Candy Spelling is a popular American author who has served as a columnist for TMZ.com, The Huffington Post and Los Angeles Confidential. She is the wife of Aaron Spelling. She has also made television appearances and has written a book. She is also active in philanthropy and has been a member of several organizations. To know more about the net worth of Candy Spelling in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Carole Gene “Candy” Marer was born in September 1945, in Beverly Hills, California. She is the daughter of Augusta Marer and Merritt Marer. Her father used to work as a furniture salesman, and she grew up as a Jewish. She was raised in a very wealthy family.
She went to Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1963. She must have been very talented when she was a child and showed interests in writing from a very young age. However, she could not continue with her higher education as she soon got married immediately after completing her high school.
In 1963, Candy Spelling got married to Howard Frederick Leveson. However, the couple called it off a year later. In 1968, she got married to Aaron Spelling and adopted his surname. The couple remained together, until Aaron’s death in 2006. They are the parents of Randy Spelling and Tori Spelling. She has been estranged from her daughter Tori. She is the mother-in-law of Dean McDermott. She has got six grandchildren named Lotus Elodie, Sage Aurelia, Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn McDermott.
Career, Award & Nominations
Candy Spelling met Aaron Spelling when she was only 18 years old. She has been a regular columnist for The Huffington Times. She has also contributed regularly for Los Angeles Confidential. In addition to this, she has also contributed for ‘Spelling It Out’ on TMZ.com. In 2009, she released an autobiography entitled ‘Stories from Candyland’. It appeared in the bestseller list of New York Times and also peaked at No. 1 on Book Soup of Los Angeles.
She is also a philanthropist and is Los Angeles Coliseum Commission’s member. Candy Spelling is also a member of Los Angeles’s BEST After School Enrichment Program. Additionally, she sits at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council’s member as well as the American Humane Association’s Board of Trustees. She has been active in many endeavors and has dedicated her career to various causes. Despite her immense popularity, she has not been bestowed with an award in her career.
Her popularity is not just restricted in the print media. Candy Spelling has also appeared in the television series ‘Bank of Hollywood’. This was followed by appearing in ‘Selling Spelling Manor’. In 2009, her Spelling Manor was up for sale. This was telecasted on a two-part documentary on HGTV. It was bought for $85 million by Petra Ecclestone, although it was placed at a value of $150 million.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of a person who has written a book which was on the New York Times bestseller list? She has also contributed for various print media and has made a net worth of over $630 million. She inherited this wealth following the death of her husband. She has got many luxury cars and has also got four houses. Her estimated annual income is $59 million. There can be a huge increase in her net worth in the coming years as she is still active in all her endeavors.
Candy Spelling has been a part of many endeavors in her career. Her husband Aaron Spelling was an award-winning producer who gave many hit movies and television shows. Candy is also a philanthropist and has got many followers on Instagram.