Um, Trevor Noah’s Net Worth Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Here's how the funny guy made bank

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Anyone who watched The Daily Show knows that Trevor Noah has mastered the art of balancing clever jokes with current affairs. But aside from keeping us all informed and entertained on Comedy Central in his previous TV hosting gig, the 38-year-old has also released a New York Times best seller Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, appeared in films and even dabbled in executive producing. Plus, the comedian did such a stellar job of hosting the 64th annual Grammy Awards, he returned for the 2023 ceremony and will host in 2024—in addition to being a nominee for his comedy album, I Wish You Would.

"I'm hosting the Grammys. I’m excited about that," he recently revealed on his podcast, What Now? With Trevor Noah, which streams on Spotify. "It's a lot of fun. I enjoy the Grammys because I get to watch the show in person and then experience and comment on it in person while it’s happening.

Considering his successful run, it makes sense that he's raked in some major dough—$100 million, to be precise. Here's everything we know about Trevor Noah’s net worth (and how he's made his moolah!).

1. What Is Trevor Noah’s Net Worth?

Celebrity Net Worth reports that Noah’s estimated net worth is a cool $100 million, thanks to his work on The Daily Show, his best-selling memoir and sold-out comedy shows.

2. What Was His Salary on The Daily Show?

After Jon Stewart passed the mantle to Noah as the new host, the comedian started off with a salary of between $5 million and $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. But in 2017, after he signed a contract extension with Viacom, his salary pretty much doubled, bumping him up to $16 million.

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3. How Much Did He Make from His Memoir?

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Noah’s memoir, Born a Crime, sold over 1 million copies since it was released in 2016. The New York Times best seller was reportedly being adapted for the silver screen, but details have yet to be forth coming. If it ever happens, though, we know Lupita Nyong’o is committed to the project.

While discussing how she got the role for the upcoming film adaptation, Noah told Jimmy Fallon, “It's funny. She was actually on the set of Black Panther when she was reading my book, and she called me and she said, 'Hey, I want to be your mom.' And I said, 'Sorry, what? Hello?' Because she gave me [no context] or anything, she was just like 'Hello Trevor, this is Lupita and I want to be your mom.' And I was like, 'I don't know what that means, but yes?' And then she was like, 'In the movie...' And I was like, 'Oh YES! of course.'"

Meanwhile, Noah has a second book in the works, Into the Uncut Grass, to be published by Penguin Random House in 2024. According to his website, the book "is a gorgeously illustrated and moving modern fable for readers of all ages about forgiveness, acceptance and the secret to solidarity."

4. What About His Comedy Tours?

According to Ticketmaster, Noah did over 75 sold-out North American shows during his Loud & Clear Tour 2019—one that had to be extended to 2020 due to popular demand. And for his 2021 Back To Abnormal World Tour, Noah had to follow suit by adding 21 new shows in 2022.

Meanwhile, per The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Boxscore revealed that Noah’s comedy tours had grossed over $14 million by 2019, We’re sure that has already skyrocketed, considering the massive success of his Back To Abnormal World Tour and his current show, Off the Record, which takes him across the country though May 2024.

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5. How Much Does He Earn for Hosting the Grammys?

TBH, we’re not sure, since the info hasn’t been made public. However, Forbes revealed back in 2017 that James Corden earned $20,000 for hosting the ceremony, so it’s likely that this figure has increased since then.

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6. What Are the Deets on His Spotify Deal?

In November 2023, Noah launched What Now? With Trevor Noah with Spotify, streaming on multiple platforms. "I'm not going to create an echo chamber," he told Variety. "It's a space for dynamic conversations." While details of the deal aren't public, Spotify has been known to shell out for talent in the podcast department (notably, its $100 million deal with Joe Rogan), so we wouldn't be surprised if he's getting a hefty paycheck.

Keep up the amazing work, Trevor.

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