Russell Brand Net Worth
Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, author, radio host and activist who was born on 4th June, 1975. Brand is well known as a host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth, and is recognized for his role in St. Trinian’s and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Brand was born in Grays, Essex, England to Barbara Elizabeth and his father Ronald Henry Brand who was a photographer and was only a child of his parents. When he was just six months old, his parents separated from each other and his mother raised him up. Brand had a very worse childhood, at the age of 7, his tutor misused him and when he was of 8 and 9, his mother suffered from uterine cancer and breast cancer respectively. At the age of 14, Brand to face bulimia nervosa and after 2 years, he left home because he didn’t have good relation with his mother’s partner.
Between 14 and 15, he had a good life and he gave his first theatre performance in Bugsy Malone produced by a school. Brand studied at Grays School Media Arts College and in the year 1991, he was selected by Italia Conti Academy where Essex County Council paid his first year’s fee. However, the college banned him for using drugs and low attendance.
In the year 2000, Brand gave his performance at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and ended up being fourth. However, he was successful to grab the attention of Nigel Klarfled, an agent of Bound and Gagged Comedy Ltd. In the same year, he performed his debut at Edinburgh through Pablo Diablo’s Cryptic Triptych along with ventriloquist Mark Felgate and Shappi Khorsandi. Following the year, he did his single show Better Now where he portrayed his own story during drug addiction. In 2005, he performed his another show Eroticised Humour.
In the year 2000, Brand hosted his first show on MTV. He also hosted different TV shows like Dancefloor Chart moving to different clubs in Britain and Ibiza, and appeared in Select, a tea-time request show. However, MTV fired Brand as he went to work as Osama bin Laden just after the 11 September 2001 attacks and taking his drug partner to the studio. In the year 2002, he appeared in RE:Brand, a documentary and comedy TV show that was written and hosted by himself. In the year 2004, he presented Big Brother’s Eforum which was aired on E4. Likewise, he hosted all the series of Big Brothers, but denied to host Big Brother 8 which helped to earn his net worth.
In the mid 2006, he went back to MTV and appeared as an anchor of 1 Leicester Square along with guests like Tom Cruise, Uma Thurman, The Mighty Boosh and Boy George. He also hosted a TV show named Russell Brand’s Got Issues which came on E4. However, the show didn’t go well and he changed the name to Russell Brand Show and moved to Channel 4. Besides, he has also hosted various award functions like NME Awards 2006, 2007 BRIT Awards. He also appeared on Comic Relief and he hosted UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, London.
Beside hosting TV shows, Brand appeared in different movies like St Trinian’s as Flash Harry. In the year 2008, he was casted in three movies: Penelope, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bedtime Stories. Besides, he has provided his voice to the notable character ‘Dr. Nefario’ in an animated movie “Despicable Me” and its franchise; “Despicable Me 2”. In the year 2012, he had a cameo role in Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Russell Brand has been successful to earn lots of money through TV shows and movies. He also has purchased an accommodation worth $2,200,000 at Hollywood Hills, California along with home at Los Feliz that worth $3,250,000. Besides, he drives luxurious cars like Mercedes Benz S Class and Range Rover. All these factors have helped him to make his net worth of $18 million US dollars.
Must Know Facts about Russell Brand
Real Name: Russell Edward Brand
Date of Birth: 4th June, 1975
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Author, Radio Host and Activist
Height: 6′ 1″
Married: Katy Perry (Married: 2010, Divorced: 2012), Laura Gallacher (Married: 2017)
Children: Mabel Brand
Facebook: 3.7M Fans in Facebook
Instagram: 435.3K Followers in Instagram
Twitter: 12.3M Followers in Twitter
Net Worth: $18 Million