Ricky Gervais Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais (Source: WallsDesk.com)

Ricky Gervais, originally Ricky Dene Gervais, has a net worth of a whopping $140 million as an actor, writer, comedian, and filmmaker.

Best known for his role in the self-created and written British television sitcom The Office, Ricky Jervis has garnered numerous accolades for his roles in films and TV series.

He is the recipient of seven BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and five British Comedy Awards.

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais (Source: Looper)

Moreover, Gervais was named among the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 by Channel 4. Similarly, Time named him among the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2010.

Gervais was born in Reading, Berkshire, the United Kingdom on 25th June 1961.

His father immigrated to the United Kingdom from Ontario, Canada, on foreign duty during Second World War.

Ricky Gervais | Quick Facts

Full Name Ricky Dene Gervais
Date of birth 25 June 1961
Age 61 Years Old
Birthplace Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Residence Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Religion Atheist
Nationality British
Ethnicity Mixed
Education Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools, Ashmead Comprehensive School, University of Reading,  University College London, University of London
Father’s Name Lawrence Raymond Jervais
Mother’s Name Eva Sophia M Gervais
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Height 5 feet 6 inches or 1.73 m or 173 cm
Weight 82 kg, 181 lbs.
Shoe Size 10 US
Partner Jane Fallon (1982–present)
Children No Kids
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Dark Brown
Net Worth $140 Million
Siblings Bob Gervais, Larry Gervais and Marsha Gervais
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Profession Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director
Current status Active
Nickname Ricky
Salary Not Available
Favorite Food Hot Wings
Favorite Travel Destination Whitley, Reading
Favorite Color White, Grey
Best Known For The Office (2001–2003)
Movies The Invention of Lying (2009), Ghost Town (2008), Night at the Museum (2006), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Cemetery Junction (2010),  Stardust (2007)
Awards & Recognitions 7x BAFTA Awards, 4x British Comedy Awards, 2x Emmy Awards, 3x Golden Globe Awards, and 2x Rose d’Or (2006 & 2019)
Social Media TwitterInstagram, Facebook
Debut year 1998
Last Update September 2022

Ricky Gervais Net Worth and Income

Ricky Gervais’ Net Worth

British actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer Ricky Gervais has an enormous net worth of $140 million as of September 2022.

The vast majority of his fortune came from the television sitcom ‘The Office.’

Despite the fact it started as a limited-run Brit series in 2001, it was later adapted to an American version that aired over nine seasons and 201 episodes in total.

One of the most lucrative syndications in history, the American version of The Office makes billions of dollars in royalties and fees each year.

Which directly profits Ricky and earns him tens of millions of dollars off the show every time the deal is sold to a new platform or renewed.

Ricky and his co-creator, Stephen Merchant, earned tens of millions of dollars in salary from the original The Office through several producers and credit creators.

Ricky Gervais’ Income

However, that was just the beginning for the actor. Ricky owns at least 10% of The Office syndication equity points. To put that in perspective, he earns 10% of all the profits generated by the show.

Figuratively to date, Ricky has earned more than $100 million pretax through syndication sales off the show.

The show had been airing on Viacom-owned networks and also featured on Netflix for quite a time. However, Comcast’s NBC paid $500 million for the show’s rights in June of 2019.

The Office
Ricky Gervais The Office (Source: BBC)

Once the contract is over between them, the show goes to another network for an even higher amount.

Aside from The Office, Gervais makes money through his movie appearances, hosting award shows, doing standup comedies, and other TV shows.

In fact, Netflix paid the comedian $20 million in 2018 for a standup special. Reportedly, his special Humanity was purchased by the platform for $20 million previously.

Gervais earned about $25 million or more between June 2017 and June 2018 alone. This made him one of the five highest-paid comedians on the globe.

Apart from the TV sitcom The Office, Ricky Gervais also earns well from his movies, award show hosting, and standup comedies.

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Ricky Gervais’ Net Worth in Different Currencies

Let’s check out Ricky Gervais’ net worth in some of the major currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 121.21 million
Pound Sterling £ 103.69 million
Australian Dollar A$ 190.26 million
Canadian Dollar C$ 174.24 million
Indian Rupee ₹ 10,404,037,000
BitCoin ฿ 2,071.11

Ricky Gervais | Houses and Cars

Houses

Ricky spent about $6.5 million in the year 2006 on a home in Hampstead Heath, London, England. However, after living there for almost nine years, Ricky and his partner put it in the market for $11.8 million.

After offloading the Hampstead Heath home, the couple splashed nearly $16 million for a much larger property in London.

It’s been reported that Ricky’s current abode is seven times larger than the average home in England. Similarly, it boasts eight massive bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Apart from a house in England, Ricky also owns several other estates in the USA. He has a gorgeous mansion in Beverly Hills, California, and New York.

