John Cleese Net Worth is $10 Million (as of 2020)
It has been calculated that the overall sum of John Cleese net worth is as high as 10 million dollars. However, there are also some other sources which have estimated his net worth to be higher today as they have stated that it reaches 17 million dollars. John Cleese has earned a bigger part of his net worth through his career as a comedian and actor, although he is also a producer and writer.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Age:||80 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Date of birth:||Oct 27, 1939|
|Occupation:||Actor, Film Producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Television producer, Writer, Film director|
He was born in England in 1939. John Cleese before becoming an actor was working as a teacher. Later, he began to study at Downing College in Cambridge. There, he also belonged to the Cambridge Footlights. In 1963 he graduated from college. The first time he got a job as a writer was when he was hired by the Footlights Revue to write scripts for them. This group was popular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Later, the group changed the name into the Cambridge Circus and under this name it travelled all around the United States.
When he moved to New York City, John Cleese was appearing in various Broadway as well as Off-Broadway plays. Eventually, he was hired by the BBC Radio as a writer. John Cleese was also working on two shows, called “I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again” and “The Dick Emery Show”. In 1965, John Cleese began to work on “The Frost Report”. This was also his big break in the comedy circuit and on the British TV land.
In 1966, John Cleese wrote a sketch called “Four Yorkshiremen”, which later was turned into “Monty Python” sketch. In 1969, this sketch became “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and it aired on BBC TV. The show was on air up until 1974. Therefore, his career as a writer has made him popular as well as increased the overall size of John Cleese net worth. John Cleese was also one of the writers of other popular productions, such as “And Now for Something Completely Different”, “The Meaning of Life”, “Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.
John Cleese was also the writer of the TV show called “Fawlty Towers”. In addition to serving as the show’s writer, he also appeared in it with his wife Connie Booth. John Cleese has appeared in many more productions, including “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Clockwise” and these appearances have also added up to the overall size of John Cleese net worth.