Jason Segel

Jason Segel Net Worth

$50 Million

Jason Segel's Salary

$225 Thousand Per Episode
Last Updated: November 2, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$50 Million
$225 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:
Jan 18, 1980 (43 years old)
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles
6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Composer, Film Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is Jason Segel's Net Worth and Salary?

Jason Segel is an American actor, author, and screenwriter who has a net worth of $50 million. Jason Segel first gained attention appearing on "Freaks and Geeks" in the late 90s.  Though the show only lasted a season, almost the entire cast has gone on to become steadily working actors, writer/actors, and director/actors. The cast famously included James Franco, Seth Rogen, John Francis Daley, Becky Ann Baker, Busy Philipps, and Linda Cardellini, and was co-written, co-directed, and co-produced by Judd Apatow.

Jason's work on the series launched his career, and also led to multiple collaborations with Judd Apatow. These collaborations have included the series "Undeclared", "and the films "Knocked Up" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", which he wrote, and Apatow produced. He has also appeared in such films as, "Slackers", "SLC Punk", "Dead Man on Campus", "I Love You, Man", "The Muppets", which he also wrote and co-produced, "Bad Teacher", "This Is 40", and "This Is the End".  He is often cast as the character to which everyone can relate, and has made a name for himself playing the "Everyman". In addition to acting, writing, and producing, he has also written music for many of his projects, including the soundtrack for the puppet musical featured in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and the soundtrack for "Get Him to the Greek". All of the above aside, Jason earned the majority of his current fortune thanks to his starring role on the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," which aired 208 episodes over 9 seasons between 2005 and 2014. In 2023 Jason began starring on the Apple TV series "Shrinking."

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Early Life

Jason Jordan Segel was born on January 18th of 1980 in Los Angeles. Raised in a Jewish family alongside two siblings in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, Segel attended Hebrew school as a young boy. During his high school years, Jason Segel excelled at basketball due to his tall frame.

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Jason Segel began his career with a role in the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks. Segel played a high school stoner called Nick Andopolis. Unfortunately, the series was short-lived, although it did receive an excellent reception from critics. Further roles soon followed in a range of television series. This included CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, on which Segel booked a recurring role.

A major step forward for Jason Segel came in 2005 when he booked a major role in the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. In the series, Segel played Marshall Eriksen and became much more widely known thanks to the immense popularity of the series. Segel continued to appear on the show until its finale in 2014. Segel also appeared on Saturday Night Live.

In terms of film, Segel began with a role in Can't Hardly Wait in 1998 before gaining notoriety with appearances in films such as Knocked Up, Slackers, and I Love You, Man. His most memorable film appearance was probably his leading role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a romantic comedy that he also wrote. In 2020, Segel starred in and created the TV series Dispatches from Elsewhere. Also in 2020, it was announced that Segel would be starring in a Seth Gordon film based on a famous Quebec maple syrup heist that occurred in 2012.

Segel is also an established voice actor, having voiced Gru's arch-rival, Vector, in the hit movie Despicable Me. In addition, Segel co-wrote many of the songs on the soundtrack for Get Him to the Greek and wrote a Muppets movie. He is also an established author, having co-written several novels with Kirsten Miller.

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How I Met Your Mother Salary

Jason appeared in 208 episodes of How I Met Your Mother between 2005 and 2014. During this period, Jason Segel earned a peak salary of $225,000 per episode. With this sum in mind, Segel was at one point earning $5.4 million per year solely from his base salary for How I Met Your Mother – not including royalties and syndication earnings.

Real Estate

In 2016, Jason paid $2.25 million for a home in LA's Los Feliz neighborhood. The seller was artist Shepard Fairey. Jason listed this home for sale in 2020 for $2.75 million. In 2019, Jason paid $4.3 million for a home in Pasadena, California.

Jason also owns a home in Ojai, California, roughly two hours outside of Los Angeles. He bought the 21-acre property in 2014 for $3.5 million. Today Jason's Ojai home is likely worth $8-10 million.

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