Soap Star Jerry Douglas' Net Worth At The Time Of His Death May Surprise You

Soap opera star Jerry Douglas, who portrayed patriarch John Abbott on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless," died at the age of 88, TMZ reported. The actor passed after a short illness just days before what would have been his 89th birthday. If you're a fan of the actor, you might know that he would have celebrated his birthday on Nov. 12, 2021. However, SheKnows Soaps reported that Douglas and several former co-stars from the CBS soap opera celebrated his big day early. 

In addition to his long tenure as a daytime star, Douglas also wracked up several credits in primetime and on the silver screen throughout his acting career, which began in 1961 and spanned more than five decades, with his last or 70 acting credits coming in 2016 (via IMDb). The father of three also acted on the stage and released an album called "The Best is Yet to Come," which is available on popular streaming services. 

Douglas built a substantial net worth for himself; his wife, Kym Douglas; and children, Jod, Hunter, and Avra during his long career (via TMZ). Read on to find out Jerry Douglas' net worth at the time of his death on Nov. 10, 2021.

Here's Jerry Douglas' net worth when he died

According to Idol Net Worth, Jerry Douglas had an impressive net worth of $5 million in 2021. His long tenure on "The Young and the Restless" likely helped him build his fortune. The actor's character, John Abbott, died on-screen in 2006, but Douglas continued to appear as the Abbott patriarch as a spirit several times over the years, with his last appearance in 2016. Before he began as an actor, Douglas, who was born Gerald Rubenstein, also worked as an insurance salesman, and he studied economics and law in college.

In addition to his work in daytime television, Deadline reported that Douglas also received paydays from films like the 1981 movie "Mommie Dearest," in which he portrayed a radio interviewer, and the 1998 comedy "The Godson," among others. In addition, he appeared on primetime television shows like "Cold Case," "Melrose Place," "Crash," and "Arrested Development." In his younger years, he also appeared on shows like "The Rockford Files," "Barnaby Jones," and "The Rookies."

A versatile actor, Douglas managed to create a long and prosperous career in his field, leaving behind a multimillion-dollar legacy for his family.