Stephen Merchant Net Worth: Stephen Merchant is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian and actor who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. An actor, director, radio personality and award-winning writer, Stephen Merchant is one half of the creative duo (with Ricky Gervais) that created, wrote, and/or starred in the British shows "Extras", "The Office", and "The Ricky Gervais Show".
Born Stephen James Merchant on 24 November 1974, in Bristol, England, he entered the limelight thanks to his collaborations with Ricky Gervais with whom he co-wrote several momentous TV projects. The first project that they carried out as a team was what would evolve into the hugely influential workplace sitcom The Office (BBC2, 2001-03), where Merchant served as co-writer, co-producer and co-director. The success from the British series made Merchant to do some more work with Gervais, including a popular radio show, numerous acting and writing jobs on other BBC programs, as well as the smash-hit adaptation of The Office (NBC, 2005- ) on American TV. In addition to the above, Stephen Merchant was the co-writer, co-director and a co-star of Gervais' next series Extras (HBO, BBC2, 2005-07), where he gave an award-winning portrayal of Darren Lamb that earned him a British Comedy Award for Best Actor. His subsequent collaborations with Gervais include series "Life's Too Short" (HBO, 2011- ) and "An Idiot Abroad" (Sky1, 2010- ), as well as big screen projects like "Cemetery Junction" (2010). As proof that he has plenty to offer on his own came his lauded stand-up comedy tour "Hello, Ladies". In his fifteen years on the scene, he established himself as an astonishingly prolific performer, either teamed with Gervais or solo.