Russell Brand is an English actor, comedian, and radio host. He gained widespread popularity in 2004 when he hosted Big Brother’s Big Mouth, a Big Brother Spinoff. Russell has since amassed a net worth of $20 million.
As of 2022, Russell Brand's net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Given Name||Russell Edward Brand|
|Famous Name||Russell Brand|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actor, Comedian, Writer|
|Date of Birth||June 4, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Gray, Esses, England|
|Relationships||Divorced, Katy Perry, Married 2010, Divorced 2012Married, Laura Gallacher, Since 2017|
Russell Edward Brand was born on 4th June 1975 in Gray, Essex, England to parents Ronald Henry Brand and Barbara Elizabeth. While Brand was only six months his parents separated and by the time he was eight, he was forced to live with relatives as his mother underwent treatment for breast and uterine cancer. By the time Brand was 14, he was diagnosed with bulimia nervosa. Brand discovered his interest in the theatres at 15 when he participated in his school’s production of Bugsy Malone and began working as a film extra.
By the time he was 16, his home life was turbulent due to his constant disagreements with his mother’s partner. Brand decided to leave home and fell into a life of drug abuse. After his time at Gray School, Brand joined Italia Conti Academy. He was expelled from the institution soon after due to poor performance and substance abuse.
Throughout his career, Brand has pursued stand-up comedy, presenting, acting, production, radio, and podcasts. He seemingly has found a way to stay afloat within the industry. Brand began his acting career at 15 when he appeared as an extra in films and by 2000 he had landed a spot in radio and furthered his stand-up act.
Brand has since developed his work in comedy, presenting, and acting. His radio career was not well received due to inappropriate on-air conduct. Despite the mishap, Brand has secured an incredible portfolio in film and TV. His stand-up career has however gained more popularity and he has since released five stand-up DVDs and received six comedy awards. He was even granted the opportunity to perform for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Brand is also a published writer and often submits columns to major news publications. He also owns a production company intended to produce movies featuring him as the lead. Brand’s career has however taken a drastic change in direction and he is now widely discussed for his activism. Brand’s political views and participation in activism have received both praise and ridicule over the years. Brand is however adamant in his pursuit and continues to express his views through his written material and documentaries.
Brand may be a well-known personality however, he has had to overcome several personal struggles in his life. Brand has been diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. He has also struggled with substance abuse, pornography addiction, bulimia, and self-harm. Despite, his behind-the-scenes struggles, Brand has managed to secure a successful career and champion for caused close to his heart.
Brand’s first marriage was to American pop star Katy Perry in 2010. By 2012, the pair had finalized their divorce citing irreconcilable differences. When pressed for answers, Brand stated that their conflicting schedules created a strain in their marriage.
Brand has since been linked to Jemima Goldsmith before his current marriage to Laura Gallacher. The two have been blessed with two daughters.
Due to his substance use, Brand has had a few controversial moments in his career that he seemingly has recovered from. He has been arrested on 12 different accounts, had unpleasant encounters with the paparazzi, and been kicked out of an event. Brand credits transcendental meditation for his maintained recovery and remains an advocate for the decriminalization of drugs use and an end to the war on drugs.
Brand is active on social media with 2.7 million Instagram followers, 73.4k monthly listeners on Spotify, and 4.56 million YouTube subscribers.
Russell Brand is an English comedian and actor with a large footprint in activism. His net worth is $20 million.