Ricky Gervais Net Worth $130 Million
|Ricky Dene Gervais
|25th June 1961
|Reading, United Kingdom
|In A Relationship
|Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Musician And Author
Ricky Gervais is a comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker with a net worth of $130 million. He earned most of his fortune as the maker of the TV series The Office. The Office began as a short British series in 2001. In 2005, it received an American rendition which aired 201 episodes spanning over 9 seasons.
The American rendition of The Office is one of the most valuable shows in syndication history, earning billions of dollars in royalties. Gervais continues to routinely gain huge amount of cash off the show whenever a deal is re-established or it is sold to another platform.
Read on as we give you details of Ricky Gervais net worth, biography, rise to fame and many more.
Ricky Gervais Childhood
Ricky Dene Gervais was born in Reading, England on June 25th, 1961. He experienced childhood in a loving family in suburbia of Whitley. Gervais went to Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools, and had his secondary education at Ashmead Comprehensive School.
After a short time as a gardener at the University of Reading, he proceeded to University College London (UCL) in 1980. He initially wanted to study science but switched to philosophy and earned an upper second-class degree in the subject. During his time at UCL, he met Jane Fallon with whom he has romantically been involved with since 1982.
Not knowing what do after school, he established a band called Seona Dancing. Despite the fact that they didn’t get a lot of accomplishment, they did have a hit single in the Philippines.
Ricky Gervais Career
After school, he started to work in random temp jobs that had to do with media and music. His associations through these employments helped him get television gigs during the 90’s. He was included in Chanel 4’s “The 11 0′ Clock show”.
Ricky Gervais net worth began to accumulate in 2001 when “The Office” was released. The show built up a huge following, and critics said nothing but good reviews for the show. The British rendition broadcast 12 episodes spanning two seasons and two specials.
Ricky himself featured on the show as David Brent, the British form of a character the American crowd later knew as Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell.
In 2005, an American version of The Office appeared on NBC. The initial season was basically a copy and paste work of the original version as almost every scene and line used by the cast mirrored that of the Original. This had upset a few devotees of the original.
It seemed the producers of the American rendition paid attention to the complaints as they incorporated originality in production from the second season upwards. The show turned into a tremendous hit with American crowds becoming so successful and broadcast 201 episodes, spanning over 9 seasons.
Gervais and Stephen Merchant earned a huge amount of cash during the original run of The Office through different credits.
After The Office, Ricky created and featured in another show for HBO called “Extras”. Despite the fact that the show wasn’t as effective as The Office, it did gain a huge following in its own right. At this point, Ricky Gervais net worth and popularity was on the rise and there was only one thing left for him to do in the acting industry – movies.
Throughout the years, actor Ricky Gervais has graced the big screen in movies such as Night at the Museum alongside American actor and comedian Ben Stiller, Ghost Town, and The Invention Of Lying.
Ricky has claimed seven British_Academy_of_Film_and_Television_Arts awards, two Emmy_Awards, a Screen_Actors_Guild award (SAG) and three Golden_Globe_Awards. In 2018, Netflix reportedly signed Ricky for a $20 million comedy special
Age, Weight And Height
Ricky Gervais is currently 56 years old, weighs 72kg, and is 1.73m tall
Ricky Gervais Net Worth
Ricky Gervais net worth is an estimated $130 million. His fortune is quite robust. Thanks to incredibly rewarding syndication and licensing deals which the actor began to receive after his work with The Office. Ricky acquires 10% of all profits created by The Office. Ricky Gervais has effortlessly earned $100 million through syndication sales.
In 2018, Ricky was paid $20 million by Netflix for a stand-up special. Netflix has recently bought his special “Humanity”, reportedly for $20 million also. From June 2017 to June 2018 he reported earned $25 million from different ventures of his, making him one of the five highest paid comedians on the planet.
He has an apartment in the Hampstead zone of London, and a home in the Barbizon 63 building of New York City.
Ricky Gervais has been romantically involved with producer and writer Jane Fallon since 1982. According to him, they decided not to wed because there’s no point in having a real ceremony before the eyes of God as he doesn’t believe in the existence of God. Actor Ricky Gervais is an atheist, as he believes that no sovereign being controls our lives.
Gervais is a staunch supporter of gay rights, and has adulated the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales as “a triumph for us all” and said anything that enhances uniformity advances progress.
Gervais is a staunch supporter of the UFC. He is a music fan and has said in a few occasions that his best musician is David Bowie with his all time favorite being “Letter to Hermione”.
He said that his first experience of a live rendition of a music gig was watching Iggy Pop. In 2013, he said that Lou Reed was probably the best artiste of our time after the singer passed on.
Actor Ricky Gervais has done very well for himself, managing to build a successful career off the back of an unexpectedly successful Television series. So far, this is all the information available, regarding Rick Gervais net worth, biography and journey to success.