Will Ferrell Net Worth, Biography and career

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Updated 2020/04/04 at 11:59 PM
Will Ferrell Net Worth

Will Ferrell Net Worth    $160 Million

Popular Name:Will Ferrell
Birth Name:John William Ferrell
Birth Date:16th July 1967
Birth Place:California, United States
Marital Status:Married
Spouse:VivecaPaulin(m. 2000)
Children:Magnus PaulinFerrel, Alex Paulin Ferrell And MattiasPaulin Ferrell
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer And Entrepreneur
Net Worth:$160 Million
Last Updated:2022

Will Ferrell is a comedian, actor, producer and writer. Will Ferrell became popular for his numerous comic movies and his years as a sketch comedy act on Saturday_Night_Live. Will has occasionally been one of the highest earning actors in the planet, receiving around $20 million per movie.

Read on as we give you all the details you need to know about actor and comedian Will Ferrell net worth, biography, rise to fame and many more.

Will Ferrell Childhood

Will Ferrell was born John William Ferrell on July 16, 1967 in Irvine, California to Betty Kay and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. Will’s parents separated when he was eight essentially due to his father’s frequent traveling and failure to secure a consistent salary.

This made Will develop a dislike for the entertainment business. His initial goal growing up was to have a solid employment and a typical everyday life. He went to Culverdale Elementary and later attended University High School where he was part of the school football team functioning as their kicker.

He was also captain of the school’s basketball team. He has asserted that experiencing childhood in “dull” rural California added to his creative comical style.

Ferrell got keen on acting during his high school years, making comic voices for the school’s announcements which Will did along with his friend. He would perform comic plays in talent shows organized by his school, and was voted “best personality” among his schoolmates.

Ferrell went to the University_of_Southern_California where he studied Sports Broadcasting and successfully graduated bagging a degree in Sports Information. He was famous in campus due to his practical jokes like dressing as a cleaner and visiting the classes of his friends.

Will graduated in 1990. He attempted a brief spell as a stand-up comic, and eventually joined the Los Angeles improvisation group, The Groundlings in 1994 in order to develop his improvisation skills.

Will Ferrell Career

Between 1994 and 1995, ‘Saturday Night Lives’ rating and overall fame was plummeting. A producer of the show came across The_Groundlings and requested that Ferrell alongside his Groundling members Chris Kattan and Cheri Oteri audition for SNL’s senior producer Lorne Michaels.

Ferrell became a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He was with them for seven years. Ferrell became one of the most famous members of the SNL cast almost immediately, due to his incredibly accurate impersonations. Some of his most popular impersonations were those of Harry Caray, Ex USA president George W. Bush, Alex Trebek and a host of others.

Will Ferrell has guest-hosted Saturday Night Live five times since he left them in 2002. In a poll put out by SNL, Ferrell was voted the best SNL cast member. Ferrell showed up in a few movies during his Saturday Night Live profession including Superstar and The Ladies Man, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Drowning Mona, Dick, Zoolander and many others.

After he left SNL, his first movie role was in 2003’s Old School where he played the character of Frank “The Tank” Richard. His performance in the movie was positively received by fans and critics, earning a lot of money at the time.

The actor got nominated for best comedic performance by MTV Movie Awards for his efforts in Old School. Will Ferrell Landed a role in the movie Elf. All this while, Will Ferrell net worth was growing as the talented actor kept getting movie roles.

Some of the movies Will starred in include Starsky And Hutch and Anchor Man: The legend of Run Burgundy. Will Ferrell reportedly made around $40 million in 2005.

He proceeded on his path to film industry triumph in 2016 when he featured in Stranger Than Fiction (where he effectively flaunted his skills for emotional acting) and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which was his highest-earning role yet where he earned $47 million.

The buzz surrounding Ferrell started to wane a little bit in 2009 when Land of the Lost was not able to attain the level of success his other movies had, making just about $19 million in the weekend of its release.

In April 2007, Ferrell established Funny or Die with comedic partner Adam McKay, a video site that featured comedy films created by the users which are voted on by site guests.

In January 2009, he debuted in Broadway with his exclusive show where he performed his impression of President Bush called You’re Welcome America – A Final Night with George W. Bush. He has filled in as a voice actor for a lot of TV shows and animated movies like Family Guy and Curious.

Will Ferrell partly owns the Los Angeles FC.

Age, Weight And Height

Will Ferrell is currently 52 years old, weighs 98kg and is 1.91m tall

Will Ferrell Net Worth

Will Ferrell net worth is an estimated $160 million. In 2001, Ferrell was the highest paid actor in SNL. He reportedly earned around $17,500  per episode amounting to a total of $367,500 for one season.

At the pinnacle of his profession in the 2000s, Will was one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors as he reportedly earned $20 million for each movie. Presently, the actor is still paid well for his movie roles, though he no longer earns up to $20 million per role, as usual.

After making $7 million for Anchorman in 2004, Will’s fee skyrocketed to $20 million in the least. Also, he has a 2600 square feet home in New York City and larger apartment in LA which he bought for $9.9 million in 2006.

Personal Life

Ferrell wedded Viveca Paulin in August 2000. They had met at an acting class in 1995. Will Ferrell and Viveca have three sons together.


Comedic actor Will Ferrell has made a name for himself, maximizing his time on Saturday Night Live. He is one of the highest earning Hollywood stars. With the actor still as funny and witty as he has been, the Will Ferrell net worth will likely keep rising.

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