Ricky Gervais Net Worth

Net Worth$130 Million
Date of BirthJune 25, 1961
ProfessionComedian
NationalityEnglish
Last Updated2020

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Ricky Gervais Net Worth, How did the British actor and comedian amass such wealth? Find out interesting facts about Ricky Gervais Net Worth and his career.

Ricky Gervais Net Worth

Ricky Gervais Early Life

He is a British-born comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. Ricky Gervais grew up in a loving family in the suburbs of Whitley and attended college at University College London in 1979 to study philosophy. 

After college, Ricky Gervais formed a band called Seona Dancing, though the band did not receive much success, they oddly had a hit single in the Philippines.

He started to work in odd jobs after college dealing with media and music. Ricky’s connections through these jobs helped him score television gigs during the 90’s. He was featured in Channel 4’s ‘The 11 0′ Clock show’.

Ricky currently lives in Hampstead and New York City with his partner, best-selling novelist Jane Fallon. The couple are both staunch animal rights supporters and advocates.

Ricky Gervais Career

Ricky Dene Gervais was born in Reading, England on June 25, 1961. His huge breakthrough came in 2001 when he released ‘The Office’ show which developed a cult following and was loved by critics. 

However, the British version aired 12 episodes over two seasons and two specials. Ricky Gervais himself starred on the show as David Brent, the British version of a character American audiences would later known as Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell.

An American version of The Office debuted on NBC in 2005. Though the first season was nearly a word-for-word, shot-for-shot remake of the British version which upset some fans of the original but from the second season, the show was entirely original in its plot lines. 

The Office became a huge hit with American audiences. The American version later aired 201 episodes over 9 seasons.

Thereafter, Ricky produced and starred in a new show for HBO called ‘Extras’. However, the show wasn’t as successful as The Office it did also gain a cult following. 

At this point, Gervais’ fame on the rise and there was only one place he could go next which is movies. He has always hit the big screens in such films as Ghost Town, Night at the Museum, and The Invention of Lying.

Ricky Gervais has won two Emmy awards, seven BAFTA awards, a Screen Actors Guild award and three Golden Globe awards – a show which has hosted five times.

Ricky Gervais Net Worth

Ricky Gervais Net Worth as of today is $130 Million. Ricky Gervais Net Worth is earned from his career as an actor and a comedian.

He earned the majority of his net worth as the creator of the television series The Office because the American version of The Office is one of the most-lucrative shows in syndication history, earning billions of dollars in royalties and fees. 

Therefore, Ricky continues to regularly earn tens of millions of dollars off the show when a deal is renewed or it is sold to a new platform.

He and his co-creator Stephen Merchant earned tens of millions of dollars during the original run of The Office through various producer and creator credits. Gervais’ true windfall has come thanks to extremely lucrative syndication and licensing deals in more recent years. 

Ricky Gervais owns at least 10% of The Office’s syndication equity points hence, he earns 10% of all profits generated by the show.

Today, he has easily earned north of $100 million before taxes through syndication sales.

Comcast’s NBC paid $500 million in June 2019 for the rights to show The Office beginning in 2021. The Office had previously been airing on Viacom-owned networks like Comedy Central. It was also a longtime feature of Netflix.

Netflix paid Ricky $20 million for a standup special in 2018. Also, Netflix had previously purchased his special ‘Humanity’, reportedly also for $20 million. 

From June 2017  to June 2018, Gervais earned $25 million from his endeavors which was enough to make him one of the five highest-paid comedians in the world.

In 2006, he and Jane Fallon spent around $6.5 million on a London home. The couple listed this property for sale in 2015 for $11.8 million. They moved into a new home which they acquired for a little under $16 million in 2016.

Summary:

Ricky Dene Gervais is a British-born comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker. His huge breakthrough came in 2001 when he released ‘The Office’ show which developed a cult following and was loved by critics. 

He has always hit the big screens in such films as Ghost Town, Night at the Museum, and The Invention of Lying.

As of 2020, Ricky Gervais’ net worth is $130 Million.

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