Tom Kenny Net Worth

How much is Tom Kenny worth?

Net Worth:$13 Million
Profession:Professional Actor
Date of Birth:July 13, 1962 (age 60)
Country:United States of America
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)

“I just felt like there was a world of cartoon voices that had to be discovered by me.” Tom Kenny

About Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny, whose full name is Thomas James Kenny, is an American actor and (stand-up) comedian. He gained national popularity when he began voicing the eponymous character in the television series, video games, and films of SpongeBob SquarePants. His career in the film industry began in the late 1980s and since then, apart from Sponge Bob, he has voiced many other characters such as Spyro (Spyro the Dragon), Heffer Wolfe (Rocko’s Modern Life), Ice King (Adventure Time) and the narrator and mayor in The Powerpuff Girls.

American actor and comedian Tom Kenny has an estimated net worth of $13 million dollars, as of 2023. Thomas James Kenny is known for voicing the eponymous character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, video games, and films.

He was born on July 13, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. He’s one of four children to Paul and Theresa Kenny. He has an older brother and two sisters but their names and lives remain private. When he was a child, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Tom loved collecting record albums and drawing. He met Bobcat Goldthwait during first grade and the two have been friends ever since.

He attended the catholic Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School and during his teenage years, he formed a comic duo with his friend Bobcat. The two went under the name Tomcat and Bobcat and worked in many ads and open-mic nights at stand-up comedy venues. Shortly after his graduation, Tom focused his attention on stand-up comedy and began touring the country to improve his skills and earn some additional income. He spent approximately eight years before he moved on to other ventures and began acting full-time.

Soon after he began his acting career, Tom landed a role in the series Rocko’s Modern Life. He joined the controversial animated series voicing the role of Heffer Wolfe for three consecutive years. At this early time in his career he was earning an estimated inflation adjusted $50,000 per year while voicing 40+ characters in the show. He also did some standup comedy earlier and around that time. It hardly paid anything at all but it developed his comedy and his entertainment skills in general.

Towards the late 1990s, he had brief and supporting roles in the shows What a Cartoon, Dr. Katz, Dumb and Dumber and Cow and Chicken. Around that time, he began voicing various characters at the same time in the fan favorites Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo.

By the beginning of the new century, the voice actor continued to improve and make a name for himself, with his earnings amassing an estimated net worth of $750 thousand. In 1999, he won the auditions for the voice role of the eponymous character in one of the most-watched animated television series of all time – SpongeBob SquarePants.

Apart from the hundreds of animated television series that Tom Kenny has taken part in, he has also taken part of many direct-to-films and video games. He has had multiple roles in film adaptations of Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, The Batman, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Lego DC Comics Super Heroes. Since the beginning of his illustrious career, Kenny has had many voice roles in SpongeBob Square Pants video games. He also voiced various characters in Spyro, Scooby-Doo, Samurai Jack, and Marvel Heroes to name a few.

The success of the Sponge Bob Square Pants star came thanks to his many roles in the show business. Concurrently with voicing the role of SpongeBob, Tom Kenny has spent nearly fifteen years on the show Futurama, which eventually became his second-longest-running voice role. Among some of his other leading roles that lasted for a couple of years are in What’s With Andy?, Samurai Jack, The Cramp Twins, The Batman, Handy Manny, and Word Girl.

Since then, to this day he continues to voice the role of SpongeBob, which brought him both wealth and international fame. The media franchise has generated well over $13 billion and that’s the main reason why Tom Kenny’s net worth is now estimated to be $13 million.

Kenny’s Total Net Worth

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actor has become rich and critically successful. He has 540 acting credits to his name, mostly because in a single show he may be voicing about 50 of the characters. Many in the audience are unaware how many of the small roles like ‘passer by’ or ‘stranger’ or ‘solider’ are voiced by the same voice actor who is voicing the lead, their vocal range is that diverse.

While most of his earnings are attributed to his success voicing SpongeBob. Tom Kenny has earned about one third of his net worth from his other voice acting roles when combined. Besides SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and so on. He has also voiced Squanchy from Rick and Morty which was another major success. More recently he has voiced about 30 characters on The Patrick Star Show as well as one of the leads, Ouchie.

In 2015, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water earned $325.2 million worldwide. It is estimated that Kenny may have earned $5 million from that single film alone.

While his voice acting work did not pay well in the beginning, it certainly did once he became recognized for his skills. Today, Kenny is one of the richest voice actors having earned an estimated $25 million during his career. He also seems to have a clear home life, he has married once and that was to Jill Talley in 1995 and they have stayed together.

He has been quoted as saying, “You have to remember we’re just performers, that we seldom have any kind of grasp on real life.” It is a mystery if that has extended to his financial life and planning. Over the years it is estimated that based on his earnings Kenny has likely paid around 44% in income tax on average over his career. Therefore his after-tax career earnings are likely around $14 million, having paid $11 million in tax.

Overall, it is estimated that after factoring in likely expenditure and business costs, as well as some investment gains. Tom Kenny may possessess a net worth of about $13 million.


When it comes to voice actors, Tom Kenny is one of the richest and most popular of them all. The talented actor and comedian began his career in the late years of the 20th century and he quickly became a fan favorite to both adults and children. For the past three decades, concurrently with voicing the leading role of the eponymous character in Nickelodeon’s most-watched show, SpongeBob SquarePants, the television star has taken part in hundreds of other films, television series, and video games.

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