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Geoff Ramsey’s Net Worth

what is geoff ramsey's net worth
For the most part, celebrities are people whose faces you’d recognize anywhere. However, there are a few celebs that earn a lot of cash without their face ever being known. Usually, these are voice actors for animated films and series like Geoff Ramsey. Ramsey, whose voiced popular characters throughout his career, has made quite a name for himself but what is Geoff Ramsey’s net worth?

Who is Geoff Ramsey?

Before getting to know his finances, you should get to know the man. Geoff Ramsey is a Southern man, born in Mobile, Alabama, and he has remained in the South, even in his adult life. Currently, he resides in Austin, Texas. Before graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Army. He was in the Army from 1993 until 1998. After finishing his service, Ramsey became a photojournalist based in Kuwait.

It wasn’t until five years later, in 2003, that he got his start doing what most people know him for now: voice acting. In 2003 Ramsey co-founded a production company called Rooster Teeth. Eventually, the production company began to provide him with endless sources of revenue. One of the first stabs Ramsey took at voice acting was with Rooster Teeth.

He voiced the character Dexter Grif on the web series “Red vs. Blue,” a science fiction comedy.  Ramsey turned into an internet star almost overnight. Video conferences, animation conferences, and people all around the world wanted to meet Ramsey and hear what he had to say. In 2008, he launched Achievement Hunter, a web series about video game achievements, which has been wildly successful as well.

Voice acting with Rooster Teeth, and his work on Achievement Hunter, also landed Ramsey a few high-profile gigs, including a job voicing a marine in “Halo 3” and Grif in “Halo 4.” He’s also been asked to appear as himself in animations as well as voice numerous other characters. So, what has all of that done for his wealth?

Geoff Ramsey’s Net Worth

It is estimated that Geoff Ramsey’s net worth comes in around $3 million. While that may not seem like much, Ramsey has had a wildly successful career and continues to ensure that he will have a steady cash flow.

For instance, when his voice acting slowed down he launched Achievement Hunter. The web series will allow for Ramsey to continue making money well after he is no longer a sought-after voice actor.

Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to Ramsey’s net worth is that he is the co-founder of Rooster Teeth. Much of his career has been spent doing production work, all of which has made him some serious cash. He has also appeared in a number of other web series, not to mention his big-ticket voice acting gigs with the “Halo” franchise.

It is safe to say that Ramsey’s once-booming career has slowed down a bit, however, don’t be surprised if you see his net worth stay steady. While he’s not getting a ton of new work, he is continuing to work with his production company and his other various business ventures. You’re not done hearing from Geoff Ramsey!

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How The Roth IRA Came To Be

Back in the olden days, if you wanted a secure retirement, you needed to rely on Social Security or perhaps a nice, fat pension. But those days are gone. There are not companies out there that are going to stand behind a defined annuity at the end of your career, no matter how long your years of service or how serious your level of dedication. But in 1997, the Roth IRA was conceived and an alternative to the traditional retirement account came into being.

The Roth IRA was named for Senator William Roth, a legislator from Delaware who first proposed the concept along with Senator Bob Packwood in 1989. Roth was a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, so it was clear that he knew his stuff. For the majority of his Senate career, Roth served as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, so he had enormous knowledge of financial law and held great sway over the creation of new legislation.

The main innovation of the Roth IRA that departs from the traditional IRA is the tax structure and all the mobility of money that the tax structure allows. The Roth IRA is an individual retirement account, like the name indicates, that can be set up by a broker. You can also set up an individual retirement annuity as a Roth IRA, through an insurance company as an endowment contract.

These days, as a single person, you can contribute up to $5,500 to a Roth IRA per year. If you are over 50, you can put in $6,500. The merits of limiting Roth contributions are debatable, but that is for another, more political discussion.

When it was codified into law, in 1997, the Roth IRA was a piece of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Senator Roth wanted to bring back the traditional IRA, which was junked in 1986, along with its upfront tax deduction.

Basically it gives an individual the chance to contribute after-tax dollars to an IRA and then withdraw that money tax-free later in life. The contributions are not tax-deductible, like a traditional IRA, because they are after tax dollars. But the benefits of having that money tax-free in your 60s and 70s are enormous.

The annoying catch to all this is that Congress might end up changing the rules by the time you are 59 and a half. You might end up with a Roth IRA in your golden years, but the tax-free withdrawals may be a thing of the past. If you open a traditional IRA now, you can get the tax benefits right now, by deducting your contributions. If you decide on a Roth IRA, you are waiting years, sometimes decades, to realize the tax benefit, while assuming the risk that the rules around deductions might change in the coming years.

