Who is John Oliver and what is his net worth 2018? John Oliver is a television host from England who has hosted ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’. He is also a comedian, actor, political commentator, producer, and writer. He has worked in the USA on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. Oliver has also appeared in series like ‘The Comic Side of 7 Days’, ‘Community’, and ‘Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja’ and has also done radio series like ‘The Department’ and ‘Political Animal’. Oliver has lent his voice as “Vanity Smurf” in the ‘Smurf’ movie series. He has also received several awards and nominations in his career.
John William Oliver was born in Erdington, Birmingham, England on April 23, 1977. He was born to parents Carole and Jim Oliver. His mother used to teach music and his father was a social worker and school headmaster. Both his parents were from Liverpool. He is the nephew of Stephen Oliver and is the great-great-grandson of William Boyd Carpenter. As a child, Oliver was an avid fan of Liverpool FC. He attended the Mark Rutherford School in Bedford.
After completing his school, he went to Christ’s College in Cambridge. In the college, he joined the Cambridge Footlights which was a theatrical club run by Cambridge University’s student. He became the vice president of the club in 1997. A year later, he earned his degree in English from Christ College.
In October 2011, John Oliver married Iraq War veteran Kate Norley. She has served the US Army medic. The couple has a son born in 2015. The family resides in New York City.
In 2001, John Oliver appeared in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He appeared in the show till 2005 and also co-hosted the ‘Political Animal’. He then moved to New York and performed stand-up comedy in small clubs. In 2005 – 06, Oliver appeared in the British series news quiz called ‘Mock the Week’. In July 2006, he became a part of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ with a designation of Senior British Correspondent.
In 2010, he became the host of ‘John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show’. In 2013, he again became the guest host of the Daily Show. In October 2007, he co-hosted the weekly podcast ‘The Bugle’ along with Andy Zaltzman. He continued to host it till May 2015. In 2010, he became the host of ‘John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show’ on Comedy Central. The show lasted till 2013, following that he became the host of ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’.
He was also the part of the comedy series ‘Community’ on NBC. Apart from that, Oliver has appeared in ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja’, and ‘Green Wing’. In 2008, he made his film debut in ‘The Love Guru’. He then went on to lend his voice to ‘The Smurfs’ movie. He has also appeared in the music video “Even in the Rain” by Fiery Furnaces.
John Oliver has won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards in his career. He has also won awards from Writers Guild of America and Producers Guild of America. In 2015, he won the Peabody Award and also the Dorian Award. He has also won the 2016 Webby Award and the Critics’ Choice Award in 2015.
John Oliver Net Worth
John Oliver has appeared in various television shows. By doing that, he has amassed good money. John Oliver’s net worth is an estimated $6 million. This wealth comes from his comedy career. In 1985, he was seen in the drama called ‘Bleak House’ on BBC. He has frequently appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live.
He has also appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Gash’. In 2005, he became a panelist in ‘Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive’. For the show ‘John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show’, Oliver was the creator, host, writer, and executive producer. In 2017, he lent his voice in ‘Bob’s Burger’s’ and was seen in ‘The Detour’.
John Oliver has still not received his green card in America. His son was born prematurely. One of his major influences is John Stewart. His influence has been named as “The John Oliver effect”. He will be next landing his voice in the ‘The Lion King’ by Disney.