Mary Tyler Moore Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Actress Mary Tyler Moore accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 29, 2012. (Getty)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards January 29, 2012. (Getty)

Actress, activist and philanthropist Mary Tyler Moore died January 25 due to complications with pneumonia, ET reported.

Moore’s death was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia, the article said.

Following her death, told The Huffington Post reported:

Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.

Moore starred as Dick Van Dyke’s wife in the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and was the lead character during the 1970s in the The Mary Tyler Moore Show. estimated that Moore is worth $60 million through her time in Hollywood.

Here’s what you need to know about how much her estate is worth and where it will go:

1. Moore Has No Children as Heirs

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Moore had been married three times prior to her death.

Through those three marriages, however, Moore has one child, Richard Meeker Jr. Moore gave birth to Meeker when she was 18-years old. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on October 14, 2010, an accident.

Moore told the National Ledger that he was a gun collector and while he was cleaning one of them, it fired. The bullet struck Meeker in the head, killing him.

2. She is Survived By Her Husband

Moore was first married to Dick Meeker from 1955-1961. The two had a child, Moore’s only one. Following the couple’s marriage, she was married to former NBC Chairman and CEO Grant Tinker, who died in November 2016. The two were married from 1962-1981.

After her marriage with Tinker, she tied the knot with Dr. Robert Levine in 1983. The two remained married until her death. A report from the New York Times wrote that Levine is a “senior fellow in the division of cardiology of Mt. Sinai Medical Center.”

3. Moore Founded MTM Enterprises

Moore’s vast experience in Hollywood eventually led to her founding MTM Enterprises, which the Daily Mail UK reported produced TV hits such as Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.

Moore’s business was an independent production company that she created in 1968 with then-husband Grant Tinker. It was the listed as the producer of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” on CBS.

4. Moore Donated a $112,000 Coat to PETA & Was a Philanthropist

During and following her career in Hollywood, Moore was a known activist and philanthropist.

The animal rights group PETA wrote following her death that Moore was “the first celebrity to donate a fur — a $112,000 sable — to PETA for use in protests.”

The post continued that Moore wrote in her memoir, “Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.”

In addition to that, Moore was the International Chairman of the JDRF — the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She used her popularity to help in raising awareness and donations for type 1 diabetes.

She was so active with the JDRF that the non-profit organization created the “Forever Moore” research initiative.

Moore also donated money in 1995 to acquire a historic building to be used for Civil War studies because of her father’s interest in the war.

5. It’s Currently Unclear What Will Happen to Her Estate

The International Business Times wrote January 25 that because he only child heir died, “it seems unlikely that Levine will inherit any assets she left behind.”

Neither her family or her representative have announced yet what will happen with the reported $60 million her estate is worth.

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