Ralph Duren May was a well-known American stand-up comedian and an actor. He has been known for the extensive touring and the comedy specials on Netflix and other many outlets. He has conducted very tours and performed in many shows all over the world. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Ralphie May in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
May was conceived in the year 1972 on February 17th and was raised in Clarksville, Arkansas, and was the youngest in the family that had four children. When he was sixteen years old, forty-two of the bones were broken in an accident while travelling in a passenger vehicle.
At the age of seventeen years, he won a contest to open for Kinison Sam, whom he very much considered an idol. Kinison made a suggestion that May migrates to Houston to further develop his career as a comedian. May would later graduate from High School for the performing and also the Visual Arts. He later migrated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
In the year 2005, that was when May married comedian by the name Lahna Turner. This couple was blessed with two children, April May and August-May. The couple would however later file for divorce ten years later. During the divorce process, the sought for the physical and joint custody of the children, but the divorce went and got to be finalized. May in many occasions struggled with obesity throughout his entire life. The weight increased to 360kg after a car accident when he was just sixteen years old.
He enrolled in Celebrity Fit Club and had a gastric bypass surgery in the year 2004 that lowered his weight to 160kg. In 2011, he lost 40 pounds and in the same year that was when he almost suffered pulmonary embolism after he contracted pneumonia. In many of the interviews that he attended, he always discussed his grandmother who he says played a big role when he was growing up.
Career, Awards & Nominations
May was involved in comedy show Last Comic Standing’s in the first season. Dat Phan went on to win the show and was also the runner’s up. In Big Black Comedy Show, that usually features comedians such as Vince Morris and Rodman; he became the only white comedian over there. He has appeared in very many comedy shows such as The Wayne Brady Show.
The first comedy album that he was involved in was released in the year 2005, and after this, he went on and recorded four specials for the Comedy Central. Also, he also got to record two special for the Netflix and the Unruly in 2013. May made an appearance in the ‘For Da Love of Money.’ His performance in the year 2012 during the ‘Gathering of the Juggalos’ was highly appreciated. Among the awards that he won included T.J Martell Ambassador of The Year Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Ralphie May is estimated to be over $2.5 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a comedian who has appeared in very many television shows as well as commercials. Also, he also traveled all over the United States to perform in stage shows which played a big role in increasing his net worth.
Ralphie suffered from a Cardiac Arrest in the year 2017, and this is what caused his death. Stacey confirmed that he had been fighting pneumonia for a long period and cancelled most of the shows as a result of this. He was scheduled to perform at the Harrah’s in Los Vegas before he passed away.