Bert Kreischer’s net worth is $14 million. He made his fortune from diverse sources, including comedy, movie and TV roles, podcasting, sales of merchandise, real estate investments, book sales, and more.
Kreischer started his entertainment career in comedy before diversifying into other genres in the world of showbiz. The bulk of his fortune is said to come from comedy but his gigs in other fields have largely contributed to his fame and bottom line.
Bert Kreischer Enjoys a Net Worth of $14 Million
As earlier mentioned, Bert Kreischer has amassed a handsome $14 million as his net worth. Though the details of his annual remunerations are not known, he became a millionaire at the age of 34 and has since been building on what he has.
Sources of Bert Kreischer’s Net Worth
Bert Kreischer is one entertainer that has done well in diversifying his income sources. He rakes in huge funds from his gigs in stand-up comedy and the sale of CDs from his comedy specials. His movie and television roles have also proved to be money spinners over the years and he equally makes good money from the sales of books and merchandise. Bert also has other gigs as a podcaster, and he also invests in real estate.
He Started Making an Impact in the Entertainment World During his University Days
Bert Kreischer was still a university student when he started making an impact in the entertainment world. Following the completion of his studies at Jesuit High School, he moved to Florida State University for further studies; he majored in English Language.
During his years in college, Bert became part of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and he was described as “one hell of a partier”. He ate, lived, and breathed parties. As luck would have it, Rolling Stone Magazine was doing a big story on what they dubbed “The Biggest Party School in America” in 1997 and this was what led to his discovery.
Bert was eventually named “The Nation’s #1 Partier” by the prestigious publication. Rolling Stone went on to publish a six-page article centered on the partier, entitled “Bert Kreischer: The Undergraduate.” Little did they know that the piece of publication was destined to trigger greatness for Bert.
Things started happening when the article caught the eye of movie director, Oliver Stone. After Stone optioned the rights to Bert Kreischer’s story, Rolling Stone magazine still received scripts from other writers.
After the deal was sealed, Bert’s name was changed to “Van Wilder” in the final script which was eventually bought by “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”. In 2002, It was made into a movie with Ryan Reynolds playing the title character. Talking about the movie, Bert said he hadn’t seen it nor did he have anything to do with it.
However, it must be acknowledged that both the article by Rolling Stone and the resultant movie worked together in opening doors that led to his eventual success in the entertainment world. The reason for this conclusion is that they made Bert a target for talent scouts.
His academic institution, Florida State University, also benefited, as it was eventually ranked number one on the lineup of The United States’ top “Party Schools” of 1997.
Bert Started Earning the Big Bucks from Comedy
After Rolling Stone’s article and the National Lampoon’s movie, Van Wilder set the stage for Bert Kreischer’s career, fate and providence took it from there. Thus, he kick-started his career as a standup comedian in the later part of the 1990s, performing at events and occasions in clubs, festivals, theaters, and more. Besides, the fact that he was the character portrayed in Van Wilder spoke for him and made his acceptance into the league of the top comedians smooth.
Bert first performed his stand-up act at Tallahassee’s Potbelly’s and following that, he appeared at Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village where he quickly gained recognition, thanks to his charismatic stage presence and unique storytelling.
Kreischer takes his raw material for comedy from different sources. However, the energetic comedy style involves a lot of physical presentations that frequently include improvisation. He takes some of his plots from his personal life experiences, often making stories about his wife and children into rib-cracking jokes.
Bert Kreischer distinguishes himself from the pack by combining storytelling with his signature shirtless hilarious performances. With dedication, hard work, and a unique approach to his comedy Kreischer managed to build a highly successful and profitable career in the world of entertainment.
Today, he is seen in the light of a real-life king of comedy in his shirtless swagger and show-off across stages, soundwaves, and screens. Flaunting those six-packs (of laughs) in his bare-chested style has become a form of signature for the standup act as he charms million with his quick-witted storytelling maestro.
Over the years, comedy has been credited as Bert Kreischer’s major income source, including what he rakes in from his numerous specials and comic acts on other platforms.
Bert Kreischer’s Comedy Specials made Significant contributions to his Bottom Line
Bert Kreischer was already raking in generous income from his numerous standup acts on different platforms. However, his earning powers improved with the launch of his comedy specials.
The ever-shirtless king of comedy boasts at least four hilarious comedy specials which he started rolling out in 2009. The first one was witnessed on the set of “Comfortably Dumb” which aired on Comedy Central and proved to be a resounding success.
While “Comfortably Dumb” was still making waves and raking in tons of money for the comedy King, Bert got busy with his other career endeavors, going from stage to screen to theater for his normal gigs.
His next comedy special took quite a while in coming, though that did not stop him from exploring other gigs. Eventually, nine years later (in 2016), Bert succeeded in dropping his comedy special number two which he dubbed “The Machine”. This particular comedy special is arguably his best as it excelled more than the others and was eventually made into a movie of the same name in 2023. It was aired on Showtime the same year it was released.
Going forward, Bert Kreischer started dropping his comedy specials at two years intervals. After The Machine, he released “Secret Time” in 2018. A couple of years later (in 2020), he dropped “Hey Big Boy” which recorded an admirable level of success.
Kreischer’s last comedy special effort was witnessed in 2023 when he released “Razzle Dazzle”. This may be his latest but it is definitely not his last as Bert is still hatching more comedy specials for the future.