These decisions are always hard to make. Which is why it is essential to learn as much as you can about tax sheltered retirement plans and all the problems that might arise. The onus of education is on your. Might was well get started.

10 Richest People In Europe

Because Europe is far away across the Atlantic, most Americans don’t understand the massive sums of wealth Europe’s rich hold.  With the society we live in, it’s only natural to seek a little more of what seems to make the world go round, However, for some European wealthy the millions are already rolling in – sometimes even billions! Here, we look at our list of the 10 richest people in Europe!

1. Amancio Ortega
The richest on our list, Amancia Ortega is worth a whopping $76.4 billion! At 81 years old, Ortega is a Spanish business magnate, who can thank his founding of the Inditex fashion group for a significant chunk of his fortune. Most of us will have heard of clothing seller Zara, some of you might even shop there, but whatever the case, we can all thank Mr. Ortega for introducing this brand to European and American shops.  Oh, and did we mention that he just happens to be one the richest people in Europe.

2. Bernard Arnault
At the age of 68, Bernard Arnault is worth $64.3 billion, and it’s not hard to understand just why when you know what this man does! As chief executive of luxury goods firm LVMH, he just so happens to run the company that umbrellas brands like Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon. He also happens to be the richest man in France.

3. Sergey Brin
Number three in our list of the 10 richest people in Europe is Google founder Sergey Brin. Brin is the youngest on this list at only 44, and you may know him better as the co-founder of search engine giant Google. Worth an incredible $46.5 billion, he is the president of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, all while sitting pretty as the 12th richest person in the world!

4. Liliane Bettencourt (now deceased)
At the age of 94, Lilianne Bettencourt would have been the oldest on the list and worth an amazing $39.5 billion when last estimated by Forbes. Bettencourt was known as the ‘great dame’ of L’Oreal, and between her and her children, they owned 33% of the company. Unfortunately, Bettencourt suffered from dementia and died in September earlier this year, and so her children are now in control of her business affairs – and her daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, has taken over her title as the wealthiest woman in the world.

5. Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten
Okay, so we know that this is cheating just a little, but Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten, aged 51 and 55 respectively, are heirs to the BMW fortune. Their father, Herbert Quandt, was the industrialist who took BMW from a small car company, so the automobile giant they are today. Together, they are worth $20.2 and $23.9 billion!

6. Karl Albrecht Jr, Beate Heister and Family
This is another cheat in a sense, but Karl Albrecht Jr and Beate Heister are heirs to the fortune of supermarket chain Aldi – or rather their father’s fortune. Their father, Karl Albrecht Sr, passed away in 2014, giving his children access to the fortune that the no-frills supermarket has built! Forbes puts Karl Albrecht Jr and his families’ wealth at $31.1 billion.

7. Ingvar Kamprad and Family
We’ve all heard of global furniture company IKEA, and it’s likely that we’ve all probably assumed that the founder was quite a rich man – and we’d be right. Swedish-born Ingvar Kamprad founded the company, and has since built a worth of around $3.5 billion!

8. The Henkel Family
The Henkel family founded, you guessed it, Henkel, who manufacture all kinds of products including the likes of Persil washing powder and Loctite super glue. This company is based in Dusseldorf in Germany, and the Henkel family have worked up a worth of over $5.6 billion, reflecting their 80% ownership of Henkel KGaA.

9. Jean-Louis Dumas & Family
Fans of luxury brand Hermès will appreciate this. In 2006, Jean-Louis stepped down from the chief executive post in January after 28 years – ended five generations of family leadership, dating back to 1837 Forbes puts the wealth of Jean-Louis and his family at $2.5 billion. He is reputed to have mandated that Hermès should never make anything ugly because someone could buy it.

10. Stefan Persson & Lottie Tham
Worth an amazing $21.3 billion, these siblings own quite a significant chunk of the H&M fortune! This fashion chain was founded by their father, but currently Persson is the chairman and CEO, with Tham owning a 5% share of the brand. Not bad for a 69 and 67 year old! In addition to their stake in the H&M fortune, the H&M heirs own real estate, including hotels, commercial buildings and land.

So, if want to go rub shoulders with Europe’s wealthy, don’t forget to grab your EHIC card from ukehic and jet off on a well-deserved break from earning that little extra.

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Data Source: Forbes wealth estimates.

Image: Interior of a European castle