Zach Galifianakis Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

Zach Galifianakis

An American comedian, actor, writer, and musician Zachary Knight Galifianakis aka Zach Galifianakis, has a net worth of a staggering $40 million.

Zach is probably most famous as the fat guy, Alan, from The Hangover trilogy.

Aside from acting, Zach is quite famous for his hosting gigs.

He presented his own talk show named Late World with Zach on VH1. Similarly, he also appeared in Comedy Central Presents special.

Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis (Source: E! Online)

Likewise, Zach has also voiced characters in several hit animated films.

Currently, he hosts Between Two Ferns with Zach on the Funny or Die website talk show.

Moreover, in 2017 he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for FX series Baskets.

Zach Galifianakis | Quick Facts

To understand more about Zach Galifianakis, let’s look at his quick facts.

Birth Name Zachary Knight Galifianakis
Professional Name Zach Galifianakis
Nick Name Alan
Birth Date October 1, 1969
Age 54 Years Old
Birth Place Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
Weight 86 kg, 189 lbs.
Height 5′ 7″ or 1.70 m or 170 cm
Religion Baptized as Greek Orthodox
Gender Male
Nationality American
Measurements Chest – 42 in or 107 cm

Arms / Biceps – 13 in or 33 cm

Waist – 35 in or 89 cm

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Profession Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Father’s Name Harry Galifianakis
Mother’s Name Mary Frances Galifianakis
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity White American
Sibling Greg Galifianakis and Merritt Galifianakis
High School Wilkes Central High Schoo
College North Carolina State University
Awards Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (2015)

MTV Movie & TV Awards (2010)

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)

Streamy Awards (2010 & 2014)

Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Quinn Lundberg (m. 2012)
Children Rufus Emmanuel Lundberg
Active Since 1996-Present
First Music Video “Not About Love” by Fiona Apple (2007)
First Film Stella Shorts (1998)
First TV Show Boston Common (1996)
Merch Signed Frame, Movies
Social Media Twitter
Last Update June 2024

Zach Galifianakis Net Worth & Income

Zach Galifianakis’ Net Worth

An American comedian, actor, and writer Zach Gаlіfіаnаkіѕ’ net worth as of June 2024 is a whopping $40 million. Zach’s primary source of income is his successful acting career.

He earns pretty healthy for portraying various characters in films and TV series.

Zach is one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood, with over $2 billion in the global box office.

Hangover Earnings

It is quite surprising that Zach and other Hangover actors were not the first choices of the production.

The film’s director Todd Phillips insisted on them and also covered their salaries. The total salary of the first Hangover to the three major casts was less than $1 million.

In fact, the production did not have expectations from the film and never thought to sign the actors to sequel contracts.

Nonetheless, the first Hangover released in 2009 was a smash hit with $469 million in global box office collection.

Soon after the film’s success, the production signed a sequel contract with the major three cast members including Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis.

Zach Galifianakis On Hangover First
Zach Galifianakis On The Hangover (Source: Hangover Wiki – Fandom)

This time the three were paid $5 million apiece. The movie also went on grossing a massive half a billion dollars this time.

For The Hangover’s third and final installment, the stars were paid $10 million apiece.

So to round that up, Zach was able to score more than $15 million from the Hangover trilogy alone.

Aside from that, Zach has appeared in several other hit films alongside A-list stars, including Robert Downey Jr.

Similarly, he makes pretty good money from his hosting jobs. Zach Galifianakis is known for hosting the infamous talk show Between Two Ferns.

It is a talk show which features celebrity guests.

Just to give you an idea of how popular of a show it actually is, it received 30 million views in its first 24 hours of air on the episode, which featured then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The exact figure of Zach’s salary from the show has not been revealed, but given the popularity of the show, he must have made a fortune out of it.

Zach Gаlіfіаnаkіѕ’ Net Worth in Different Currencies

Here is Zach Galifianakis’ net worth in some of the major currencies around the world.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 35.48 Million
Pound Sterling £ 29.83 Million
Australian Dollar A$ 55.29 Million
Canadian Dollar C$ 50.85 Million
Indian Rupee ₹ 3,003,020,000
Bitcoin ฿ 1,014.68

Zach Galifianakis | Houses & Cars

According to public records, Zach Galifianakis purchased a two-bed, one-bath, 833 square feet home in Los Angeles, California, in December 2022 for $566,000. However, the current state of the house is unknown.

Similarly, in 2021 the home where Zach spent his entire childhood was sold for $200,000. Located in North Carolina, his parents purchased the comfortable three-bedroom home when Zach was 10.

Likewise, Zach owns a farm in Sparta, North Carolina. He loves spending time on his farm, which he calls Farmaeddon.

