Will Ferrell - Famous Television Producer

Will Ferrell Net Worth


Famous comedian, actor, and writer, Will Ferrell has a net worth of $160 million dollars, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Ferrell has earned his fortune through his successful career in movies, earning over $20 million for a single film at times.

Key facts:

  • Will Ferrell is an American comedian, actor, and writer who is known for his numerous successful comedic movies and his seven-year stint as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
  • He became incredibly popular on SNL due to his hilarious impersonations of George W. Bush, Harry Caray, Robert Goulet, James Lipton, and more.
  • Ferrell's first lead role was in the 2003 film Old School, which was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, earning him a nomination for Best Comedic Performance at the MTV Movie Awards.
  • He continued to star in major films such as Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and more, earning him as much as $20+ million for a single film.
  • In 2016, Ferrell successfully showed off his aptitude for dramatic acting in the film Stranger Than Fiction, while also continuing to produce box office hits, including sequels to his past blockbusters.

Basic Information About Will Ferrell

CategoryCelebrities โ€บ Actors
ProfessionsActor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Impressionist, Voice Actor, Singer
Net worth$160,000,000
Date of birth1967-07-16 (56 years old)
Place of birthIrvine
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksOften plays childish, immature characters
Often appears either naked or shirtless in his movies
Wild curly blond hair and blue eyes
Towering height and slender frame
SpouseViveca Paulin - (12 Augustย 2000 - present)ย (3 children)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Social Mediaโ†—๏ธŽ Wikipedia โ†—๏ธŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Will Ferrell win?


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Will Ferrell awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Audience Award - NomineeHustlers2019
MTV Movie Award - Best Comedic PerformanceNomineeOld School2003
CIC Award - Best Original SongNomineeEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga2021
Hugo - Best Dramatic Presentation - Long FormNomineeEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga2021
Kids' Choice Award - Favorite Movie ActorNomineeEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga2021
People's Choice Award - Favorite Comedy Movie StarNomineeEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga2020
Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie ChemistryNomineeThe Other Guys2011
MTV Movie Award - Best Comedic PerformanceNomineeGet Hard2016
MTV Movie Award - Best KissWinnerTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2007
Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: ComedyWinnerTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2007
American Comedy Award - Best Comedy Actor - FilmWinnerAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues2014
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema - NomineeAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues2014
MTV Movie Award - Best FightNomineeAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues2014
Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: ComedyWinnerBlades of Glory2007
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalNomineeStranger Than Fiction2007
Satellite Award - Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalNomineeStranger Than Fiction2006
MTV Movie Award - Best Comedic PerformanceNomineeAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2005
Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: ComedyNomineeAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2005
Blimp Award - Favorite Butt KickerNomineeMegamind2011
MTV Movie Award - Best Comedic PerformanceNomineeElf2004
Blimp Award - Favorite Movie ActorWinnerDaddy's Home2016
Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor: ComedyNomineeDaddy's Home2016
Razzie Award - Worst ActorNomineeKicking & Screaming2006
Blimp Award - Favorite Movie ActorNomineeDaddy's Home 22018
Blimp Award - Favorite VillainNomineeZoolander 22017
MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen DuoNomineeThe Campaign2013
Razzie Award - Worst Screen CoupleWinnerBewitched2006
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Comedy SeriesNomineeDead to Me2020
TV Guide Award - Breakout Star of the YearNomineeSaturday Night Live2001
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesNomineeDrunk History2020
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesNomineeDrunk History2019
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesNomineeDrunk History2018
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesNomineeDrunk History2016
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesNomineeI Love You, America2019
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Variety Sketch SeriesNomineeI Love You, America2018

