Facts of Ricky Gervais
|Full Name||Ricky Gervais|
|Birth Name||Ricky Dene Gervais|
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Musician|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||father, Lawrence Raymond "Jerry" Gervais|
|Mother Name||Eva Sophia Gervais|
|Relation With||Jane Fallon|
|Awards||BAFTA Awards,Golden Globe Awards|
|Education||University College London|
|Date of Birth||June 25,1961|
Seven times BAFTA Awards winner Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and musician who is well known as the creator, writer, and actor of The Office, starring Mackenzie Crook, Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis, and Ralph Ineson.
Host of the Golden Globes for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2020, Ricky has acted in movies like Ghost Town, Night at the Museum, and Muppets Most Wanted. Gervais wrote, starred and directed Netflix's Special Correspondents and After Life.
Ricky Gervais in Movies
He played the role of Dr. McPhee in Night at the Museum and its sequels Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb starring Ben Stiller.
How much Money does Ricky Gervais have?
The English comedian has an estimated net worth of $130 million (£111.5 million) as of 2020. A majority of his fortune comes from his stand up tours, TV shows, and film roles.
He is the creator of shows like Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show, Life's Too Short, An Idiot Abroad, and Derek, to name some.
The three-time Golden Globes Award winner made most of his wealth from the different shows that he created, wrote, and acted in.
The Office's co-creator Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais earned tens of millions of dollars from the series. Gervais owns 10% syndication rights of the TV shows, which means he bags 10% of all the profits from The Office.
To date, he has earned over $100 million before taxes from the television series.
NBC paid $500 million in 2019 to purchase the rights of The Office. The show will be aired on the channel starting from 2021.
Ricky Gervais reportedly signed a $20 million with Netflix in 2018 for his stand-up special. The media-services provider is believed to have paid $20 million for his previous comedy special Humanity.
He earned $25 million between 2017 and 2018 for his special on Netflix.
Residence and Cars
The two times Emmy Awards winner resides in Hampstead, London where he owns a £10.5 million($15.9 million) house.
He further owns a 799 sq ft apartment in New York City’s Upper East Side which he purchased in August 2008 for $1.665 million. The property was available for rent in 2013 for $6,000 a month.
Ricky and his partner Jane Fallon put up there 5,263 square feet house in London for sale. The home was listed for £7.75 million($11.75 million) in 2015. The property was bought by the comedian in 2006 for £3.4 million($6.5 million).
Ricky Gervais doesn't drive but owns a Mercedes-Benz E-Class which costs around $54,050.
In 2002, Ricky Gervais donated $8,500 to fund the medical training of a Macmillan nurse. He undertook a stand-up comedy tour to help the Macmillan Cancer Support, which helped raise a million pounds.
He donated $1,710 in 2013 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Ricky Gervais's Short Bio
He was born as Ricky Dene Gervais on 25th June 1961 in Reading, Berkshire in England. He is the son of father, Lawrence Raymond "Jerry" Gervais and Eva Sophia Gervais.
As a child, he attended Whitley Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools and later enrolled at Ashmead Comprehensive School. For further education, he studied at the University of Reading and University College London.
The 58-years-old English comedian is in a relationship with partner Jane Fallon since 1982. The high-school couple have never been married and have no kids to date, and plan to keep it that way.
Highest Grossing Movies
- Night at the Museum(2006) - $574.5 million
- Night at the Museum:
Battle of the Smithsonian(2009) - $413.1 million
- Night at the Museum:
Secret of the Tomb(2014) - $363.2 million
- Stardust(2007) - $137 million
- The Little Prince(2015) - $97.5 million