What Is Ralph Macchio’s Net Worth? Here’s How the ‘Cobra Kai’ Star Earned His Fortune

It’s impossible to imagine the Karate Kid franchise without Ralph Macchio. The 61-year-old actor first graced the big screen as Daniel LaRusso in 1984 and later reprised his iconic role in two follow-up films and the sequel series, Cobra Kai. But aside from this popular franchise, he has appeared in quite a few popular films throughout the ’80s and ’90s, from The Outsiders to My Cousin Vinny.

So, how did these projects affect Ralph Macchio’s net worth? Keep reading to see how the New York native made his fortune.

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1. What Is Ralph Macchio’s Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Macchio is worth $8 million, thanks to his Karate Kid films and Netflix’s Cobra Kai.

2. How Much Did He Make from the Karate Kid Movies?

Macchio’s salary details haven’t been made public, but we do know that the films were a big financial success. The first film earned a whopping $130 million worldwide, making it one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing films of 1984, and The Karate Kid Part II made an additional $130 million. Meanwhile, part three brought in $39 million.

3. What’s Ralph Macchio’s Cobra Kai Salary?

The actor reportedly earned $100,000 per episode for seasons one and two, according to Celebrity Net Worth. This means he started off with $1 million per season. And since salary bumps are quite common with multi-season shows, he probably received a significant pay raise by season six. Especially since he also serves as an executive producer.

During his interview with Forbes, Macchio opened up about working with the cast. He said, “The best part is reconnecting with William Zabka, with Elisabeth Shue, with Yuji Okumoto—all these great actors from the original film franchise. They come back and the writers do such a beautiful job of expanding their characters and everyone just knocks it out of the park, and it adds to the legacy. On top of that, the young cast of our show are so terrific and caring and understanding that they’re a part of this franchise, this universe that came before them. They really carry the torch going forward to the next generation.”

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4. What About His Other Acting Roles?

Although his salaries for previous roles are unknown, Macchio made a name for himself with popular titles like Eight Is Enough, My Cousin Vinny, The Outsiders and, most recently, Psych: The Movie.

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5. Does He Have Real Estate?

Macchio and his wife share a $4 million home in Montauk, New York—complete with ocean views. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, they rent it out for $40,000 a month when they're not using the space. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of living like Ralph Macchio for a day, now’s your chance.

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