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What Is ‘Last Week Tonight’ Host John Oliver's Net Worth?

Apart from hosting popular shows, he has acted in many movies and television shows and is best known for his roles in "The Lion King and "The Smurfs."
UPDATED DEC 18, 2023
John Oliver |  Getty Images | Mike Coppola
John Oliver | Getty Images | Mike Coppola
Name  John Oliver 
Net Worth $35 Million
Salary $8 Million
Sources of Income Acting, voice acting, comedy, production
Gender Male
Date of Birth Apr 23, 1977 
Age 46 years
Nationality British
Profession Actor, screenwriter, comedian

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British comedian, actor, and host John Oliver is known for being part of "The Daily Show" as well as "Last Week Tonight" on HBO. He has also appeared as a correspondent on more than 300 episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He has written 962 episodes of the show. He has also acted in films and TV shows and is best known for his roles in "The Lion King" and "The Smurfs." As of 2023, John Oliver's net worth is close to $35 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

He was getting a whopping $8 million for hosting "Last Week Tonight." He is also entitled to an additional $2 million in bonus. Apart from his salary for "Last Week Tonight," he also made a $3 million salary for starring in "The Lion King" and another $4 million for "The Smurfs."

He co-hosted the podcast "The Bugle" from 2005-2016. He has also appeared on "Community" as Ian Duncan and voiced many characters over the years in projects like "Gravity Falls" and "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja."

Oliver and his wife paid close to $10 million for a penthouse in New York City. The unit is located on the 40th floor and has over 3,000 square feet of living space, 8 rooms (4 bedrooms), and comes with a monthly $3,700 building. The house also boasts a private terrace that offers a spectacular view of the city skyline and the Hudson River.

He also owns a 9,300-square-foot luxury home located in Washington D.C. He bought this house for an astounding $13 million. The house has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, an indoor plunge pool, and even an apocalypse bunker.

Apart from the houses, he also has an extensive car collection that includes Mercedes-Benz EqC for $70,000. He also owns a BMW X6 that costs $72,000, a Volvo XC40, an Audi Q2, and more. 

 Comedian John Oliver | Getty Images  Dia Dipasupil
Comedian John Oliver | Getty Images | Dia Dipasupil
Instagram 699,000 Followers
Twitter 5.4 Million Followers

John William Oliver was born in Birmingham, England on April 23, 1977, to Carole and Jim Oliver. Oliver graduated from Christ's College, Cambridge, and also served as the Vice-President of the famed amateur theatre troupe. He started by doing theatre and comedy and appeared on stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 as a participant in the comedy zone. He was recommended to Jon Stewart and moved to NYC for the interview which helped him bag the job.

In 2013, he guest-hosted the show for two months while Stewart was off filming a movie. His performance was praised and CBS even discussed talking to him instead of Craig Ferguson on "The Late Show."

In the year 2014, he started hosting his current late-night show called " Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." The show features researched segments related to topics or events in the world of news. He was initially asked to do only two years but later his contract was extended. 

He has guest starred in many shows including, "The Simpsons", "Rick and Morty", and also "9th Grade Ninja."

Seth Meyers' and John Oliver's impact on the late night TV landscape

Both Meyers and Oliver seemed to be sticking basic formula of the late-night show but they soon drifted and began a unique way. When COVID hit, Meyers was seen ditching the quintessential suit and site for button-ups and chunky sweaters and has never returned to suit and tie since. The two have also started never-seen-before segments like, Jokes Seth Can't Tell. This is a segment where Meyerwes invites Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel who sit at a desk and tell jokes that only a Black Woman and a  Puerto Rican woman, respectively, can tell. 


He is married to Kate Norley, an Iraq War veteran. The two got married in October 2011 and have two sons. He is known for his philanthropy and once forgave over $15 million of medical debt owed by over 9,000 people. He bought the debt for more than $60,000 and forgave it on a show in 2016.

He has won many awards over the years including the Critics' Choice Real TV Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, and more.

Is John Oliver an American citizen?

He became a US citizen on 13 December 2019.

Does John Oliver have kids?

He is married to Kate Norley and the couple had two children. 

How did John Oliver get famous?

He started his career as a stand-up comedian in the UK and later moved to the United States as a Senior British Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 

Why did John Oliver leave the show 'Community?'

He left "Community" to focus on The Daily Show and then his show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."