|Celebrity Name:||Ricky Gervais|
|Real Name:||Ricky Dene Gervais|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Date Of Birth:||25 June 1961|
|Birth Place:||Whitley, Reading, United Kingdom|
|Profession:||Actor, stand up comedian, author, producer, director,|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$140 million|
Ricky Gervais Net Worth
Ricky Gervais is a British actor, writer, and comedian. He is known for being the co-creator of The Office, An Idiot Abroad, Derek, and Extras. The Office is one of the most successful and lucrative shows in television history. He has earned billions of dollars in royalties and fees. In 2006, he was on the list of The Observer as one of the 50 funniest performers in British comedy. In 2010, he was on the list of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Ricky Gervais net worth is $140 million.
Ricky’s full name is Ricky Dene Gervais. He was born on 25 June 1961, in Reading, England, to Eva Sophia and Lawrence Raymond Gervais. His father was a laborer and hod carrier. Rick has three siblings Marsha, Larry, and Bob. He attended Ashmead Comprehensive School. He studied philosophy at University College London.
In 1983, Gervais and his best friend Bill Macrae formed the group Seona Dancing. They were signed to London Records. They released two singles More to Lose and Bitter Heart. He also worked as head of speech for XFM. He worked as an assistant events manager for the University of London Union. He started writing sketches for the award-winning British show The Sketch Show. He also hosted The 11 O’Clock Show. In 2000, he hosted the comedy show called Meet Ricky Gervais. He also wrote The Jim Tavare Show and the comedy sketch show Bruiser.
In 1999, Ricky Gervais wrote The Office when Stephen Merchant wanted to create a seven minutes short film for a project while studying film production. Ricky was featured as David Brent in the short film. Then Ricky and Stephen were requested to write a pilot script. The pair created a 6 episode series. At the time of its launch, the series was not successful. The following season of The Office became popular. Later, the show was remade for the audience in the United States, Sweden, Quebec, Germany, Chile, The Czech Republic, Brazil, Poland, Israel, and India. The series was one of the most popular web series in the history of Television.
In 2005, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant directed their second show Extras. The show featured many guest stars some of them are Warwick Davis, Ronnie Corbett, Stephen Fry, Richard Briers, Patricia Potter, Sophia Myles, Moira Stuart, David Bowie, Robert De Niro, Jonathan Ross, Ross Kemp, Les Dennis, Patrick Stewart, Vinnie Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, and Francesca Martinez. In 2010, he co-created an animated show, The Ricky Gervais Show. The show aired 39 episodes across three seasons.
After successful shows like The Office and Extras, he created and produced many shows including An Idiot Abroad, Life’s Too Short, Derek, and After Life. Gervais started a stand-up career in 1990. He voiced the role of Bugsy in the film Valiant. He appeared in several films such as Night at the Museum, Special Correspondents, The Invention of Lying, and Ghost Town.
In 2016, Gervais published the David Brent Songbook of 15 songs.
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Awards and Achievements
Ricky Gervais has won many awards in his career. He won BAFTA TV Awards seven times, Primetime Emmy two times, and Golden Globe Award three times. In 2016, he won the Britannia Award, British Comedy Guide Awards three times, British Comedy Awards two times, and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards two times. In 2017, he won the BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award. He has won many awards for his role in The Office as David Brent.
Ricky Gervais is in a relationship with Jane Fallon. They have chosen not to get married or have children. Gervais is an Atheist, Vegan, and Humanist. He is a big fan of UFC.
Ricky owns more than 10% of The Office’s syndication equity points, he has earned more than $100 million through syndication sales. In 2019, NBC paid $500 million for the rights to show The Office. In 2018, Netflix paid Gervais $20 million for a standup special. He has earned more than $25 million in endorsements.
Ricky Gervais net worth is $140 million. He is one of the richest and highest-paid stand-up comedians in the world.