Patrick Dempsey Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $40 Million

PROFESSION: Actor, Race Car Driver

Patrick Dempsey is our chocolate boy, the perfect guy next door. Many of you may recognize him as Dr. Derek Shepherd in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. “McDreamy” he was nicknamed. His looks and his smile can melt any woman’s heart. He has a total net worth of $40 Million. Apart from his role in the series, he has been a part of movies like Sweet Home Alabama, Made of Honor, Valentine’s Day, Enchanted, With Honors, Flypapers, Freedom Writers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Dempsey has an expensive hobby to keep up with. He loves auto racing and owns his own collection of vintage cars, which are a beauty in themselves. He is really fond of motor-sports.

EARLY LIFE

Patrick Dempsey was born in Maine, in the year 1966, to the proud parents Amanda and William. He went to Buckfield High School and St. Dominic Regional High School. He was good at skiing, juggling and was diagnosed dyslexic at the tender age of 12. He says that being dyslexic was something that really motivated him to work even harder in life. Dempsey was found by an invitation to audition for a role in the stage production of Torch Song Trilogy. Subsequently, he spent the next four months touring with the company in Philadelphia. After a few more projects, Dempsey appeared as a major role in a movie when he was around 21 years old. The movie was titled In The Mood. After this movie, he did a teenage comedy Can’t Buy Me Love. His next project called Some Girls was a flop. Following this, he did the movies Loverboy and Happy Together.

CAREER

Dempsey has been a part of a number of endorsements and television shows. He appeared in series like The Player, About A Boy, Mobsters, Will & Grace. The series Once & Again brought Dempsey a lot of critical appraisal. He even received the much honored Emmy nomination for the role of Aaron Brooks in the year 2001. Dempsey played the role of Detective Kincaid in Scream 3.

After appearing in a lot of series, he did movies like Sweet Home Alabama, Iron Jawed Angels, Enchanted, Freedom Writers, Brother Bear 2, Made of Honor, Valentine’s Day, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The next movie set to release is Wonderful Tonight opposite Amanda Seyfried.

  

Grey’s Anatomy is one of the very best things that happened to Dempsey. The show brought along a lot of fan following, specially female fan following. His role has also been critically appraised. In Grey’s Anatomy, Dempsey plays the role of the amazing and fabulous Dr. Derek Shepherd. BuddyTV ranked him number 1 on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011″.

Dempsey is a handsome man, lets face it! He has been the face of brands like L’Oreal and Versace. He has also been featured in advertisements for Serengeti sunglasses. He has his own perfume called “Unscripted” which was launched in 2008. In the beginning of 2013, Dempsey became the face of Silhouette whereby promoting eye wear fashion.

AUTO RACING

Dempsey has an undying love for motorsports! He says that if he could, he would leave acting and solely concentrate on driving. IF he could, that is. He has competed in various prestigious pro-am events like 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race and Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race. He owns Dempsey racing.

ASSETS

- Malibu Home worth $7 million

- Panoz Esperante GT

- Porsche 911 GT3 RS

- 1954 Jaguar XK120

- No. 156 Hyper Sport Ford Mustang GT

- 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SE

- 2007 Lotus Exige S

- 1973 Jaguar E-Type

- Mercedes Benz SLS

PERSONAL LIFE

Dempsey is dyslexic and he was diagnosed with it when he was only 12 years old. In both 2005 and 2006, People magazine ranked him second in its annual list of “Sexiest Men Alive”. He has had his fair share of relationships and has been married twice. His first wife was Rochelle Parker. They tied the knot in 1987 and got divorced in 1994. After that, Dempsey married his second wife, Jillian Fink, in the year 1999. The couple has been blessed with three lovely children: Tallulah Fyfe, and the twins Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen.

Dempsey draws energy from personal experiences. His mother died of ovarian cancer in 2014. Dempsey established the Patrick Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Centre. The center aims at raising money for treating the needy. The money is collected via cycle race known as the Dempsey Challenge.

FUN FACTS

- Before he got the role of Dr. Shepherd, the had auditioned for another role as a doctor in the medical series “House”.

- He placed second in the Juniors division of the 34th IJA Summer Festival Championship.

- His first wife is 27 years older than him.

- His birth name is Patrick Galen Dempsey.

- He wanted to be an Olympic downhill skier.

- He enjoys collecting antiques.

- He also owns a coffee chain.

- He helped a teen who had crashed his car on Patrick’s property by using a crowbar. This make him a real life hero.

- He dropped out before he could graduate.

- He also like remodeling homes.

- He met his current wife when he entered her salon for a haircut.

- He is forced to memorize all his line to be able to perform on account of him being dyslexic.

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