How much is Seth Rogen worth?
|Net Worth:||$85 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 15, 1982 (age 40)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
About Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen is a stand up comedian, actor, producer, and writer extraordinaire. He has a wealth of credits mainly for his movie collaborations with Judd Apatow such as The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad. Rogen has also had a big hand in popularising marijuana and in comedy movies, as he commonly plays the happy go lucky stoner in the majority of his movies.
Rogen is sought after and earns millions from touching up under-developed scripts just as much as he is for writing. He has come along way since his now infamous stand-up performance at the age 14, which is all over YouTube. Rogen got his start in the entertainment business at just 16 years old when he scored the role in the television comedy series Freaks and Geeks, produced by Judd Apatow. The show revolved around a group of outcasts struggling with the problems of high school.
Following the show, Apatow created Undeclared, also starring Rogen, which was something of a spiritual sequel to Freaks and Geeks as the show followed college students trying to face issues that all student would have to deal with. Though both shows were cancelled after just one season due to poor ratings, the two have gone on to be cult hits and have found success through massive DVD sales and streaming service syndication.
It wasn’t long after Undeclared that Rogen would start scoring major roles. Thanks to impressing Apatow, he would then be cast in almost anything the producer would work on. Besides the movies mentioned, he even had a bit part in the classic Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Rogan also had a role in the cult phenomenon, Donnie Darko, though he strangely only has a couple of lines.
Most famously, he was involved in one of the most interesting controversies in cinema history. Rogen created the story and starred in The Interview. The movie is arguably one of Rogan’s most well known movie and at the same time, the film that made the least amount of money. The movie’s distributed was in ruins, but not because of the low box-office take. The Interview is about two journalists who interview Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, and at the same time, try to assassinate him.
Under major threats from hackers presumed to be working for Jong-un, Sony pulled the film from theatrical release. Rogen eventually leaked the movie on to illegal download sites himself and Sony did eventually cautiously give the film a very limited run in theaters. The Interview is now known to have almost started World War III.
Along with being a huge advocate of marijuana, the comedian has an interest in another kind of pot. Rogen has become somewhat of an expert in molding clay, and has gone on to make hundreds of plant pots, which has gone on to gain him millions of followers on Instagram.
Rogen is always busy. If he isn’t guest starring in one of his friends’ TV shows, you’ll see him on food channels on YouTube discussing what makes the best burger. He has done a lot of voice-acting for successful animated franchises, such as Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, and he most recently starred in The Lion King in which he played Pumbaa and even sang.
Though critics didn’t think his voice matched that of the role, the movie has become the highest grossing animated film of all-time, raking in a massive $1.663 billion.
He was writing and executive producing movies almost as early as starring in them. He is the creator of his own legend and producing all of his written work will have gotten him a bigger payout than just his writing and acting salary. He runs Point Grey Pictures with Evan Goldberg, Rogen’s writing partner. These guys are so close they literally share a keyboard.
And the secret to the production company’s success is that it consistently green lights budgets of $20 million, whether it’s an animated movie or a comedy with an all-star cast about aliens invading the Earth. The company’s most successful movie to date is Neighbors, which made $270.7 million with just an $18 million budget.
It was so well received in fact they released a sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising which earned $108.8 million, despite having the larger budget of $35 million this time. Just goes to show even if there is already a captive audience putting more money into the flick doesn’t necessarily make it perform better. Of course we would need to look at more data to actually correlate it out, but Seth and Evan Goldberg’s strategy of doing movies on shoestring budgets, has certainly paid off.
For example, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill‘s animated movie Sausage Party had a budget of just $19 million and made $140.7million at the box-office.
Seth Rogen loves cannabis and he has never been shy about it. And so it should come as no surprise that Seth Rogen owns a cannabis company. He acquired the company, Houseplant, in early 2019. This business deal has been foreshadowed in many of Rogen’s movies, most famously in Pineapple Express, a comedy movie about a drug dealer in need of a friend. Ironically, Rogen went on to detail a concept for a sequel to Pineapple Express in This Is The End, in which the villain would be actor Woody Harrelson because in real life he wants to legalize weed.
