How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Actor Henry Winkler?

Professional since 1972, Henry Winkler has earned himself a net worth of $40 million.

Primetime Emmy Award winner Henry Winkler is an American actor, comedian, director, author, and producer best known for his work as Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli in the sitcom Happy Days. He is also widely popular for his role Gene Cousineau in the HBO comedy Barry.

His other notable film works are Beatles Stories, All I Want for Christmas is You, Click, and more.

Net Worth- Career, Income Sources, Salary, And Earnings

Henry started acting at a young age from a minor role in a television game show as an extra. He earned around $10 for his role. He then started appearing in television commercials for a year and got featured in around 30 commercial ads during that time.

In 1973, Winkler made an appearance in the season four of The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Steve Waldman. The following year, he appeared in the film The Lords of Flatbush with a minor role.

Henry’s breakthrough role came in the 1974 American sitcom Happy Days. He was cast as Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli aka Fonzie/The Fonz alongside Ron Howard, Anson Williams, Scott Baio, Cathy Silvers, and more. The show first aired in January 1974 until 1984.

Notable Works As An Actor, Producer

His other notable film credits are Heroes, The One and Only, An American Christmas Carol, and more. In the late 70s, Henry narrated and became the executive producer Who Are the DeBolts?

And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? A documentary film based on a true story about Dorothy and Bob DeBolt. The film won an Academy Award as well as Directors Guild of America Award.

Similarly, his notable works as a producer are MacGyver, So Weird, Mr. Sunshine, and several more. Henry also directed movies like Memories of Me, Cop and a Half, and others.

Henry returned to acting with the 1991 film Absolute Strangers. He then appeared in films like One Christmas, The Waterboy, Little Nicky, Click, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Holes, Down To You, and more.

In 2017, he appeared in the comedy film Sandy Wexler alongside Jennifer Hudson, Terry Crews, Kevin James, Colin Quinn, and others.

He also appeared in the American crime drama TV series Numb3rs which also starred Rob Marrow, Alimi Ballard, Diane Farr, and others. Moreover, Henry has guest appeared in TV series such as South Park, The Drew Carey Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, King of the Hell, Third Watch, Family Guy, and many more.

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler
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In a similar way, he has played in stage productions like Romero and Juliet, Peter Pan, The Performers, and Moonchildren, however, later got fired by the director.

With a career of almost 5 decades, Winkler has managed to earn an impressive amount of money from his multiple careers.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Henry has a net worth estimated at around $30 million. Whereas, some other sources like The Richest estimated his fortune to be around $35 million. He generates his massive fortune from his career as an actor, director, producer, and author.

Did You Know? Henry Winkler received $50,000 per episode in Happy Days.

Awards And Achievements

Henry has won various awards and honors for his work throughout his career. Here is a list of few of his awards won/lost/nominated:

Year Award Movie/TV Show Win/Lose/Nominated
1977-78 Golden Globe Award Happy Days Won (Twice)
1978 Golden Glove Award Heroes Nominated
2018 Golden Globe Award Barry Nominated
1995 Daytime Emmy Award All the Kids Do It Won
2005 Daytime Emmy Award Clifford’s Puppy Days Won
1976-78 Primetime Emmy Award Happy Days Nominated
2000 Primetime Emmy Award The Practice & Battery Park Nominated
2018 Primetime Emmy Award Barry Won
2019 Critic’s Choice Television Award Barry Won

Assets, House, Cars, Charity, Expenses

Apart from his multiple careers, he also receives a decent amount of money from his sponsorship. Likewise, he has endorsed several brands to date.

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Currently, Henry resides in a million dollar mansion in Los Angeles, California. The house covers 9,000 sq.ft and has 4 bedrooms which was built in 1934 and was purchased for about $3.4 million. An LA-based resident pays an annual property tax of $5,441 to the government.

His expenses are mainly based on foods, accommodations, travel, and cars.


Henry donated books to Holy Rosary School, PA which was affected by the flood: Tropical Storm Lee. Similarly, he is also involved in several other philanthropic works. Some of them are:

  1. American Heart Association
  2. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  3. Parkinson Society Maritime Region
  4. Love Our Children USA
  5. Young Storytellers Foundation
  6. Neurofibromatosis, Inc.
  7. STOMP Out Bullying

Henry Winkler’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Education, And Wife

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on 30th October 1945 in the West Side, Manhattan. USA. He is the son of Ilse Anna Marie and Harry Irving Winkler who was a lumber import-export. He holds American and belongs to mixed (German-Jews) ethnicity.

Winkler enrolled and graduated from McBurney School in 1963. He then attended Emerson College and earned his BA. In 1970, Henry went to Yale School of Drama from where he received his MFA. Moreover, Henry received his honorary DHL from Austin College.

Marriage And Children

Talking about his personal life, Henry is married to the love of his life Stacey Weitzman. He started dating his girlfriend turned wife Stacey in 1976. The duo dated for two years before tying the knot on 5th May 1978. Their marriage was witnessed by their folks and few close family in a private ceremony.

Together the pair shares two children: son Max Daniel (b. 18 August 1983) and daughter, Zoe Emily (b. 1980). Henry also has a step-son, Jed Weitzman from his wife’s previous relationship.

Fun Fact: Henry Winkler is the god-father of Ron Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas.

Age And Height

He is 77-year-old as of 2022. His height is 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm).