roles like Small Sacrifices the same year. His later roles were Good Sports a CBS series in 1991 and Good Faithful in 1996. This was at a time cause of deteriorating rate of Ryan O’Neal net worth. Ryan had later career roles like recurrent role on Fox’s Bones for the period of 2007 and 2017. The TV roles lead to stable Ryan O’Neal net worth.

In 2011, the broken relationship between a father and daughter for 25 years takes a turn to restore. The reunion of Ryan and Tatum and reconciliation process appears in the Oprah Winfrey Network series, Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals.

In 2016, O’Neal was at a reunion of Love Story co-star Ali MacGraw in a staging of A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters.

He also in the period of 2009 made public of his earnings from real estate which he figures to be more than he deserves. This is the basis of his current Ryan O’Neal net worth.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Ryan O’Neal was in a long-term relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett from 1979 to 1997. His marital relationships were with Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young before Farrah. He has four children Tatum O’Neal and Griffin O’Neal with Joanna Moore and Redmond and James Fawcett O’Neal with Farrah Fawcett. The family of his is a human value of Ryan O’Neal net worth.

Ryan O’ Neal marries for a first time at the age of 20 and takes custody of Tatum and Griffin due to drug and alcohol issues of Joanna Moore. His stories of romance appeared in connections to Ursula Andress, Bianca Jagger, Anouk Aimee, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, and Anjelica Huston. Moreover, in a memoir by Huston, she claims O’Neal of physically abusing her.

O’Neal was kept away from his three elder children for a long time. In 2011, Tatum was in reconciliation to her father through a book and the Oprah Winfrey Network. The same year O’Neal along with his two elder children Tatum and Patrick attends a court appearance of Redmond on firearms and drug charges.

He has nine grand children: Three from Tatum, Four from Griffin, two from Patrick and Great-great grandfather from Griffin.

In 2001, O’Neal had a diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukaemia. Similarly, in 2012, O’ Neal reveals he had a diagnosis of stage IV prostate cancer with possibility if recovery. This does not stop to have a Ryan O’Neal net worth of $15 million.

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