Billy Gardell Net Worth is $8 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Billy Gardell net worth is estimated at $8 million dollars and for a guy who came from a middle class family this is huge money. In fact, this is a great fortune even for somebody who has been raced in luxury! The main sources of Billy Gardell net worth are stand up comedy, acting and voice acting. I think as an actor Billy is best known for playing a police officer, either in My Name is Earl or Mike & Molly (it’s somewhat weird that in two of his most prominent roles Gardell portrays police officer, don’t you think? Especially having in mind that he is heavily overweight and this is not how we usually imagine police officers). But let’s look at his life and career from the beginning.
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Date of birth:||Aug 20, 1969|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor|
As I have already mentioned, Billy was born in a middle class family. His parents divorced when he was still a child and his mother, with whom he moved to Florida, wasn’t doing so good financially. Thus, since the age 15 Billy has been working in a department store warehouse, where he used to stack pallets and unload trucks. His next job was in a comedy club called Bunkerz, but if you think that Billy has started to entertain the audience straight after leaving the warehouse you are wrong. Here in a club e was just cleaning bathrooms, answering phones, seating people and basically doing whatever else was necessary. Maybe if it wasn’t for the bet with his colleagues at the club, Billy would have spent his whole life doing random low-paid jobs. Bu fortunately for him, things have worked out in a better way. After his colleagues have dared him to take a mic, Billy took the challenge and stepped on the stage. This was the step that has turned his whole life around.
When you think about it, it is strange that his colleagues have almost had to push Billy on the stage by force, because he has been dreaming about doing comedy ever since he was 10 years old. But according to the comedian, it was his grandma, not the colleagues, who gave him the most precious encouragement. When Gardell was only 8 years old, she told him: “You could be a comedian”. Maybe if it wasn’t for those 5 words, Billy Gardell net worth would have never been as high as it is today.
After establishing himself as a successful comedian Billy has appeared on quite a few television series, including Heist, The Practice, Housewives, Yes, Lucky, My Name Is Earl, Bones, Monk, and The King of Queens, as well as movies, such as Bad Santa (with Billy Bob Thornton). As for the last four years, Billy is portraying Mike on a popular sitcom Mike & Molly. This show is the most important source of Billy Gardell net worth.