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Jeff Dunham Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Jeff Dunham worth? $140 million

How did Jeff Dunham earn his money and wealth?

Jeff Dunham has carved a niche for himself in the field of ventriloquism. He began practicing the technique as early as 8 years. It has also introduced him into the world of comedy, especially the stand-up kind. As of 2018, Jeff Dunham net worth is $60 million. Jeff Dunham was born on 18th April, 1962 at Dallas, Texas. His jobs and duties did not come easy. He would stand in front of the mirror and practice for hours on end. He was dedicated, hardworking and passionate to become the best in ventriloquism.

During his teenage years, Jeff Dunham began by performing for small audience. He would perform for family gatherings, friends, at school and even at church. He would also perform at banquets which were attended by the local celebrities. He would use anything available around him, puppets, and other random objects. He later began doing commercials. He was appreciated for his talent and voice. He and one of his dummies were also the co authors of an interesting column in a school newspaper.

He appeared on a show that is considered to be like the Holy Grail for all comedians – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Soon, he joined the Baylor University with an aim of graduating with a degree in Communications. He was now giving around a 100 private shows throughout the year.

In July 2003, he made his debut, first show at the Comedy Central. He showcased his various dummies with his ingenious voices. As a part of the growing show, he used to imitate the politicians for the purpose of comedy. He received a lot of flak for doing so. His audience gradually started dwindling.

Even today, some of his famous dummy characters are remembered. Among these, his most famous characters are: Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno on a Stick, Bubba J, Sweet Daddy Dee, Melvin the Superhero Guy, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Little Jeff, Diane, Achmed Junior. Seamus, etc.

 What are the most popular appearances of Jeff Dunham?

  • Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
  • Comedy Central Presents (2011)
  • The Tonight Show (1954)
  • Sonny with a Chance (2009 to 2011)
  • All Over the Map (2014)
  • Relative Disaster (2017)

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