Ricky Gervais Net Worth
Ricky Gervais net worth and salary: Ricky Gervais is a British born actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker who has a net worth of $130 million. Ricky Gervais was born on June 25th, 1961 in Reading, England. He grew up in a loving family in the suburbs of Whitley and went to college at University College London in 1979 to study philosophy. Not knowing what do after college, he formed a band called 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 in the Chanel 4's "The 11 0′ Clock show". Ricky's huge break came in 2001 when he released "The Office". The show developed a cult following and was loved by critics. It also eventually spawned an American version which aired 201 episodes over 9 seasons. Gervais and his co-creator Stephen Merchant earned a small fortune when the show was airing through his various producer and creator credits, but the real windfall came when the show sold into syndication. To date, Gervais has earned north of $100 million before taxes through syndication sales.
After two seasons of The Office, Ricky 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 addition to television and films he has recently embarked on a stand up show and has also released a children's book "Flanimals". In 2018, Netflix reportedly paid Ricky $20 million for a standup special. Netflix had previously purchased his special "Humanity", reportedly also for $20 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Ricky earned $25 million from his various endeavors. That was enough to make him one of the five highest-paid comedians in the world. Ricky Gervais currently lives in Hampstead and New York City with his partner Jane Fallon.