Amy Schumer is an American actress and a stand-up comedian who became famous with the NBC reality competition series ‘Last Comic Standing’ which aired in 2007. Since then, she has showcased her sublime talent as an actor as well as a stand-up comedian which granted her many awards and nominations. Let’s find out how much is Amy Schumer’s net worth in 2018.
Amy Beth Schumer was born to Sandra Jane and Gordon David Schumer on June 1, 1981, in New York. She attended high school in Long Island when her parents divorced. She was voted as the ‘Teacher’s Worst Nightmare’ and ‘Class Clown’ upon her graduation. She further attended the Towson University in Maryland where she graduated with a degree in theatre. Upon her return to New York, she studied at the William Esper Studio and worked as a waitress and a bartender.
She has dated many personalities in the past like Nick Nemeth who was a professional wrestler, Anthony Jeselnik who was a comedian and Ben Hanisch who was a furniture designer in Chicago. After her relationship ended with Ben Hanisch in 2017, she married farmer and Chef Chris Fischer in California in 2018.
After graduating, her first stint was the portrayal of a young woman with breast cancer in ‘Keeping Abreast’ which was an off-Broadway black comedy. Her first stand-up comedy was performed at Gotham Comedy Club. She then headed towards auditioning at the NBC reality talent show ‘Last Comic Standing’ where she had an unsuccessful auditioning, but with re-auditioning, in the fifth season, she peaked up to the finals and stood in fourth place, which was a national exposure in her career in 2007.
She released her debut stand-up album ‘Cutting,’ in 2011, but there was more to come in where she gained a lot of recognition on ‘The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.’ Through Comedy Central, she had her first comedy special ‘Mostly Sex Stuff,’ and in 2013, she performed in her comedy show ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ which won an Emmy in 2015.
She also starred in the 2015 summer hit ‘Trainwreck’ which was a semi-biographical portrait which also starred Bill Hader. Her hand at writing also was a big hit where her 2016 ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’ was The New York Times Best Seller. She also further starred in the mother-daughter comedy ‘Snatched.’ Schumer, in 2017, starred with Steve Martin’s comedy play Meteor Shower, which was her Broadway debut. She has been seen speaking for an increase in mental health funding and gun control laws after the horrific shooting incident during the screening of ‘Trainwreck’ in Louisiana.
Awards & Achievements
Amy Schumer won the Peabody Award for ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ and was also nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards. She also won the ‘Outstanding Variety Sketch Series’ in 2015. For her debut in ‘Trainwreck,’ she received nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and also the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Net Worth of Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Her net worth is the sum total of her stand-up comedies, plays, movies, and books. The romantic comedy movie “Trainwreck” pushed her into the big leagues because the movie grossed more than $140 million worldwide. She earned an advance of more than $8 million for her book “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.”
Amy Schumer is one of the most successful female stand-up comedians who has appeared in many television programmes like “Delocated,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” Her earnings in 2015 and 2016 earned her a spot on Forbes’ Top Paid Comedians list. She likes to express herself through jokes and is open to sharing her thoughts unapologetically, which also marks her bold character.