Russell Brand is an English actor, author, comedian, radio host, and activist. He became a household name after hosting Big Brother’s Big Mouth. Before that, he did stand-up comedy. Brand has roles in films which include St Trinian’s and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Let’s find out more about how much is Russell Brand’s net worth in 2018.
Russell Brand was born in 1975 on 4th June to Barbara Elizabeth and Ronald Henry Brand. He was born in Orsett Hospital whose location is Gray’s, Essex, England. Brand was only six months old when his parents separated. He was, therefore, raised by his mother.
As if a broken home was not enough, for a child of his age, a tutor molested him when he was seven. A year later, Brand’s mother contracted uterine cancer. The following year she got breast cancer. Russel suffered bulimia nervosa at the age of fourteen.
Due to disagreements with his mother’s partner, he left home. The then sixteen started abusing illegal drugs such as amphetamines, ecstasy’ cannabis and LSD. Brand went to Gray’s School Media Arts College. Italia Conti Academy later accepted him. He lasted there for a year because he was expelled for both poor attendance and illegal drug use.
Brand’s first wife was Katy Perry. The two met in mid-2009. They started dating, got engaged and eventually got married in 2010 on 23rd October. Brand filed their divorce in 2011 on 30th December, and it was finalized in July 2012.
He and Jemima Khan were in a relationship from 2013 to 2014. It ended in September of the latter year. In 2015, he started a new relationship with Laura Gallacher. She is a Scottish lifestyle blogger and a sister to Kirsty Gallacher, the television presenter. They welcomed their first born child in November 2016. The then baby girl was given the name Mabel. Brand married Gallacher in 2017 on 16th August.
In 2001, Brand performed stand-up during the final of Hackney Empire New Act of the year. Despite finishing fourth, he managed to capture the attention of Nigel Klarfeld who was an agent of Bound and Gagged Comedy Ltd. His stand-up DVDs include live (2006), Doing life-live (2007), Scandalous-live At The 02 (2009), Live in New York City (2011) and messiah complex (2013).
Brand is also an actor who has made appearances in various films. In 2007, he had the role of Flash Harry in St Trinian’s. The following year, he appeared in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Penelope and Bedtime Stories. In 2010 and 2011 he portrayed characters in the Tempest, Hop, Arthur, and Get Him to the Greek.
Others include Rock of Ages, Paradise, and A Royal Hangover, Trolls and Army of One.
He has voice acted in Despicable Me, Trolls and Despicable Me 2. In addition to that, he is an author who has written various books.
The television shows where he has been featured include The Bill and Mud which were aired in 1994. In 2002, he appeared in RE: Brand, Cruise of the God’s and White Teeth. Two years later he had the role of Mr. Wolf in A Bears Christmas Tall. After that, he has acted in others too.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, Brandy had three awards. They were Time Out Award, Loaded Lafta Award and British Comedy Award. The following year, he won the 33rd Annual Television and Radio Awards. He won two other British Comedy Awards. One in 2008 and another in 2011. Brand won variety Power of Comedy award and GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
Net Worth of Russell Brand
Russell Brand has an estimated net worth of over $18 million. His primary source of income is his acting career. Over the years, Russel had various roles in different films and television series. Other sources of earnings include performing stand-up comedy, writing books as well as radio hosting. He was the host of a spin-off of The Big Brother’s by the name Big Brother’s Big Mouth.
Russell Brand is an award-winning actor. In addition to that, he is a stand-up comedian, radio host’ author as well as an activist. He became famous when he was made the host of The Big Brother’s Big Mouth. His performance at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year was his breakthrough in comedy.