As a media celebrity Karl Pilkington has fascinating characteristic features which he has posses in his life in various fields. He is not only an actor and a presenter, but also a radio broad caster and author who has a net worth of $1 million US dollars. His involvement in different projects shows his capability prominently. Apart from this, he is one of the founders of a company known as Risk production.
Karl Pilkington Early Life & Career
Karl Pilkington took birth on September 23rd, 1972 in Manchester, England. He then shifted to London from Manchester to join in a job with XEM as a radio producer. Though his academic background was not high, he got the frame as a radio presenter and Author in his life. He used to study in Ashton-on Mersey School. After working in the radio as a producer with success, he then moved to work “THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW”. His way of representing a show was very charming and humorous, and so he began to gain popularity among the audience.
In 2005, he also made his appearance in two TV shows with Russell Brand for BBC 6 Music Channel.
In 2010, Karl Pilkington represented a travel documentary named, “An Idiot Abroad”. This was a travel series that featured Seven Wonders of the World, and this show gained huge appreciation from the audience.
There was more twist in his career when Karl started writing quotes, and some of his quotes become viral on the internet, and they were so popular that they were even printed on T-Shirts. He wrote a good number of books during the shooting time of, an idiot Abroad”, which includes, “The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington”, the world of Karl Pilkington, Karlology: What I have learnt so far, happy Slapped by a Jellyfish, etc.
After the grand success of his first series about travel, Karl started a second series named, “The bucket list”, which premiered on 23rd September 2011 on Sky 1. Pilking ton also performed in voiceover work for the famous brand like Vodaphone, HMV, Sony PSP, Unilever, etc. He also showed his acting capability in his debut comedy drama, “DEREK”, on the Channel 4. In this drama he acted in a role of a caretaker and a bus driver. But after the first episode of Derek 2 he left the show and in 2013, he appeared in a five part documentary called,” The Moaning of Life”, on Sky1.
In his life until now, he has been nominated for various awards. Among them, Broadcasting Press Guild award, TV Quick award, National Television Award is worth to mention.”An Idiot Abroad “, Brings the Best presenter award for him at the factual Entertainment award at 2011.
To speak about his relationship, he and Suzanne Whiston is in a relationship for 20 years. She is the former producer of BBC.
Karl Pilkington is also very famous for his active part in charitable works. He has designed his own cards with own signature for UK charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The total campaigning programme was operated by crafting company, “Stamping’ up”, UK and the money is collected by selling the signed cards on e-bay through an auction in May 2014.
Karl Pilkington Net Worth in 2017
As estimated in 2017, Karl Pilkington net worth is $1 million US dollars. He has earned this vast amount from his activity in the radio as a producer and Show anchor. Moreover his involvement in writing books, television artist, also added value in his total earning. His versatile activities in various field like acting, writing, show presenter, has helped his net worth to grow and thus he becomes a wealthier celebrity. His earning estimated per year $300 thousand dollars from different sources.
Thus his popularity gets boosted up and so his net worth.
Karl Pilkington himself is an example of human capabilities. If anyone has the strong will to do anything, he/she can do it effortlessly. No wonder Karl Pilkington is a great thinker and predictor of the Modern world. Karl Pilkington is still working and let us hopes that his net worth would go higher in future.