Paul Shaffer is a jack of all trades. He is a singer a composer and an actor. He is also a comedian, actor, and musician who is from Canada. His fame grew after he did work with a comedian who did host a television show by the name David Letterman. He served as a band director, and he did lead the two favorite talk shows. They include ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ that did air on and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ that aired on CBS. Here is a quick summary of Paul Shaffer’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Paul Shaffer Early Life
Paul Shaffer whose birth names are Paul Allen Wood Shaffer got born in the year 1949 on November 28th. He got born in Fort William, Ontario. His father was Bernard Shaffer, who worked as a lawyer. His dad died in the year 2004. His mother was Shirley Eleanor Wood, and she died in the year 1998. Paul did grow in Fort William. He attended the University of Toronto. He completed his bachelor’s degree, and his area of specialisation was in sociology. In the year 1974, he moved to the United States of America. From the year 1990, he did wed Cathy Vasapol. Together they have two children. Their children are Victoria Lily Shaffer. Victoria got conceived in the year 1993 and William Wood Lee Shaffer that got conceived in the year 1990. Their two children are currently in the film sectors playing the role of actor and actress. The family together resides in Bedford, New York. During his childhood, he did attend several piano classes. In his teens, he did work in a musical group by the name ‘Fabulous Fugitives.’ He also was part of another band by the name Flash Landing. When he joined University, he was an excellent jazz guitarist.
Paul Shaffer Career, Awards & Achievement
In the year 1972, he started his career in music. He did serve as a musical director of a musical group composed by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell. He went on to play piano in a musical act by Stephen Schwartz was known as ‘The Magic Show.’ From the year 1975 to the year 1980, he served as part of the house band in a comedy show ‘Saturday Live’ that did air on NBC. Paul did work as part of ‘The Blues Brothers band’ and ‘The Honeydrippers Band.’
In the year 1982, he got an appointment of a musical director, and he served in the reality show ‘Late Night with David Letterman.’ Here, he did lead the show house band by the name ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band.’ This show did air on NBC. After some time, David did migrate to CBS, and he names the show ‘Late Show with David Letterman.’ Here, Paul did lead the CBS Orchestra. Paul together with ‘World’s Most Dangerous Band’ did feature in the show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’
Awards and Achievements
Paul has been able to win various awards and nominations. Among the awards that he has been able to win includes WGA Award in the category of Best Comedy, a Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Instrumental Performance and ASCAP Award in the category of Most Performed Theme.
Net worth of Paul Shaffer
Paul Shaffer’s net worth is over $40 million. This wealth has come from working as a musician. It’s estimated that in the show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ he did earn over $5 million.
Paul has achieved success in the film industry. Currently, he is much involved in performing in shows in LA, United States of America.