Conan O' Brien is among with most popular talk show hosts and he's enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry, particularly in the late night host category. His estimated net worth is at $85 million at last count. Many people who learn about this fact are wondering how Conan came to be so incredibly rich. Did he really earn that much through his late night talk show or are there other streams of income that have helped to create such a fortune? We looked into his personal and career history to find out and here is what we discovered.
Net Worth $85 Million
Name Conan Christopher O'Brien
Born Brookline, Massachusetts
Birth Date April 18, 1963
Source of Wealth Television Host, Comedian, Writer, Podcaster And Producer
Country United States
Conan's early years
Conan's birth name is Conan Christopher O'Brien so he really didn't change his name or trade it in for a stage persona. He's the real deal and he comes across as being genuine...as in genuinely funny. Conan was the president of the Harvard Lampoon when he was a student at the ivy league institution. After graduating, he went on to become a writer for "Not Necessarily the News," a sketch comedy series. He went on to become one of the most beloved late night talk show hosts with his own TBS show "Conan."
Conan O' Brien's assets
When you take a look at the house that Conan lives in and the vehicles that he owns, it becomes clear that he used a lot of money to invest in things that would hold their value and contribute to a high net worth. Yes, assets are figured into a person's total net worth. He purchased a home that is worth an estimated $10.5 million. Just a few of the features are a stone fireplace, 20 rooms for living space, a wine room that stores 15,000 bottles of wine and it comes with floor to ceiling windows for starters. His home is packed with amenities.
His amazing collection of cars
Conan O'Brien is also into expensive cars. He has a Bugatti mouse that is reported to be valued at $1.5 million. In addition he also owns a Bugatti Veyron, a Range Rover, an Mercedes Benz, a Rolls Royce and you'll never believe which vehicle is his favorite. It's the Ford Taurus that he drives the most often.
There is no doubt that Conan O'Brien brings in a healthy annual salary. His show has been a tremendous hit and he maintains really great ratings. He's a multi-talented funny guy that people love to watch. He's not only intelligent and can carry on a good conversation, he's also a very talented comedian and his humor is for the most part appreciated by his viewing audience. It was estimated that he brings in about $12 million per year for a salary as of 2018. This was bumped up to $15 million for 2019.
Comparisons with other late night talk show hosts
Although O'Brien is bringing in about $15 million a year, he's still well below Jay Leno's $20 million annually. He is however ahead of Jimmy Fallon who only brings in $5 million per year.
He got a big boost from NBC
Conan O Brien's salary of $15 million comes from TBS, but he also has a deal for leaving NBC that is valued at $32.5 million. This is the buyout figure for the last two years that are left on his contract with NBC. As a March 1st, Jay Leno will be back on "The Tonight Show" for NBC. Another thing about Conan that really needs to be mentioned is that he's not stingy when it comes to paying the staff and pros that help to make his late night show a success. He's a savvy businessman but he's not tight when it comes to paying others who are working on his behalf.
How did Conan O'Brien achieve a net wealth of $85 million?
When we look at his career history and what he chose to spend millions of dollars of his earnings on, its obvious that he made his millions in the entertainment industry. The multi-talented writer, comedian and talk show host makes millions a year and he also makes good investments in things that don't lose their value. It will be interesting the see how much his net worth goes up in the next five years.
Written by Dana Hanson
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