Stephen Colbert is a well-known comedian from America who is also an actor, writer, and television host. Colbert is best known to be the host of ‘The Colbert Report’ on Comedy Central. He has also successfully hosted ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on CBS. He has appeared in a number of television shows and films and has also hosted many television specials.
Let’s find out how much is Stephen Colbert’s net worth in 2018 And how did he manage to accumulate all the wealth and fame.
Stephen Colbert Early Life
Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born on May 13, 1964, in Washington, D.C., to his parents Lorna Elizabeth Colbert and James William Colbert, Jr. He was raised in James Island, South Carolina.
He went to Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School and later attended Virginia’s Hampden–Sydney College. In 1984, Colbert got transferred to Northwestern University’s School of Communication.
In 1993, Stephen Colbert married Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert. They have three children named Madeleine, Peter, and John. He lives with his family in Montclair, New Jersey. In his honor, an ice cream was named as “Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream.” In 2008, a California trapdoor spider was given the name of “Aptostichus stephencolberti.”
In 2006, he was a part of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He decided to be a presidential nominee for the US President in 2008 but later dropped out of the race.
Stephen Colbert Career
In 1993, Stephen Colbert appeared in an episode of ‘Missing Persons.’ He was the actor, co-creator, and writer of the television show ‘Exit 57’. In 1996, he became the writer of ‘The Dana Carvey Show.’ He has also served as the writer of ‘Saturday Night Live.’
From 1997 to 2005, he became the writer and anchor of ‘The Daily Show.’ He has appeared in a total of 1316 episodes of the show. In 1999, he became the actor, co-creator, writer, and executive producer of ‘Strangers with Candy.’ This was followed by appearing in ‘Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.’
Colbert has guest appeared in several other television shows. From 2005 to 2014, He became the host of ‘The Colbert Report.’ He was also the co-creator, writer, and executive producer. He has been hosting, executive producing and writing ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ since 2015.
He made his film debut by appearing in the short film called ‘Shock Asylum’ in 1997. This was followed by appearing in ‘The Great New Wonderful’ and ‘Bewitched.’ In 2006, he became the actor, writer, and producer of the film ‘Strangers with Candy.’ His other film credits include ‘Too Funny to Fail,’ ‘Monsters vs. Aliens,’ and ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’.
In 2011, Stephen Colbert was nominated for two Emmy Awards. He is the winner of nine Primetime Emmy Awards out of 30 nominations. He is also the winner of two Grammy Awards. Colbert has won seven Producers Guild of America Award and is the winner of four Writers Guild of America Awards. He has won several other awards like Peabody Award, American Comedy Award, People’s Choice Award, Satellite Award, and Spike Guys’ Choice Award.
Net Worth of Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. This fortune comes from appearing and hosting a number of television shows in his career. He has also served as the writer and producer of many television shows. Colbert has successfully appeared in many movies and has also hosted several TV specials. Part of his wealth also comes by releasing books. In 2005, he lent his voice for the video game ‘Outlaw Tennis.’
Stephen Colbert is considered one of the most popular comedians in the world. He has been active in his career from a very young age. His popularity also made him appear in the theatre production of ‘Company’ in 2011. He has received several honors, and in 2006, Stephen Colbert appeared in the list of “2nd Sexiest TV News Anchor” by Maxim Online.