He has Hosted and Appeared on Several Shows on TV
Bert Kreischer’s appearances on TV and his hosting gigs have contributed a digit or two to his bank balance.
He has worked with Travel Channel for quite a while hosting TV shows such as Hurt Bert which started airing in 2004 and Trip Flip; both were reality shows that boosted his popularity a great deal. The Comedian also functioned as the host of Bert the Conqueror; the show premiered in 2010 and lasted till 2011. It surfaced once again in 2016. He also joined “Rachael Ray” from time to time.
Added to the aforementioned, Kreischer has made extensive appearances on the sets of several late-night shows, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Master Debaters with Jay Mohr,” and The Tonight Show. Others include “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Comics Unleashed,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “Lights Out with David Spade,” and “This Is Not Happening.”
Apart from hosting the 2018 cooking show entitled, “Something’s Burning”, Kreischer was also credited as the show’s producer.
In 2020, He created The Cabin with Bert Kreischer series that aired on Netflix and also served as its executive producer. In the series, Bert went for self-care in a cabin and extended invitations to some of his hilarious buddies to partake in his quest for body, mind, and soul perfection.
Apart from hosting and appearing on shows, Bert also contested in the reality TV show, “Reality Bites Back” where he shared the screen with the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Amy Schumer, and other notable comedians.
He has appeared in a good Number of Movies
It was during his early days in standup comedy that Bert Kreischer became associated with the moving movie world. After he sent one of his comedy tapes to agent Jason Steinberg, Bert was invited to New York to see a stand-up comedy show. From there, Greenwich Village’s Boston Comedy Club gave him a job to stand guard at their door. Before long, Will Smith’s production company offered him a sitcom deal.
He was then featured in “Prepare to Meet Thy God” – a short film that hit the movie stand in 2001. He also joined the cast of the pilot “Life with David J.” Kreischer next appeared on a DVD for “National Lampoon Live: New Faces – Volume 2” following which he recorded a guest appearance on the set of “The Shield”. A story he wrote was then turned into an animation for Comedy Central’s “Shorties Watchin’ Shorties.”
In 2007, Bert recorded an appearance in the movie entitled, “Alpha Mail”. It was in 2023 that his comedy special “The Machine” was made into a movie and he starred in it alongside Mark Hamill.
The stand-up comedy version of “The Machine” attracted over 80 million views and the movie account of it did even better. It was all about a voyage to Russia that involved Bert Kreischer collaborating with the Russian mafia to rob a train. Bert also functioned as the executive producer of the movie.
He has also been featured in voice roles. In 2017, he joined the cast of The Loud House – an animated Nickelodeon series where he lent his voice to one of the characters.
The portion of the comedian’s fortune that comes from acting gigs has never been specified but it is said to be really huge. Besides, he earned double income from the few productions he starred in as well as produced.
Bert Kreischer makes Good Money from Book Sales
Another lucrative feather was added to Bert Kreischer’s cap in 2014 when his autobiography titled Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man Child hit the book stand. The publication is centered on his career journey from his days as a riotous college partier to becoming one of the most famous stand-up acts of our time.
The storyteller opened up about his travails with generous glimpses of all he had to pass through to achieve his current thriving career, including his cherished family life. Fans who have been opportune to read the book described it as a piece of work dripping with touching sincerity and side-splitting laughter as it portrayed his on and off-stage world.
Immediately after its release, the publication started gathering impressive sales, as millions of readers gave it positive reviews. In addition to cementing Bert Kreischer’s status as a talented storyteller, it also became an astounding source of royalties, edifying the comedian’s already enviable resume.
This piece of successful autobiography has been instrumental in keeping his bottom line stuffed as the chuckles and laughter it elicits keeps the buyers coming.
Bert Kreischer is into Podcasting
From his man cave, Bert airs the weekly podcast entitled Bertcast which he also produces. Apart from his personal podcast, the he has also collaborated with other podcasters, appearing as a guest in The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, and Doug Loves Movies podcasts. He co-hosts 2 Bears 1 Cave, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Bill and Bert” (with Bill Burr) podcasts.
He is Doing Good Business through his Merch
As an A-list celebrity, Bert Kreischer leveraged his fame by selling a plethora of merchandise online. He takes advantage of his website in selling stuff like customized t-shirts and other clothing items and accessories, including The Machine-themed products.
The price for Bert’s products ranges from $5 to $60. His store does not just do a good job of strengthening his connection with fans, it has also helped in boosting his earning powers, though the exact cut that comes from there is not known.
Bert Kreischer Earns from Endorsements
Endorsements have always served as a source of extra revenue for celebrities and Bert is no different from the rest. He leverages his socials in placing ads and commercials for clients and for his endorsement contract ads, he charges approximately $1,500 per post.
Kreischer’s Real Estate Investments
In 2010, Bert Kreischer bought his humble abode for the sum of $529,000. His home is located in the cozy Valley Village district of Los Angeles, California, a few second’s drive from the lively Hollywood scene. This San Fernando Valley abode sits on a 1,400 square feet property and boasts a couple of bedrooms and one bathroom. Bert also attached a small structure at the back of the house for podcasting gigs.
Needless to say, the house has appreciated in value over the years and is now worth an admirable $1 million. Besides, Bert and his spouse did some nifty upgrades to the house and the neighborhood itself transformed into an upscale community, thanks to the swanky renovations that have taken place over the years.
Apart from his home, the comedian has another property in Tampa, Florida, though the details are not known.