What is Stephen Colbert net worth?
|Stephen Colbert Net worth||$75 Million|
|Full name||Stephen Tyrone Colbert|
|Date of birth||May 13, 1964|
|Occupation||comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host|
Stephen Colbert Net Worth and Biography
Stephen Colbert net worth 2023 is estimated at $75 million making him one of the richest comedians and Tv personalities in America and the world. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014 and the CBS talk program The Late Show with Stephen Colbert beginning in September 2015.
Who is Stephen Colbert?
Stephen Colbert is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington D.C in the United States. Colbert is the youngest of eleven children in his family. He spent his early years in Bethesda, Maryland. He grew up in the Charleston suburb of James Island, South Carolina.
His father, James William Colbert Jr., was an immunologist and medical school dean at Yale University, Saint Louis University, and finally at the Medical University of South Carolina, where, from 1969, he served as the school’s first vice president of academic affairs. Stephen’s mother, Lorna Elizabeth Colbert (née Tuck), was a homemaker.
Stephen Colbert Education
Colbert attended Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School, where he participated in several school plays and contributed to the school newspaper but was not highly motivated academically. During his adolescence, he briefly fronted A Shot in the Dark, a Rolling Stones cover band.
When he was younger, he had hoped to study marine biology, but surgery intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum caused him inner ear damage severe enough to preclude a career involving scuba diving, and leaving him deaf in his right ear.
For a while, he was uncertain whether he would attend college, but ultimately he applied and was accepted to Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia, where a friend had also enrolled. Arriving in 1982, he majored in philosophy and continued to participate in plays.
He found the curriculum rigorous, but was more focused than he had been in high school and was able to apply himself to his studies. Despite the lack of a significant theater community at Hampden–Sydney, Colbert’s interest in acting escalated during this time.
After two years, he transferred in 1984 to Northwestern University as a theater major to study performance, emboldened by the realization that he loved performing, even when no one was coming to shows. He graduated from Northwestern’s School of Communication in 1986.
After Colbert graduated in 1986, however, he was in need of a job. A friend who was employed at Second City’s box office offered him work answering phones and selling souvenirs. Colbert accepted and discovered that Second City employees were entitled to take classes at their training center free of charge. Despite his earlier aversion to the comedy group, he signed up for improvisation classes and enjoyed the experience greatly
Colbert’s work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s news-parody series The Daily Show gained him wide recognition. In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host The Colbert Report.
Following The Daily Show‘s news-parody concept, The Colbert Report was a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows including The O’Reilly Factor, in which he portrayed a caricatured version of conservative political pundits, earning Colbert an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006, which he did in character.
This event led to the series became one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated series. After ending The Colbert Report, he was hired in 2015 to succeed retiring David Letterman as host of the Late Show on CBS. He hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2017.
Stephen Colbert Net Worth
Stephen Colbert net worth is estimated $75 million. rom 2015 to 2018, Colbert earned $6 million per year on “The Late Show.” In 2019, he extended his contract with CBS through 2023, with a salary of $15 million per year.
Colbert’s other television credits include the sketch comedy show “Exit 57,” “The Dana Carvey Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Good Morning America.” He’s had guest appearances on “Spin City,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” while also having worked as a script consultant for music television networks VH1 and MTV.
Stephen Colbert Awards
Colbert has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and three Peabody Awards. Colbert was named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012. Colbert’s book, I Am America (And So Can You!), was listed No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2007.