Cars

Sadly one of the greatest comedians alive with a net worth of $140 million, Ricky Gervais, does not own a car.

He tweeted, “I haven’t got a car,” on 14th June 2019.

In fact, he does not even have a driver’s license.

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Ricky Gervais | Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

Comedian Ricky Gervais and his current partner/girlfriend have chosen not to get married or have children. They live in the same house but still they don’t have any intention regarding the subject matter.

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Ricky Gervais With His Partner (Source: The Mirror)

As for his daily routine, he is giving much of his time doing cardio to lose some weight and has clearly stated that he is not doing that to please Hollywood producers.

He is doing it for his personal pleasure.

Similarly, as for his diet plans, he eats out in New York every night when he is in the city, drinks a lot of wine, and enjoys his desserts.

He says he mostly says no to desserts, but since he is famous, they give it to him free of charge.

Moreover, being British, he never says no to a pudding.

He’s stated that he is really on England diet, though.

Since he spends his time in England, he pretty much enjoys a shockingly normal diet.

However, he has mentioned that he’d still like to lose some more weight but definitely not by cutting calories or sticking with some wacky diet plans. He’ll lose weight by increasing workout time and intensity.

Vacations

Since the man splits the time between London, New York, and Los Angeles, it’s pretty much a vacation for him whenever he travels to his different homes.

Ricky mostly travels with his beloved wife. The couple has been to numerous places for vacation, including Prague.

Similarly, for their second holiday, they went to Crete, Greece.

Ricky Gervais | Charity

Even though Ricky has been involved in several nonprofit charitable foundations, he is best known for supporting animal rights and is pretty vocal about it.

He is against all forms of hunting, illegal animal trading, and poaching.

Reportedly, he has pledged to leave his entire fortune to animal rights charities.

Because of his contribution to several animal welfares, he has received numerous awards accolades and has been praised by groups such as PETA.

Apart from that, Ricky does not follow any religion and is a huge supporter of same-sex marriage.

Moreover, Ricky took part in a charity boxing in 2002 against Grant Bovey for UK charity telethon Comic Relief.

The fight was broadcast by the BBC, and Ricky somehow managed to win by a split decision.

He donated the prize money of £5,000 to the training of a Macmillan nurse who specialized in cancer support.

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Ricky Gervais | Movies & TV Shows and Investments

Movies & TV Shows

Ricky Gervais has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies over the course of his career.

Some of the films Ricky has starred in include 2009 The Invention of Lying, 2008 Ghost Town, 2006 Night at the Museum, 2014 Muppets Most Wanted, 2010 Cemetery Junction, 2003 Animals, and 2004 Politics.

Similarly, some of his TV series include After Life, The Office, Konttori, Derek, Life’s Too Short, and Kontoret.

Investments

Ricky Gervais has invested in several companies to keep the continuous flow of money to his bank account.

From April 2020 to March of 2021, his main company Red Lion 100 Limited, jumped its value by $1.62 million to $11.61 million.

Despite the huge leap financially, Ricky, who is also the only shareholder of the company, chose not to pay himself any dividend from the company’s funds.

In 2020 he took home a total dividend of $681,092.

Similarly, another of his company Red Lion 99 LLP, jumped its value by $1.88 million to $4.72 million.

Moreover, he has a production company named Derek Productions Limited which saw its fortune increase by $134,875.50. Furthermore, his other two companies remained stable, with around $1.07 million held.

As of September 2022, Ricky Gervais’ net worth is $140 million.

Ricky Gervais | Career

After attempting to become a pop star and failing, Ricky began his entertainment career in radio.

He served as head of speech at XFM, where he met Stephen Merchant.

Later the two collaborated and created The Office.

At first, Ricky began his career writing sketches for The Sketch Show, a British comedy show.

Net Worth
Ricky Gervais 2021 (Source: TicketPort)

He later appeared as a politically incorrect and offensive host on The 11 O’clock Show.

After the massive success of The Office, Ricky was involved in several TV series.

He created The Ricky Gervais Show in 2010. After that, he went on creating other shows, including Derek, An Idiot Abroad, After Life, and Life’s Too Short.

He currently does standups for Netflix.

Unknown Facts About Ricky Gervais

  • Before the success of The Office, Ricky ran a talk show Meet Ricky Gervais which was canceled after only six episodes.
  • In 2006 The Ricky Gervais Show entered into the Guinness World Records, being the most downloaded podcast in history.
  • Ricky Gervais turned down the roles in films such as Mission: Impossible III, 2009’s Star Trek reboot, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and The Da Vinci Code.

FAQs

Is Ricky Gervais vegan?

He is a vegetarian and is a pretty outspoken critic of factory farming.

What has Ricky Gervais done for animals?

Ricky Gervais started a campaign to ban all tests on animals in the United Kingdom.

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