Jimmy Carr is an English comedian who has done many television shows. He is an actor, presenter, and writer, and has got a British as well as Irish citizenship. He covers subjects like current affairs, politics, celebrities, gender differences, and sex. He has won many awards and has also released many DVDs. He has also acted in films and has released two books. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of Jimmy Carr in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
James Anthony Patrick Carr, aka Jimmy Carr, was born in September 1972, in London, England. His parents were Nora Mary and Patrick James Carr. His parents were Irish and he has got two brothers. His father was an accountant and treasurer of Unisys. His parents got separated in 1994 and he lost his mother in 2001.
He has spent most of his childhood in Buckinghamshire. Carr has attended many schools including Royal Grammar School and Burnham Grammar School. He then went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge to study political science and social science.
Jimmy Carr has been living with his partner Karoline Copping since 2001. The Canadian born Copping is working as Channel 5’s commissioning editor. They currently live in North London. He has made several critical comments against organized religion and lost his Catholic faith when he was 26. With the loss of his faith, he underwent many psychotherapies which have helped him to become a therapist. In 2012, he was involved in the tax avoidance controversy.
Career, Award & Nominations
Soon after completing his college, Jimmy Carr started working at Shell. He left the job in 2000 and decided to have a career in stand-up comedy. He has served as the co-presenter of the television show ‘Your Face or Mine?’ for Comedy Central. In 2003, he became the presenter of ‘Distraction’. He has also served as the presenter or co-presenter of the shows, ‘A Comedy Roast’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, ‘Roast Battle UK’, ‘The Big Fat Quiz of the Year’ and ’10 O’Clock Live’.
In 2002, he won the Time Out Award and has won the 2003 Royal Television Society Award. He has also won the British Comedy Award and was nominated for the Perrier Award. In 2006, he was seen in the film ‘Alien Autopsy’. Carr has also acted in other movies like ‘Confetti’, ‘I Want Candy’, ‘The Comedian’s Guide to Survival’, and ‘Telstar’. In 2016, he voiced as Jacob in the film ‘Magik’.
He has also done a number of tours like ‘Joke Technician’, ‘Charm Offensive’, ‘A Public Display of Affection’, ‘Funny Business’, ‘Repeat offender’, ‘Laughter Therapy’, ‘Gagging Order’, and ‘Rapier Wit’. He has won the LAFTA Awards, four times in his career. Carr has also released many DVDs like, ‘Making People Laugh’, ‘Laughing and Joking’, ‘Stand Up’, ‘Funny Business’, ‘Telling Jokes’, ‘In Concert’, ‘Live’, and ‘Comedian’.
Net Worth & Earnings
What would be the net worth of a man who has done a number of works in his career? From acting in films to releasing DVDs and from presenting shows on television to doing a number of tours, he has done it all. The award-winning comedian has got a net worth of over $20 million. He has also done guest appearances in many television shows and has released the books, ‘Distraction Quiz Book’ and ‘The Naked Jape’. In addition to this, he has also done many radio shows.
Jimmy Carr is a very successful stand-up comedian whose shows have been loved by people across the globe. He covers many important subjects during his stand-up comedy and has got a number of fans across the world.