How much is Katt Williams worth now?
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 2, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Katt Williams
Katt Williams is known as Micah Sierra Williams, He was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1971, he goes by his nickname “Katt”. Raised in Dayton, he did well in his studies earning good grades and academic honors but discontinued school to pursue comedy. When he was thirteen years of age he emancipated from home relocated to Florida. Katt Williams is an artist that has excelled in different fields in the entertainment industry. He has been successful as a stand-up comedian, singer, actor, and rapper, He has eight children having adopted seven of them.
Katt Williams Legal Problems
Throughout his career, Katt Williams has had multiple run-ins with the police and court system. He was arrested in 2006 when a stolen gun was found in his luggage at a Los Angeles airport, for which he was fined and sentenced to three years probation. In 2010, he was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal trespass after being accused of stealing money and jewelry from a home in Georgia. He was arrested again in 2011 in conjunction with an assault on a tractor driver in Los Angeles, and again in 2012 for allegedly beating a man with a bottle on board his tour bus.
In addition to his arrests, Williams had to end two performances early in November of 2012 (just prior to his arrest in connection with the tour bus incident): the first after jumping off a stage in Denver to confront a heckler in the audience, and the second after being taken off stage by security in California, again for getting into it with a heckler. One audience member from the California show filed a class action lawsuit against Williams to be compensated for the cost of his ticket.
In 2014 Williams and Suge Knight were arrested for stealing a photographer’s camera. He avoided jail time by pleading no contest. On Feb 28, 2016 Williams and his entourage were accused of stealing cell phones. The next day Williams was arrested on a misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching an employee at a pool supply store. A few weeks late on March 8, 2016 Williams was arrested for threatening to kill his bodyguard. A few weeks later on March 11, 2016 Williams was videotaped fighting with a teenager in an altercation he allegedly started.
Why Is He So Famous?
The first time Katt Williams did a live show he was underage. He performed at an improvisation bar and the audience liked him. After his first performance, Williams started doing his shows in clubs in Oklahoma and Oakland where he worked on his comic styles and comic delivery cracking good humor.
By 1999, Katt Williams had become established as an icon in the field of stand-up comedy. He performed on various stages such as “The Improv”, “The Icehouse”,” The Hollywood Park Casino”, and “The Comedy Club”. Within a short period of time, his performances became a regular routine on BET and he graced shows such as “Comic View”.
In 2006, Katt Williams did his first special comedy show. That same year he appeared in two other stand-up specials, that were for HBO. In 2007 he got a role as a stand-up comedian in the movie “American Hustle”. This made him became an established mainstream comedian as his fame increased and he gained a strong fan base. As he increasingly became famous he released a third comedy special in 2008 marking the beginning of him performing more political material. In 2008 Katt Williams embarked on a comedy tour and it got recognized by Billboard.
After breaking from stand-up comedy for four years, Katt Williams did his third comedy special known as “Kattpacalypse” in 2012. In 2013, he embarked on a tour called “Growth Sprut” and the next year he had a new comedy act known as “Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife,”
Although Katt William has gained much of his wealth from stand-up comedy, he has also gained wealth from film and television. In 2002, while he was still doing stand-up comedy, Katt Williams began his acting career in the television drama, “NYPD Blue”. Other television shows he has had roles include “Wild n Out”, and “ My Wife and Kids”. He has also had roles in movies such as “Friday After Next”, “Norbit”, and “First Sunday”.
How Did Katt Williams Get Rich?
Katt Williams has enjoyed a successful career in stand-up comedy which has brought him much of his wealth. He has also gained wealth by being an actor. His biggest breakthrough in his acting career is his role as “Money Mike” in “Friday After Next”. The film was received well both commercially and critically. Although Katt Williams was a noted stand-up comedian, after the film “Friday After Next”, his fame grew rapidly. He became popular and was loved both locally and globally.
Another way that Williams made money is through his music. Katt Williams rapped songs by various artists such as “The Game”,” Baby Bash”, and “Suga Free”. Also, he released his debut album in 2009, “It’s Pimpin’Pimpin”. Due to his success in different acts as a performer, he has been able to acquire a lot of personal wealth. He is famous in the stand-up comedy world and many people love his act.
What Makes Him So Successful?
From a very young age, Katt Williams had an interest in Literature and creativity but his parents were not supportive of this. At an early age, he decided to move to another state to pursue what he was interested in. What Katt Williams experienced in his early twenties had a direct impact on his career as a stand-up comedian.
Though someone would think that Katt Williams’s past experiences would turn him into a sorrowful man who has fear of being accepted, this did not stop him, instead, his pain made him flourish. He persevered through thick and thin following his dream to become a comedian.
His jokes are very strategically formed and people are able to relate with them. With his intelligence, he is able to craft wit behind jokes making them humorous and people laugh. Most of his jokes relate to the everyday person and this way people understand his jokes and they laugh.
He became successful because he was discouraged to follow his dreams by his parents but through agility and perseverance, he turned his dreams into a reality. He uses his jokes for humor and also for teaching. Katt Williams has said that he speaks to his actual fans in the present tense.
Katt Williams is an icon in stand-up comedy, a rapper, and has had a hand in acting movies best remembered as “Money Mike” from the film “Friday After Next”. He has been entertaining people for two decades and has gained a well-deserved place in the entertainment world.
Katt Williams’s pursuits started early and he knew that he wanted to be in comedy. When he was in his early teens, he left his studies and left home to start concentrating on his comedian acts. He showcased his first live act when he was underage and from there he never looked back.
Katt Williams was able to hone his stand-up comedy skills and timing and went on to routinely feature in comedy shows and clubs. He has also been featured in television shows and films garnering a wide audience reach. Rapping for famous artists has also given him an audience with more people making him more successful. He has also provided his voice for some movies.
With all his dedication and his talent, he has been able to gain a huge fan base globally making him immensely popular. People have come to love the image which he exhibits while on stage and on screen.