- Full Name: Stephen Tyrone Colbert
- Net Worth: $45 Million
- Occupation: Comedian/ Television personality
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
Stephen Colbert Net Worth – How Much Money Does The Funnyman Make In A Year?
Stephen Colbert net worth is $45 million because of his work in Television. His show for Comedy Central channel called The Colbert report is immensely popular among the youth. He is not just a host anymore but a cultural icon.
Stephen Colbert was born in Washington DC and was raised as a catholic. His father was a doctor while his mother was a housewife.
Stephen later mentioned in his interviews that his parents were dedicated to their children. They taught their children about how it is important to know every detail about a particular thing before they make any decision. Stephen’s parents were Catholic but they did not mind if their children had a question against the church. Growing up in an independent environment like that gave Stephen a lot of confidence and that is why even later in his life he was never afraid of giving his opinion about controversial matters.
Stephen wanted to become an actor when he was a kid, but he found interest in Improvisational Theater while he was studying at the university. While there, he worked with many other future Hollywood super stars like Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris, with whom he also worked later in his life.
Stephen Colbert Career
Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris started working on a sketch comedy pilot together called “Strangers with Candy”, US television channel picked up the pilot and promised them that they will give them a series. But unfortunately the show only lasted for one season.
Stephen then began working on the Daily show and his hilarious work got noticed by many people, Stephen never appeared himself on the Daily show, he played many characters in the show. The Daily show was definitely the first step towards building Stephen Colbert net worth. TV executives knew by then that Stephen has all the abilities to carry his own show, so they started offering him bigger projects with bigger money. Stephen Colbert became one of the most recognizable faces of TV comedy.
In 2005 Stephen Colbert got his biggest project till date. He started hosting The Colbert Report for Comedy Central. This show made Stephen Colbert a Worldwide star.
When Saturday Night Live celebrated 40th anniversary recently, Lorne Michaels admitted that rejecting Stephen Colbert for the show was one of his biggest mistakes.
Stephen Colbert also worked with other talk show hosts like Conan O Brien and did a hilarious dance video with him.
Stephen Colbert wife is Evelyn McGee-Colbert, they are married since 1993. They have 3 children together.
Stephen Colbert car show appearance in 2012 created a lot of buzz; he was part of the New York Auto show that year as a spokesperson for Audi.
Stephen Colbert wanted to run for the President of USA in 2008, even though he got lots of required things done to compete at the last moment his application got rejected, many believe it was his popularity as a comedian that went against him.
Stephen Colbert however continued to support his political believes and he is doing that still today.
Despite huge Stephen Colbert net worth he lives a very simple life and not a party person like most of other TV personalities. He is one of Hollywood’s most humble men.