Nov 02, 2014 03:15 PM EST

Michael J. Fox Net Worth: How Rich Is The Canadian-American Actor?


Michael J. Fox is a Canadian-American actor, producer, author and activist. In 1991, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease but only disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. He has an estimated net worth of $65 million.

With a film and television career spanning from the '70s, The Richest lists Michael J. Fox's net worth as $65 million. He became famous in his roles in "Back in the Future" trilogy from 1985 to 1990. He also starred as Alex P. Keaton in "Family Ties," for which he earned three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

Over the years, Michael J. Fox continues to have a highly notable and successful career. From 1996 to 2001, he was featured in "Spin City" as Mike Flaherty, for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor's fortune is $65 million

Since 2001, Michael J. Fox has mainly worked as a voice-over actor in films such as "Stuart Little," and taken recurring guest roles and cameo appearances in TV shows such as "Boston Legal," "The Good Wife," "Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Rescue Me."

Aside from, Michael J. Fox's film and television career that contributed to his increasing net worth, he has authored and released three books: "Lucky Man: A Memoir" in 2002, "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist"  in 2009, and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned"  in 2010.

The 53-year-old actor-activist was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and then in 1998, he publicly announced his condition. In 2000, Michael J. Fox semi-retired from acting causing a slight dent on his net worth value because the symptoms of his disease worsened.

Fox has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure. With his notable career and net worth, he established the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization to help the progress of every promising research way to cure Parkinson's disease, including embryonic stem cell studies.

In spite of having Parkinson's disease, Michael J. Fox continued his career by writing and releasing three books that centered on how he was campaigning for Parkinson's cure research. Through his net worth value, Fox was able to aid funding stem-cell research.  

On March 5, 2010, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden gave Michael J. Fox a "honoris causa doctorate" or "honorary doctorate" for his contributions to research in Parkinson's disease.  In 2010, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.  And also, he received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of British Columbia.

Though Michael J. Fox has not been actively seen in films and television, his accomplishments, contributions and commitment to advocate research funding and awareness for Parkinson's disease are highly recognized and greatly honored.

With Michael J. Fox's net worth of $65 million and his contributions to Parkinson's disease research, he is definitely one of the famous people whose power, talent and moral example is transforming the world.

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