What is David Walliams net worth?
David Walliams Net Worth 2022 $30 million Date of birth 20 August 1971 Full name David Edward Williams Occupation comedian, actor, writer, and television personality Nationality English
David Walliams Net Worth
David Walliams Net Worth 2022 is estimated at $30 million making him one of the richest and most successful comedian. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Rock Profile (1999–2000, 2009), Little Britain (2003–2007) and Come Fly With Me (2010–2011). Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the television talent show competition Britain’s Got Talent on ITV. He is also a writer of children’s books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.
Who is David Walliams?
Walliams was born at St Teresa’s Maternity Hospital in Wimbledon, in the London Borough of Merton, in 1971. He is the son of Peter Williams (1936–2007), a London Transport engineer, and Kathleen Williams, a laboratory technician who worked at Sutton Grammar School.
Walliams grew up in Banstead, Surrey, specifically in the residential area of Nork, with his mother, father and sister Julie. He was educated at Collingwood Boys’ School in Wallington, and Reigate Grammar School in Surrey, where he was a contemporary of writer Robert Shearman.
From 1989 to 1992, he studied at the University of Bristol, where he resided at Manor Hall and graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Drama). During university holidays in 1990, Walliams performed with the National Youth Theatre, where he met future comedy partner and friend Matt Lucas. He changed his stage name to David Walliams when he joined college Equity, as there was already a member named David Williams.
Walliams played the role of Greville White in the 2007 television drama film Capturing Mary. From 2013 to 2014, he wrote and starred in the BBC One sitcom Big School. In 2015, Walliams starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC drama series Partners in Crime, and wrote and starred in his own sketch comedy series Walliams & Friend. He has won the award for Best TV Judge for his work on Britain’s Got Talent at the 2015, 2018 and the 2020 National Television Awards.
Walliams began writing children’s novels in 2008 after securing a contract with the publisher HarperCollins. His books have been translated into 53 languages, and he has been described as “the fastest-growing children’s author in the UK”, with a literary style compared to that of Roald Dahl.
Some of his books have been adapted into television films, which he has also appeared in, such as Mr Stink (2012), Gangsta Granny (2013) and Billionaire Boy (2016).
Walliams was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to charity and the arts. His charity work includes swimming the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar and River Thames, raising millions of pounds for the BBC charity Sport Relief.