Trevor Noah Net Worth: Net Worth, Early Life, Comedy Career, Books, Personal Life!


David Mudd

Mr. Trevor Noah, a South African comedian and actor who also works as a television show and radio DJ, with a net worth of $100 million. After establishing himself on the international stand-up comedy circuit, Noah received his big break in the United States when he was hired to take over as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in lieu of Jon Stewart.

Trevor’s compensation during his first few years as host of The Daily Show was $5-8 million, which was a pittance when compared to Jon Stewart’s salary of $25 million or more during the same period.

Trevor signed a substantial contract extension with Viacom in September of this past year (owner of Comedy Central). According to reports, this contract increased his annual income to $16 million.

Trevor Noah Early Life

Trevor Noah was born on February 20th, 1984, in the South African city of Johannesburg. Trevor’s father, Robert Noah, was of Swiss descent, and his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, was of Xhosa ancestry, which made life difficult for the Noah family under South African apartheid rule at the time. Interracial marriage had been criminalised by the time Trevor was born, and his mother was sentenced to prison and fines over the course of Trevor’s childhood (he wrote about his experiences growing up under apartheid in South Africa in his 2016 book “Born a Crime”).

Trevor Noah Comedy Career

Trevor Noah Net Worth

Trevor Noah’s show business career began while he was just a teenager, and it has continued to this day. In 2002, while he was 18 years old, he had a cameo appearance on an episode of the popular South African soap opera “Isidingo.”

The same year, he launched his own youth-oriented radio show, “Noah’s Ark;” following that, he hosted an educational television series, “Run The Adventure,” which aired on PBS from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, Noah hosted the gossip television series “The Real Goboza,” and the following year, he co-hosted the dating game show “The Amazing Date,” which debuted in 2008. At this stage in his career, he was not only a television host, but he had also featured as a contestant on the fourth season of the reality television series “Strictly Come Dancing.”

Trevor Noah hosted the South African Film and Television Awards in 2009, co-hosted the South African Music Awards in 2009 and 2010, and eventually received his own television show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah,” which aired on DStv. His endorsement deals began to flow in after that, such as when he was appointed as the spokesperson and consumer protection agent for South African cellular operator Cell C in 2010 and 2011.

Throughout his career, he has maintained his position as a stand-up comic, sharing the stage alongside comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, and Russell Peters.

The next year, Noah made history by becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to perform on “The Tonight Show,” a distinction he would go on to maintain on “The Late Show with David Letterman” the following year. Noah’s stand-up comedy career has continued to grow since then. Following his appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” in which he was the subject of the documentary “You Laugh But It’s True,” he made his first appearance as a contributor on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014.

His nomination for Personality of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards was announced the same year he was nominated.

On March 30, 2015, it was reported that Trevor Noah had been chosen to take over as host of “The Daily Show” from Jon Stewart, who had stepped down. The show has received numerous awards since he assumed control, and he was nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for his work on it.

Additionally, Noah has found work as a television producer, working on projects such as “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” and “Klepper” with former “Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper for Comedy Central, as well as executive producing “Jefferson County: Probation,” a show created by another former “Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood, Jr. According to his status as a famous late-night talk show host, he’s also began to make cameo appearances in films and television shows. In 2017, he had an appearance on the series “Nashville,” and in the following year, he made cameo cameos in the films “Black Panther” and “American Vandal.”

Trevor Noah Books

Among Noah’s many accomplishments is the authorship of the memoir “Born a Crime,” which is set to be made into a feature film with Lupita Nyong’o as the lead actress. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was the inspiration for a book published by Noah and the writing crew of “The Daily Show” in 2018. The book was based on a South by Southwest installation that, in turn, was based on President Donald Trump’s twitter account.

Trevor Noah Philanthropy

Trevor Noah Net Worth

It was in his hometown of Johannesburg that Trevor Noah created The Trevor Noah Foundation last year. Its primary purpose, according to the foundation’s official website, is to empower adolescents in South Africa with “the tools and skills, as well as avenues to opportunity, that they need to improve their lives and catalyse change in their communities.”

Trevor Noah Personal Life

Tswana, Tsonga, Afrikaans, and German are among the eight languages that Trevor Noah can communicate in, making him the only major American talk show presenter who can speak them all. Trevor Noah is the host of the Trevor Noah Show, which airs on CNN. Originally, he travelled from South Africa to America under extremely difficult circumstances: his mother had been shot in the head by her ex-husband Ngisaveni Abel Shingange, who Noah claims threatened him after he called him on the phone to confront him about what he’d done.

Noah’s mother died as a result of the shooting. Shingange was found guilty of attempted murder in 2011 for the shooting, despite the fact that Noah’s mother miraculously survived.

During the course of his interview, he stated that he hoped the incident would draw public attention to the issue of domestic violence in South Africa – as well as the law enforcement response (or lack thereof) to it: “For years, my mother sought assistance from the police in order to deal with domestic abuse, but nothing was done. In South Africa, this is the accepted practise. Cases were never heard in court because the dockets went missing.”

Trevor Noah Property

As previously reported, Trevor Noah made news in January 2019 after purchasing a property in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air district for an undisclosed sum. Noah reportedly paid $20 million for the property, which has a total area of 10,044 square feet and two levels, as well as five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Noah is the son of actor Noah Wyle.

The house features an immense master bedroom suite that measures 2,200 square feet on its own, as well as an infinity-edge swimming pool, a private home movie theatre, and a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium. The property also includes a private home movie theatre and a 500-gallon saltwater aquarium.

There is a “ultra-private VIP suite” available for any particularly special guests that may come through to see Noah in Bel-Air. This room includes, among other things, its own private entrance and is available for rent.

Trevor sold the above-mentioned home for $21.5 million in September 2020, less than two years after purchasing it for $20.5 million.

During the 2017 season of The Daily Show, he purchased a duplex in Manhattan for $10.1 million, which he still owns today and uses as his primary house when the show is in production.

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