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Gabriel Iglesias Net Worth

Gabriel Iglesias Net Worth
Net Worth$40,000,000
Full NameGabriel Jesus Iglesias
Date of Birth/AgeJuly 15, 1976 (age 42)
Source of wealthStand-up, Television, Film
Country of originU.S
State/City of originSan Diego, California
Last Updated2019

What Is Gabriel Iglesias’s Net Worth?

His net worth is $40,000,000.

What Is Gabriel Iglesias’ Yearly Salary?

It is estimated that the highest amount he made in one year was $20 million. This was from sales of his comedy albums, voice acting work and TV appearances. He is frequently on the Forbes list of highest-paid comedians.

How Did Gabriel Iglesias Make His Money?

He is a stand-up comedian, voice actor and screenwriter. Iglesias is one of the most popular and highest-paid comedians of his generation.

Iglesias is not an overnight success. He has been around for 20 years, but his success really started steamrolling in the last few years.

Iglesias is a good example of someone who started slowly and kept working hard. He did not have any connections to ease his way into the entertainment business. Iglesias got there through grit, determination and hard work.


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Iglesias has made his mark as a comedian known for his self-deprecating humor about his own size. Referring to himself as “Fluffy,” he has built an entire comedy routine around his ample girth. One of his famous routines involves his classification of overweight categories. He says there are six:

  • Big.
  • Healthy.
  • Husky.
  • Fluffy.
  • Damn!
  • Oh hell no.

Iglesias also tackles other subjects in his comedy. He frequently makes references to his Latin American culture, race relations and the oddities of human behavior. He has said that he was inspired by Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy.

His ability to laugh at himself and his rapid-fire delivery made him an audience favorite. Iglesias was not an overnight stay. He struggled for years to land his first big breaks in the industry, but he was certainly ready when luck came knocking on his door.


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Gabriel Iglesias Early Life

Iglesias was born in San Diego and raised in Riverside, California. His parents divorced and he was raised by his mother. The family was poor, and he grew up in public housing for much of his life. He was the youngest of six children.

Once he graduated from high school, Iglesias went to work for a cellular company. It was a job with a good, steady salary that allowed him to buy a car and live in a nice apartment, but he left it all behind when he decided to pursue a full-time career in comedy.


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First TV Appearances

That was in 1997. He began appearing at local comedy clubs and creating a performer’s profile for acting roles.

Iglesias has said that his inability to find steady, paid work as an actor or comedian caused him to lose his car and almost become homeless. He persisted, and in 2001 he landed a role on the Nickelodeon show All That.

In 2007, he got voice work on the adult animated show Family Guy. He was cast as the voice of each member of a Mexican family. He also landed voice work for a few Disney shows.


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Last Comic Standing

In 2009, he appeared on the reality competition show Last Comic Standing. He made it to the finals, but ended up disqualified when he was caught with a cell phone.

That was against the rules and the contract that contestants signed. Iglesias claimed that he was using the phone just to stay in touch with his family, not to cheat or get any kind of advantage on the show, but he was kicked off anyway.

The appearance on TV gave him much-needed exposure, and he caught the eye of television executives scouting for new talent. Immediately after his appearance on the reality show, he was given his own comedy special on Comedy Central called I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy.

Comedy Specials

This was followed by Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution in 2011. These specials brought Iglesias the celebrity he had been working hard to achieve. He followed up by releasing three comedy albums: Hot and FluffyWe Love Fluffy and Aloha Fluffy.

Iglesias was cast on the show My Wife and Kids and in the animated movie The High-Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. He also had roles in the major movies Magic Mike and A Haunted House 2.

Iglesias was cast as the voice of both Ned and Zed in the 2013 Disney movie Planes. He also voiced characters in the animated films The Nut Job in 2014 and El Americano: The Movie in 2016.

In 2015, he was given the key to the city of El Paso, Texas, by the city’s mayor.


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Current Status and Projects

By 2019, Gabriel Iglesias net worth totaled $ 40,000,000.

He currently stars on his own reality show, Fluffy Breaks Even. In 2017, the show was renamed to Fluffy’s Food Adventures. It is on the Fuse network.

In 2018, Iglesias was cast as a voice actor in the animated movie Ugly Dolls.

In May 2019, Iglesias was chosen to throw the ceremonial first ball at the opening game of the Dodgers.

The event was part of Mexican Heritage Night at Dodgers Stadium. It included a performance of the Mexican national anthem by renowned mariachi band Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez.

Also in 2019, streaming service Netflix announced that it was launching a sitcom starring Iglesias. The show, Mr. Iglesias, is about a history teacher in a school for gifted children.

In an interview about the show, Iglesias revealed that if he had not made it in comedy, he would have ended up as a history teacher.


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He is single and has no biological children. He has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Claudia Valdez since 2008. Valdez is a film and television producer.

Both are very private about their relationship, and they have only been spotted in public together on special occasions.

In his routine and in interviews, Iglesias frequently refers to “my son Frankie.” He is referring to Frank, who is Claudia’s son from a previous relationship. Iglesias frequently posts about his stepson on his social media accounts.

When a fan in 2017 asked how Frank was doing, Iglesias replied, “My son is great! He’s 19 and chills. What a life! Any cute girls wanna take him off my hands? He has all his shots.”

Iglesias is also fond of posting photos of his two pet chihuahuas.


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A Health Scare

Although he made his mark as a “fat and fluffy” comedian, Iglesias had a weight-related health scare when he was diagnosed with diabetes.

At the time, he weighed over 400 pounds and had great difficulty controlling his blood sugar, even with the help of insulin.

A doctor warned him that if he did not lose weight, he could be dead in two years. Iglesias knew that he couldn’t have weight-loss surgery because it would require too much time away from work. Instead, he decided to begin working with a personal trainer. He has since dropped 100 pounds.


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Favorite Quotes From Gabriel Iglesias

“I drink diet Coke so I can eat regular cake.”

Gabriel Iglesias Success Tips

  1. “I’m all about showing people that I’m a little messed up. I have a lot of the same problems that you have. By exposing myself and putting myself out there, people can relate to me and my act won’t grow stale. I mean, nobody wants to hear a comedian say, ‘Life is great!'”
  2. “I know you cannot be on top forever. There’s always going to be the next guy, and if I’m going to go down, I like to think I’m helping the next guy take my spot. You can’t prevent the inevitable, but you can join the ship.”
  3. “You gotta live life before you can talk about it. Sometimes when things don’t work out in life, they work out on stage.”