What is Jerrod Carmichael's net worth? Golden Globes 2023 host says he was paid $500K to take the stage
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the iconic Golden Globe Awards 2023. Throughout his monologues, Carmichael, 35, took several jabs at celebrities like Tom Cruise, and Kanye West, and also brought up the infamous Will Smith incident at the 2022 Oscars, which ultimately fell flat. However, even that did not stop Carmichael from fiercely mocking the ceremony he was hosting itself.
Carmichael, whose full name is Rothaniel Jerrod Carmichael, is the first BLACK person to host Golden Globes. During his speech, the comedian started, “I’ll tell you why I’m here: I’m here ‘cause I’m Black,” adding, “I’ll tell you what’s been going on. This show, the Golden Globe Awards, did not air last year because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association—which I won’t say were a racist organization, but they didn’t have a single Black member until George Floyd died. So do with that information what you will. I’ll tell you how I got here.” However, other than Carmichael's quirky personality, he is also making headlines for pocketing $500,000 to host the 80th annual year of Golden Globes 2023.
Jerrod Carmichael, a native of North Carolina who was born in Winston-Salem and graduated high school in Kernersville, is the first Black person to host the #GoldenGlobes. Here is his opening monologue: pic.twitter.com/rJ0QPilFV3— CLTure® ( culture ) (@CLTure) January 11, 2023
What is Jerrod Carmichael's net worth?
Carmichael’s net worth is $5 million, according to Style Caster. He was born on April 6, 1987, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the age of 20, Carmichael moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. He performed for the first time at an open mic night at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California. He received a breakout role after starring as Garfield 'Garf' Slade with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in 2014’s 'Neighbors'.
Furthermore, Carmichael’s career reached its peak after releasing his first stand-up comedy special with HBO, 'Love at the Store'. In his 2014 stand-up comedy, Carmichael joked about how money “changed” him. He recalled an experience in which he wore a hoodie and walked through the lobby of his New York apartment without being questioned by his doormen. “I was concerned,’’ he said as per the outlet.
‘‘I pay a lot of money—like, a lot of money—so that n—s in hoodies like me can’t waltz by you.’’ He continued, ‘‘Next time, stand your ground," reported Style Caster. The success of 'Love at the Store' led to two more stand-up comedy specials, which helped him nab his first Emmy award in 2022. The same year he reportedly also came out as gay publicly. Other than HBO, his earnings also come from NBC's 'The Carmichael Show', which he created, starred in and executive produced.