Byron Allen Net Worth is $400 Million (as of 2020)
Byron Allen net worth is currently estimated at $300 million and this makes him one of the richest people in the entertainment industry. He has earned all this fortune working as a stand-up comedian, comedy writer and TV host. But the most important source of Byron Allen net worth is his television production company Entertainment Studios. The company was founded in 1993 under the name CF Entertainment and is currently considered the largest independently operated syndication producer and distributor for broadcast TV. But it is not this show or any other TV project that has recently brought Byron into the center of media attention: instead, he made it to the news for attacking Barack Obama and blaming him for the (actually or supposedly) increasing gap between the living standards of African Americans and Whites. In the rest of this article we are going to discuss Byron‘s professional career and not this recent scandal, which has already received too much publicity.
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Age:||60 years old|
|Date of birth:||Apr 22, 1961|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Businessperson, Actor, Television Director|
Byron Allen net worth started to grow when he was still just a 14-year old. Back then he was noticed by a comedian Jimmie Walker, who is most famous for portraying James Evans, Jr. (J.J) on the television series Good Times. Impressed by his sense of humor, Jimmie invited Byron to join the team of other young and talented comedians. Among the members of this team were at least a couple of names you should surely know: Jay Leno (actor, writer, producer and comedian who has hosted The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for more than 15 years) and David Michael Letterman, whose show Late Night with David Letterman debuted in 1982 and just ended this year.
A real breakthrough in Byron‘s professional career came up when he was 18. That year the young comedian has featured on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, becoming the youngest stand-up comedian to perform on this celebrated show. Luckily for Byron, his debut was witnessed by the producers of another television show, Real People. The latters were so impressed by Allen‘s relaxed and comfortable style, they offered the teenager to become a co-host of their show.
As I have already mentioned, another important source of Byron Allen net worth is television production. He ventured into this field in 1993, by founding his own television production and distribution company, currently known as Entertainment Studios. He is serving as the company‘s chairman and chief executive officer to this day. Here are a few of the most famous syndicated series produced and distributed by Entertainment studios: America’s Court with Judge Ross, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Entertainers with Byron Allen, Justice for All with Judge Cristina Pérez, Mr. Box Office, We the People With Gloria Allred, Who Wants to Date a Comedian? and The Young Icons.