Will Ferrell roles

Movie / Series Role
Wedding CrashersChazz Reinhold (uncredited)
Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryMustafa
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeMustafa
The Lego MovieLord Business / President Business / The Man Upstairs (voice)
Old SchoolFrank
The InternshipMattress Salesman (uncredited)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaWriter
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaLars Erickssong
The Other GuysAllen Gamble
Step BrothersWriter
Step BrothersWriter
Step BrothersBrennan Huff
Get HardJames
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyWriter
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyRicky Bobby
Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesWriter
Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesWriter
Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesRon Burgundy
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyRon Burgundy
Land of the LostDr. Rick Marshall
The Lego Movie 2: The Second PartPresident Business / Dad
Stranger Than FictionHarold Crick
Blades of GloryChazz Michael Michaels
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyWriter
MegamindMegamind (voice)
Holmes & WatsonSherlock Holmes
Daddy's HomeBrad Whitaker
Between Two Ferns: The MovieWill Ferrell
Kicking & ScreamingPhil Weston
Daddy's Home 2Brad
Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackFederal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
Zoolander 2Jacobim Mugatu
The CampaignRep. Camden 'Cam' Brady
BewitchedJack Wyatt / Darrin
A Night at the RoxburyWriter
A Night at the RoxburySteve Butabi
The ProducersFranz Liebkind
Semi-ProJackie Moon
Starsky & HutchBig Earl (uncredited)
Drunk ParentsBum (uncredited)
The HouseScott Johansen
Curious GeorgeTed - Man with the Yellow Hat (voice)
DickBob Woodward
Everything Must GoNick Halsey
SuperstarSky Corrigan / Jesus
Impractical Jokers: The MovieMiami Restaurant Guy #4 (as William Ferrell)

Will Ferrell's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundyย (2004)$7,000,000
Kicking & Screamingย (2005)$20,000,000
Bewitchedย (2005)$20,000,000
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobbyย (2006)$20,000,000
Semi-Proย (2008)$20,000,000
Land of the Lostย (2009)$20,000,000

Will Ferrell's Quotes

  • I'm not really an exhibitionist. I'm drawn to the outrageous stuff because it's fun, not because it's some deep compulsion. I'm no tortured, anger-stoked, deeply neurotic comic. Just a pretty low-key normal guy. A, "Hey, the glass is half-full", kind of a guy. But please keep it quiet, or I may never work again.
  • I often don't think a lot about the ramifications of anything I do.
  • There's just something about yelling that's funny to me.
  • [on being a comic]: I attribute it to growing up in safe, boring suburbia in California. I wasn't beaten up by anyone, there was a really low crime rate. There was really nothing to do except think of funny things.
  • It was a gradual rise that started on SNL. I went from being the guy who did the cheer-leading thing, to the guy who plays the president to, "Hey, that's Will Ferrell!" I saw that happen then in terms of films, and it was really Old School (2003) that got me a real lead part. It was a scary thing when I left SNL (in 2003), but then "Old School" came out, and then Elf (2003) happened the same year, and now Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006).

Will Ferrell's photos

The Comedic Genius of Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell is one of the most well-known and beloved comedians in todayโ€™s entertainment industry. His incredible sense of humor has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, and his filmography is chock-full of classic comedy movies that most people could recite lines from off the top of their head.

What is Will Ferrell known for?

Ferrellโ€™s career began in 1991 when he joined The Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improvisational comedy troupe. He developed his skills as an improviser before becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member in 1995. During his seven-year stint, Ferrell became known for his impressions of well-known personalities, such as President George W. Bush, Janet Reno, and Alex Trebek, among others.

He eventually transitioned into Hollywood and has since been the star in more than twenty comedy movies, including โ€œElf,โ€ โ€œTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,โ€ โ€œStep Brothers,โ€ โ€œAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,โ€ and โ€œThe Other Guys.โ€

Early Life and Education

Will Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, on July 16, 1967, to Betty Kay Ferrell, a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr., who worked as a musician. When his parents divorced at just eight years old due to his fatherโ€™s traveling for performances and sporadic income, Ferrell never had an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. He attended Culverdale Elementary School and later went to University High School where he played football, basketball, and soccer.

Despite having ambitions to have a โ€˜normal life,โ€™ the young Ferrell soon discovered humor as a creative outlet during his high school years. Together with a friend, Ferrell created hilarious voices for their daily school announcements and even performed a couple of comedic skits during talent shows. By graduation, he became voted โ€˜best personalityโ€™ by his senior classmates.

After high school, he joined the University of Southern California to pursue his sporting career while majoring in Sports Broadcasting. He became known on campus for his pranks and stunts that often earned him some money. After graduating, he tried stand-up comedy but later found his way to the famed comedy group The Groundlings.

Saturday Night Live

Ferrell debuted on โ€œSaturday Night Liveโ€ in 1995 and quickly became an integral part of the showโ€™s cast. He was a standout from the get-go for his on-point celebrity impressions and original comedic characters. Ferrell played regular roles on SNL that included playing President Bush announcing that he was running for office again and Craig Buchanan, a male cheerleader.

