Paul Michael Glaser Net Worth
Paul Michael Glaser is an American actor and director, best known for his role as Detective David Starsky on the 1970s’ ‘Starsky & Hutch’ TV series. He also appeared in ‘The Running Man’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, and directed ‘Kazaam’.
Paul is set to be the highest earner for 2023 – and it’s no surprise: He’s a bestselling novelist and an incredible artist who donates his time and talent to a pediatric AIDS foundation established by his wife Elizabeth.
The 80-year-old’s net worth has skyrocketed by $30 million over the past year, making him one of the highest-paid celebrities globally. Additionally, he is a bestselling author, esteemed photographer and accomplished poet.
He’s been married twice and divorced, yet he has managed to remain single since the passing of his first wife Elizabeth in 1994.
His second marriage to Tracy Barone lasted from November 24, 1996, until June 2007. They shared a daughter named Zoe together; however, their union ended in 2007 and they are currently estranged.
He enjoys writing children’s books and dabbling in art and photography when he has free time. Additionally, he is an avid reader and enjoys crafting poetry.
As a film director, Glaser has earned many accolades for his work. He’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Apple Award and Directors Guild of America nomination.
He has starred in films and television shows such as Starsky & Hutch, The Running Man, Fiddler on the Roof, The Cutting Edge, Kazaam, among many others.
Paul is no stranger to gay issues in the ‘Starsky & Hutch’ franchise. His character David Starsky and co-star Ken Hutchinson (played by David Soul) became close over time, leading them to be affectionately known as the “Gay Twins.”
Though they never officially started dating, they were known for their passionate hugs and kisses. Additionally, the two often visited Hollywood hotspots like The Chateau Marmont or The Sunset Strip to socialize.
After leaving the series, he went on to become a successful filmmaker, directing films such as Band of the Hand and The Running Man. Additionally, he’s directed several television shows including ‘Third Watch’ and ‘Amazons.’
But fame and fortune haven’t always been easy for him. His family had to cope with HIV, and his first child was diagnosed with it at birth. Despite these obstacles, fame and fortune still didn’t bring peace of mind to him.
Despite these setbacks, the actor has always kept his head up and been an advocate in the fight against AIDS. He serves as a board member of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation which operates across 16 countries to prevent and treat childhood HIV infections.
In the meantime, he’s written two children’s books: Chrystallia and the Source of Light and The Boy Who Loved His Mother.
This fantasy adventure follows a brother and sister as they navigate life in a world where their mother is terminally ill. Inspired by his own real-life wife Elizabeth, who tragically passed away from AIDS complications at seven years old, the book follows their journey.