Since she made her debut in the year 2007, signed up to become a professional comedian and is living her lifelong dream, Iliza Shlesinger has been racking up several successes and accomplishments as a comic. From winning NBC’s Last Comic Standing to working with comedy icon, Lewis Black, Iliza Shlesinger’s net worth has grown in size with each passing year as she adds more feathers to her comedy cap.
From comedy shows, specials and other ventures, Iliza has built a comfortable financial life for herself through her talent as a comedian. Let’s take a look at her net worth, how she makes her money and other fun facts below.
What is Iliza Shlesinger’s Net Worth?
According to the popular website, celebritynetworth.com, Iliza Shlesinger’s net worth is around an estimated $1 million. However, observers believe the comedian/actress is worth significantly more, due to the fact she has been in the industry since 2007 and has recorded financial successes like $1 million in income in 2015 alone.
Industry trackers suggest that the Manhattan-born comedienne’s net worth should fall between $3 -5 million at the very least, a result of her long career that includes national tours and TV shows.
How Does She Make Her Money?
Having established the range of Iliza Shlesinger’s net worth, here is a look at how she makes her money. One of the primary ways she earns and makes her money is through a running deal with the giant streaming company, Netflix, which has seen her record and produce at least four specials for the company. Her first special for Netflix, War Paint was released in 2013 and since then, she has released several others like Confirmed Kills, Freezing Hot and Elder Millennial.
Aside from her deal with Netflix, Iliza is also an actress who has appeared in a couple of movies and TV shows such as Deadbeat, Forever 31, Girlboss, Instant Family, SuperCool and Wonderland.
While her career in the acting department is not a very long one, the actress has made a significant portion of her net worth by hosting a couple of TV shows. One of them is the dating show, Excused, which she hosted between 2011 and 2013. During those two years, Iliza hosted 230 episodes. She also hosted the comedy/game show, Separation Anxiety in 2016 and she had her own late-night talk show, Truth & Iliza for a brief period in 2017.
Aside from her works in front of a camera, Iliza Shlesinger’s net worth has also come from her work as a writer for Heavy.com, hosting a podcast Truth and Iliza. She has also earned considerably from her live shows, which she has performed extensively around the country. Added to all of that, she is a published author of the book, Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity.
Iliza Shlesinger’s Biography
Iliza was born on the 22nd of February, 1983 in Manhattan, New York to a Jewish family. Although she was born in New York, she was raised in Dallas, Texas where she began and completed her education at Greenhill School. At Greenhill, her interest in comedy began and she joined the school’s improv team.
Before she entered college, she performed with ComedySportz, remaining a part of the group while she attended the University of Kansas for her first year of college. Eventually, she transferred to Emerson College in Boston where she studied Film while also working with one of the school’s comedy groups, Jimmy’s Traveling All-Stars.
Iliza Shlesinger got her big break after she competed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, becoming the first woman and the youngest to win the reality show. Before the win, she competed and won Myspace’s So You Think You’re Funny contest and had recorded appearances in Comedy Central Presents, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Bryon Allen’s Comics Unleashed and a couple of others.
Personal Life of Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza is a married woman and she has been married to the celebrated chef, Noah Galuten since the 12th of May, 2018. The two reportedly met in July 2016 on a dating website and began a relationship that lasted for a year before they got engaged in 2017.
Her husband, Noah, is a chef whose parents are Albhy Galuten, a musician and composer and Nancy Lyons, a garden designer. Before she got married to Noah, Iliza was reportedly in a relationship with a man named Bret Ernst.