Carrot Top is an American comedian with a net worth of $75 million. Born Scott Thompson in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Carrot Top grew up in Florida and earned a degree in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University, where he began his amateur stand-up career as a freshman performing at open-mic nights. He later worked a variety of jobs as he honed his act, and eventually became the most popular stand-up comedian on college campuses across the United States; in 1993, he became the first person to simultaneously be voted both Performer of the Year and Comedian of the Year by the National Association of Campus Activities. Success on the stand-up circuit led to roles on television and in films, including spots on Reno 911!, Scrubs, a recurring role on the remade Hollywood Squares, and a portion of the comedy documentary The Aristocrats. He has also appeared on a number of special-event shows, such as Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, Gene Simmons: The Family Jewels, and Criss Angel Mindfreak. As of 2008, Carrot Top performs fifteen weeks per year at the Luxor Las Vegas—the venue of his comedy hero George Carlin—as well as other comedy shows and televised events.