By Abijah Keru on April 8 2014
Dawn Wells Net Worth $7 Million
Best known for portraying Mary Ann Summers in Gilligan’s Island, Dawn Wells is one of America’s leading actresses. She was born Dawn Elberta Wells in 1938 and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in theatre arts and design in 1960. It was during her college years that she was crowned Miss Nevada in 1959 and represented Nevada the following year during the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
She debuted in the television series The Roaring 20s and was later given roles in other series before adopting her iconic role in Gilligan’s Island. She reprised her role in several subsequent Gilligan’s Island reunions and movies. She went on to feature in a number of other shows such as Burke’s Law and The Wild Wild West.
She later launched a career in theatre which was a major success and still continues to blossom. Her celebrity status led her to become a spokesperson for Coca-Cola, Western Union, Long John Silver’s and 1800 collect in the early 90s.
Wells has also dabbled in writing, having published Mary Ann’s Gilligan’s Island Cookbook in 1993. Apart from media, she is a thriving businesswoman with companies such as Wishing Wells Collections. She is also the founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute. At 75, Wells has made the best of her talent which has been financially rewarding as she’s worth $7 million.