|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Birthday:||Jun 05, 1976|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Height:||5.8 feet (177cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actor, Producer|
|Last Updated:||February, 2023|
Joe Gatto is a famous American comedian, actor, producer who is known for his appearance in “Impractical Jokes” show and a former member of The Tenderloins comedy troupe. In 2023 his net worth is estimated at 20 million USD. Continue reading to know more about Gatto’s career and wealth.
How Did Joe Gatto Become Rich?
Joe Gatto (full name Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr.) was born on June 5th, 1976 into a family of Italian immigrants in Staten Island, New York. As a child he attended all-boys Catholic Monsignor Farrell High School where he became friends with Sal Vulcano, James Murray, and Brian Quinn. Later, the group of boys took part in the school’s Improvisation Club.
After finishing the high school, Joe Gatto enrolled into a private university LIU Post, located in Brookville, New York. In 1995 his father died, but that didn’t prevent Joe from getting a bachelor degree in accounting.
Right after graduating from the university in 1998, Joe Gatto convinced his high school friends to come together and create an improv troupe called The Tenderloins. They practiced their jokes at Joe’s house.
With a developing of the Internet, the troupe started to post their sketches online at platforms like Myspace, YouTube, Metacafe. As time went by they received more and more recognition from viewers. In 2007 the comedians managed win $100,000 for their sketch “Time Thugs” in the NBC It’s Your Show competition.
With a growing popularity of the troupe and Joe Gatto in particular, TV channels started to bombard the group with deals. After some time, the comedians settled on a deal with TruTV, a cable TV-channel, to make a hidden camera reality show. The show had to have some elements of improvisational comedy too.
That was a big win for Joe Gatto and having years of experience with improv comedy, he committed himself 100% to this new show. And it payed him greatly.
The first season of Impractical Jokes, started in 2011, was watched by over 32 million viewers which is an extremely good results for a cable channel. The show boosted popularity of Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn, James Murray, and Sal Vulcano as well as increasing their net worth by an order of magnitude.
In 2012 The Tenderloins launched their own podcast which is available on iTunes. That same year the second season of Impractical Jokes was aired.
In 2010s Joe Gatto continued to be a part of The Tenderloins troupe and Impractical Jokes cast. In 2019 he also starred in a TV-series called The Misery Index. The series is based on the card game “Shit Happens” created by Andy Breckman.
On February 21, 2020 Impractical Jokers: The Movie was released which has been in production for 2 years. Joe Gatto, along with his friends and Chris Henchy worked on the script; the latter also directed the movie. With a budget of $3 million they managed to gross over $10 in the USA.
On December 31, 2021, Joe Gatto announced his retirement from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokes. The major reason is his private life and desire to spend more time with his children.
What Is Joe Gatto Net Worth?
Joe Gatto net worth is estimated at $20 million in 2023. The major income source for Joe was his appearance in the show Impractical Jokes which he has been a part of for 10 years and 9 seasons. It is rumored that his salary reached over $1,000,000 per season.
Joe has also made some money from Impractical Jokers: The Movie.
The last source of Gatto’s income is his private performances as a comedian. People are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to have him performed and listed to his jokes.
He also endorses brands from time to time, but doesn’t consider this a stable source of income.
How Joe Gatto Spends His Money?
In 2015 Joe Gatto bought a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house in Lynbrook for $485,000 following his marriage with Bessy Gatto.
In 2018 Joe Gatto spent $2.7 million on a mega-mansion with 6 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms in Old Brookville, New York. The next year he managed to sell his property in Lynbrook for 2019 for $675,000.
Now, after his split with the wife, Joe is looking for a way to split the property too.
In the recent years Joe Gatto spends more money on his children. Before they were born, he mostly spend money on entertainment and his hobbies.
- Joe Gatto married his wife Bessy in 2013 at a private wedding ceremony. They have two kids: daughter Milana (born in 2015) and son Remington (b. 2017). In 2021 Joe announced his divorce with Bessy.
- Joe is a big fan of dogs and an advocate for the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” movement. The movement advocates to promote adoption of pets instead of buying them.
- Sometimes people confuse Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr. with a baseball player also known as Joe Gatto.
- All Joe’s dogs are named after Italian desserts: Biscotti, Cannoli, Pignoli, Napoleon, Tartufo, Zeppole and Spumoni. Pignoli is his 8th dog.
- Joe Gatto is a pescatarian: he doesn’t eat meat but eats fish. He is not a vegan.
- His father has passed away from pancreatic cancer. That’s the main reason for Joe Gatto not to drink alcohol.