Trevor Noah Net Worth

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Trevor Noah Net Worth

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About Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, television host, and political commentator. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. As of , Trevor Noah's estimated net worth is at least 100 Million USD. Trevor Noah earns more than $15M a year.

Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career in South Africa in 2002. He had several hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and was the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa's iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he hosted the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which he created and aired on M-Net and DStv.

In 2014, Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and in 2015 succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart. His autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016. He hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021.

What is Trevor Noah's Net Worth?

As of , Trevor Noah's estimated net worth is at least $100M. In 2002, Noah had a small role on an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo. He later hosted his own radio show Noah's Ark on Gauteng's leading youth-radio station, YFM.

He dropped his radio show and acting to focus on comedy, and has performed with South African comedians such as: David Kau, Kagiso Lediga, Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton, and Nik Rabinowitz, international comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Carl Barron, Dan Ilic, and Paul Zerdin, and as the opening act for American comedian Gabriel Iglesias in November 2007 and Canadian comedian Russell Peters on his South African tour.

Noah has won various awards, including an MTV Africa Music Award and a Primetime Emmy Award from eleven nominations. He was named one of "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world.

Early life of Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah was born on 20 February 1984 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. His father, Robert, is of Swiss-German ancestry, and his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is Xhosa. Noah's mother is a devout Christian and regular churchgoer.

Under apartheid legislation, Noah's mother was classified as Black, and his father was classified as White. Noah himself was classified as Colored. At the time of his birth, his parents' interracial relationship was illegal, which Noah highlights in his autobiography. Interracial sexual relations and marriages were not decriminalized until a year after his birth, when the Immorality Act was amended in 1985.

Patricia and her mother, Nomalizo Frances Noah, raised Trevor in the black township of Soweto. Noah went to Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic primary and high school in Johannesburg.

Favorite Quotes from Trevor Noah

“In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy.” – Trevor Noah
“I’ve come to learn as an adult that love is a hell of a drug. It’s one of the most dangerous things that human beings can have. It’s also one of the most beautiful things that human beings can possess because love, on one hand, gives you the ability to care for a human being sometimes more than you would care for yourself. Love, unfortunately, sometimes gives you the ability to forgive somebody and blind yourself to the truth.” – Trevor Noah
“As an outsider myself, I always mixed myself with different groups…I’ve never been afraid to go into a different space and relate to those people because I don’t have a place where I belong and that means I belong everywhere.” – Trevor Noah
“Comedy is a great tool. We [comics] are trying to find ways to use humor to enlighten people without preaching to them.” – Trevor Noah
“I speak English, obviously, Afrikaans, which is a derivative of Dutch that we have in South Africa. And then I speak African languages. So I speak Zulu. I speak Xhosa. I speak Tswana. And I speak Tsonga. So I’m trying to make that officially my seventh language. And then, hopefully, I can learn Spanish.” – Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Net Worth