Who is Ricky Gervais and what is his net worth 2018? Ricky Gervais is an actor from England who has appeared in many films and television shows. He is also a singer, musician, comedian, writer, director, and producer. His television shows include Derek, Life’s Too Short, An Idiot Abroad, The Ricky Gervais Show, Extras, Sesame Street, The Office (UK), and The Jim Tavare Show. He has directed many films like Special Correspondents, David Brent: Life on the Road, The Invention of Lying, and Cemetery Junction. He is a supporter of animal rights and was named as PETA’s Person of the Year in 2013.
Ricky Dene Gervais was born on June 25, 1961, in Reading, England. He was born to parents Lawrence Raymond “Jerry” Gervais and Eva Sophia. His father used to work as a hod carrier and laborer and had three other siblings named Larry, Marsha, and Robert. He went to Whitley Park Infants and later attended Junior Schools. Following that, Gervais went to Ashmead Comprehensive School.
After finishing his school in 1980, he went to the University College London. Initially, he wanted to learn biology but later on changed to philosophy. In his college, he received the upper second-class honors degree in philosophy. Previously, Gervais was the boss of Will Champion, drummer of Coldplay.
In 1983, he formed a pop duo called ‘Seona Dancing’ along with Bill Macrae while still in college. They were signed to London Records and released the singles “Bitter heart” and “More to Lose”. In the 1990s, he was the manager of Suede.
Ricky Gervais has been in a relationship with Jane Fallon since 1982. They live together in Hampstead. He is a supporter of gay rights and is an atheist.
Ricky Gervais has worked in the ULU (University of London Union) as an assistant event manager. In 1998, he also contributed to the Radio 1 show of Mary Anne Hobbs. His television debut was also in the same year when he appeared in the “Comedy Lab” on Channel 4. Previously, he has contributed to the series The Sketch Show on ITV. He gained wider fame in 1999 by appearing in ‘The 11 O’Clock Show’.
This was later followed by the UK television series ‘The Office’. He returned back to radio in 2001 for Xfm. In 2005, Gervais became the star and director of ‘Extras’. In 2010, he started his own show called ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’ on HBO. A year later, he was seen in ‘Life’s Too Short’ on BBC Two. This was followed by becoming the producer of the documentary ‘An Idiot Abroad’. In the same year, he appeared in ‘Derek’.
In the 1990s, he also did stand-up comedy. He has guest appeared in many TV series and talk shows. He has also appeared in many films including ‘For Your Consideration’, ‘Night at the Museum’, ‘Stardust’, ‘Ghost Town’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, ‘Cemetery Junction’, and ‘Special Correspondents’.
Ricky Gervais has won two Primetime Emmy Awards in his career. He has won several awards like British Academy Television Awards, British Comedy Awards, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, ‘TCA Awards, Producers Guild of America Award, and Writers Guild of America Award. In 2004, he won two Golden Globes for ‘The Office’.
Ricky Gervais Net Worth
Ricky Gervais has ventured into various professions in his career. He has successfully appeared in all the ‘Night at the Museum’ film series. He has also written various books including ‘Flanimals’ in 2005. Ricky Gervais’s net worth is an estimated $100 million. He has also appeared in four video games including Resident Evil 4 and Grand Theft Auto IV.
He has also hosted the Golden Globe Awards and has directed various films like ‘Special Correspondents. He has also lent his voice in many animated film and television series like ‘Legend of the Lost Tribe’ and ‘The Simpsons’. Some of the prominent films where Gervais has appeared include ‘The Muppets’, ‘The Little Prince’, and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’.
In 2012, Ricky Gervais was conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Shorty Awards. He has participated in a charity boxing event in 2002 and is also a supporter of animal rights. In 2017, he was awarded the Lord Houghton Award.