How much is the actor Will Ferrel Worth?
The popular American actor and comedian Will Ferrel is also a renown producer as well as a writer. The multitalented star debuted to the film industry being one of the cast members on the “Saturday Night Live!” a comedy show aired on NBC.
Apart from this, he is popular for his roles in the hit films like- “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Other Guys”, “Step Brothers” as well as “Funny or Die”, “Blades of Glory” and “The Lego Movie”.
He is considered the member of the Frat Pack along with Vince Vaughn, Jack Black as well as Ben Stiller and Steve Carell, a generation of Hollywood comedy actors who came to light in the 1990s to 2000s. Earning from his each comedy film and TV roles, he is currently worth an estimated $100 Million.
Born to his parents Betty Kay and Rot Lee Ferrell Jr. he was born on July 16, 1967 in Irvine, California, US. His mother was a teacher at the Old Mill School Elementary School while his father was a musician who was a member of the Righteous Brothers. Along with his younger brother Patrick, he was raised in his own hometown.
For his primary schooling, his parents enrolled him in the Turtle Rock Elementary. He then transferred to the Rancho San Joaquin Middle School in the middle of his schooling.
Later he joined the University High School. Finally, he graduated with a degree in Sports Broadcasting from the University of South California.
After graduating he decided that he did not want to pursue a career in broadcasting business. Thus he started working as a hotel valet.
However, that did not suit him as in his second day at work, he made a big mess. He then became a teller in the Wells Fargo. But being too careless, he often came short of money on the counter.
His mother then pursued him to try something that he likes, so he moved to Los Angeles. There he became a part of the comedy group called- The Groundlings.
As an actor
In 1994, the producer of the SNL started looking for new cast members for their new season. The producers saw The Groundlings and asked Ferrell to audition for the main producer.
In 1995, he joined the Saturday Night Live as a cast member. After seven years of successful tenure, he then left the show in 2002. Then, he appeared in films like- “A night at the Roxbury,” “Superstar,” “The Ladies Man,” “Drowning Mona,” “Dick” as well as in “The Spy Who Shagged me,” “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and “Zoolander.”
After he left the show, he then played as “Frank The Tank” in the 2003 film- Old School. The film was majorly successful and he even received an MTV movie Award nomination.
His next successful role was as the title role in the film- “Elf.” His other major roles in films include in the films- “Melinda and Melinda Starsky & Hutch,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Stepbrothers,” “Wessing Crashers,” “Land of the Lusty” and “The Other Guys.” Other recent works of him include the films- “Get Hard,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Zeroville,” and “Beyond The Valley of Dolls.”
As a Voice Actor
As a voice actor, he has also lent his voice for the characters in The Oblongs, Family Guy, Mr. Saturday Knight and Curious George as well as The Lego Movie and Family Guy.
As a producer
In the April of 2007, he along with Adam McKay launched a streaming video website called- “Funny or Die.” He has released multiple videos some of which stars the baby Pearl, McKay’s daughter as well. For the upcoming show The Chris Gethard Show, he is one of the executive producers of the fusion show.
|Date of birth||July 16, 1987|
|Birthplace||Irvine, California, US|
|Weight||98 kgs (218 lbs)|
|Father’s name||Roy Lee Ferrell|
|Mother’s name||Betty Kay|
|Net Worth||$100 Million|
Marriage and Divorce
Ferrell is married to his wife- Viveca Paulin since 2000. They met in 1995 in an acting class and are together since then. The couple had three sons together named- Magnus, Mattias, and Axel.
Active on Twitter, he is seemingly quite popular because of his comedic and humorous personality. On his account, he has over 12 thousand loyal followers.
Starting his career from the bottom, he has already made his way up the ladder of success. Currently having the net worth value of $100 Million, he has earned all of this through his acting career.
Rumors and Controversy
Although a famed name in the industry, it is rare that he has caused headlines related to any major controversies. So far no controversy is linked directly to him. There are also no false or negative rumors about him in the media as well.