Scott Thompson is a stand-up comedian and an actor who has been professionally known as Carrot Top. His signature look of red hair has made him popular. Carrot Top is a comedian, entrepreneur, and screenwriter. He is very famous for the self-depreciating banter, the curly red hair, and usage of flamboyant drops in the comedy acts. In addition, he preaches satire and American culture in the majority of his feats. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Carrot Top in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Thompson was born in 1965 on February 25th in Florida, and he grew up in Cocoa, Florid. He attended Cocoa High School, the home of Tigers, where he played drums in marching and concert bands. Some of the times, his humor was off-put, and he did or even said something that that would get a reaction in class. He loved being popular, and he always made sure to do something to get the attention of the people around him.
He completed his high school education in the year 1983. A swim coach was the person who nicknamed him ‘Carrot Top’ when he was just a young boy. In the late 80’s, he worked as a courier for a mortgage company. After he cleared high school, he joined Florida Atlantic University. While still a freshman, he tried his luck in comedy.
Thompson was named after his uncle by the name John Scott Thompson. He later would change for and adopt the name Carrot Top as his stage name. He is the second born in the family. No information is available regarding his wife or even children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After he received a degree from Florida Atlantic University, he got employment of being a bank courier. While he was executing his job, he continued to perform recitals on parochial stages. He made the audience convulse and the whoop. In 1990, he quit his job and decided to pursue comedy as a full-time career.
To enable differentiation of himself from the other comedians who were doing stand-up comedy, he decided to be using props in all his acts. His use of this props was very insane and at the same time hilarious. He used paper cups and string telephones, the red curly hair. In 1992, he got invited as a guest at ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ which attracted huge publicity and also gained him more fans.
With the growth of his popularity as well as fame, his work became incredible, and this gave him the opportunity to get other opportunities. Among the shows that he was part of included ‘Larry Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular.’ Between the years 1995 to 1999, he worked as a continuity announcer for the Cartoon Network and with time, his career advanced.
Net Worth & Earnings
Carrot Top net worth is estimated to be worth over $85 million. This wealth has been generated from various careers both as an employee and as a comedian. He has appeared in several movies which have enjoyed very good commercial success. He has also hosted several shows as well as concerts. His concerts have witnessed very many people who flock to see him perform and this means more returns for him as a comedian.
Despite his age, he has continued to live his dream as a comedian. He has performed in Las Vegas in over three hundred shows. His last appearance was in the digital world that happens in 2016 at midnight. He has appeared as a panelist in very many shows.