How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Comedian Stephen Colbert?

Stephen Colbert is an American writer, comedian, actor, and TV host who is estimated to earn a net worth of $70 million as of 2022. Colbert is best known for hosting the Comedy Central program The Colbert Report (2005-2014) and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert from September 2015.

He currently works as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s news-parody series The Daily Show which is one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated series. Stephen won 9 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, and many more for his works throughout the year.

Stephen Colbert’s Net Worth Is $60 Millions- Income Sources & Salary

According to Celebrity Net Worth, comedian Colbert is estimated to own net worth of $60 million as of August 2019. He generates his fortune from his multiple careers as an actor, comedian, TV host, writer, producer, and political commentator.

Stephen’s salary is reported to be $15 million. As per sources, he received $6 million for his work in The Colbert Report. He even earns from his show’s tickets sale.

Comedian Stephen Colbert has a net worth of $60 million as of 2019
Comedian Stephen Colbert has a net worth of $60 million as of 2019

Other comedians have a net worth of Bill Burr ($8 million), Pete Davidson ($4 million), Jimmy Fallon ($25 million), and Jimmy Kimmel ($25 million).

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He Was The Highest-paid Late Night Show Host

Back in 2015, he was termed as the highest paid late-night show host. As per the Forbes, he bagged in $15 million from June 1, 2015 and June, 1 2016.

Career Highlights

Colbert started working at Second City’s box office and later took the improvisation classed and to gain much experience. He was later hired to perform with Second City’s touring company and understudy for Steve Carell.

Stephen worked with Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris on the comedy sketch show Exit 57 which debuted on Comedy Central in 1995. The show received positive reviews despite it lasted only 12 episodes. He then worked as a cast member and writer for The Dana Carvey Show.

Strangers With Candy

Colbert worked with Dinello and Sedaris to develop a new comedy series titled Strangers with Candy for Comedy Central. He served as one of the main writers and thirty episodes of Strangers With Candy were made. The show aired on Comedy Central from 1999-2000.

The Daily Show

Stephen joined the cast of The Daily Show in 1997 for the second season. He was referred to as ‘the new guy’ on-air for his first two years on the show. He appeared in several other recurring segments for The Daily Show including Even Stevphen along with Steve.

He began hosting This Week in God which was a report on topics in the news pertaining to religion presented with the help of the God Machine. He also anchored several episodes of The Daily Show in the absence of Jon Stewart. He won 2 Emmy Awards as the writer of The Daily Show from 2004-06.

The Colbert Show

Following his departure from The Daily Show, Stephen began his own TV show titled The Colbert Report from 17th October 2005 until 18th December 2014. He hosted the show in-character as a blustery and considered to be an extension of his character on The Daily Show.

The Late Show

On 10th April 2014, Colbert was announced to succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late Show by CBS. He was announced to premiere as the late show host on 8th September 2015. During his time in The Late Show, he also hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Award broadcast on CBS on 17th September 2017.

Colbert during the Late Show with his guest
Colbert during the Late Show with his guest

The show runs its self-titled YouTube channel with over 6.6 million subscribers as of August 2019. As per social blade, the channel is estimated to make at the range of $30.8k – $493.2k per month to $369.9k to $5.9M per year.

Moreover, Stephen has appeared in few movies like Shock Asylum, the Great New Wonderful, Bewitched, Monsters vs. Aliens, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Too Funny to Fail. Similarly, his other television work credits are Spin City, Apartment 2F, The Chris Rock Show, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, American Dad!, Rick and Morty, Out Cartoon President, and many more.

Did You Know? Stephen endorsed Tesla for the launch of Tesla Roadster.

Where Does Stephen Colten Reside?

The multi-millionaire comedian is reported to reside in Montclair, New Jersey in his million-dollar mansion with his family. Stephan resides in a house worth of $950k until September 2008. He then moved to a new place whose details are not out yet.

Stephen Colbert's former New Jersey House
Stephen Colbert’s former New Jersey House

Pocketing a massive riches in his bank accounts, Colbert surely rides around expensive cars. Despite his fame and fortunes, Stephen rarely talks about his property, assets, and personal stuff.

The same goes for his tax payment and insurance details. He surely has himself backed up with his health, life, property, house, and cars insurance.

Charity And Philanthropic Works

Apart from his professions, Stephen is also involved with various charitable events. Here is a few foundations listed below:

  • ALS Association
  • Amnesty International
  • Charity Folks
  • Feeding America
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Joining Forces
  • Save the Children
  • Stan Up to Cancer
  • Yellow Ribbon Fund

Stephen Colbert’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, And Relationship

Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born on 13th May 1964 in Washington, D.C., the United States to father James William Colbert Jr., who was an immunologist and medical school dean at Yale University, Saint Louis University, and mother Lorna Elizabeth Colbert who was a homemaker.

He holds American nationality and has white ethnicity. Colbert grew up alongside his siblings James III, Edward, Mary, William, Margo, Thomas, Jay, Elizabeth, Paul, Peter, and Stephen in Bethesda, Maryland.

He went to Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School. He then enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia before transferring to Northwestern University. Stephen graduated from Northwestern’s School of Communication in 1986.

Marriage, Wife, And Children

Stephen is a married man and father of three children. He tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Evelyn Evie McGee on 9th October 1993 in the presence of family and friends. The couple was a childhood friend who grew up together and had many mutual friends.

Stephen with his wife and sons
Stephen with his wife and sons

Together, they share three children: Madeleine born in 1995, Peter born in 1998, and John born in 2002.

Age & Height

Colbert turned 55 years old as of 2019. He stands 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall in height.