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Patrick Dempsey’s McDreamy Cover Shoot for Forbes Life Magazine

January 29, 2019

For Immediate Release

Malibu, CA / Patrick Dempsey is best known for his past acting role as Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on ABC’s long-running TV show Grey's Anatomy, the television series created by Shonda Rhimes.

What many people don’t know, is that Dempsey is also a race car driver, car collector and savvy businessman. In 2013, successfully outbid Starbucks to buy 47 Tully's Coffee locations, another Seattle coffee chain, in an effort to turn around the failing Tully’s company.

Dempsey appeared on the cover of Forbes Life Magazine, relaxed and having fun for the September 2013 Issue titled “Secret Malibu. Patrick Dempsey's 100mph Tour of the L.A. Only the Moguls Know.” The Forbes Life cover shoot was led by award-winning celebrity photographer Michael Grecco and shot at Dempsey’s 3.3 acre $14M Malibu Estate.

Patrick Dempsey, actor, avid automobile collector and race car driver, poses for a Forbes Life Magazine cover shoot by award-winning celebrity photographer Michael Grecco. Source: Forbes Life

“I am blessed. Really. I have been able to do the thing I love, image making, my entire adult life. I am not only blessed because I have been able to do it, but because as I have grown, it has been with clients like Forbes Magazine that appreciate my work. These relationships have existed for a very long time,” said Grecco of his repeated work with Forbes and well-known celebrity actors like Dempsey.

Dempsey has been nominated for more than 20 acting awards in his career. He won six of them, including five from his work on Grey's Anatomy. Prior nominations included: Young Artist Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Teen Choice Award, People's Choice Awards, MTV Movie Award and National Movie Award.

Dempsey won the 2015 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Actor. In 2005, People magazine ranked him second in its annual list of "Sexiest Men Alive" and again in 2006.

All of this attention made Dempsey among one of TV's highest-paid stars, earning him about $400,000 per episode, or roughly $9.6 million for a 24-episode season of the hit drama Grey's Anatomy, produced by ABC Studios. Dr. Derek Shepherd, Dempsey’s character, was killed off in an April 23rd, 2015 episode, even though Dempsey still had one-year left on his contract.

For all of his accomplishments to date, Dempsey has amassed an estimated $60M celebrity net worth.

About Forbes Magazine

Forbes magazine is a well-known business magazine published bi-weekly with an estimated 931,000+ circulation. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, it's first issue was published 101 years ago starting in 1917. The magazine is well known for the Forbes 400 and other popular net worth lists and rankings. Current Editor-in-Chief is Steve Forbes.

About Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is an extensive award-winning Celebrity Photographer and Creative Director with a photography career spanning 41 years, with studios in both Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY.

Grecco’s cover shoots of other business and entertainment industry heavyweights are numerous. Other notable publications and magazine covers Grecco’s photography work has graced, include: Forbes, Business Week, TIME, Newsweek, People, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, Maxim, Esquire, Playboy, New York Magazine, LA Times, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN Magazine, Men’s Health and Sports Illustrated, just to name a few.

Grecco can be found traveling the globe over 200+ days each year on high-end commercial, advertising, editorial and entertainment photoshoots and cover shoots for many recognizable celebrities, iconic business greats and global brands. For more information on retaining Michael Grecco and his creative team, call +1-310-452-4461 or visit https://MichaelGrecco.com

For News Media and Press Inquiries

Contact Rachel Adams, Media Relations at Photographers PR. Email rachel.adams@photographerspr.com or call +1-702-997-1222 ext.625.

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