Arsenio Hall Net Worth, Career, Personal Life, Real Estate and More (UPDATED)

Arsenio Hall Net Worth

Arsenio Hall is a popular comedian, talk show host, TV personality, actor, writer, and producer with a $30 million net worth. Arsenio Hall has built up his net worth by acting on TV, in movies, and in real estate for many years and by making investments in real estate.

Hall made $900,000 for his part in Coming to America, which came out in 1988. He is probably best known for hosting “The Arsenio Hall Show,” a talk show from the 1990s that was remade and brought back from 2013 to 2014. His birthday is February 12, 1956, and he was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Fred, his father, was a Baptist pastor.

Like the movie character, his mom’s name is Annie Hall. As a child, Arsenio loved magic and put on shows for his parents and friends. He graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in Ohio in 1973. Arsenio Hall went to college in Kent, Ohio, at Kent State University.

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Arsenio Hall Career

After college, Hall went to Chicago and then Los Angeles to try to make a living as a comedian. He has been on “Soul Train” more than once. In 1984, Alan Thicke hired him to be the host and announcer for his short-lived talk show “Thicke of the Night.” In 1988, he got his big break when he was in the movie “Coming to America” with Eddie Murphy.

Hall’s path to hosting his own talk show began when he filled in as the interim host of “The Late Show,” a late-night talk show that Fox made to compete with “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” The late comedian Joan Rivers was on the show at first, but it didn’t do well, so she was fired. As an interim host, Hall was so well-liked that he gained a cult following.

Fox ended “The Late Show” in 1988, but “The Arsenio Hall Show” started on January 2, 1989, as a nationally syndicated show. Younger people, in particular, loved the show. Hall and his show became known for having people chant “Roo, Roo, Roo!” while pumping their fists instead of clapping.


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This isn’t something that only Hall does; it’s the “Dawg Pound” chant that the Cleveland Browns do in the east end zone. “Roo, Roo, Roo” by Hall became a nightly ritual and a symbol of popular culture. Bill Clinton, who was running for president at the time, played his saxophone on Hall’s show. This made the show famous. The last episode of “The Arsenio Hall Show” aired on May 27, 1994.

During the run of “The Arsenio Hall Show,” after Magic Johnson said he had HIV, Hall used his fame to teach people about HIV/AIDS. Hall and Magic Johnson made a public service announcement about the disease in the early 1990s.

Since “The Arsenio Hall Show” ended, he has been a guest on a number of talk shows. Hall has also done voice-over work. From 2003 to 2004, he was the host of the new “Star Search” show.

Hall was a contestant on the fifth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2012. He was trying to win the $250,000 prize that the show’s winner got to give to the Magic Johnson Foundation. Hall was named the winner during the live season finale.

“The Arsenio Hall Show” was brought back for audiences in the 21st century in 2013. Due to low ratings, it was canceled after just one season. In August 2019, it was confirmed that Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy were filming a sequel to “Coming to America” that everyone was looking forward to.

Arsenio Hall Personal Life

Arsenio’s longtime girlfriend Cheryl Bonacci gave birth to their son Arsenio Jr. in 1998. Hall competed with Jay Leno when Leno was the host of “The Tonight Show” during the first run of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Hall said that he would get more viewers than Jay.

After the end of “The Arsenio Hall Show” in 1994, Hall stayed out of the public eye for a while. Then, in 1997, he went online and heard that he had gone to rehab at Betty Ford. Hall made up a fake name and said, “I know Arsenio better than anyone else, and he’s not in detox, you idiots,” in response to those posts.

Arsenio Hall Personal Life
Arsenio Hall Personal Life

In 2016, Hall sued singer Sinéad O’Connor for $5 million for defamation after she said that Arsenio was to blame for Prince’s drug use. O’Connor also said that Hall had put something in her drink at an Eddie Murphy house party. O’Connor said she was sorry and took back what she said about Hall and Prince using drugs, so Hall dropped his lawsuit.

In June 2020, Hall tweeted out his support for NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, writing: “I don’t know @BubbaWallace, but I’m sooooo proud of him, and I’m a fan! Big ups to @NASCAR also! It’s incredible that they are on the correct side of history … and our American president is NOT! Tweet it, @realDonaldTrump: #BlackLivesMatter” Wallace found a noose in his garage in June 2020. Wallace is the only black NASCAR driver.

During the 2020 pandemic, when Arsenio Hall had to stay home, he read and sent tweets. On June 15, he tweeted: “I know some of you are sick of the #coronavirus shit! But the shit is still out there trying to make us sick. So distance, wear that mask, and put on En Vogue singing “never gonna get it” and wash your hands OFTEN, for 20 seconds. Oh … one mo’ thing … #BlackLivesMatter.”


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Arsenio Hall Real Estate

Real estate has been one of the best things Arsenio has done in his career. In 1990, he paid $3.5 million for a huge mansion on a California mountaintop. In the late 1980s, the huge property was once for sale for $10 million. Arsenio bought it at a price that was a steal at a time when the real estate market was slow.

His property is more than 30 acres and is in a remote part of the Santa Monica Mountains. It has a custom-built mansion that is 10,000 square feet and looks like a huge spaceship. The property has a mini-golf course, tennis courts, a pond, a basketball court with 360-degree views of LA, and much more.

In the right market and to the right buyer, Arsenio’s Topanga compound or estate could be worth more than $20 million. Arsenio bought a house in Tarzana, California, for $5.2 million in October 2021. Actor Sean Murray was the one who sold it. For more updates do follow us on

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