Last Updated: February 8, 2024
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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Nov 16, 1993 (30 years old)
Staten Island
Actor, Comedian, Stand-up comedian
United States of America
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Pete Davidson is an American comedian who has a net worth of $8 million. Pete Davidson is best known for being a featured comedian on "Saturday Night Live" and was the youngest cast member in the 40th season. Pete was a cast member on SNL for eight seasons, running from 2014 to 2022. He is also famous for dating many famous women, notably Ariana Grande, Cazzie David (Larry David's daughter) and Kim Kardashian. In 2020, a semi-autobiographical film titled "The King of Staten Island" was released. In addition to writing (alongside Judd Apatow), Pete also starred in the film.

Early Life

Pete Michael Davidson was born on November 16, 1993 in Staten Island. He is the son of Amy and Scott Matthew Davidson. He has a younger sister named Casey.

Tragically, his father died when Pete was seven years old on 9/11. His father was serving as a NYC firefighter and was last seen running into the Marriott Trade Center just before it collapsed. The loss was profoundly traumatic for Pete, who later exhibited his grief by acting out in school. He often found himself in trouble. He later revealed that he struggled with suicidal thoughts and the music of Kid Cudi saved his life. Pete graduated from Xaverian High School in 2012 and enrolled at St. Francis College, but dropped out after one semester to pursue comedy.


Davidson's first stand-up comedy gig was at age 16 at a Staten Island bowling alley. His earliest onscreen appearance was in Failosophy, an MTV comedy series. After that, he appeared on different reality programs until he got his first televised standup aired on Gotham Comedy Live, a comedy central program that showcases up and coming comedians. He subsequently made other standup appearances and had a brief stint on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" before landing a spot on "Saturday Night Live" as a cast member. He had been given the chance to audition through his connection to Bill Hader, whom he met while filming a small role in 2015's "Trainwreck."

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His first show was on SNL's 40th-season premiere, September 27th, 2014. At the age of 20, Pete was one of the youngest cast members of all time as well as the first cast member to be born in the '90s. His debut season's performance garnered critical acclaim, and Davidson is often praised for being relatable to audiences and for mocking sensitive and taboo subjects, even subjects that are dangerously close to his own life and emotions, like the attacks of 9/11. When the 44th season of Saturday Night Live ended, Washington Post critics credited Davidson as SNL's breakout star and the most memorable performer that season.

In April 2016, Davidson filmed his first stand up special for Comedy Central. In January 2019, Davidson announced he would be touring with John Mulaney for a limited series of comedy shows titled "Sundays with Pete & John."

Pete Davidson stars in the Peacock original series "Bupkis" that premiered in May 2023. He also made cameos in some recent movies such as "Fast X" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."

Pete Davidson Saturday Night Live Salary

As a main cast member who has was with the show since 2014, Davidson earned a peak salary of $15,000 per episode. Assuming he makes at least one appearance on all 21 episodes per year, Pete would make around $315,000 per year from SNL. The highest-paid cast members make $25,000 per episode, roughly $500,000 per year.

Personal Life

Pete dated comedian Carly Aquilino from 2014 to 2015, and Cazzie David from 2016 to 2018. He famously became engaged to Ariana Grande in the summer of 2018, but they called off the engagement by the fall of 2019. He also briefly was linked to actress Kate Beckinsale. From October 2021 to August 2022, Pete dated Kim Kardashian. Since December 2022, Pete has been dating Chase Sui Wonders.

Davidson suffers from Chron's disease, and has said he can't function without medical marijuana. He has been quoted as saying he would not be able to work on SNL without it, however, on March 6, 2017, he announced on Instagram that he had quit drug use and was sober for the first time in eight years. He later clarified on a podcast with Marc Maron that he still did occasionally use marijuana, although he had cut back considerably.

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He was a vocal advocate and fan of Hilary Clinton in her 2016 presidential campaign, even going so far as to get a tattoo of her on his leg. Pete has over 40 tattoos, including one with his father's firefighting badge, 8418, on his left arm.

The New York Police Department conducted a wellness check on Davidson on December 15, 2018, after he shared an Instagram post expressing suicidal thoughts that sparked concern among his followers, friends, and former fiance Grande. He was found safe at the SNL studios, and he only appeared on the show once that night, as introducing a musical act.

Real Estate

In 2016 Pete bought his mother a $1.3 million home on Staten Island, NY.

In December 2020 Pete bought himself a $1.2 million condo overlooking the water just a few blocks from his mother's house. He listed the condo for sale at $1.3 million in late 2022 after moving into a $30,000-per-month loft in Brooklyn. He dropped the price to $1.1 million in April 2023.

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