Craig Ferguson Net Worth is $30 Million (as of 2020)
As for the day, Craig Ferguson net worth amounts to $30 million. This is a shocking amount of money and most of it comes from his salary for hosting The Late Night Show with Craig Ferguson. The show has been running since 2005 and according to our sources, this year alone it will boost Craig Ferguson net worth by $8.5 million. And this is in salary only, while the man is clearly benefiting from hosting one of the most popular talk shows in the U.S. in other ways too. By the way, his job as television host is not the only source of Craig’s income. He is also a stand-up comedian, book author, television producer, screenwriter, director and actor. There is no way we could overview his career in each of these fields (the man has simply been too busy in his life), but we will try to bring out the highlights.
Craig Ferguson’s Salary: $8.5 Million
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Date of birth:||May 17, 1962|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Talk show host, Presenter, Comedian, Author, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice Actor, Pilot, Film director|
Believe it or not, but Craig has started his career in entertainment business as a drummer for the rock band Exposure and went on to join a punk band The Bastards from Hell. It was Peter Capadi, a front man of one of these bands, who encouraged Craig to do comedy. With this encouragement, the future millionaire created a character named Bing Hitler, which was supposed to be a parody of all the über-patriotic native folk singers in Scotland (that’s where the star was born and started his Professional career). The character was loved by the audience and earned Craig offers to work on variety of television shows in Scotland. At one point he even had his own show, titled The Ferguson Theory. After it was cancelled, the star moved to the United States, where he had expected to find more professional opportunities.
Soon after his arrival to Los Angeles, Ferguson landed a role on television series Maybe This Time. But, unfortunately for him, this ABC comedy was short-lived, Craig Ferguson net worth growth has intensified as he landed a regular role on The Drew Carey Show. He did the role of Mr. Wick for seven years and it has definitely helped his career. But Craig was too talented to waste his time doing a role of secondary importance and longed for greater challenges. A real, major breakthrough in his career came up in the mid-2000s, as the comedian and actor was suggested to host his own show on CBC- Late Night Show with Craig Ferguson. Over the years, the program has found a wide and stable audience. But what makes Craig such a lovable television host? Well, he is quoted saying: „I just do my thing and try each show to be more honest about why I am and who I am. It’s quite tricky and actually nerve-racking to do that. It’s kind of a happy train wreck.“ So I guess honesty is the personal feature that has made an amazing growth of Craig Ferguson net worth possible.