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Full NameGilbert Jeremy Gottfried
First NameGilbert
Middle NameJeremy
Last NameGottfried
Birth NameGilbert Jeremy Gottfried
Other NameAmerica's Creepy Uncle
ProfessionActor, Comedian
Birth CityBrooklyn, New York
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Father NameMax Gottfried
Father ProfessionHardware store owner
Mother NameLillian
Mother ProfessionHomemaker
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseDara Kravitz
No Of Children2
SibilingsArlene Gottfried, Karen Gottfried
FilmographyAladdin (1992),Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004),A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Height165 cm
Weight63 kg
Networth$6 M
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Date of BirthFebruary 28,1955
Age65 years
Married DateFebruary 3,2007

American Comedian & Actor Gilbert Gottfried's Net Worth

Professional since 1970, Gilbert Gottfried's career as a stand-up comedian, actor and voice actor has become a source of massive money shower. As of September 2019, the American-born comedian own has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Famous for his exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor, Gilbert started his career with stand-up comedy at the age of 15 and since has appeared in numerous shows like Saturday Night Live, The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman.

Moreover, he has credits on acting & voice acting; Gilbert voiced the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin and as Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Currently, Gottfried voices Digit, Widget in the children's animated series Cyberchase (2002- Present).

Ladder To Millionaire Personality: Stand-Up Comedy To Acting

With nearly 5 decades of professional career, Gilbert Gottfried not only enjoyed massive fan attention but also tagged himself in the list of millionaire comedians.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gilbert owns $6 million net worth as of September 2019. His major income source is comedy career, while the acting & voice-acting credits (165 credits in total) aided his fortune growth.

In comparison, his worth is less than that of celebrated comedy figures like Kevin Hart ($200 million), Ben Stiller ($200 million) and Jon Stewart ($100 million).

American comedian and voice-actor Gilbert Gottfried owns $6 million net worth
American comedian and voice-actor Gilbert Gottfried owns $6 million net worth

By the age of 15, in 1970, Gilbert started doing amateur stand-up comedy and later joined Saturday Night Live (1980-1981), where legendary comedian Chevy Chase also worked.

Even though the SNL career didn't prove a breakthrough for Gottfried, he soon caught up with MTV network, where he performed a series of improvised promos, followed by Thicke of the Night (1983-1984).

Later, the comedian was cast in The Bill Cosby Show in 1987 that opened a gateway to a successful career. 

Well, he also appeared in many famous TV shows: David Letterman's Late Night With David Letterman, Hollywood Squares, Howard Stern's The Howard Stern Show and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Surely, with a comedy career, the American comedian earns a huge sum; the average salary of a comedian is $30,000 per year.

Success In Movies And TV Shows

Apart from comedy career, Gilbert's successful movie & TV series appearances blessed with hefty fortune. Already with film-debut through The House of God (1984), his acting gained notice after he starred in the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II.

Having worked alongside Roseanne Barr and John Travolta in Look Who's Talking Too (1990), Gilbert's also appeared in numerous movies.

Gilbert's highest-grossing movie is the Disney animated 1992's Aladdin that collected $504 million.

Some of his famous movie appearances & its box office collection are:

FilmBudgetGross Collection
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)$20 million         $300 million
Problem Child (1990)$10 million$72.2 million
Problem Child 2 (1991)$11-$15 million$32.7 million
Aladdin (1992) $28 million$504 million
Dr. Dolittle (1998)$70.5 million$294.4 million
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)$140-$142 million$209.1 million
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)$40 million$87.2 million

Moreover, the actor also gave voices in:

TV SeriesVoice-Over
Aladdin (1994-1995)Iago the Parrot
Duckman (1994-1997)Art DeSalvo
Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995-1996)Additional characters
The Fairly OddParents (2001-2005)Dr. Bender / Wendel
Disney's House of Mouse (2001-2003)Iago the Parrot
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014-2016)Kraang Subprime

Did you know? Gilbert Gottfried's documentary film Gilbert (released in 2017) made a collection $8,362.

Current Career

Formerly, the host of USA Up All Night (1989-1998), Gilbert Gottfried hosts the podcast Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast since 2014.

Moreover, he voices Digit, Widget in the TV series Cyberchase (2002- Present) and as Generic Male Friend in the web-series Akame Ga Kill Abridged (2014- Present).

Endorsements Earnings & Charity

Well, Gilbert's massive fame surely does attract many brands to approach with endorsement deals. Though, till now, no detail on the American actor and comedian's ongoing sponsorship deal is out.

For a fact, Gottfried has appeared in numerous commercials including a commercial for Aflac Insurance company and in EAT24 2015 Super Bowl Commercial "Hangry" featuring Snoop Dogg.

Gilbert Gottfried alongside Snoop Dogg in the EAT24 2015 Super Bowl Commercial
Gilbert Gottfried appeared alongside Snoop Dogg in the EAT24 2015 Super Bowl Commercial

The American actor is an avid user of Instagram and Twitter with over 49.2K followers and 397K followers respectively.

Sources report that Gottfried's Instagram can earn him $249- $416 per sponsored post.

Apart from these, Gilbert is also active in charity works and has associations with many non-profit organizations. Back in 2015, he headlined the charity function at Queens Theater to raised funds for Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

In 2014, he performed for free for Eric Trump's charity golf tournament.

House, Cars & Lifestyle

Gilbert currently lives in Chelsea, in the neighborhood of New York City, in his apartment with his wife and 2 children. 

The loft features spacious rooms with well-decorated couch, TV and a collection of Gottfried including a trove of monster memorabilia.

Gilbert Gottfried and his wife Dara in their New York apartment
Gilbert Gottfried and his wife Dara in their New York apartment

Well, the median cost of a co-op apartment in New York is around $800,000 that comes up with a closing cost of 2-3%.

In addition to New York property, Gottfried and his wife also share a Berkshires home in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, bought in 2016 for $590,000.

For now, the details on the millionaire American actor's car collection is not out but surely can acquire many luxurious rides.

Back in January 2018, CNBC shared a video of Gottfried attempt to drive a Ferrari, though he had never drove before, while Jay Leno teaches him to drive.

Check it out: Gilbert Gottfried learns to drive Ferrari.

No doubt that Gilbert lives a lavish lifestyle so does have huge bills on luxury expenses including accommodation, travels, and costly attire.

Expenses on Tax

Above of all expenses, Gottfried's tax payment amount surely heats up his pocket. Since he lives and owns property in New York, the actor turns liable to State's tax policy.

Well, a property owner in Chelsea, NY has to pay 2.502% of the asset's assessed value as property tax, while the house insurance of $1,287 per year. Also, his Massachusetts house calls on 1.21%.

On the other hand, Gilbert's yearly revenue of $200,000 takes away $52,749 as income tax.

Gilbert Gottfried's Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Relationship & Controversies

Gilbert Gottfried was born Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried on February 28, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York, the USA. Well, he is also famous for his nickname America's Creepy Uncle.

His father Max Gottfried ran a hardware store while mother Lillian was a homemaker. Gilbert grew up alongside his siblings Arlene Gottfried (died in 2017) and Karen Gottfried.

The New York native began stand-up comedy since the age of 15 and now enjoys considerable fortune with his fruitful acting & comedy career.

He holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Age & Height

As of September 2019, Gilbert's age is 64 and has a height of 5 ft. 5 inches (165 cm).

Blissful Married Life: Wife & Children

Well, Gottfried is a happily married man and lives together with his wife of 12 years, Dara Kravitz, a film producer.

The duo met at Grammy Awards party in the late 90s and started dating soon after. Later, they married on February 3, 2007, in a private wedding ceremony.

Ever since their marriage, Gilbert and Dara are together without any mishaps in their relationship.

Gilbert Gottfried with his wife Dara and 2 children
Gilbert Gottfried with his wife Dara and 2 children

Together, the couple shares 2 children: Lily Aster Gottfried (born on June 12, 2007) and a son named Max Aaron Gottfried (May 18, 2009).

The happy family of 4 currently reside in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

Controversial Jokes

Over the years, Gilbert gained fame with his acting and sarcastic jokes, though at some point, it got him in controversies.

During the 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 1991, he joked about Paul Reubens, who was arrested after a practice of self-abuse in the adult theater. It later got him sack from the Fox.

Also, just after 3 weeks of the September 11th attack, Gottfried cracked joke stating his intention to catch the plane but couldn't. He said, "they said they have to stop at the Empire State Building first." Even though it nearly got his throat with such disastrous joke, he managed to win back audience with Aristocrats jokes.

In March 2011, Gilbert's series of jokes regarding earthquake disaster in Japan via Twitter, it resulted in his dismissal from Alfac Inc. where he voiced duck mascot.

Updated On Tue Sep 03 2019 Published On Tue Sep 03 2019 By CRM