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Will Ferrell Net Worth: How Rich is the Comedian in 2023?

Will Ferrell Net Worth: How Rich is the Comedian in 2023?

Will Ferrell has an estimated net worth of $170 million as of 2023. He is a superbly skilled actor, producer, writer, and comedian from the USA. Ferrell began his career in 1995 on the very popular show Saturday Night Live, and continued to work on it for many years. Will Ferell became popular after working on shows such as Elf and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy in 2004.

For his work on Saturday Night Live, Ferrell received an Emmy Award nomination. He was also nominated for Golden Globe Awards for a total of three times. Ferrell is also a producer. He has produced several films and TV shows such as Eastbound & Down, The Chris Gethard Show, and “Drunk History.”

Will Ferrell Net Worth

As per reputable sources such as Wikipedia, Forbes, and Bloomberg, Will Ferrell’s net worth stands at a staggering $170 million. He has made a successful career in television as well as in the film industry through his fabulous acting and comedic performances. It has helped him earn high remuneration. His movies and shows have generated significant amount of revenue, leading to opening more and more opportunities for him.

NameWill Ferrell
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
Net Worth $170 Million
Salary (monthly)$1 Million +
Salary (yearly)$15 Million +
Last UpdatedApril 2023

Net Worth Growth of Will Ferrell

Net Worth in 2023$170 Million
Net Worth in 2022$155 Million
Net Worth in 2021$140 Million
Net Worth in 2020$125 Million
Net Worth in 2019$110 Million
Net Worth in 2018$95 Million

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About Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California. His mother, Betty Kay, worked as a teacher at a local elementary school. She also taught at a local community college. Ferrell’s father, Roy Lee Ferrell Jr., was a musician. He played the saxophone and keyboards for the Righteous Brothers. Ferrell has a younger brother named Patrick.Both of his parents; origins go back to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. But they moved to California in 1964. Ferrell has a long list when it comes to his ancestry. His family background includes English, Irish, and German ancestry. When Will was a little boy, he went through a surgery to form pyloric stenosis. 

Ferrell went to Culverdale Elementary and Rancho San Joaquin Middle School in Irvine before attending University High School. There he played on the a variety of sports teams like the varsity football, soccer, and basketball teams. Will Ferrell also served on the student council. When he was in third grade, Ferrell discovered his talent for making his classmates laugh by doing silly stunts like pretending to smash his head against a wall or falling down on purpose. He credits the boredom of Irvine as a contributing factor to his sense of humor.

Will Ferrell Net Worth: How Rich is the Comedian in 2023?

Will Ferrell and The Groundlings

When Will Ferrell first attempted standup comedy, his efforts were unsuccessful. But it helped him find his niche when he joined The Groundlings. He began with the advanced classes and absolutely loved doing improvisation. Will also enjoyed mimicking people, particularly Hall of Fame baseball announcer Harry Caray. 

Ferrell eventually started to create original characters and in 1994, joined The Groundlings. Together with Chris Kattan, Ferrell created the Butabi Brothers, who are famous for getting rejected by women at dance clubs. Ferrell worked at an auction house despite taking classes. It was more or less flexible for him to go to auditions and rehearsals. By 1995, he was getting small roles in TV shows, low-budget films, and commercials. Will Ferrell even worked as a mall Santa Claus during one winter.

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Saturday Night Live

During the mid-1990s, when the popularity of Saturday Night Live began to decline, the show’s producers were looking for new cast members for the upcoming season. They spotted Ferrell, Oteri, and Kattan at The Groundlings and asked them to audition for SNL’s main producer, Lorne Michaels. Ferrell succeeded in impressing the producers with impersonation and eventually joined the show in 1995. It took no time for him to beceme a fan favorite. Will Ferrell stayed at SNL for seven years until 2002, during which he even became a member of SNL’s Five Timers Club by hosting the show five times.

Ferrell’s time on SNL was remembered for his remarkable, hilarious and impressive impressions of notable figures such as Harry Caray, George W. Bush, and Neil Diamond, among others. Fans also loved his impersonation of James Lipton, who happened to be the host of Inside the Actors Studio. Ferrell also portrayed fictional characters such as John Shaft, a private detective, and Jesse Ventura, a professional wrestler. Ferrell also did impersonations of various political figures such as Janet Reno, Ted Kennedy, and Al Gore. He even impersonated many controversial figures like Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro among others. Ferrell’s performances on SNL helped solidify his reputation as a talented comedian and actor.

When Ferrell was working actively on SNL, he also worked in several films such as Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Superstar, A Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man, Drowning Mona, Zoolander, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

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Sruti Chowdhury

Sruti is a storyteller for all trades. She loves to write about everything -- from sci-fi movies to cyber security. She is a phenomenal singer, an ardent reader, and dreams to travel the world.

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