About John Oliver
John Oliver was born in April 1977 in England. Though he currently resides in the United States, Oliver spent his entire life in England. He grew up a fan of Liverpool and went on to study at Christ’s College (University of Cambridge), where he studied English. During his time in college, Oliver also dabbled in some theater.
He graduated in 1998, however, it wasn’t until 2001 that Oliver performed his first standup act. The (at the time) 23-year-old was a part of a collaboration show at “The Comedy Zone” with fellow performers. Oliver performed a character referred to as an “oleaginous journalist.” His debut solo standup act was just one year later (2002).
From 2002 until July 2006, Oliver performed at standup nights, created standup specials for television and even collaborated with fellow comedians for performances. In July 2006, he moved to New York City to become a part of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He joined the show as a comedic British news correspondent.
Stewart needed some time off to direct a film, which opened the door for Oliver to host the show for eight weeks. After hosting for two months, HBO decided to offer Oliver his very own late-night show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” The show, which airs Sunday night, averages 4.6 million viewers per week. Through the tremendous following he’s gained through hosting the show, Oliver has become a voice people all over the world are listening to when it comes to important subjects.
With the tremendous number of ways you can get news these days, there is no wonder as to why someone like John Oliver would become popular. While he reports the news, Oliver is able to provide a funny twist to it that his viewers really like. So, what is John Oliver’s net worth?
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John Oliver’s Net Worth
Is it estimated that John Oliver’s net worth sits around $5 million, with an annual salary of $2 million. As expected, the bulk of his net worth has stemmed from his time on HBO. However, Oliver has built his net worth up through several other channels as well.
In addition to the larger projects mentioned above (like “The Daily Show” and “Last Week Tonight”), Oliver also appears as a guest on podcasts and radio shows. He is also known to collaborate with other like-minded comedians for work on-and-off the screen.
That being said, Oliver shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. With more than 4.5 million weekly viewers and millions of listeners for his podcasts, John Oliver will continue to excel for years to come. Want to check out some of Oliver’s material? Watch the video below.
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