Stephen Colbert Net Worth

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Stephen Colbert Net Worth

$75 Million dollars

Stephen Colbert Bio

Full NameStephen Tyrone Colbert
Net Worth$75 Million
Date of BirthMay 13, 1964 (59 years old)
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C.
OccupationsPolitical/news satire, improvisational comedy, black comedy, character comedy, sketch comedy, surreal humor
Spouse(s)Evelyn McGee
Parent(s)James William Colbert Jr. (Father)
Relative(s)Elizabeth Colbert Busch (Sister)

How much is Stephen Colbert Net Worth?

Stephen Colbert is a cool American guy who is into comedy, acting, writing, and hosting talk shows. Stephen Colbert net worth is a staggering $75 million.

You probably remember him as the host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central from the year 2005 to 2014. After that, starting from 2015, he moved on to host “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS.

So, when Stephen Colbert started The Late Show, in the beginning, he was making $6 million every year.

Then, in October 2019, he signed a contract with CBS Corp that said he’d stick around until at least 2023. And guess what? With this new contract, his yearly salary got a major boost to $15 million. Nice!

Early Life and Career

So, this amazing guy named Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, DC. He’s the youngest of a big family with 11 children.

In his early life, they lived in Bethesda, Maryland, but then his family later packed up and moved to James Island, South Carolina.

Unfortunately, his father named James William Colbert Jr., and two of his brothers, Peter and Paul, passed away in Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crash on September 11, 1974—super sad. After that, his mother moved the whole family to Charleston, South Carolina.

So, Colbert went to this school named the Episcopal Porter-Gaud School in Charleston. He was into acting and participated in a bunch of plays there. At first, he wanted to be a marine biologist, but something went wrong during ear surgery to repair a perforated eardrum, and he ended up deaf in one ear.

So, no scuba diving career for him. In 1982, he then enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, majoring in philosophy and continuing acting in plays. He switched to Northwestern University in 1984, as a theater major, where he studied performance and graduated in 1986.

While at Northwestern University, he got into improvisation, performing on campus both as part of the No Fun Mud Piranhas team and at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. A friend offered him a job right after graduation at Second City in Chicago, where he sold souvenirs and answered phone calls.

He also took free improv classes there offered to employees. Soon, he was hired to perform with Second City’s touring company, where he met Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris. Cool, right?

Colbert left Second City and joined up with Sedaris and Dinello in New York. Here, they got this cool opportunity to create a TV show for HBO Downtown Productions.

They worked on the sketch comedy show “Exit 57” together, which you could watch on Comedy Central from 1995 to 1996.

After that, Stephen Colbert went on to work on shows like “The Dana Carvey Show,” “Good Morning America,” and “Saturday Night Live” either as a writer or a cast member. He even worked as a script consultant for VH1 and MTV. Busy guy, huh?

Television Career

Stephen Colbert when working for “Good Morning America” got to know Madeline Smithberg, a producer for “The Daily Show.” She hired him in 1997, kind of like a trial run.

Around the same time in 1998, the show “Strangers with Candy,” which he was working on with Sedaris and Dinello, was picked up by Comedy Central. From 1999 to 2000, Colbert accepted a smaller role on “The Daily Show” to focus on “Strangers with Candy”.

People started liking him a lot for his reporting on “The Daily Show” where he played this funny correspondent guy, one that is a little foolish. He also won three Emmys as a writer on “The Daily Show” in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Pretty impressive, right?

In 2005, building high on his popularity from “The Daily Show,” Colbert began hosting his very own show called “The Colbert Report.” He continued it until December 2014.

His character on “The Colbert Report” was pretty much the same from what he did on “The Daily Show.” He played this as the politically conservative, right-wing pundit.

Along with Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin, Collin came up with the show, and they even won an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award for it. Cool, right?

Alright, in April 2014, CBS announced that Colbert was taking over from David Letterman as the host on “The Late Show” when Letterman decided to retire.

On September 8, 2015, Colbert started working as the host, and guess who showed up as his first guest? George Clooney!

Building on his experience on “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” Colbert gave “The Late Show” a more political vibe than it did under Letterman.

Other Projects

Colbert has been up to lots of other stuff beyond TV. He was the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006.

Doing his funny character, he brought out his conservative persona from “The Colbert Report” and poked fun at the George W. Bush Administration and the White House Press Corps.

The crowd didn’t react much at the event, but guess what? The video of his performance went viral online and in the media. Plus, the ratings for “The Colbert Report” rose by 37% after the event within just a week. Quite the buzz!

In 2003, Colbert along with his buddies Sedaris and Dinello wrote a funny novel named “Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not”. He’s not just about writing books, though.

You might have seen him making quick appearances on shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “Spin City.” Oh, and he had a small role in the movie “Bewitched” (2005).

Plus, also voiced characters in cartoons like “The Venture Bros.,” “American Dad!” “Crank Yankers,” and “The Simpsons.” And don’t miss his Christmas comedy special in November 2008 on Comedy Central, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”. Quite the entertainer, right?

Personal Life

We’ve discussed about Stephen Colbert Net Worth. Let’s discuss a bit about his personal life.

Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee, have been married since 1993. They gave birth to three children: Madeleine born in 1995, Peter born in 1998, and John born in 2002.

The whole family lives in Montclair, New Jersey. Colbert is a Democrat, a practicing Roman Catholic, and get this—he’s even an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery. Quite the family guy with some interesting sidelines!

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