Gilbert Gottfried Net Worth at Death (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Gilbert Gottfried Net Worth 

Gilbert Gottfried had an estimated net worth of $8 million at death. Stand-up comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried was known for his trademark screeching voice and fearless humor. He appeared in several films and television programs, including as the voice of Iago in ‘Aladdin.’ He earns most of his income from his career as an actor and comedian. 

Gilbert Gottfried was born in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. He began his stand-up career at the age of 15 and joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980. He rose to prominence after appearing in a series of memorable MTV promos, and he has since appeared in a number of films, including Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and The Aristocrats (2005).

To calculate the net worth of Gilbert Gottfried, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Gilbert Gottfried
Net Worth: $8 Million
Monthly Salary: $100 Thousand
Annual Income: $2 Million
Source of Wealth: Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor

Early Career

Gilbert Gottfried, born February 28, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York, began his stand-up career at the age of 15 when he began working at small clubs throughout the city.

He wasn’t an overnight success, but he caught the attention of Saturday Night Live producers in 1980. Gottfried joined the program’s revamped lineup as the well-known late-night comedy sketch show underwent a massive overhaul.

However, as Gottfried later recalled, his hiring almost didn’t happen. “When I met with all the producers,” he recalled, “I was surprisingly a smart-ass and self-destructive.” “‘What would you say if we offered you Saturday Night Live?'” “I said, ‘I’d do it if they fired you.'”

Unfortunately for Gottfried, his one season on Saturday Night Live was a flop. His appearances were few and far between, and he and the show parted ways at the end of the year.

Gottfried, who was still relatively unknown when he left SNL, got a huge break not long after when the newly launched MTV network hired him to do a series of improvised promos. The short spots were a huge success for the fledgling network, putting Gottfried on the radar of its young audience.

After seeing the MTV commercials, Bill Cosby requested that Gottfried audition for a role on his NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show. Gottfried appeared on the hit show several times over the next few years.

Furthermore, Gottfried, who had made his screeching and squinting his trademark by this point, appeared on Late Night With David Letterman, Hollywood Squares, The Howard Stern Show, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on a regular basis.

He said of Leno, “They’d have me come in and do these bits.” “I wouldn’t know until I got there.” They’d have me dressed as a gorilla or the Queen of England or something.”

He also hosted his own late-night movie show, USA Up All Night, for several years.

Film Work

Gottfried’s star power began to rise in the late 1980s, thanks to a string of smaller roles in a variety of films. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Problem Child (1990), Problem Child 2 (1991), and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane are among his film credits (1990). He appeared in the comedy documentary The Aristocrats in 2005.

In Disney’s animated film Aladdin, he also voiced the sarcastic parrot Iago (1992).


Gottfried’s daring comedy has sparked debate over the years. Not long after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the comedian took the stage and complained about missing his flight because he was told the plane had to “stop at the Empire State Building.” The joke was rejected by the audience.

Ten years later, in March 2011, Gottfried made headlines again when he began tweeting jokes about the devastating earthquake in Japan. As a result, Gottfried, the company’s longtime television voice for the duck mascot for Aflac insurance, was fired.

Later Work

Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes, a live recording, was released on DVD and CD in 2008, and Rubber Balls and Liquor, Gottfried’s first book, was published in 2011.

Gottfried appeared in seven TV/movie projects in 2014, including Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West and a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles incarnation.

Personal Life

Gottfried married his partner Dara Kravtiz in 2007, and they have two children.

Gottfried passed away on April 12, 2022, after a long illness.

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