Ricky Gervais is a British actor, comedian, and filmmaker who is most recognized for his acting, writing, and producing of films such as The Invention of Lying, Cemetery Junction, Special Correspondents, David Brent: Life on the Road, and Life’s Too Short.
Gervais has received numerous accolades during his career, notably 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for his works on The Office and Extras, as well as 7 BAFTA Awards, 5 British Comedy Awards, and 3 Golden Globe Awards.
Gervais is a strong advocate for gay rights and same-sex marriage. In the 2017 general election, Gervais supported Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. He’s also done five multinational stand-up comedy tours and is the author of the Flanimals book series.
What is Ricky Gervais’ Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$140 Million|
|Age:||60 Years Old|
|Born:||25 June 1961|
|Annual Salary:||$25 Million (Annual)|
His work on The Office is still one of his highest-paying gigs. Ricky Gervais has easily generated more than $100 million in syndication sales of The Office before taxes to date. Comcast’s NBC paid $500 million in 2019 for the rights to telecast The Office beginning in 2021.
In 2018, Netflix paid the comedian $20 million for a stand-up special and has already purchased his one-of-a-kind Humanity for $20 million. Gervais earned a total of $25 million or more in 2017 and 2018. As a result, he rose to become one of the top five highest-paid comedians in the world.
Ricky Dene Gervais was born on June 25, 1961, at Reading’s Battle Hospital to Lawrence Raymond Gervais and Eva Sophia. His mother died at age 74 of lung cancer. Marsha, Larry, and Robert are his three siblings.
In terms of education, he attended Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools before attending Ashmead Comprehensive School for his secondary education.
He took a year off and worked as a gardener at the University of Reading before attending University College London (UCL) in 1980, where he initially studied biology but switched to philosophy after 2 weeks, and was handed an upper second-class honors degree in philosophy from UCL in 1983.
Ricky Gervais is a British comedian, writer, and director best known for his work on the Channel 4 parody documentary programs The Office and Extras. He tried his hand at singing in the 1980s and handled the then-unknown band Suede until switching to comedy.
He co-wrote and co-directed Extras and The Office, and portrayed David Brent and Andy Millman in both. He starred in the 2016 film David Brent: Life on the Road, which he also wrote and directed.
Between 1998 and 2000, he starred on Channel 4’s The 11 O’Clock Program, and he was granted his own mock chat show, Meet Ricky Gervais. Gervais has created, acted in, executive produced, directed, and wrote the Netflix comedy shows After Life, The Invention of Lying, and Special Correspondents.
He’s also appeared in the films Ghost Town, Night at the Museum, For Your Consideration, and Muppets Most Wanted. From 2010 – to 2012, 2016, and 2020, he hosted the Golden Globes.
Gervais began his stand-up career in the late 1990s when he participated in five multinational stand-up comedy tours. He has written the Flanimals book series and many other novels in addition to acting, directing, and producing.
Gervais is a co-creator of the podcast The Ricky Gervais Show, which has inspired a number of spin-offs. He has also appeared in video games such as Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006), Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009).
He has been in a relationship with producer and author Jane Fallon since 1982, but they have never married. He considers himself to be a vegan, atheist, and humanist.
He is an honorary member of the National Secular Society of the United Kingdom and a supporter of the Humanists UK charitable organization. Gervais is a UFC and Reading FC fan. Additionally, Gervais is strong advocate for gay rights and same-sex marriage. In the 2017 general election, Gervais supported Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Gervais received a Shorty Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012 for his renowned social media presence, and he has 14.7 million followers, to date. He received the Humane Society’s Genesis Award in 2015 for his contributions to educating the public about animal welfare on social media, and he was voted the most influential London Twitter user in 2014.
Gervais competed in a charity boxing battle against Grant Bovey in 2002 for the UK charity telethon Comic Relief. His £5,000 award money was contributed to the training of a Macmillan nurse who specialized in cancer assistance.
In 2015, he gave a signed acoustic guitar to the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary to help raise funds. Celebrities such as Brian May, Will Ferrell, Bryan Cranston, and Peter Frampton have since autographed the guitar.
Gervais has claimed that he will leave his riches to animal charities since he supports animal rights and is involved in the prevention of the illegal wildlife trade. Gervais purchased a $1000 moon bear-shaped cake in 2013 to generate funds for Animal Asia.
Gervais is also one of 100 authors who contributed to the book Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Thank You, the revenues of which benefit NHS Charities Together and The Lullaby Trust.
Assets and Properties
Gervais has multiple houses in Hampstead, London, Marlow, and Buckinghamshire, as well as an apartment in New York City’s Barbizon 63 tower. There is currently no information available regarding his other estates and assets.
Ricky Gervais Net Worth
As of 2022, Ricky Gervais’ net worth is estimated to be $140 million, and has an annual income of $25 million. Gervais is often recognized as one of the most influential people. In 2007, he was ranked 11th on Channel 4’s ‘100 Greatest Stand-Ups.’
He re-emerged on the list in 2010, this time at number three, and was chosen among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.
Gervais earned and continues to make tens of millions of dollars through his acting, directing stand-up comedy, and writing projects. Ricky has worked with a number of philanthropic groups, but he is best recognized for his staunch support for animal rights. He also speaks out against all forms of hunting, poaching, and illegal animal trafficking.