Alan Stuart Franken, popularly known as Al Franken, is a lesser known comedian, but is widely known for his Political career. He is also an author, writer and producer, which makes him a man of many talents. Let’s find out more about Al Franken’s net worth in 2018.
Al Franken’s Early Life
Al Franken was born to parents, Joseph and Phoebe Franken in New York City, USA. Both of his parents were well settled and lived a satisfactory life; his mother worked as a real estate agent and his father was a printing salesman. While his mother’s grandfather belonged to Grodno (Russian Empire) before moving to the States, his father’s grandfather too wasn’t from NYC, he emigrated from Germany.
Al Franken attended The Blake School after moving to new places two times. He graduated from the same school in 1969. It is known that Al Franken, along with his friend Tom Davis, used to perform comic acts while at school. He was also the member of the wrestling team in his school. After graduation, he attended the Harvard College. He graduated in Political Science from there with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts.
Al Franken also has an elder brother- Owen Franken, who is a photojournalist.
Al Franken’s Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Al Franken was offered the position of a writer and worked as an occasional performer. He was given this role in partnership with his school friend, Tom Davis with whom he developed an unofficial partnership. Both of them worked on quite a few projects together, including minor roles in a film.
Individually, Al Franken worked on a few other shows as an anchor and performed in some of them. After shows, Al Franken moved on to writing scripts for films, although, the first one took a toll on him. The film which he wrote did not work well or rather it was drastic. Al Franken also acted in his own film, but its failure depressed him. Although, the film failed to garner audiences, it was appreciated by The Washington Post.
After shows and films, Al Franken went on to write six very well acclaimed books, four of which made it to The New York Times Best Seller list. He has also worked for the Air America Radio for about 3 years. After that, he signed for the U.S. State Senate.
Before the elections started Al Franken remained super busy with the work and campaigning for the elections, like any other probable candidate. After much criticism and backlashes, he managed to win the elections in 2009. Al Franken got reelected in 2014. He resigned from his position in 2017.
Awards and Achievements
Al Franken has been honored with a number of awards all throughout his career. Following is the list of his awards: –
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing – Variety Series
1989, 1977, 1976 • Saturday Night Live
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
2004 • Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.
Evelyn F. Burkey Award
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Special
1978 • The Paul Simon Special
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album
1997 • Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
1993 • Saturday Night Live
WGA Award for Best Variety Series or Special: Musical or Comedy – Television
1980 • Saturday Night Live
Net Worth of Al Franken
Al Franken has earned a net worth of about $11.5 million. The variety in his professions and constant hard work has made him what he is today.
Despite facing a lot of backlash and changing careers constantly, Al Franken has proved himself of worth by being consistent with his work, be it comedy, writing, or politics. An inspiration for everyone!