John Mulaney's Net Worth May Surprise You

Comedian John Mulaney knew he was funny from a very young age. At just seven years old, the Chicago native began performing with a children's sketch group called The Rugrats (via UCB Comedy). Mulaney continued to build up his talents until he joined an improv group while studying at Georgetown University that helped kickstart his career (via CBS News). He recalled, "While I was here, I was doing improv comedy in an improv group called, 'The Georgetown Players Improv Group.' The director was a guy named Nick Kroll. He was a senior and he cast me in the group. Had I not met Nick that day — and then met Mike Birbiglia, another incredible comedian who's helped me out so much — it really would have been a different path."

After graduating from Georgetown, Mulaney moved to New York with Kroll to pursue a career as a comedian and an actor. He landed a job at Comedy Central as an office assistant where he worked on the series "I Love the '30s."

John Mulaney is a man of many talents

After his brief stint at Comedy Central, John Mulaney landed his first big gig as a writer on "Saturday Night Live" in 2008 (via Cinema Blend). He wrote for the show for four seasons and later became one of the show's most popular hosts. He hosted the comedy sketch series for the first time in 2018 and is only one episode away from joining the exclusive "Five-Timers Club" (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). In between writing for "SNL" and becoming one of its most popular hosts, Mulaney worked to establish a name for himself outside of the powerhouse program.

In 2012 he released his hilarious one-hour Comedy Central special "New In Town" which performed well with critics and helped grow the comedian's following (via Entertainment Weekly). Mulaney later released the acclaimed stand-up specials "The Comeback Kid", "Kid Gorgeous", and "John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch." According to the Hollywood Reporter, the comedian signed a deal with Comedy Central to release two more "Sack Lunch Bunch" comedy specials.

In addition to his stand-up comedy work, Mulaney has also achieved success as an actor. He frequently partners with his longtime friend and fellow comedian Nick Kroll. The duo has worked together on "Documentary Now!", "Kroll Show" and most notably "Big Mouth" (via IMDb). Mulaney has also had roles in the Apple TV+ series "Dickinson", Marvel's "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" and the soon-to-be-released "Cinderella" remake.

With all that hard work, it's no surprise that, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Mulaney is worth $6 million dollars as of 2021.