Ricky Dene Gervais is a British born actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker with an estimated net worth of $80 million. He was born on June 25th, 1961 in Reading, England. He grew up in a loving family in the suburbs of Whitley. He went to college at University College London in 1979. It was here where he studied philosophy. Not knowing what do after college he formed the band Seona Dancing. Though they did not receive much success they oddly had a hit single in the Philippines.
After college he began to work in odd jobs dealing with media and music. His connections through these jobs helped him score television gigs during the 90′s. He was soon featured the Chanel 4′s "The 11 0′ Clock show". His huge break came in 2001 when he released his show "The Office". The show developed a cult following and was loved by critics. The show even spawned an American version. After two seasons he chose to call it quits and focus on his new show "Extras". Though the show wasn't as successful as The Office it did also gain a cult following. By this time, Gervais' fame on the rise and there was only one place he could go next… movies. He has hit the big screens in such films as Ghost Town, Night at the Museum, and even co-director The Invention of Lying. In 2010 he became the first host of the Golden Globes in years. In addition to television and films he has recently embarked on a stand up show and has also released a children's book "Flanimals". He currently lives in Hampstead with his partner Jane Fallon.