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Stephen Colbert Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Stephen Colbert worth? $60 Million

How did Stephen Colbert earn his money and wealth?

Stephen Colbert was born as Stephen Tyrone Colbert to parents James William Colbert, Jr. and Lorna Colbert. He was born on May 13, 1964, at Washington, D.C., United States. Stephen Colbert an alumnus of Northwestern University and one of the best hosts of TV shows till date. His sole earning is through television. He rose to fame and polished his fate by blending his love of performance art, which he acquired at Northwestern University with political news.

He remained on the top list for hosting the show ‘The Colbert Report’ on Comedy Central which is a news show based entirely on satire. He is been listed by TIME Magazine among the top 100 influential people. ‘Strangers with Candy’ (1999), ‘Strangers with Candy – Prequel’ (2005), ‘The Daily Show’ (1996) and ‘The Colbert Report’ (2005) are Stephen’s renowned shows that made him earn huge. Among the two late night hosts, Stephen’s is a big name and earns profitably, more than any other late night show host. He earned $15 million for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and kept his hold strong on the political groove.

‘The Colbert Report’ remained his highly rated show and a staircase for his stardom. Stephen Colbert made an entry into television through ‘Comedy Central’ and ‘The Daily Show’ for which he took improvisation classes at Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe. He also emerged as a writer after writing the book ‘I am America (and So Can You!)’. He too did voice over for ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Monster vs. Aliens’.

Stephen Colbert runs a busy schedule but never fails to amuse the audience that adds to his show’s TRP and gradually let him turn to a millionaire. His sole responsibility is to glue the audience to the television screen even at such odd hours. He got nominated for his works of comedy and won several awards. Recently, he received the Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Variety Special’ at the ‘38th Annual Kennedy Centre Honours’. He has received Emmy awards nine times in the row for outstanding writing and won two Emmy awards for outstanding variety series.

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ incorporates 3.69 million viewers. This show basically deals with interviews of sportsperson, actors, politicians, musicians etc. that includes the journey of both their professional and personal lives. The personalities who are really famous in their fields often showcase their performances in the show. His celebrity guest list has included George Clooney, Jeb Bush, Scarlett Johansson, Elon Musk, Kendrick Lamar, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pete Holmes, Jack Black, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Nick Jonas, among others

What are the most popular TV Shows of Stephen Colbert?

  • Strangers with Candy – Prequel (2005)
  • The Colbert Report (2005)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

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