Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, or Bernie Mac, was a 50 years old American comedian who was best known for hosting his HBO show titled Midnight Mac. Unfortunately, Bernie died an unexpected death on the 9th of August, 2008, after battling a fatal disease named sarcoidosis.
Bernie Mac had acted in numerous films, TV shows, and even hosted programs of his own, which had helped the comedian gather a sizeable net worth. Now that he's long gone, the question arises: who inherits his net worth. The article below deals with the deceased's net worth and its heir.
Bernie Mac's net worth, salary, and earnings
Born in 1957, Bernie Mac had been successful enough to accumulate a net worth of $15 million at the time of his death. His hard work and dedication in the field of comics an in movies and TV shows get all the credit for his wealth.
He had bought a home in Crete, the United States in the year 2002 at the price of $235,000, which Bernie later sold at the price of $279,000 making a straight profit of $44,000.
The purchase value of Bernie Mac's two-storied home situated in Frankfurt was $875,000 in the year 2002. The room was facilitated with 10 bedrooms and was part of his net worth.
Bernie Mac's salary and earnings
Late Bernie Mac was paid $300,000 as salary for each episode of The Bernie Mac Show. He hosted the show along with Dee Dee Davis. The comedian was also cast in countless blockbuster movies, whose earnings are enlisted below:
- Mo' Money (1992): $40.2 million
- Life (1999): $73.3 million
- Ocean's Eleven (2001): $450.7 million
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003): $259.1 million
- Ocean's Twelve (2004): $435 million
- Ocean's Thirteen (2007): $398.7 million
- Transformers (2007): $709.7 million
The comedian never revealed the figures in his paycheque, but being an integral part of the movie, Bernie Mac might have received a sizeable salary form the above-mentioned films.
Bernie Mac's death and inheritance
It was August 9th, 2008, when the world lost a comic talent like Bernie Mac. He was just two months away from celebrating his 51st birthday. He died in the early morning due to complications from pneumonia.
The comedian had been battling a fatal disease called Sarcoidosis, which causes the inflammation of body tissues, for almost three years. The disease consistently affected his lungs.
He was admitted to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, in the year 2008. Following a week of unsuccessful medical treatment and care, Bernie Mac went to a cardiac arrest and one thing led to another, and ultimately the death of the comedian.
Bernie Mac's funeral was held at the House of Hope Church after a week of his death and was attended by many big names of Hollywood like Ashton Kutcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, and other 7,000 attendees.
Bernie Mac's net worth's heir
No specifics were given as to who would inherit the comedian's massive wealth. Talking about his family, Bernie Mac was married to his high school girlfriend Rhonda Gore, with whom he had a daughter named Ja'Niece Childress.
After his death, Bernie Mac's wife re-married Horace Gilmore. So, the wealth that the comedian left behind, must have been passed on to his only living heir, Ja'Niece Childress.
Quick Facts about Bernie Mac:
What was Bernie Mac's overall net worth at the time of his demise?
The comedian had accumulated a sum of $15 million as his total wealth.
When did Bernie Mac die?
Bernie Mac died on the 9th of August, 2009 due to pneumonia.
Who inherited his assets and property?
His wealth was passed down to his daughter, Ja'Niece Childress.