How much is Eddie Izzard worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million
|Date of Birth:||February 7, 1962|
About Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962 and is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and activist with an estimated net worth of $20 million. Izzard is known for his loose, improvisational comic style. He delivers monologues that give way to flights of absurdity and lengthy tangents. Heavily influenced by legendary sketch group Monty Python, he has both filled in for the late Graham Chapman during live Python performances and been called the “lost Python” by member John Cleese.
Eddie Izzard was born in Yemen in 1962, but moved to both Ireland and Wales before settling in England to attend the University of Sheffield. It was here that he first began to perform stand-up, starting out as a street performer during the 1980s. In 1987, Izzard was making his club debut at London’s Comedy Store.
By the early ’90s, Izzard had already become an extremely popular comic in England. He won the British Comedy Award for Top Stand-up in 1993 for his first comedy special, Live at the Ambassadors.
Izzard continued to perform stand-up throughout the 1990s. However it was the American audiences which he wished to crack. He did so with his 1999 special Dress to Kill. The show went on earn him two Emmys in 2000, one for the performance and other for the writing. He continued to perform stand-up to massive crowds in the 2000s, resulting in a show at Wembley Stadium in 2009.
In addition to comedy, Izzard is an accomplished actor. He’s performed on stage in the premiere of David Mamet’s The Cryptogram in 1994 and a Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 2003, for which he received a Tony nomination. He’s also played comedian Lenny Bruce in Lenny.
In 2006, Izzard was cast as the lead in the FX drama series The Riches opposite actress Minnie Driver. Though the show received critical acclaim, it was ultimately canceled after two seasons on the air.
Izzard has also acted in a number of film roles, including The Avengers (1998), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Mystery Men (1999), All the Queens Men (2001), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) and Ocean’s 13 (2007), among others.
To get to know the man more intimately then there is a good Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube with Eddie Izzard as his guest on the show.
In 2020, Izzard ran 31 marathons, and performed 31 stand-up gigs, in the 31 days of January 2021 raising £275,000 for charities, including Fareshare and Walking With The Wounded. As of 2023, Eddie Izzard’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Izzard presented the medals to the athletes who had won the 800m T54 race, including gold medalist David Weir.
In 2009, he completed a seven week, 1,100-mile marathon run across Britain to raise money for Sport Relief.
Tours and Specials:
- Live at the Ambassadors (1993)
- Unrepeatable (1994)
- Definite Article (1996)
- Glorious (1997)
- Dress to Kill (1999)
- Circle (2000)
- Sexie (2003)
- Stripped (2008)
- Live From Wembley (2009)
- Stripped Too (2010)
- Live at Madison Square Garden (2011)
- Force Majeure (2013)
- Wunderbar (2022)