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John Oliver

John William Oliver is a British-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. In 2022, John Oliver's net worth is estimated to be $19.5 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

John Oliver Net Worth

$19.5 million

Est. Range $15M - $24M

Medium Confidence

John Oliver is a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in the United Kingdom and came to wider attention for his work in the United States on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its senior British correspondent from 2006 to 2013. Oliver won three Primetime Emmy Awards for writing for The Daily Show and was the show's guest host for an eight-week period in 2013. In addition, Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle with Andy Zaltzman, with whom Oliver had previously co-hosted the radio series Political Animal, and hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013. He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Professor Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom Community, and in films, notably voice-over work in The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, and the 2019 remake of The Lion King. He became a US citizen in 2019.

Since 2014, Oliver has been the host of the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. For his work on Last Week Tonight, Oliver has won thirteen Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards and was included in the 2015 Time 100, being described as a "comedic agent of change...powerful because he isn't afraid to tackle important issues thoughtfully, without fear or apology". Oliver's work has been described as journalism or investigative journalism, a description Oliver rejects.

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