Defamed comedian Louis C.K. was one of the biggest names in the stand-up comedy business before his infamous sexual harassment scandal got his throat, eventually turning off $35 million in income.
He is the winner of various awards like the Primetime Emmys and first gained popularity for his work alongside legendary comedian Chris Rock, on The Chris Rock Show.
C.K has also appeared in numerous box office hits like The Secret Life of Pets, American Hustle among others.
How Much Is Comedian Louis C.K’s Net Worth?
Louis C.K has a net worth of around $25 million as of March 2020. The bulk of his net worth comes from his career as a stand-up comedian and writer.
Dailymail reported that he was worth $35 million in August 2018.
The stand-up star got his start in show business at the age of 17 when he directed the comedy short Trash Day. Later on, he would go on to become a well-known director and writer.
Income Source & Earnings Of Louis C.K
As one of the highest-paid comedians in the world, CK has a multi-million yearly income. In fact, he earned $1 million from shows that he performed between June 2015 and June 2016.
Similarly, he did a number of shows the next year, from June 2016 and June 2017 and earned $12 million.
According to a report by Forbes, he earned $58 million in 2017 mostly thanks to his deal with Netflix. As a matter of fact, Netflix paid him anywhere from $30 million to $35 million for his specials deal.
In addition to this, he also earned around $5 million per year with FX, before the contract was terminated. His contribution to various animated TBS series also earned him close to $1 million every year.
Some of his earnings in some of the past years are in the table below
|2011||$1,000,000||Beacon Theater Show|
|2012||$4,500,000||Sales of his comedy special directly to his fans|
|$250,000||Salary from FX’s Louie|
|2013||$16 Million||Yearly Earnings|
|2015||$9 Million||Yearly Earnings|
Louis C.K’s Houses
The comedian has some expensive properties in the USA, in fact, he owns a $2.44 million property in Shelter Island, New York, USA. The house is built on 5,000 square feet of space and has 6 bedrooms and 4 baths.
According to some real estate, the estate was owned by baseball icon Babe Ruth.
Another house he owns in New York is the 1,300 square-foot house costing him around $2.45 million.
How Did Louis Career Begin?
C.K made his directorial debut at the age of 17 with Trash Day in 1984, then in 1985, he did his first stand up show at a club in Boston. He was not initially successful and even though of quitting the industry but Conan O’Brien hired him and according to Louis this is what made him stay.
Then in 1996, he got the opportunity to work with established stars like Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert on The Dana Carvey Show.
In 1997, he was appointed as a writer on The Chris Rock Show. After this, he started getting roles in a few feature films. Some of his well-known works are “Louie”, “I Love You, Daddy” etc.
Sexual Harassment Case And The #MeTooSoon Label
CK had been surrounded by sexual harassment allegations since 2015, and in November 2017 he was accused by 5 people of sexual misconduct and harassment allegations.
The 5 women accused him of various sexual misconducts like “pleasing himself” in a room with a closed door in front of women involved in some of his works.
His comedy material did not make anything better as he often used mast*rb*tion in his stand-up routine.
A short hiatus later, he returned to stand-up which Melinda Hill labeled as #metoosoon.
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Louis C.K. was born Louis Székely on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C., U.S. to Luis Szekely and Mary Louise Szekely. CK went to Newton North High School.
He worked odd jobs after his graduation and was in the same batch of students as Matt LeBlanc.
C.K. is single as of March 2020 but was married to Alix Bailey, they tied the knot in 1995 and gave birth to daughters: Katherine “Kitty” Szekely and Mary Louise Szekely, before divorcing in 2008.
Then in November 2018, he announced that he was in a relationship with Blanche Gardin. Louis, later, confirmed their break up in an interview in November 2019.