The subject of Stephen Colbert’s net worth is one that easily comes to mind considering the number of successful TV shows he has been part of. Stephen Tyrone Colbert is a multi-talented television host who is well known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report (2005 – 2014) and the CBS talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015- Present). Stephen is also a comedian, producer, political commentator, actor, and writer. His shows are known for their acerbic humor, irony and sarcastic insights on American politics, the mass media, and American culture. Currently, he hosts a late-night talk show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, produced by Spartina Productions and CBS Television Studios.
The show which borders around politics, human rights and current events happening across the world has always pulled people away from the comfort of their beds from 11:35 pm to 12:35 pm to watch the satirist. The show has an average of about 3.1 million viewers who enjoy his cynical and witty humor.
With the success of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, one may be curious about Colbert’s net worth and how much has the show contributed to his wealth?
How Stephen Colbert Found Success in ‘The Late Show’
Stephen Colbert used to be part of a comedy troupe, Chicago’s Second City, before he joined the Comedy Central series, The Daily Show, which brought him to the limelight. After several appearances on The Daily Show, his satiric interpretation of the news appealed to the public and he was given a chance to host a personality-driven political opinion show, The Colbert Report which became one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated series. The series gave Colbert the opportunity of getting invited to perform as a featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006.
When late-night talk show host David Letterman retired from The Late Show in 2015, Stephen Colbert was hired to succeed him. David Letterman was an icon who had left a great legacy and it was tasking job for Colbert to break through his towering shadow and step up the show to make a name for himself. Colbert eventually created a niche for himself by presenting real-life political events that are not normally considered amusing in ways that crack people up.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is presently the most-watched late-night show and has reigned as the late-night television King especially during the Trump administration.
Stephen Colbert’s Other Successful Gigs
Colbert has voiced characters of many cartoons including Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Wrong Coast, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Simpsons, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law and many others. He has also provided voices for Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers and Cartoon Network’s The Venture Bros.
Colbert is the author of the book I am America (and So Can You), published in 2007 and a co-author of the satirical novel Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not, published in 2003 by Hyperion Books. Colbert’s book, I Am America (And So Can You!), was listed at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list in 2007. He has also written scripts for television series including The Dana Carvey Show.
Stephen Colbert has appeared on several television shows including Spin City, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Shock Asylum TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Exit 57 comedy sketch series and The Mindy Project.
Colbert has also played back up roles in movies including Let It Snow, Fed Up, Strangers with Candy, and Bewitched amongst others. He was also in Nobody Knows Anything!, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Great New Wonderful. He has also voiced so many video games, with Outlaw Tennis being one of them.
He was also the host for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. So far, Colbert has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Peabody Awards. Colbert was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012.
What Are Stephen Colbert’s Net Worth And Earnings From The Late Show?
Have you ever wondered how much Stephen Colbert is being paid? The comedian and talk show host is definitely making an impressive amount of money from satirically discussing everyday issues.
By the end of The Colbert Report show, he was reported to be making $6 million per year. However, when he moved over to the Late Show, he took a pay cut due to circumstances surrounding the movement of the show from cable to network television. Although a lot of details about Colbert’s CBS contract are still kept a secret, it is said he is now paid about $4.5 million annually. Despite this, Stephen Colbert remains the second-highest-paid late-night host with a net worth estimated to be between $45 million and $60 million.