Ron Popeil has passed away at the age of 86, his family confirmed.

American inventor and product salesman, who was known as the face of countless infomercials, died on Wednesday, July 28th in Los Angeles.

We take a look at Popeil’s career, family and net worth.

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Ron Popeil has died aged 86

Popeil’s family confirmed that he passed away on July 28th after he experienced a severe medical emergency. He was 86 years old.

The inventor died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, surrounded by family members.

Popeil was best-known for creating the concept of ‘infomercial’ in the 1950s and inventing numerous innovative products. He founded Ronco in 1964, a company that manufactured and sold kitchen appliances and accessories.

A lot of customers who knew him from the small screen or purchased his products paid poignant tributes on social media.

“If you grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s you know this guy ~ Ron Popeil. He was Mr. Infomercial! We all had to own his crazy gadgets! The Pocket Fisherman, the Chop-o-matic, the Dial-o-matic, the Veg-o-matic, Spray Hair!!” wrote one person.

What was Ron Popeil’s net worth?

  • Estimation of $200 million.

Celebrity Net Worth estimated Popeil’s wealth as $200 million at the time of his death.

The inventor will remain famous for the food chopper, Chop-O-Matic, which reportedly sold a total of two million units. 

Moreover, his products reportedly brought a whopping $2 billion in sales.

Who are Ron Popeil’s wife and children?

Popeil leaves behind his wife, Robin, and four children – called Lauren, Shannon, Pamela, and Valentina.

He was married to Marilyn Green from between 1956 and 1963. He tied the knot with Robin Angers in 1995.

Other information about his wife and children hasn’t been made public to the media.

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