Ron Kovic Net Worth

Ron Kovic is a famous Writer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew. Born on unknown in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA this unknown author has created a lot of content for the masses. With thousands or even millions of followers and people across the globe who love what Ron Kovic represents and creates, the popularity of this celebrity does not seem to diminish over years. With the family of Patricia Kovic, Eli Kovic unknown unknown Ron Kovic had an upbringing and the education which propelled them to stardom and greatness. Attending unknown Ron Kovic learned and worked on his passion projects which turned out to be massive successes amongst audiences worldwide. But what about money? If you are curious about the full estimated net worth of Ron Kovic, it is around $1 Million.

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Ron Kovic spent his childhood in Massapequa, New York State, where he moved with his family when he was very young. He was raised with five siblings in a Roman Catholic family by his father, Eli Kovic, and his mother Patricia; both of his parents served in the US Navy during World War II, after which the family relocated to Levittown, New York, where they opened a grocery store. There, he attended high school, and became interested in sports such as wrestling and pole vaulting. His dream was to become a professional baseball player after matriculation.

However, considering his family’s sense of patriotism and duty toward their country which were ingrained in his value system, he joined the US Marine Corps in 1964, attending recruit training in South Carolina, advanced combat training in North Carolina, then radio school including learning the International Morse Code.

Soon, Ron went to fight in the Vietnam War as a volunteer, and was seriously injured after being shot him in the spine, paralyzing him from the waist down, also effecting him psychologically. He received the Bronze Star Medal for heroism as well as the Purple Heart Medal.

After his return, Ron became active in the anti-war campaign, and in the Vietnam Veterans of America society. He gave lectures on the topic in local high schools, and participated in a number of demonstrations against the war, being arrested 12 times, but that didn’t stop him. However, he wasn’t widely heard until he interrupted Nixon’s acceptance speech at the 1972 Republican Convention to give his own speech about the consequences of the Vietnam War.

In 1976, Ron spoke about the significance of peace at the Democratic National Convention. He also published his autobiographical book entitled “Born On The Fourth Of July” in the same year. The gist of the book is his war experience and how important it is to avoid war. This book became a best seller, and inspired other people to make film and songs about it, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. The most remarkable piece based on this book was an Academy Award-winning film in which Tom Cruise portrayed Kovic. Actress Jane Fonda said that the movie about Vietnam War “Coming Home” in which she was a lead star was also inspired by Ron’s book. Bruce Springsteen and Tom Paxton wrote songs after reading his autobiography, naming them “Shut Out The Light” and “Born On The Fourth Of July”.

In recent years, Kovic continued to spread anti-war messages and to participate in demonstrations against war.

Thanks to his accomplishments, Ron was nominated for the WGA Award, BAFTA Film Award, and Oscar for Best Writing and Screenplay, as well as winning a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture.

Speaking about his personal life, Ron Kovic has never been married, although he was in a relationship with author Connie Panzarino. His current residence is in Redondo Beach, California.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Ron Kovic
  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 4, 1946
  • Place Of Birth: Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA
  • Profession: Writer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
  • Nationality: American
  • Parents: Patricia Kovic, Eli Kovic
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  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Movies: One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern, Postcards from the Edge, Born on the Fourth of July, Operation Last Patrol


  • I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.


  • His nephew, Adam Kovic, is part of a YouTube gaming collective called Funhaus.
  • Biography/bibliography in: “Contemporary Authors”. New Revision Series, vol. 135, pages 224-228. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
  • He and director Oliver Stone wrote much of the script together at a cafe in Venice, CA.
  • He gave Tom Cruise his Bronze star as a birthday present in 1990.


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Born on the Fourth of July 1989 book / screenplay
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Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Parade Veteran (uncredited)
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Born on the Fourth of July 1989 technical advisor
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Paying the Price for Peace 2016 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Himself
We Are Many 2014 Documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2009 TV Special Himself
6 Days in a Park 2009 Documentary short Himself
Convention 2009 Documentary Hismelf
A Soldier’s Peace 2008 Documentary Himself
Democracy Now! 2008 TV Series Himself
The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 Documentary Himself
One Bright Shining Moment 2005 Documentary Himself
American Dreamers 1996 TV Movie Himself
Oliver Stone: Inside Out 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay
Wogan 1990 TV Series Himself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Screenplay
PBS NewsHour 1978 TV Series Himself
Personenbeschreibung 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1976 TV Series Himself
Operation Last Patrol 1972 Documentary Himself
Archive Footage
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Showtime Looks at 1981 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself – Center for Veterans Rights


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