Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Paula Poundstone has earned her net worth as a stand-up comic who started her career at the open-mic nights in Boston in 1979. She was born on December 29, 1959 in Huntsville Alabama. Her family later relocated to Sudbury, Massachusetts where she attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Before graduating, Paula dropped out to pursue her show business career. Some of her early jobs include busting tables and working as a bicycle messenger. In 2004 Paula was named number 8 on Comedy Central's 2004 list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. Paula wrote an autobiography called "There Is Nothing in this Book That I Meant to Say". In 2009 she released her first comedy CD, "I Heart Jokes". She is a current panelist on the radio news quiz show Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! Which airs on National Public Radio. Paula is also a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion.