Facts of Ken Jeong
|Full Name||Ken Jeong|
|Birth Name||Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, and Physician|
|Birth City||Detroit, Michigan|
|Birth Country||Unites States of America|
|Filmography||The Hangover trilogy|
|Education||UNC School of Medicine|
|Date of Birth||July 13,1969|
Ken Jeong is an American comedian, actor, and physician who came to the spotlight from her role Ben Chang on the American sitcom Community (2009- 2015).
Later, Jeong earned massive fame after playing gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover film trilogy (2009-2013) & in the sitcom Dr. Ken (2015-2017).
Jeong has been active in the industry since 1987 and has been featured in films like Step Brothers, Role Models, All About Steve, Despicable Me, The Duff, Ride Along 2, Saving Zoe, and more.
How Much Is American Actor Ken Jeong’s Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ken Jeong, 50, has a net worth of $14 million as of May 2020. The income sources for his impressive fortune are his versatility as an actor, comedian, and a physician.
As per various sources, the average salary of a physician starts from $294,000 and grow as per their experience and talent.
Without a doubt, the American actor with over 2 decades of experience in the acting grabs the payroll in the 7-digit figure.
Professional Career Journey
Ken has been professionally active as an actor and comedian in the entertainment industry for over 3 decades.
Jeong began with stand-up comedy while he was studying internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Center. However, he gave up on his medical practices in order to pursue an acting career.
He grabbed people's attention after winning the Big Easy Laff-Off in 1995 and was urged to move to Los Angeles by both the judges. He then started performing at Laugh Factory comedy clubs and The Improv.
Since his performance, he has landed guest roles in TV series like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, and more.
Ken made his film debut from the 2007 film Knocked Up. He then appeared in several films like Pineapple Express; Role Models, All About Steve; The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard; Couples Retreat, and many more.
He also starred as Leslie Chow in the 2009 film The Hangover and its series. Ken was reported to earn $5 million for his role in the film's third series: The Hangover Part III.
Jeong's career breakthrough came in when he appeared as Senor Chang on the NBC sitcom Community. He was also nominated for the show's Male Breakout Star at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
Similarly, Ken wrote, starred, and produced the pilot of his new ABC medical comedy sitcom Dr. Ken about a frustrated HMO doctor juggling his career, marriage, and parenting, however, succeeding at none of them. The series aired from 2nd October 2015 to 31st March 2017.
Recently in 2019, Jeong's first comedy special titled You Complete Me was released on Netflix.
In 2020, he serves as the judge in The Masked Singer UK along with Davina McCall, Rita Ora & Jonathan Ross on the judging panel.
Upcoming TV Works & Films
In 2020, there are a bunch of Ken Jeong projects set to emerge; he will voice in Scoob! (2020) & plays Chef Jake in Boss Level (2020).
Jeong's other projects Tom and Jerry (voice-over, 2020), Occupation: Rainfall (2020), and Extinct (2021) are under post-production.
Further upcoming screen works of the actor include El Tonto and The Opening Act, though the date are yet to be out.
Endorsements Deals, Social Media Earnings, And Charity
The Hangover star has done ads and commercials for big companies as well as expensive brands. In a similar way, he is also sponsored by popular brands which bring him quite an impressive amount inside his pocket.
Jeong is followed by 935.4K on Twitter and 1.1 million on Instagram as of May 2020. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, he can earn around $2,288- $3,813 per sponsored post with Instagram.
Apart from his career, Jeong is also involved in several types of charity and fundraising events. Although his involvement has not hit the tabloids yet, he helps a different kind of foundation serving different causes in various sectors.
Assets, House, Cars, Tax, Insurance, And Expenses
The comedian is living a luxurious lifestyle with his family. Although his current house details are not revealed, he surely owns a million-dollar mansion.
Previously, the 50-year-old actor owned a million-dollar mansion in Calabasas, California. The house covered 4,932 sq.ft and sold for $2.4 million in 2017. Ken was reported to pay around $1.63 million for the house while he purchased it back in 2010.
In a similar way, Ken rides around expensive cars. His expenses are mainly based on daily used items like cars, foods, and travel. Jeong surely has his health, life, house, and property insurance did but has not revealed information to the media.
Ken Jeong's Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Education, Relationship, And Kids
Born Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong on 13th July 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America to South Korean immigrant parents. Ken holds an American nationality and is Asian by ethnicity.
He grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina where he attended Walter Hines Page High School. Ken enrolled and graduated from Duke University in 1990.
In 1995, he earned his M.D. from the UNC School of Medicine. Moreover, Jeong completed his residency in internal medicine at the Ochsner Medical Center located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Father Of A Twin With Wife
Moving unto his personal life, Ken is a married man and father to two kids. He tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend-turned-wife Tran Ho who is a Vietnamese American family physician. Tran Ho is also a breast cancer survivor.
The duo got engaged around 2003 and tied the knot in September 2004 but the exact marriage date is not revealed. They are blessed with twin daughters: Alexa and Zooey who were born in 2007.
Age And Height
Ken is 50 years old as of May 2020 & has a height of 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).