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Trevor Noah Net Worth

Trevor Noah net worth
Net Worth$30,000,000
Full NameTrevor Noah
Date of Birth/Age20 February 1984 (age 35)
Source of wealthStand-up, Television, Film, Books
Country of originSouth Africa
State/City of originJohannesburg
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Trevor Noah net worth is $30,000,000.

What is Trevor Noah’s Yearly Salary?

His salary as host of the Daily Show is estimated to be about $8 million annually.

How Did Trevor Noah Make His Money?

He is an actor, comedian and TV talk show host. Currently, he is the host of the Daily Show, a TV talk show that skewers events in the news and interviews celebrity guests.

He has been the host of the show since 2015 when he took over for departing host Jon Stewart.

His long career in the entertainment business began as a young man growing up in apartheid South Africa.


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Noah was established as a comedian and actor in his native South Africa before moving to the U.S.

On the show, Noah presents himself as a polished, perfect version of a TV news anchor. His crisp accent and tailored suits add to the overall image.

At the same time, his humor continues the Daily Show tradition of satirizing the news and political events.

Noah published his autobiography, Born a Crime, in 2016. It became a New York Times bestseller. In 2017, he was listed on the “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by the Hollywood Reporter. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.


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Noah became interested in acting and comedy at an early age. At age 18, he was cast in South African soap opera Isidingo.

Afterward, Noah had a series of hosting jobs on various channels of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

These included the children’s program Run the Adventure, celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza and Siyadlala, a sports talk show.

Noah quickly established himself as a popular and versatile host who could make any program come to life.


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He was given a series of increasingly visible hosting jobs, starting with the dating show The Amazing Date in 2008, the South Africa Film and Television Awards in 2009 and the South African Music Awards in 2009.

Trevor Noah net worth reached $30,000,000 by 2019.

In 2010, he was given his own show, Tonight With Trevor Noah. The same year, he was made a spokesperson and consumer protection agent for the South African cellular company Cell C.

Noah continued touring as a comedian. He produced several stand-up specials for South African television including Crazy Normal in 2011, That’s Racist in 2012 and It’s My Culture in 2013.


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Moving to the U.S.

Noah’s move to the U.S. came on the heels of a family tragedy. His stepfather attempted to kill his mother when she left him after years of physical abuse.

When Noah confronted the man, he threatened Noah’s life. The family decided that he should leave the country for his own safety. Noah left for Los Angeles.

Once there, he quickly established himself as a rising talent. He appeared on the Late Show in 2012 and on Late Night With David Letterman in 2013.

He was the first South African comedian to appear on those shows. He also produced two stand-up comedy specials, Trevor Noah: The Racist and Trevor Noah: African American.


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The Daily Show

In 2014, Comedy Central invited Noah to sign on as a contributor to the Daily Show.

In 2015, he was asked to take the hosting spot for the show when Jon Stewart resigned.

The announcement spurred some controversy when people pointed out various jokes and twitters Noah had written that some considered racist.

Comedy Central stood behind Noah, saying that he was a comedian who “pushed boundaries” but had a bright future on the show.

In 2017, Noah was awarded a Prime Time Emmy for his work on the Daily Show.


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Awards and Accolades

In addition to his Emmy, Noah has also won the NAACP Image Award and the Zora Neale Huston Prize for his autobiography. He was awarded the South African Comics’ Choice Award for “Comic of the Year” in 2012 and the MTV Africa Music Awards for “Personality of the Year” in 2015.

Interesting Facts About Trevor Noah

  • His mother was black and his father was white. Under the apartheid laws in South Africa at the time that he was born, their relationship was considered illegal. Noah’s mother was fined and jailed for this illegal act.
  • Noah speaks eight languages including English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Zulu.
  • He made a cameo appearance on the TV show Nashville.


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Favorite Quotes From Trevor Noah

“In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. A woman made the money in my house. A woman made the food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn’t a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa towards democracy.”

“I became a chameleon. My color didn’t change, but I could change your perception of my color.”

Trevor Noah Success Tips

“I’ve just come to realize that I’m going to share my point of view. Some people won’t like me for it. Some people will. I will work every day to be as honest as I can be because I do believe that we’re all trying to get to the same place.”