Stephen Merchant Net Worth

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About Stephen Merchant

Stephen James Merchant is an English comedian, writer, director, actor and presenter. As of , Stephen Merchant's estimated net worth is at least $45 Million.

Alongside Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer, co-director, and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013). With Gervais and Karl Pilkington, he hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook, and television formats; the radio version won a bronze Sony Award.

He also provided the voice of the robotic "Intelligence Dampening Core" Wheatley in the 2011 video game Portal 2. Merchant co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad (2010–2011) and co-created Lip Sync Battle (2015–present). In 2021 he starred in, co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed the 6-part comedy crime series The Outlaws.

Merchant has also performed as a stand-up comedian, which led to his writing and starring in the HBO series Hello Ladies (2013–2014), which was based on his stand-up material. He starred in his first play, Richard Bean's The Mentalists, at London's Wyndham's Theatre in 2015. He also appeared as the mutant Caliban in the superhero film Logan (2017). He has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and four British Comedy Awards.

What is Stephen Merchant's Net Worth?

As of , Stephen Merchant's estimated net worth is at least $45M. Merchant began his career performing stand-up comedy at Bristol's Comedy Box, where, he recalls, "The first week I did really well. The second week I died on my arse. I realised that stand-up was not that easy after all." He also appeared as a contestant on a 1997 episode of the TV game show Blockbusters and worked for a short time as a DJ for Radio Caroline.

Merchant met Ricky Gervais for the first time in 1997, when Gervais (in the position Head of Speech at the London radio station XFM London), hired Merchant as his assistant. Gervais later said that he had called Merchant for an interview because it was the first CV handed to him. Merchant and Gervais hosted a Saturday afternoon radio show together from January through to August 1998, when both of them left XFM as it was bought by the Capital Radio Group. In the same year, Merchant was a finalist at the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards.

Early life of Stephen Merchant

Stephen James Merchant was born in the Hanham suburb of Bristol on 24 November 1974, the son of nursery nurse Jane Elaine (née Hibbs) and plumber and builder Ronald John Merchant. He attended Hanham Secondary School and later the University of Warwick in Coventry from 1993 to 1996, where he received a 2:1 for his BA in Film and Literature.

He worked as a film reviewer on the student radio station Radio Warwick, where he began his broadcasting career. His group there included film critic James King. A number of tapes of The Steve Show have been rediscovered and distributed on various Merchant fan sites.

Self-conscious about his 201 centimetres (6 ft 7 in) height, Merchant was inspired to get into comedy by the 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) John Cleese. In 2019, he claimed that he has never met Cleese, but that his parents had recently met Cleese on a cruise ship and asked him to sign a book for Merchant; they also recorded a voicemail message on the phone in their cabin, which consisted of Cleese saying,

"Hello there Mr and Mrs Merchant, I'd be more than happy to sign your book. I was just wondering is your Stephen Merchant the same Stephen Merchant who collaborated with Ricky Gervais on The Office? Because I'm an enormous fan and please pass on my best regards." On hearing this, Merchant said, "I don't feel I need to meet him now. That's all I needed."

Favorite Quotes from Stephen Merchant

“You can only be embarrassed if you allow yourself to be embarrassed. If you embrace it and just accept that you’re kind of a klutz, and you’re able to make it into comedy gold.” – Stephen Merchant

“My twitter fans are all pretty weird. A lot of them are kind of weirdly sexually aggressive. Some of them made me laugh and then I instantly tried to forget them because I’d hate to find myself in a bar kind of drunk and accidentally use one.” – Stephen Merchant

“Even here in California with more contemporary buildings. I have a real problem with low doorframes. It’s a curse! That’s just another of the many problems I have to live with.” – Stephen Merchant

“When I get hired as an actor as opposed to a writer, one of the things that are exciting for me is doing stuff I wouldn’t normally do myself. So whether it’s a kid’s movie or a voice in animation or in this case – where I just get to be silly, it’s a different kind of comedy for me. As a performer, it’s a different pleasure than when you’re writing or directing. As a performer, you’re just in the hands of the director and you go with whatever they want to do.” – Stephen Merchant

“The reason I keep talking about a wife and saying the word wife on stage is because it seems a funny word to me. The more you say it, the more it seems to detach from that person and become this sort of abstract thing: that you would set out to find a wife, that it would be an objective like buying a new car.” – Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant Net Worth