How much is Hasan Minhaj worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 23, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj is an Indian-American actor, comedian, political commentator, producer, television host, and writer. He began his career in the late 2000s as an actor and quickly rose to prominence for his incredible comedy roles in many television series and films. In 2014, he joined “The Daily Show”, which further elevated his career. For the past few years, thanks to his many talents, he has won a lot of awards and nominations. Most recently, in 2018, he signed with the giant Netflix for the production of his own show called “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”.
How Did Hasan Minhaj Get So Rich?
The actor and stand-up comedian became rich after he was offered a job on the Comedy Central television program “The Daily Show”. Prior to that, in the early 2010s, he continued to pursue a stand-up comedy career. He performed in the 2009 NBC show “Stand-up for Diversity”, where he was a finalist. He also joined the cast of many television series and realities – “The State of Georgia”, “Disaster Date”, and “Failosophy”. From all the major and recurring roles during that decade, he was able to earn a total of $5,000.
Also in the early 2010s, Hasan made his film debut in the short film “True Stories from My Crappy Childhood”. Other short films that he had roles in are “Moving Takahashi”, “Indian Spiderman”, and “The Good Son”. In 2014, he signed a contract with Comedy Central to join “The Daily Show”, for which he worked as a correspondent. He spent more than 100 episodes on the show and received a total amount of $50,000 during this time.
Why Is He So Famous?
Hasan became famous for his abilities to flourish in all of his professions. He was born on September 23, 1985. Both of his parents, Naime and Seem, are from Aligarh, a populous city in the area of Uttar Pradesh, India. His parents emigrated to Davis, California before he was born. Hasan was raised primarily by his father as his mother returned back to India to complete her medical school. Besides English, Minhaj is fluent in Urdu and Hindi. He graduated from the Davis Senior High School in 2003 and then attended the University of California, Davis.
While still in college, Minhaj watched the HBO television special “Never Scared” by comedian Chris Rock, which inspired him to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. He then began traveling to various California cities, especially San Francisco, where he performed in front of live audiences. Among other public figures that he cites as his inspirations are Ari Barker, Kevin Shea, and Walter Kamau Bell. In 2007, he got a major degree in political science, and one year later, he won an award for his stand-up comedy skills in a competition hosted by the radio station Wild 94.9.
What Makes Hasan Successful?
The association with “The Daily Show” really contributed to the success of Hasan Minhaj. Concurrently with his work for the Emmy-award winning show, in October 2015, his own one-man show called “Homecoming King”, debuted Off-Broadway. After he left “The Daily Show”, in 2017, he signed a contract with Netflix for the creation of his own show called “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”. His first stand-up comedy film (the aforementioned “Homecoming King”) also debuted on Netflix in May 2017 and earned him his first of two Peabody Awards.
His television show eventually earned him a lot of money and a Peabody Award in the category “Entertainment Honoree”. It’s highly praised for its many subjects such as American politics, Indian culture, civil rights, current events, popular culture, and more. Simultaneously with working his own web show, he also starred in many films and television series – “Rough Night”, “Most Likely To Murder”, The Spy Who Dumped Me”, and “Dads”.
Hasan Minhaj found success in many fields of the entertainment business in no time. After he graduated from the University of California, he began working as an actor, stand-up comedian, political commentator, and television host.
His work as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” further boosted his popularity and helped him produce his own Netflix talk show. As of now, his net worth exceeds $5 million and, most recently, he was listed on TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.