Quick Facts of
- First NameJohn Oliver
- Net Worth$ 10 million
- CareerProducer, Actor, Comedian, Writer
Eight times Primetime Emmy Award winner John Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, and actor who hosts the series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in HBO. He came into light after being the senior British correspondent of the show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
He was previously the host of the Comedy Central show John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and co-host of the radio show Political Animal.
How much is John Oliver’s Net Worth?
The Grammy Award-winning television host has an estimated net worth of $10 million from his career in the entertainment industry. His salary from Last Week Tonight is $5 million per year.
Further, he earns a sizeable income from guest-starring in many other shows.
Philanthropy: Forgave Medical Bills Worth $15 Million
Through his show LWT, John Oliver paid $60,000 to the hospitals in Texas to relieve the patient of their debt worth $15 million.
The CEO of RIPMedicaldebt.org., Craig Antico mentioned that people could help medical patients clear their $10,000 debt by donating $50.
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Earnings from Social Media
His television show has a YouTube channel named LastWeekTonight which has gathered over 7.39 million followers.
According to Social Blade, the monthly earnings of the channel are estimated to be $6.3K – $100.7K whereas its yearly earnings are $75.5K – $1.2M. Although there are no details the cut he receives but it can be assumed that he might be receiving a fair sum of money from the channel.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Dorian Award started hosting Last Week Tonight from 27th April 2014. His previous contact with HBO was prolonged till 2017 in February 2015. The contract was further extended till 2010 in September 2017.
His performance in the show has listed him Time magazine’s 2015’s list of 100 Most Influential People. He also received the Peabody Award for his satire and journalism in the show.
John Oliver remained as the host of shows like Political Animal and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.
In films he voiced the character of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry. He also lent his voice to Zazu in The Lion King, featuring Beyoncé.
John Oliver’s Wiki and Age
He was born as John William Oliver on 23rd April 1977 in Erdington, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom to Jim Oliver and Carole Oliver. He is of British nationality and his ethnicity is white.
As a little boy, he attended Mark Rutherford School and then studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He graduated from the college in 1988 with a degree in English.
The 42-years old comedian is married to Kate Norley since 2011. The couple have two sons born in 2015 and 2018.
Highest Earning Films
- The Lion King (2019) – $1.657 billion
- The Smurfs (2011) – $563.7 million
- The Smurfs 2 (2013) – $347.5 million
- Wonder Park (2019) – $119.6 million
- The Love Guru (2008) – $40.9 million