Arsenio Hall: Personal Life and Career

Arsenio Hall's Net Worth as of March 2024 is $30 Million

Quick Facts of Arsenio Hall

Net Worth$30 Million
SalaryNot Known
Height5 ft 11 in
Date of Birth12 February, 1956

Arsenio Hall is an actor, comedian, talk show host, writer, and producer from the United States. From 1989 to 1994, and again from 2013 to 2014, he hosted The Arsenio Hall Show, a late-night talk show.


Arsenio Hall was born in February. To be exact, he was born on the 12th day of  1956.

His birthplace was Cleveland, Ohio, born to Anne and Fred Hall.

Furthermore, his father was a spiritual man who worked as a Baptist minister. Hall began performing on stage when he was a child.

Childhood and Education

During his childhood, he amused people by performing as a magician. Hall received his early education at Warrensville Heights High School in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

In 1973, he graduated from high school. He later attended Ohio University.

Arsenio Hall (source The Wrap)

Hall was a member of the university’s speech team while studying. He then transferred to Kent State University, where he graduated in 1977.

Subsequently, he met Cheryl Bonacci. Furthermore, they had a child Arsenio Hall Jr.  Arsenio Hall Jr. was born in 1999 to Hall and his then-girlfriend and personal manager, Cheryl Bonacci.

Body Measurements

Arsenio Hall stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 77 kilograms. He wears size 10 shoes (US). His hair is black, and his eyes are dark brown.

In addition, he was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign. Aquarians are sophisticated, self-sufficient, brilliant, exceptional, and optimistic. Their elemental sign is air.

Aquarians, like air, do not have a distinct form and appear to defy categorization. Others are extremely passionate and energetic, while others are delicate and relaxed.

Arsenio Hall: Career

Hall relocated to Chicago and then Los Angeles to start a career in comedy, appearing on Soul Train a couple of times.

He was Alan Thicke’s announcer/sidekick on the brief talk show Thicke of the Night in 1984. (a role for which he has on occasion noted his confusion with Monty Hall).

From 1983 to 1984, he showed up on five weeks of episodes of the short-lived NBC tv show Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour.

From 1986 to 1987, he was the initial Winston Zeddemore in the animated tv show The Real Ghostbusters.

He co-starred in the comedy movie Coming to America with Eddie Murphy in 1988.

During his career, he founded Arsenio Hall Communications in 1987 and then signed a two-year, multi-picture deal with Paramount Pictures to establish movies for a one-off sale.

Talks Shows

The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers debuted on Fox in 1986, directly competing with The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

The show’s ratings dipped after a strong start. Rivers’ relationship with Fox executives quickly deteriorated, and she left in 1987.

Before being canceled in 1988, the show was renamed The Late Show and featured several interim hosts, including Ross Shafer, Suzanne Somers, Shawn Thompson, Richard Belzer, and Robert Townsend.

Hall was also chosen to host the show in the fall of 1987, and his stint was so successful that he was offered his syndication show.

Arsenio Hall during the Coming to America premiere.

From January 2, 1989, to May 27, 1994, he was under contract with Paramount to host The Arsenio Hall Show, a nationally syndicated late-night talk show.

It was a breakout success, particularly amongst some of the young audience.

It was known for its viewer’s distinct option to applaud by reciting, “Woof, woof, woof!” while cranking their fists (which initially came in the Cleveland Browns’ Dawg Pound in the east end zone).

By 1991, the exercise had become a “pop culture seal of approval,” according to Hall, and had become “so popular it’s obtaining on people’s nerves.”

The gesture became so popular that it was featured in films such as Pretty Woman, Passenger 57, Aladdin, and The Hard Way.


Hall hosted the MTV Video Music Awards from 1988 to 1991.

He has made guest appearances on numerous talk shows, special features, as a voice actor, game shows, and other award shows over the years.

Since the end of The Arsenio Hall Show, Hall has appeared in several television shows, including the short-lived comedy series Arsenio (1997) and Martial Law with Sammo Hung (1998–2000), as well as hosting the revival of Star Search (2003–2004).

He helped popularize the phrase “Hit me with the digits!” while hosting Star Search.

In March 2004, Hall emerged as himself in Chappelle’s Show (reassured by Swedish comedy director Saman Khadiri) when Chappelle was envisioning “what Arsenio is doing right now” in a dinner scene.

Hall also regularly emerged on The Jay Leno Show and was a guest on Lopez Tonight.

George Lopez attributes his late-night show to Arsenio Hall; Lopez showed up on The Arsenio Hall Show more times than any other comedian.

Lopez asked Hall to co-host Lopez Tonight (November 25, 2009) because he considered Hall to be his motivation and the first “late night party tv personality.”

In 2012, Hall appeared as a guest host on NBC’s Access Hollywood Live (2011) and CNN’s evening talk/interview show Piers Morgan Tonight.

Hall appeared on the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice, which premiered on February 19, 2012.


The Magic Johnson Foundation, which Hall represents, is committed to enhancing economic and social fairness by participating minorities in all aspects of their communities.

Furthermore, the foundation also prioritizes raising academic and inventive achievement and raising HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment, and preventative measures.

While Hall had disagreements with Aubrey O’Day, he befriended most of the cast.

On May 20, 2012, he was chosen as the Celebrity Apprentice winner in the live season finale.

Moreover, Hall was thrilled after being “hired” by billionaire property investor Donald Trump over the other superstar finalist, singer Clay Aiken.

Arsenio Hall and Donald Trump (source Indie 100)

Hall won the $250,000 grand prize for his charity for winning The Celebrity Apprentice.

The Arsenio Hall Show, a revival of Hall’s broadcast network late-night talk show, debuted on Tribune-owned stations and other networks on September 9, 2013, via CBS Television Distribution.

Due to low ratings, it was nixed after one season. The most recent taping aired on May 30, 2014.

Arsenio Hall: Net Worth

Years of making an appearance in comedy specials, accompanied by more than a decade of hosting television have allowed Hall to amass a sizable net worth.

In addition, his appearance on different shows helped him amass his wealth. Moreover, Arsenio most often appeared as himself.

He’s appeared in fewer than five initiatives in the last few years, but his lack of work isn’t affecting his fortune.

According to sources, Hall is worth around $30 million as of 2022.

Much of this fortune was collected through years of work on screen. However, a sizable portion was also collected due to several wise real estate decisions.

Hall created a bunch of brilliant real estate purchases throughout his life, including a genuinely mind-boggling steal in 1990.

These helped supplement his already worldwide enterprise and undoubtedly led to an ultimately comfortable retirement for the recently departed Arsenio Hall Show host.


Real estate has been one of Arsenio’s most successful career moves. He spent $3.5 million on a mountaintop estate in Topanga, California, in 1990.

The huge property was once listed for $10 million in the late 1980s. Arsenio snatched it up in a down market for what is now considered a steal.

His estate has more than 30 acres and is located in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains. It includes a 10,000-square-foot mansion designed to look like a massive spaceship.

There is a mini-golf course, tennis courts, a pond, a basketball court with 360-degree views of Los Angeles, and more on the property.

A young Arsenio Hall (source Biography)

Arsenio’s Topanga compound/estate could be worth $20 million or more at the right price in the marketplace.

Arsenio paid $5.2 million for a home in Tarzana, California, in October 2021. Sean Murray, an actor, was the buyer.

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