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Louis C. K. Net Worth

January 19, 2019
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How much is Louis C. K.’s worth? $35 million

How did Louis C. K. earn his money and wealth?

Louis C.K. is a Washington, D.C. born actor, comedian, producer, writer, editor as well as director. On September 12th, 1967, Louis was born to a software engineer named Mary Louise and Luis Szekely who was an economist. The comedian started his career during the 90s and initial years of 2000 where he contributed to several shows with his writing skills. The line of contribution includes working for comedians such as Dana Carvey, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, as well as Chris Rock. Apart from writing, he showcased his skills in the field of direction with short surreal films such as “Tomorrow Night” released in the year 1998 and “Pootie Tang” which was released in the year 2001. He then went on to star in a sitcom aired on HBO named “Lucky Louie”. However, the TV series didn’t span for a long time. Following the end of the TV series, Louis created his own TV series that was a comedy-drama loosely based on his own life. The show was named “Louie” which started in the year 2010 to continue till 2015 while being aired on FX.

Louis was also a part of movies with numerous supporting roles that included films such as “The Invention of Lying” (2009), “American Hustle” (2013), ”Blue Jasmine” (2013) as well as “Trumbo” which was released in the year 2015. He also started a web series that was funded by him named “Horace and Pete” in the year 2016. He was also a co-creator of the show for FX named “Baskets and Better Things”. In the animated movie “The Secret Life of Pets” C.K. was the voice for the dog named Max.

His very first comedy album was released in the year 2001 named “Live in Houston”. The album was available directly via this website. He became one of the very first comedy performers who sold tickets for his stand-up comedy shows directly to his fans. In his career, he has successfully released a total of nine comedy based albums, most of which were directed and edited by him. 

Louis is well known for his dark, self-deprecating, observational and shock based humor. A Peabody Award was won by the comedian in the year 2012 along with a total of 6 Primetime Emmy Awards. He also received awards for his special stand-ups such as “Live at the Beacon”, “Oh My God”, etc. He has also been awarded a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, not once, but twice in a row. His stand-up special, “Shameless” was ranked at no. 3 by Rolling Stone on their “Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time.”

His gamble for trying a new way as opposed to traditional ticketing practices has earned him a major success in terms of finance. One of his comedy specials sold out just within 48 hours grossing a whopping amount of $4.5 million.

What are the highest earnings of Louis C.K.?

1-Fourth Comedy special at Beacon Theatre (2011): $1,000,000

2-FX’s Louie per episode salary (2012): $250,000

3-Comedy Special direct sales (2012): $4,500,000

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