There is nothing extravagant about this farm. It is just a three-bedroom log cabin and tons of land, which consists of horses and honeybees.

Moreover, there is not much information about the actor’s cars. However, he has been spotted frequently in a Subaru SUV.

Zach Galifianakis On His Vespa
Zach Galifianakis On His Vespa (Source: Pinterest)

Similarly, Zach also owns a Vespa LX125 Scooter. It costs around $1,200.

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Zach Galifianakis | Lifestyle

Zach Galifianakis is a modest star; he tries to stay away from the limelight as much as possible.

In fact, he has not even told their children what he does for a living.

Zach married Canadian charity worker Quinn Lundberg in August 2012 at UBC Farm in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

Together they share two sons. His first son was born on September 7, 2013, and the second one on November 7, 2016.

He skipped the premiere of the 2013 film “Are You Here” to attend his first son’s birth.

Zach Galifianakis | Charity

Hangover star Zach has dedicated a significant portion of his earnings to help people.

He does not, however, like to brag about his good deeds.

Here is an example to give you an idea about how much he’s devoted to helping people; He once became friends with a homeless woman named Marie “Mimi” Haist, who was in her 80s.

She was living in a Laundromat in Santa Monica. Zach bought her an apartment across the street from the Laundromat.

And The Homeless Woman
Zach Galifianakis And The Homeless Woman (Source: Daily Mail)

It was later revealed in Queen Mimi, a documentary, that the women had been living in the Laundromat for 18 years.

Moreover, Zach, along with his co-star from Night of a Thousand Vaginas Sarah Silverman, announced to raise $20,000 to help fund the Texas Abortion Fund.

It was a part of a nationwide network of funds set up to assist in those states where governing bodies had placed restrictions on the practice.

Furthermore, the fundraiser was in response to Texas H.B.2, because of which the majority of the abortion clinics in the state were forced to shut.

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Zach Galifianakis | Movies & TV Shows

Zach appeared on an episode of Comedy Central Presents in September of 2001.

On the show, he performed standup comedy and also played the piano, which helped him book his VH1 talk show in 2002 named Late World with Zach.

He also appeared in four episodes of Reno 911!, Fox drama Tru Calling and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Fans loved his frequent appearances in television series, and Zach began getting movie offers.

In 2002 he co-starred in the stoner comedy film “Out Cold.” Similarly, he then appeared in films such as Corky Romano, Heartbreakers, Bubble Boy, and Below.

Afterward, Zach starred in “Dog Bites Man” on Comedy Central.

Following her continued appearance in tons of TV shows, including Tom Goes to Mayor, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Tim and Eric Awesome, Great Job!.

Some of his other film appearances include 2007 Into The Wild, independent film Visioneers and Super High Me.

Interestingly, Zach is one of the first artists to host a stand-up special released by Netflix.

His Netflix special Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion came out in 2006.

In 2008 Zach began hosting a Funny or Die show called Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.

After that, his fame was catapulted to the stratosphere.

Galifianakis then appeared in films such as The Hangover trilogy, Due Date, The Muppets, Are You Here, Tulip Fever, The Campaign, and Masterminds.

Some of his upcoming movie projects are The Beanie Bubble and The Bob’s Burger Movie.

Zach Galifianakis | Career

Zach Galifianakis was born in North Carolina. He was born to father Harry Galifianakis, who was a heating oil vendor, and mother Frances Galifianakis, who owned a community arts center.

He attended Wilkes Central High School, and after graduating, he enrolled at North Carolina University, where he majored in communications.

Early Days
Zach Galifianakis Early Days (Source: Curriculum Nacional)

Galifianakis began his career on the small screen, eventually paving his path to the silver screen.

He also worked as a writer with the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He worked there for two weeks.

Similarly, he starred in the NBC sitcom Boston Common.

As of June 2024, Zach Galifianakis’ net worth is $40 million.

Unknown Facts About Zach Galifianakis

  • Zach Galifianakis is claustrophobic (a person with extreme irritation with confined space).
  • Zach’s beard is called Shelley.
  • As per his official website, he enjoys red wine tractors and dreams of Iceland.
  • Nick Galifianakis, a Washington Post cartoonist, is Zach’s cousin.
  • When Disney approached Zach with an offer to partake in the animated film G-Force, he said “Yes” only because he had smoked pot and was high.


Does Zach Galifianakis have a twin?

Yes, Zach has a twin brother named Greg Galifianakis.

Did Zach Galifianakis Improv in The Hangover?

Yes, Zach’s son Three Best Friends in The hangover was an improv.

How scripted is Between Two Ferns?

The show is improvisation comedy but is kind of staged.

The guests know that Galifianakis is going to portray a jerk and to improvise accordingly.

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