An American stand-up comedian, film writer, actor, producer and director, Louis Szekely, or Louis CK has a net worth of $8.5 million. Louis CK gained his net worth by starring in the comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits. Louis CK was born in Washington, D.C., but moved to Mexico City at the age of seven where he learned Spanish before moving to Newton, Massachusetts. Louis' reputation among TV critics and comedy fans has risen steadily in the past couple years, ever since his FX sitcom Louie hit the airwaves. He has an almost completely unprecedented level of creative control over the show that bears his name, so he has no one but himself to thank for his new level of success. Born Louis Szekely in Washington, DC, Louis CK knew from an early age that he wanted to work in television: "I remember thinking in fifth grade, 'I have to get inside that box and make this [stuff] better'… because she deserves this." His career in stand up comedy began slowly, but he eventually worked his way up from open mics to actual paid gigs and opening for the likes of stand up comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld. He eventually earned writing jobs with various TV comedy shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Dana Carvey Show and The Chris Rock Show. Now, after flirting with working in feature films, CK has found his home as an incredibly successful sitcom creator and star while continuing to work extensively in stand up.