Will Ferrell is an American comedian, actor, and writer with an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars. Ferrell is best known for his many comic movies and his years as a sketch comedy artist on Saturday Night Live. Ferrell became interested in acting during his high school year's, creating comic voices for the school's daily morning announcements. Ferrell attended the University of Southern California, studying Sports Broadcasting and graduating with a degree in Sports Information. Ferrell joined the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group The Groundlings and developed his improvisation skills.
Ferrell became a featured player at Saturday Night Live in 1995, where his improv skills and impressions over seven years culminated in him being one of the few cast members to be nominated for an Emmy for an SNL performance. Ferrell guest hosted Saturday Night Live on May 14, 2005, and May 16, 2009, reprising a number of his popular SNL roles. Ferrell foray into movies after SNL was highly successful, where he starred in such films as: Old School, A Night at the Roxbury, Drowning Mona, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Superstar, The Ladies Man, Dick, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Zoolander, Anchorman, Elf, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, and The Other Guys. Ferrell received two Golden Globe nominations for his performances in the movies The Producers, and Stranger than Fiction. Along with his film work, Ferrell has provided voice work for a number of animated television programs and movies.
In April 2007, Ferrell and his comedy partner Adam McKay founded Funny or Die, a streaming video website featuring user generated comedy films which are voted on by website visitors. In January 2009, Ferrell made his Broadway debut with his one-man show featuring his impression of President Bush called YouÕre Welcome America – A Final Night with George W. Bush.