James Corden’s Net Worth Is HUGE – And He Deserves Every Penny!
That guy who played Smithy is now a regular host for The Brits, and the man responsible for THE best chat show segment of all time (of course, we’re referring to Carpool Karaoke on Corden’s Late Late Show).
He’s got a growing fan base, tonnes of projects lined up and a (very) entertaining show. So – with all that success – what is the comedy king’s net worth?
Corden is raking it in and has racked up a whopping net worth of $12 million – not bad for a ‘fat lad from Hillingdon‘ (in his words, obviously), ey?
With only $5 million of his huge fortune coming from his salary as The Late Late Show host, let’s find out where the rest of that dollar came from…
His Acting Career
Fat Friends And Gavin & Stacey
Before Carpool Karaoke was ever a thing, Corden started his career as an actor. From 2000-2005, he hold the main role in Fat Friends – a British TV show.
From there, he co-wrote and starred (alongside Ruth Jones) in Gavin & Stacey, where he became recognisable as Smithy. The star earned both a BAFTA television award and a British Comedy Awards for his role in the show.
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He then jumped ship from TV to Broadway, starring in the play ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’. Corden bagged a Tony Award for Best Actor in the role.
As well as on the small screen and on stage, Corden went on to feature on the big screen, including “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People,” “The Boat that Rocked” and “Lesbian Vampire Killers.”
Corden’s Presenting Stints
In 2009, Corden presented the Brit Awards for the first time with Kylie Minogue and Gavin and Stacey co-star Matthew Horne. In 2011, he returned to host it again – this time solo – and he continued to be the designated presenter up until 2014.
Corden now has a long resume of presenting awards including the Tony Awards and the Grammy Awards. He’s also been a regular presenter on the sport-themed comedy panel show A League of Their Own since 2010.
It was in 2015 that Corden replaced Craig Ferguson as the host of The Late Late Show, but it was after that video that he really began to stand out.
Yep – we’re talking about that Carpool Karaoke video with Adele – the one that stacked up over 180 million views…
Is The Comedy King Married?
After a breakup with his girlfriend of eight years, Corden was introduced to his future wife Julia Carey by his flat mate and co-star in History Boys Dominic Cooper – Corden described the meeting:
“At the time I had been trying not to go out as much, I was trying to be OK on my own,” he revealed.
Dominic invited him to a Save the Children event and Corden agreed to go.
“And thank God he persuaded me because we got there. Dominic said, he doesn’t call me James he calls me Lavine, it’s a nickname we have. He said, ‘Lavine this is Jules.’”
“I said, ‘Hi Jules, you might be the most beautiful woman in the world.’”
Carey and Corden tied the knot in 2012 and now have three children: Max (born 22 March 2011), and daughters Carey (born 27 October 2014) and Charlotte (born 12 December 2017).
Where Does He Live Now?
In 2017, the Late Late Night Show presenter and his wife, Julia bought a house in LA (for $9.8 million). The pricey gaff include five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 20,000 feet of surrounding land.
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