Having risen through the ranks to become one of the most successful American comedians in contemporary times, Kathy Griffin’s net worth has been brought up for discussion regularly among fans as well as the media who endlessly seek to know just how much she has made since her career began. Griffin, who is also an actress, has had a long career spanning across three decades. During this time, she has won over millions of fans and has established herself as one of the most hard-working ‘funny women’ in the comedy business. She has won different accolades and awards in recognition of her creative work.
Considering her incredibly successful career as a comedian and actress, it is expected that Kathy Griffin’s net worth should be a large chunk. But exactly how does she make her money? Did she make all her money from comedy and acting alone or are there other sources of income she banks on? Also, how does she go about spending all the money that she makes? Is she frugal with her money or does she spend a lot? Let’s find out all the answers.
How Did Kathy Griffin Build Her Wealth?
Evidently, Kathy Griffin makes money from comedy. This is, in fact, her number one source of income. Griffin became a top earner in the comedy business in the late ’90s when she started releasing hit specials for TV and has remained at that level ever since. She has sold millions of comedy albums, raking in a lot of money in the process. The comedian is also respected for the way she sells out shows.
Griffin also made money as a reality TV star. In 2005, she created and starred in her own reality show titled Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The show ran from 2005 till 2010 and was a hit around America. In fact, she won Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on the show. Of course, with her bankability as both an actress and a comic, Griffin can’t be considered a D-lister any more.
As an actress, Kathy Griffin also raked in a lot of money from her different appearances on TV series and feature movies. Some of her movies include Four Rooms in 1995, Can’t Stop Dancing in 1997, The Intern in 1999, Run Ronnie Run! in 2002, and many others. So far, she has starred in approximately 80 films and series.
Apart from entertainment, Kathy Griffin is also into real estate. As a matter of fact, she has properties around Bel Air and Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California.
How Much is Kathy Griffin’s Net Worth?
Kathy Griffin has raked in quite a lot of money from her career so far. Having achieved so much success as a comedian and actress, Kathy Griffin’s net worth is expected to be quite impressive due to her status in the industry. Like many comedians on her level, Kathy Griffin commands respect with her ability to sell-out shows and rake in enormous amounts of money. So, what is Kathy Griffin’s net worth?
At the moment, Kathy Griffin’s net worth has been pegged at about $30 million by different sources. In the 102nd episode of the podcast How to Be Amazing Podcast with Michael Ian Black, Griffin commented that she had about $32 million saved for herself. It’s no wonder several sources have been giving her the round figure net worth of $30 million.
What Does The Comedian Spend Her Millions On?
Kathy Griffin loves living well and this involves spending quite a lot of money to live in an impressive house. Sources reveal that she bought her current residence located in Bel Air for a whopping $10.5 million. The building is a 13,000 square foot mansion and was purchased in 2019. With a house like that, no doubt she had to pay for some renovations before she moved in. But that isn’t the only spectacular thing about the house.
Griffin was able to buy the house (and renovations) without taking out a mortgage for it. In the same podcast episode of How to Be Amazing Podcast with Michael Ian Black, she remarked that she had made a few of her comedians jealous of her spending abilities. According to her, Ray Romano once told her, “You bought this house with dick jokes.”
The comedian also loves traveling and spends quite a lot of time traveling privately in jets. But even with this fabulous lifestyle, she still manages to be frugal when she can. For example, rather than pay for food on top of the private flight (which could make the total cost get up to $50,000), Kathy Griffin carries her food onboard the flight.
As expected, the comedian spends quite a fortune in paying the staff who maintain her big home. Also, Griffin also loves looking classy and apparently spends a lot on her upkeep.