Ricky Gervais has a net worth of $140 million as of 2022. He is a British-born actor, entertainer, writer, and director. The great majority of his fortune came from his work as the creator of the television show The Office. In 2001, the show debuted as a limited-run British series.
It was converted into an American version in 2005, which ran for nine seasons and broadcast 201 episodes. The American version of The Office is one of the most profitable series in syndication history, with rights and fees totaling billions of dollars. As a result, when a deal is renewed or the show is sold to a new platform, Gervais continues to earn tens of millions of dollars.
Ricky Gervais Net Worth 2022
|Net Worth:||$140 Million|
|Born:||June 25, 1961|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Comedian/Actor|
Ricky Gervais Bio/wiki
Ricky Gervais, along with his three siblings, was born in Reading and grew up in Whitley. During the Second World War, his father moved from Canada to England.
His father worked in the construction industry while his mother cared for him and his siblings at home. His mother is frequently credited with his wit and humor.
He worked as a gardener at the University of Reading after graduating from high school before enrolling in University College London. He wanted to major in biology but switched to philosophy and received a second-class honors diploma.
He met Jane Fallon while attending university, and the two have been together since 1982.
Ricky Gervais Career
Throughout his career, Gervais has been noted for a wide range of activities. Music, radio, stand-up comedy, TV, animation, talk shows, novels, and film are all examples.
For their band, Seona Dancing, Gervais and college mate Bill Macrae were signed by London Records in 1983. The pair only issued two singles, both of which failed to chart in the United Kingdom.
He also worked as Suede’s manager before the band’s fame in the 1990s.
He dabbled in radio while at university and returned to Xfm in 2011 for a radio show after the first season of The Office. Ricky started airing a weekly Sirius XM show called “Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius” in 2017.
The Office was co-created by Gervais and his friend Stephen Merchant. The show was a hit in the United Kingdom, and it has subsequently been adapted for American audiences. He’s also written for television, including the BBC skit Bruiser.
In 2005, Gervais launched “The Ricky Gervais Show,” a video podcast that quickly became one of the most successful downloads. This resulted in an HBO animated series.
In recent years, he has appeared in a number of television shows and films, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He’s also the author of the Flanimals children’s book series, which is being made into a film.
Ricky Gervais’ net worth is now estimated to be about $140 million.
Ricky Gervais Film
Over the course of his career, Ricky Gervais has taken part in a number of high-profile movies. He voiced the character “Bugsy” in the animated movie Valiant in 2005.
One of his most well-known roles was as a museum director in the 2006 film Night at the Museum. In the sequels, he resumed his role. Gervais went on to star in films like Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying, and Special Correspondents during the next few years.
Ricky has won seven BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Golden Globe Awards — which he has hosted five times – as of this writing.
Ricky Gervais Netflix
Ricky was reportedly paid $20 million by Netflix for a standup special in 2018. His special “Humanity” had already been purchased by Netflix for $20 million. Ricky made $25 million from his different efforts between June 2017 and June 2018. That was enough to make him one of the world’s top five paid comedians.
Ricky Gervais Personal Life
Ricky Gervais and his girlfriend Jane Fallon have decided not to marry or start a family. Despite his involvement in a number of philanthropic projects, Gervais is most recognized for his support of animal rights. Ricky Gervais reportedly committed to bequeathing his whole fortune to animal rights organizations in 2015.
He is an outspoken opponent of all sorts of hunting, poaching, and illegal animal trafficking. Ricky Gervais has received multiple accolades and has been commended by organizations such as PETA for his different acts and donations toward animal welfare. Gervais is also an outspoken atheist and proponent of same-sex marriage.
The couple spent $6.5 million on a London house in 2006. They listed this home for $11.8 million in 2015. They moved into their new home in 2016, which cost just about $16 million.