|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Birthday:||Sep 23, 1978|
|Age:||44 years old|
|Height:||6 feet (185cm)|
|Occupation:||TV-presenter, comedian, Actor, Producer, Voice Actor|
|Last Updated:||June, 2023|
Karl Pilkington, born on 23rd September 1978 is a British television producer. He is popularly known as a TV producer but he is also a radio producer, comedian, actor, and author. Being multi-talented has seen him take his net worth to about $4,000,000 in 2021.
Pilkington currently makes around $ 300,000 so his wealth is likely to increase in the coming years. He describes his childhood as unconventional having dropped at school at only 15. His unconventional upbringing is what probably inspired him to be a journalist. Despite dropping out of school at 15 to become a printer, he has managed to become successful in his field and increase his net worth over the years.
How Did Karl Pilkington Become Rich?
Karl Pilkington became rich when he started out his career as a radio presenter in Xfm radio. During this time, he was the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s radio program and gained a lot of popularity. After being a producer for some time, he was invited by Gervais and Merchant to comment and that is how he rose to fame.
After being on the radio, he made his first appearance on television in 2010. It was a travel documentary called ‘An Idiot Abroad‘ and this is how his television career started. Apart from appearing on television for a travel documentary, Pilkington has also done movies and TV series like the TV series called Derek, Chingari, and Invention of Lying.
The television appearance was what made him realize and pursue his comedy career. Many people know him as the funnyman after giving his voice on the Gervais show podcast and even on different brand ads.
Due to his vast experience in acting, radio, television, and comedy, Pilkington is also an author. He has written books such as The Moaning Life and An Idiot Abroad. His combination of different careers has made him gain popularity in showbiz and become rich from different sources of income.
What Is Karl Pilkington Net Worth?
Karl Pilkington has a net worth of $ 4,000,000. He has accumulated from his average income of about $ 300,000 per year. His net worth has grown over the years since he gets income from multiple sources.
His first break to wealth was when he joined radio. He started as a radio presenter working behind the scenes. After that, he becomes a voice in radio and this is what exposed him to the public becoming a renowned radio producer.
Pilkington has also made from television that has further increased his net worth. In 2010, he created a travel documentary that was named “An Idiot Abroad”. This is the big break for him in television. The documentary helped him to earn from television shows and he later featured in movies that helped him to earn money in the coming years.
Just like any other celebrity, Pilkington also earns from advertisements. His comedy has made him receive brand endorsements where he has been used as a voice for many brands. He has increased his net worth by adding his voice to Vodafone, Unilever, Freeview, and Sony PSP.
He has also earned the many awards that he has received over the years. The awards vary from comedy, radio, and television awards. Some of the awards include: Sony Radio Academy awards, Music Presentation Award, and Entertainment Award.
Pilkington also makes money from the books he has written. He turned the 2010 documentary, “An Idiot Abroad” into a book. He has since written other books such as Happyslapped by a Jellyfish and The World of Karl Pilkington that have increased his net worth.
How Karl Pilkington Spends His Money?
Karl Pilkington has spent a lot of money on his four-bedroom home. His home is currently valued at $ 2,000,000 and it is currently the largest asset that he owns. The house comes with a state-of-the-art cinema room and is located in a good neighborhood. Some of the millionaires’ neighbors include Tony Pulis, Harry Redknapp, and pundit Graeme Souness.
Unlike other celebrities that own luxury cars and designer clothes, Pilkington is rather conservative. The only luxurious property that he owns is his home. He rarely spends money on other luxurious things that the majority of celebrities spend money on.
He used to live in a small apartment with his partner Suzanne and he has admitted that he owns only a few clothes. This is to say that Karl Pilkington lives a rather modest lifestyle when compared to other celebrities. Even after buying his new four-bedroom home, he has admitted that he does not hire help for cleaning. He uses his vox mop to clean the home saving money that could have been used on cleaning.
- Pilkington has been with his long-term partner Suzanne for over 30 years. They are not married but they have been in a long-term relationship. Initially, Suzanne wanted to have kids but Pilkington did not want any. However, they both decided not to have kids.
- He left the TV series, Derek, unexpectedly despite attracting a lot of love from fans. After a lot of speculations, it was said that the hat that he was supposed to wear on the series might be the reason why he decided to leave the show.
- Karl Pilkington has a very small wardrobe. He likes to wear casual outfits and that is what he has in his wardrobe. In an interview, he said that he has 5 cargo pants and 5 jumpers. He lives a modest and minimalist lifestyle so this should not come as a surprise to his fans.
- Pilkington is a natural comedian. He is known to make witty commentaries and humor come naturally to him. That is why he has been so good in radio and podcasts because his commentary always leaves people laughing.