|Net Worth:||$110 million|
|Country of Origin:||England|
|Date of birth:||June 25 1961|
|Source of wealth:||Comedian/Actor/Producer|
Ricky Gervais is a British actor, comedian, producer, author and singer. He has been part of the entertainment industry since a young age.
Owing to this, as of 2019, Ricky Gervais’s net worth is $110 million.
Ricky Gervais was born in Reading, England and has three siblings.
His father is originally from Canada but came to England during the Second World War. Eventually he met Ricky’s mother and they married.
He finished high school from the Ashmead Comprehensive School and then went on to attend the University College London where he obtained a degree in Philosophy. Ricky Gervais’s wife was with him at university and the two are still together.
The start of his career
Today, Ricky Gervais is most commonly known for appearing in movies and television shows, taking on a comedic role.
Interestingly, his career didn’t start with comedy.
He tried to make it as a singer and began a two-member band in Britain called Seona Dancing even releasing two songs, but they couldn’t make a park. He worked as a manager for the band Suede, but eventually gave up music to focus largely on other pursuits.
He then began working on radio and was hired by Xfm, where he eventually met Stephen Merchant. Meeting Merchant proved to be life-altering for Gervais as the two have worked together on numerous projects to date.
Around that time, Ricky Gervais also began his standup comedy career and other comedians like Stephen Merchant and Jimmy Carr made appearances on his show.
As of 2019, Ricky Gervais’s net worth has reached $110 million and much of it has been contributed to by his talent as a comedian.
Following the success of his first show titled Rubbernecker, he has toured multiple times with different shows such as Animals, Fame and Science.
Ricky Gervais also gained significant acclaim with his podcasts with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. They have been viewed by millions of people and at one time, even broke the Guinness World Record for most downloaded podcast.
Ricky Gervais’s Movies and TV Shows
As of 2019, Ricky Gervais’s net worth is around $110 million and one of the major contributors is the show, The Office.
In the Office, Ricky Gervais plays David Brent, a manager at the office he works at and plays a lead role.
Initially, the show wasn’t off to a successful start and the first season went largely unnoticed. However, the network still decided to go for a second season and that decision proved to be quite fruitful for everyone involved.
The show was so successful, that it was remade and then aired in multiple other countries.
Ricky Gervais also created and appeared on the comedy show, Extras which is based on the extras who work on sets. Numerous celebrities such as Ben Stiller, George Michael, Daniel Radcliffe, Orlando Bloom, Samuel L. Jackson, Gordan Ramsay and many more, have appeared on the show.
Ricky Gervais has also had a moderately successful movie career appearing in all three parts of Night at the Museum and has also played the lead in successful movies such as Ghost Town.
- British Comedy Awards
- BAFTA Award
- Golden Globe
- Primetime Emmy Award