Frankie Muniz is known for his role in the hit sitcom Malcom in the middle, the child star had been acting much earlier than that, but he became a celebrity because of that sitcom and then gradually faded from the acting scene into motor sport and a simple life. But that does not mean he does not have the money, once he was being teased on social media for his disappearance into obscurity and he retorted by letting the other fellow know that he retired at the age of 19 with $40 million in the bank.
Frankie Muniz Net Worth - $40 Million
Birth Name - Francisco Muñiz IV
Date of birth - December 5, 1985
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, US
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 5″
Profession - Race car driver, Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Drummer
Well that is true, Frankie Muniz net worth is estimated at 40 million dollars despite his retirement from active roles in the movie industry. It would look like he actually made quite a bit of money in his childhood years and could afford to sit back after that. So let’s look back at his career and see how he came to be worth that much.
Muniz was first discovered at the age of 8 at a talent show in North Carolina, he proceeded to take on a role as “Tiny Tim” in A Christmas Carol and made appearances in a few TV advertisements. In 1997, he made a debut in a television production film called Dance with Olivia and in 1999 he played a small part in the film Lost and Found which acted as a springboard for the young actor to get into the leading role of Malcolm in the Middle.
The hit sitcom that premiered in 2000 captured a total viewership of 23 million people for just the first episode and with subsequent episodes, the show garnered a lot of viewership and went on to win accolades and Muniz was nominated for an Emmy in 2001. Between 2000 and 2006 he appeared in 150 episodes of Malcolm in The Middle and he also made appearances in a number of other shows like Lizzie McGuire, My Dog Skip, and MADtv.
By the time Malcolm in the Middle shot it’s last episode, he had quite a few movie roles lined up like the horror movie, Stay Alive. By then he was already planning to leave Hollywood but he still took up a few jobs including one in a teen sex movie, “Extreme Movie.”
After a number of movie and television roles, Frankie Muniz went into motor racing which he had been doing since 2004. Though he was not the best, he was still able to win prize money for finishing in positions like 9th and even 22nd. The former child star was obviously not so much about the money but doing something he loved and enjoyed and the money was just a by the way.
He also signed up to the band You Hang Up, as a drummer and later joined Kingsfoil in 2012 but had to leave because his schedules were clashing. He has generally tried to stay out of the limelight, but that is hard when you own 2 big houses in Arizona worth over 2 million dollars. In 2014, he was in the news when he sold off one of his houses in Phoenix at $2.9 million.