Who is Kelly Rizzo?
Kelly Rizzo was born on May 19, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a blogger, social media personality and broader media personality, but probably best known as the wife of ‘Full House’ actor Bob Saget. She is the founder of the “Eat, Travel, Rock” blog, which later became an eponymous web series.
The Wealth of Kelly Rizzo
As of early 2020, Kelly Rizzo’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through success in her various endeavors. Her blog and her partnership with Saget provided her with numerous opportunities to earn a significant income. She has also worked in real estate and has appeared in a music video.
She is also likely benefiting from her husband’s success as he has an estimated net worth of over $100 million.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Kelly grew up in Chicago but lived most of her life away from the spotlight. She loved to write which is one of the reasons why she pursued her later career choices. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Iowa where she was pursuing a degree in journalism. The university is the second largest university in the state, and the oldest, with a history dating back to 1847.
After graduation, she continued her studies and went back to Chicago, where she enrolled at DePaul University for a degree in film and media studies, with a minor in Italian. The private university also has a great history, being the largest Catholic university in the US by enrollment. The school is also known for prioritizing students from impoverished or underprivileged backgrounds. Although she had the educational background to write, she did not initially pursue it.
Real estate and transition
Rizzo grew up in a family of real estate specialists and wanting to follow in their footsteps, she joined her mother and became a real estate agent. She later helped her mother create Dream Town Realty and actually worked as an agent for a decade and a half.
During this time, she channeled other passions through a blog – she started a food and travel blog called “Eat, travel, rockwhich showed her enthusiasm for delicacies and destinations. Her blog became famous, so she also started a YouTube channel with videos similar to travel shows.
Eventually, this led her to turn her blog into more of a vlog, officially starting a web series of the same name. She set up a website dedicated to her blog and also posted these videos on YouTube. In her show, she mainly travels around the US, visiting unusual events and trying out food and beverage outlets. She also began posting travel guides to various locations in Chicago and offering other cities.
Her fame has led her to a radio segment on the Chicago station 101 WKQX-FM called “Rocking Right Now”. She has also appeared on television programs and radio shows on ABC, VH1, and WCIU the Jam. In 2017, she was named one by Modern Luxury’s Michigan Avenue Magazine Travel queen.
Husband – Bob Sager
Bob Sager is of Jewish descent – he briefly lived in California during his childhood before returning to his hometown in Philadelphia. At a young age, he aspired to become a doctor, but one of his teachers urged him to pursue an acting career. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Temple University, where he produced the film “Through Adam’s Eyes,” which won him an award.
After graduating in 1978, he continued his studies by enrolling at the University of Southern California (USC), leaving only a few days for his postgraduate studies. One of his first projects was “The Morning Program”, but what defined his career in 1987 was “Full house‘, which was a success. The show follows the life of a sports anchor who moves in with some friends to help raise his children after his wife dies. He played the role of Danny Tanner, the main character of the show. The show was a modest success in the late 1980s and eventually became an international hit in the 1990s.
Bob Saget – Later career
After the end of “Full House”, Saget was also a popular personality thanks to his long role as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”. He eventually left the show to direct his first movie called “Dirty Work” which became a cult favorite despite receiving generally negative reviews from its initial release. For the next few years, he mainly worked on sitcoms and as a game show host. In 2005, he became the voice of the future Ted Mosby in the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”. He also had a recurring role on the HBO series “Entourage”, playing a parody of himself.
Many of his projects were short-lived and did not gain much traction. In 2014, he released the book “Dirty Daddy”, about his career and other experiences. In 2016, it was announced that he would be cast in a sequel to “Full House” called “Full house”. The show tackles a newly widowed mother of three who lives with her sister and best friend to help raise her children. Many of the longtime cast members returned to the show as guest or recurring characters – Bob plays the role of the main characters’ father.
Rizzo was not Sager’s first wife as he had been married with Sherri Kramer from 1982, in a marriage that lasted 15 years and produced three children. After the divorce, he believed that he would not find love again, but in 2015 he met Kelly through a mutual friend in 2015, started dating soon after and three years later the two got married. She is now the stepmother of his three children.
Like her husband, the two enjoy charity work. She has been seen supporting her husband in his work for scleroderma awareness and treatment – Sager’s sister died as a result of the disease, and he has been active in educating people ever since.