Kal Penn has worked as a civil servant but is best known for his roles in various Hollywood projects. He worked in the iconic comedy movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, later also starring on the sequels Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Penn is also known for playing the role of Dr. Lawrence Kutner in the medical drama House starring Hugh Laurie and appearing in a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother alongside Josh Radnor.
How Much Is The Net Worth And Salary Of Kal Penn?
Kal Penn is worth $15 million as of April 2020, the bulk of which he made from his work as an actor.
In fact, he is a decent earner who took home around $75,000 for his breakout role as Kumar in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Similarly, according to various online sources, he also earns around $2.45 Million per year as a salary, which comes to $204,166 per month.
Penn Listed His Home In Hollywood Hills
The actor has a house in Hollywood Hills that he listed for sale in 2018 for around $1.5 million.
The property covers 1,600 sq. ft. The home is a single-story property that has features like a fireplace and two guest bedrooms.
He bought the house in 2007 for around $1.2 million. No further information on the sale of the house has been released.
Started Fundraiser In The Name Of Someone Who Trolled Him
Penn has said that he has faced a lot of racism for being Indian-American, A person on Twitter even tweeted telling him that he did not belong in the USA.
Then he started a fundraising page in the name of the troller, the page went on to raise over $745,000 for Syrian refugees in less than 50 hours. Later, the fundraiser raised over $813,533 in the midst of the immigration ban that had been placed by Donald Trump.
In addition to this, he also took part in MasterChef Celebrity and won the competition and its $25,000 prize, which he donated to Palestinian refugees.
Career In Politics
After publicly supporting the Obama administration and being an outspoken advocate for Obama’s 20087 electoral campaign, he was offered the job of Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, which he gladly accepted.
At the time, he was working on House, too, but had to be written off as he wanted to work in the White House job.
He worked the Government job from 2009 to June 1, 2010, when he left the post and returned to acting. After this, he advocated and worked for Obama’s re-election campaign. He earned a $41,000 salary for his work at the White House.
He was appointed into the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities by then POTUS Obama in November 2013.
The star resigned from the post after POTUS Donald Trump made insensitive comments on the Charlottesville case at the White supremacist Unite the Right rally. He had commented, “You also had some very fine people on both sides.”
Similarly, he endorsed Bernie Sanders for the 2016 election and supported Hillary Clinton after she became the nominee.
Kal Penn was born Kalpen Suresh Modi on April 23, 1977, in Montclair, New Jersey, the U.S to Asmita Modi and Suresh Modi. He went to Marlboro Middle School and later attended Howell High School. He graduated from UCLA in 2000.
Due to the lack of information on news tabloids and social media, Penn is possibly single in April 2020. He is a private celeb and has not revealed the details of his former relationships to the public. His social media posts also do not show any sign of a partner or girlfriend.