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What Is Henry Winkler's Net Worth?

Henry Winkler is best known for playing the character “The Fonz” on the sitcom "Happy Days."
Henry Winkler, Getty Images | Paul Archuleta
Henry Winkler, Getty Images | Paul Archuleta
Name Henry Winkler
Net worth $40 million
Salary N/A
Annual income N/A
Sources of income Acting, producing
DOB 30 October 1945
Age 77 years
Gender Male
Nationality United States of America
Profession Actor, Producer

Henry Winkler is best known for playing the character “The Fonz” on the sitcom "Happy Days." The Emmy-winning actor has also appeared in several other productions including, “Arrested Development”, “Parks and Recreation”, and, most recently, “Barry”. Besides being an actor, director, producer, and author, Winkler is also a successful children's book author. He has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2023, according to Celebrity Net Worth

Henry Winkler at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards | Getty Images | Photo by Jeff Kravitz
Henry Winkler at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards | Getty Images |  Jeff Kravitz

Born in Manhattan, New York City, Winkler’s parents were German Jews from Berlin. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, before the World War II. Throughout school, Winkler struggled due to dyslexia. He went on to graduate from McBurney School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in 1963. He further continued his education at Emerson College, graduating with a BA in 1967, and then got an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1970.

His first paid television job was as a game show extra in New York, for which he got $10. He then worked in television commercials and performed theater for free at the Manhattan Theater Club. He also appeared in numerous Yale Repertory Theater productions.

Winkler's first major role came in the drama film "The Lords of Flatbush" in 1973. In the same year, he appeared on shows like "The Mary Tyler Moor Show", "The Bob Newhart Show", and "Rhoda".


However, his breakthrough came when he landed the role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, also known as "The Fonz" or "Fonzie", on the sitcom show "Happy Days". The show began in 1974, and Winkler remained with the show as The Fonz until it ended in 1984. The role helped him gain widespread recognition and fame. He also appeared in films like "Heroes" (1977), "The One and Only" (1978), and "An American Christmas Carol" (1979) while working on “Happy Days”.

Following the end of “Happy Days,” Winkler took a break from acting. He then returned with a role in a controversial TV film, "Absolute Strangers", which was released in 1991. He then appeared in the movie "One Christmas" and then in the Fox comedy series "Monty", which was canceled after six episodes.

He was then offered a role in “The Waterboy” by Adam Sandler invited him to appear in his film "The Waterboy" (1998), starting what would prove to be a good friendship and productive professional relationship. Winkler went on to appear in three more Sandler films, "Little Nicky", "Click", and "You Don't Mess with the Zohan".


Most recently, Wikler appeared in shows like "Family Guy", "King of the Hill", "Parks and Recreation", and "Barry", among others.

Winkler collaborated with John Rich to establish Winkler-Rich Productions and he worked with the company Fair Dinkum Productions. He has produced television shows like "MacGyver", "So Weird", "Mr. Sunshine", "Sightings” and popular game shows like "Wintuition", "And Hollywood Squares" among others. He has further produced the made-for-TV film "Scandal Sheet" and directed films like "Memories of Me" and "Cop and a Half".

For his famous appearance in the show “Happy Days”, Winkler earned a salary of $50000 per episode, as per Celebrity Net Worth. Winkler appeared on the show for 10 years from 1974 to 1984, with the show running for a total of 255 episodes. Going by that, Winkler may have made over $12.7 million from the show.


Apart from acting Winkler is also a producer. He was the narrator and the executive producer of the documentary film "Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?" which won the Academy Award for Best Feature-length Documentary in 1978.

Winkler also edited a 50-minute version of the film that was shown on television on ABC. The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Program in 1979. Winkler is also a published author. He collaborated with Lin Oliver to publish a series of 17 children's books featuring a dyslexic boy named “Hank Zipzer”.

Winkler along with his wife, Stacey Weitzman bought a $3.4 million home in LA's Brentwood neighborhood in 1993. The home is worth $11 to 15 million today, as per Celebrity Net Worth. Around the same time they sold their long-time Toluca Lake home for $2.26 million to actor Andy Garcia.


Winkler married Stacey Weitzman (née Furstman) in May 1978 and the two have been together ever since. They have two children, Zoe Emily who was born in 1980, and Max Daniel who was born in 1983. Stacey was previously married to entertainment super-lawyer, Howard Weitzman, and thus, Winkler is also the stepfather to her son, Jed Weitzman.

Henry Winklerand wife Stacey Weitzman at a Party with a Purpose x PacSun | Getty Images | Photo by David Livingston
Henry Winklerand wife Stacey Weitzman. Getty Images | David Livingston
Twitter 1.1 million

2018 Primetime Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Barry”

2023 Critics Choice Award: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Barry”

2022 HCA Award: Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy for “Barry”

2022 OFTA Television Award: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Barry”

2019 Critics Choice Award: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Barry”

2004 Gold Derby TV Award: Comedy Guest Actor for “Arrested Development”

1978 Golden Globe: Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for “Happy Days”

1977 Golden Globe: Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for “Happy Days”

2021 OFTA TV Hall of Fame for “Happy Days”

2018 OFTA TV Hall of Fame: Actors and Actresses

2005 Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for “Clifford's Puppy Days”

1985 Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Children's Special for “CBS Schoolbreak Special”

How old is Henry Winkler?

Henry Winkler is 77 years old.

Is Henry Winkler still married?

Henry Winkler has been married to his wife Stacey Weitzman since 1978.

What is Henry Winkler’s net worth?

Henry Winkler’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million as of 2023

What does Henry Winkler do now?

Winkler hasn't retired from acting and he recently portrayed the role of an acting teacher “Gene Cousineau” on the HBO show "Barry.”

Does Henry Winkler have a disability?

Henry Winkler is known to have dyslexia.

How Did Henry Winkler Overcome His Learning Disability?

Henry Winkler realized that he can't do well in school no matter what. However,  he met the challenges in his career through reslilience and he never stopped until he achieved his goals. 

How Did Henry Winkler Make Money?

Henry Winkler's financial success is a result of his multifaceted career with various sources of income like acting, production, writing, and directing. 

Who Is The Richest Actor From Happy Days?

With a Net Worth of $40 million, Henry Winkler is estimated to be the richest actor from Happy Days. 

Are Henry Winkler And Ron Howard Still Friends?

As per Remind Magazine, Howard and Winkler remain great friends to this day.