Tom Green is a Canadian stand-up comedian, rapper, host, podcaster, and media personality who has a net worth of $5 Million. He first rose to fame after being starred as Gordon Brody in the black comedy “Freddy Got Fingered” (2001).
Tom became one of the biggest comedy stars in all of the USA for a brief period during the late 90s and early 2000s. He garnered all of that success because of his absurdist and often shocking sense of humor.
Green made a name for himself in almost every profession such as being a comedian from a rapper and a talk show host. He was in the limelight from 1994 to 2000 when he was starring on the show “The Tom Green Show”.
Tom Green’s Net Worth
Tom Green has managed to accumulate a massive fortune and fame for himself throughout his successful career. He became one of the high-profile stars in showbiz during the late 90s and early 2000s.
His popularity grew when he began hosting “The Tom Green Show” in 1994. Aside from this, Green made his wealth from his acting career as well as other ventures like brand endorsements.
He has done promotion work for companies like Bigwords.com, Pepsi, Gillette’s Right Guard, and many more. As of 2023, Tom Green’s Net Worth is estimated to be $5 Million.
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Born||July 30, 1971|
Michael Thomas Green aka Tom Green was born on July 30th, 1971, in Pembroke, Ontario, to his parents Mary and Richard Green. His mom Mary was a communications consultant. His dad Richard was a computer systems analyst and retired army captain.
As a child, Tom grew up on the Canadian Army base called CFB Petawawa. At the age of 15, his father dropped him off at the local Student Employment Center.
From there, Tom would funnel all the cash he made mowing people’s lawns into his own creative ambitions. First, he used the cash to purchase a drum machine, which allowed him to make his very first rap album. Then, Tom started performing stand-up comedy as early as 15.
In terms of education, he attended Colonel By Secondary School and then went to study at Cairine Wilson Secondary School. Tom pursued his further studies in television broadcasting at Algonquin College, graduating in 1994.
Tom Green began his music career when he was in college. That time he was hosting a radio show and had formed a rap group known as “Organized Rhyme”. Green took on the persona of MC Bones. They earned a Juno nomination Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys.
Eventually, music took a back seat to Tom’s ambitions for comedy. He developed and hosted his very first version of the “Tom Green Show” as a public-access television series on Canadian TV in 1994.
It might have taken Ton six years but eventually, this series was picked up by The Comedy Network in Canada for a total of two seasons. This version of the series caught the attention of MTV and in 1999 the American Media giant offered Tom the opportunity to take his show global.
Tom Green as seen in a post (Tom Green / Instagram)
The Tom Green Show was hosted by Tom Green and aired between 1994 and 2000. This show became a massive success for MTV and Tom. He became such a big star that his novelty comedy song “Lonely Swedish” managed to take over the number one spot on MTV’s total request live in 1999.
Eventually, MTV brought Tom into America and turned him into a star. However, the show came to an end when he was diagnosed with cancer.
After that, he starred in the hit comedy film “Road Trip” in 2000. Thanks to the success of his first few films, Tom was offered several other projects all of which he turned down so that he could make the movies he wanted to.
There was a notorious film titled “Freddy Got Fingered” that wound up spelling the end of his career in Hollywood in 2001. Tom not only starred in this film, he also wrote and directed it too.
The movie was a commercial failure but when the film was released on DVD, it became a bonafide hit making $25 million during its first year alone. Thanks to these hit movies, Tom Green has a net worth of $5 million.
In 2003, Tom Green continued to work with MTV including hosting the “New Tom Green Show”. However, this series only lasted for a few months. In 2005, there were talks about Tom Green replacing Craig Kilborn as the host of “The Late Show”. But that role finally went to Craig Ferguson instead.
Afterward, Tom hit the comedy circuit once again, hosting a few web series on his own like “Tom Green’s House Tonights” from 2006 until 2011. Additionally, he hosted “Tom Green Live from October 2013 to November 2014.
But his longest-lasting contribution to comedy might best be reflected and those comedians like Eric André, and Nathan Filder are his early influences.
During the pandemic, Green was forced to quarantine alone for much of it while in LA. As a result, he became so lonely and missed his home country of Canada so much. He decided to purchase a state-of-the-art van and drive from Los Angeles to Ottawa while broadcasting his adventures along the way.
As of now, he is living in Ottawa full-time and became a farmer. Living out of his van for almost a year reminded Tom how much he loved connecting with nature. During an interview with Ottawa magazine, Tom revealed that he is not giving up on his artistic pursuits entirely.
Tom Green and Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore became engaged in July 2000. The couple first met that same year when Drew invited him to become cast in her produced film “Charlie’s Angels”.
A year later Green and Greww married in July 2001. But their marriage life didn’t last long and they filed for divorce at the end of that year which was finalized in October 2002.
In the early 2000s, Tom Green was at the peak of his career and was able to spend millions on his lifestyle. He bought a beautiful house for about $1.475 million in Studio City, California. Green lived in this place for almost two decades before he listed this house for $2.3 million in March 2021.
- The Tom Green Show (1994–2000)
- Road Trip (Film, 2000)
- Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
- 2000 Teen Choice Award, Choice Movie _ Won
- 2001-2002 The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, Worst Actor _ Won