Rob Lowe is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $30 million. Born on March 17, 1964, he is the son of Barbara Lynn and Charles Lowe. He has a younger brother, and it was not long after his brother was born that his parents decided to get a divorce. At that point, Lowe and his brother lived with their parents in Virginia until they moved to Ohio and later to Malibu when they were a bit older. During his infancy, Rob Lowe was very sick and suffered from a dangerous infection. The infection caused him to go deaf in his right ear, and that has not been much of a problem for him throughout his career.
Rob Lowe spent his high school career in Santa Monica where he was a classmate of several other very famous faces, including the likes of Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen. He began his career in Hollywood in 1983 with a role in a film called “The Outsiders,” in which he starred with classmate Emilio Estevez. However, it was his role that same year in a television movie called “Thursday’s Child,” that earned him his first real recognition. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role, and he really went on from there to make a name for himself. He was included in a group that was, at the time, known as the Brat Pack.
For many years he continued to star in some of the most prolific and most well-known films in Hollywood. However, he is best known for his longstanding role on the hit drama The West Wing for which he was nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globes. Throughout his career, he almost lost everything when he was caught in a sex tape in 1988. He was well over the legal age to engage in this behavior, but the tape included a 22-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl he met in a club while on the political trail. The tape was illegal as the girl was only 16 – though she was old enough not to be considered a minor at the time. Another sex tape of him and a male friend with a model came out at the same time and it was hugely damaging to his acting career.
A year later, however, he began dating his current wife, whom he married in 1991. He and Sheryl Berkoff have to children together, and they now have an empty nest and are very much enjoying their sons being in college and being parents to kids that age. Much of Rob Lowe’s net worth comes from his movie and television roles, and despite his rocky start and the bad reputation he made for himself in the late 80s, he’s managed to go ahead and remake himself and have his reputation cleaned up a bit. He’s one of the most famous actors in the world, and that’s why his net worth is so substantial. We will see him around for a long time.
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