Jay Pharoah net worth: Jay Pharoah is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. Jay Pharoah was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, and began performing impersonations when he was in elementary school. After initial success in local talent shows, he began performing at comedy clubs and in theaters. He went on to tour with such comedians as Charlie Murphy while still in his teens. He gained national recognition for his impressions of Barack Obama, which he uploaded to YouTube. This led to appearances on such shows as, "106 and Park", and then an invitation from "Saturday Night Live". He began performing on "Saturday Night Live" in 2010, and has become known for his impressions of such celebrities as Jay-Z, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Lil' Wayne, and Barack Obama. He is currently the youngest cast member on the show. In addition to his work on "SNL", he also appeared in the film, "Lola Versus", and is slated to appear in the upcoming film, "Ride Along".