Ferrell became one of SNLโ€™s favorite hosts; he has hosted the show five times since leaving SNL as part of the coveted โ€˜Five Timersโ€™ club. In a poll carried out by SNL in 2014, Will was voted the โ€˜Best SNL Cast Member of All Time,โ€™ beating out even Eddie Murphy.

Salary Highlights

At some points in his career, Ferrell has been one of the highest-paid actors globally, particularly during his 2005 blockbuster rolls in movies like โ€œKicking & Screaming,โ€ โ€œBewitched,โ€ and โ€œThe Producers.โ€ For every movie, Ferrell reportedly made over $20 million for his role.

Other Ventures

In 2007 Ferrell co-founded an internet-based comedy site called โ€œFunny or Die.โ€ The website has since generated many hilarious and viral videos.

He founded a production company, โ€œGloria Sanchez Productions,โ€ in 2014 to focus on producing films that center on women. The independent production company has worked on several well-known movies, including โ€œBooksmart,โ€ โ€œHustlers,โ€ and โ€œThe Hustle.โ€

Personal Life

Ferrell has been married to fellow actress Vivica Paulin since 200. The couple has three children, Magnus, Mattias, and Axel. Ferrell is a big sports fan, with Oakland Aโ€™s and LA Lakers being his favorite teams.

Real Estate

Ferrell owns a lot of real estate, including homes in Hawaii, California, New York, and Sweden.

What is Will Ferrellโ€™s net worth?

According to celebritynetworth.com, Will Ferrellโ€™s net worth is $160 million dollars. His earnings look set to increase steadily as his acting career shows no signs of slowing down. Alongside his film work, he also runs his production house โ€˜Gary Sanchezโ€™ โ€“ which means we can expect even more excellent content from the enduring comic icon.

In summary, Ferrellโ€™s incredible wit and acting skills have proven his continued success in the entertainment industry through the years. Despite being one of Hollywoodโ€™s most successful actors, he remains down-to-earth and humorous โ€“ undoubtedly a rare gem.

Interesting Facts about Will Ferrell

  1. Lives in Los Angeles, Bend, Oregon and New York City.
  2. Attended and graduated from University High School in Irvine, California in 1986.
  3. His father, Lee Ferrell, was a longtime keyboardist and saxophonist for The Righteous Brothers.
  4. Attended and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information.
  5. Celebrity impersonations include Alex Trebek, Jesse Ventura, Charlton Heston, Mark McGwire, George W. Bush, Janet Reno, Harry Caray and (perhaps most famously) James Lipton.
  6. Older brother of Patrick Ferrell.
  7. His wife, Viveca Paulin, is Swedish.
  8. Became Saturday Night Live (1975)'s highest paid cast member ever in 2001. Producers were desperate to keep him, resulting in a salary of over $350,000.
  9. Final appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975) on May 18, 2002, followed by career move into full-time movie-acting.
  10. He can be heard (uncredited) in the movie Kingpin (1996) in the background during the final bowling scene between Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson's characters shouting, "Ernie, you're the man!".
  11. (April 21, 2003) Competed at the Boston Marathon. His official time was 4 hours, 2 minutes and 29 seconds.
  12. He and his wife Viveca Paulin ran the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2003.
  13. He and his wife Viveca Paulin ran in the New York City Marathon in 2001, finishing together in 5 hours, 1 minute and 56 seconds.
  14. Is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.
  15. Studied at USC in the hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster. He graduated and interned at NBC Sports, but then drew laughs after ad-libbing a joke on-air during one of his broadcasting courses and switched to comedy.
  16. Was not a class clown in high school but a scholar and an athlete.
  17. Son, Magnus Paulin Ferrell, born on March 7, 2004. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.
  18. Was voted the 3rd funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly.
  19. Has played NWA-TNA announcer Don West on Saturday Night Live (1975).
  20. His style is unique among modern movie funnymen, a majority of whom have some sort of background in stand-up comedy. Ferrell's humor is character-driven and his genius lies in his improvised riffs from the minds of his typically cracked characters. His appearances on talk shows are often awkward, as he is uncomfortable appearing in public as himself.

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