Net Worth: $4.5 Million
British comedian, political satirist and actor John Oliver has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million. Oliver is best known for hosting, Last Week Tonight on HBO.
He was born John William Oliver on April 23, 1977 in Birmingham, England. He was educated at the Mark Rutherford School in Bedford. He became a member of the Cambridge Footlights, the comedy troupe run by students of Cambridge University along with contemporaries David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade during the mid and late 90s. He became the vice president of Footlight in 1997 and graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1998 with a degree in English.
In 2001, Oliver first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as part of The Comedy Zone. He had his debut solo show in 2002 and returned in 2003 then performed a double act inPolitical Animal with Andy Zaltzman. He has made appearances in Mock the Week. He moved to New York for The Daily Show,then made his first stand-up special entitled John Oliver: Terrifying Times. He also hosted four, six-episode seasons ofJohn Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.
John Oliver was brought to the attention of Jon Stewart in 2006 when he was interviewed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the recommendation of British comedian Ricky Gervais. He has won three Emmy Awards for his outstanding writing work for the show. In 2013, he had a guest-hosting stint on the popular program. He also co-hosts the podcast called The Bugle.