Very early in his career, Rogen was even an uncredited writer on the action movie, Bad Boys 2, which is something that usually pays really well for very little work. This happens a lot in the industry that we rarely hear about. Usually a writer with a specific tone is hired to sprinkle their schtick in to the script. In this case, Rogen may have been hired to add a few jokes, or to lighten up a scene. It would probably have been less than a day’s work for the writer that would have gotten him a massive pay check.
Seth Rogen is now a household name in comedy as much as Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller. However, unlike those actors, he has stuck to what he is good at, rarely taking roles outside of comedy. The one time he took a completely dramatic role was in the Steve Jobs biopic, aptly titled Steve Jobs. Rogen played Jobs’ co-conspirator and brother in arms, Steve Wozniak. Though he hasn’t taken on a dramatic role since and the movie flopped at the box-office as people couldn’t get on board with Aaron Sorkin’s indulgent script, Rogan was praised by critics for his role.
He has surrounded himself with a slew of like-minded actors and comedians who all star in movies together, and he rarely makes movies with people outside this group of creatives. He has a great relationship with Judd Apatow, which has now lasted for 20 years. Rogen has starred in several films alongside James Franco, including Pineapple Express, The Interview, This Is The End, and more.
Rogen’s Total Net Worth
After being paid just $500,000 for his role as Ben Stone in 2007’s Knocked Up, Seth Rogen went on to to earn rising paycheck amounts including his $6 million dollars for The Green Hornet in 2011. Rogen has earned more besides as he does not just act in the movies but as a filmmaker he also produces them and is responsible for writing many of the films that he has appeared in. That includes recent comedy classics like Superbad and Pineapple Express.
While Rogen has earned additional sums from his work on the movie soundtracks, directing and also the many appearances that he has made as himself. He has also succeeded in business, as well. First, from his work in the entertainment business, Rogen has earned total career earnings of around $135 million dollars.
Of that amount, $10-12 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $124 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 49% as Rogen has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $63.24 million dollars, having paid $60.76 million dollars in taxes.
Some of the money that he earned has invested in a cannabis company called Houseplant, which he co-founded with Evan Goldberg. He and Goldberg go way back and together they have written some notable screenplays. Now, as business partners, they have reported revenues of $26.1 million dollars in 2020.
The company has done well from the sale of quite high ticket house products, including a table lighter that retails for $220. It is such an iconic and loved product, that even Rihanna has been pictured next to one. Taking into account likely research and development costs, production and marketing, the company may be turning a smaller profit than is perhaps expected. Despite still in the early stages, it is likely that the company is worth some $25 million dollars, as of 2023.
That said, it is has also likely cost Rogen personally $3 million dollars in cash and his share is likely in the region of around 33% of the company. Therefore his shares are valued at around $8.3 million but his actual gain is closer to $5 million. A number that will no doubt, be on the rise.
Seth Rogen has also invested in real estate. In 2006 he purchased a property in West Hollywood, California for $1.65 million. In 2012 in he bought a $1.1 million property in West Hollywood and another property nearby for a reported $1.9 million.
With his wife Lauren Miller whom he married in 2011, it has been reported that he has paid over $10 million for a large property in the Hollywood Hills. Rogen will have also likely earned from the stock market and other securities. Considering his interest in business he has also likely earned a substantial profit, given market conditions and in general. Overall, it is estimated that after deducting likely early losses, trading fees, any management fees and other costs. That Seth Rogen is up on his investments, including his real estate and his company, by around $25 million dollars.
In his personal life Rogen has likely spent $4-5 million dollars of his career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $2-3 million, not including investment assets. Therefore, it is estimated that Seth Rogen has a net worth of rounded down $85 million dollars.
It isn’t just his distinct voice and contagious laugh that has enabled Seth Rogen to have an estimated net worth of an estimated $85 million, it’s his ability to produce grade-A quality comedy for such little money. For the past few years Rogen has had the ability to name his price, which hasn’t been more true than his last major live-action movie, Long Shot, in which he received his highest salary to date, an estimated $15 million.