People usually say that having a good sense of humor compensates for one’s flaws, but not everyone has the guts and talent to crack self-deprecating jokes and get famous with it. One such figure, who is a master of self-deprecating, dark and shock humor is Louis A. Székely better known by his screen name, Louis CK. Louis was also placed at number 4 on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Stand-Up comedians list in 2017. To get more insight into the net worth of Louis CK in 2018, keep on reading the article.
Early Life & Biography
Louis was born on September 12, 1967, to economist Luis Székely and software engineer Mary Louise. He was brought up in Washington, D.C. in the early days of his life, while his family later moved to Luis’ home country in Mexico when Louis was a year old. Louis always aspired to become a writer and comedian and was profoundly influenced by Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, and George Carlin from his childhood.
After the remarriage of his father, Louis, and his sisters were brought up by their single mother in Newton, Massachusetts. Louis attended the Newton North High School and completed his graduation in 1985. Before he became a comedian, Louis worked as an auto mechanic in a TV Station and cook.
Louis married a painter and artist, Alix Bailey in 1995. He has two daughters named Kitty Szekely and Mary Louise Szekely. The couple divorced in 2008 when Louis was accused of sexual misconduct by his fellow comedian, Rebecca Corry. Louis and Alix still share the custody of their daughters.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Louis used to work as an auto mechanic in a TV Station, it was from there he received the tools and technical knowledge to produce his first short films. It was in 1984, Louis got a chance to become a moviemaker when The New York University Tisch School found out about him after viewing the short film ‘Trash Days’ which was directed by Louis.
Louis turned down the opportunity as he wanted to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. The first opportunity that Louis got was in an Open Mic that took place at a comedy club in Boston in 1985 where he was given a screen time of 5 minutes. Though he failed to make a mark, with time Louis gradually climbed the stairs to success.
Louis worked as a filmmaker from 1998 to 2004 and made his debut with an independent black-and-white film ‘Tomorrow Night’ which was premiered at Sundance, giving him quite a successful start for his filmmaking career. In his filmmaking career, Louis made many short as well as feature films, like ‘Pootie Tang,’ ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ and ‘Down to Earth’ to name a few of them. He was also among one of the writing staff for the sketch comedy show ‘Cedric the Entertainer.’
In his ongoing career, Louis has undoubtedly made quite a mark on the media and fans. He has won about 30 different awards while being nominated for 78 awards over the course of his career. The first award he was nominated for was the 50th Primetime Emmy Awards for the title ‘The Chris Rock Show’ in 1998, while he won Best Narrative and Best American Independent Film for ‘Tomorrow Night’ in the year 1998 at the Florida Film Festival. And then came dozens of awards to decorate his cabinet.
Net Worth & Earnings
When it comes to earnings, Louis has quite a peculiar way to sell his shows. Rather than using the traditional ticket selling outlets, he uses his website louisck.net to sell the tickets for his shows. Apart from that, one can easily buy videos of his shows from the same site. It might sound unbelievable, but fans are trusted to spend about $45 for specials. Going by his earnings, his estimated net worth is $40 Million.
Many people complain that they don’t have the right motivation and inspiration for their jokes, Louis isn’t one of them. If anyone would listen to his stand-ups, they would actually realize that Louis gets the inspiration out of his own life, using his life for the ideas for jokes. He is the best example of how someone who was once defeated in his life can still be at the top of the success pillar.