Here's How Much Lee Evans Made Throughout His Career
Ever since his breakthrough in the early 90s, the sweaty, hyperactive and unique comedian Lee Evans sold out arena tours time and time again right up until his retirement in 2014.
The Bristolian was different from other comedians on the circuit. He possessed a captivating childlike energy and had a likability that few others have had since.
He managed to sell £7 million worth of tickets for his 2011 'Roadrunner' tour on the first day alone. The comedian was so in demand that further dates were added and the tour ended up grossing £12.9 million, making him one of Britain's highest selling stand-up comedians.
His success in comedy and quirky personality also saw him crack Hollywood. He starred in There's Something About Mary, Mousehunt, The Fifth Element and The Medallion. He was, and still is, a massive household name.
Check out some of his best moments in the vid below.
But after 20 years of putting everything into his performances, Lee Evans finally closed the curtains on his career in 2014 with an announcement on The Jonathan Ross Show.
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"My dad always said to us 'you've got to work' so I've just continuously worked, done comedy, toured, but I've ignored, I think for far too long, my missus and I want to spend a lot more time with her.
"I'm a nightmare to live with because I'm always working. I've come to a junction in my life where - please forgive me it sounds very narcissistic - I've done musicals and plays and films and standup and you sort of get to a point where you go 'I don't know what else to do next'."
But after over two decades of stand up, writing and acting, how much did he settle down with?
According to The Richest, Evans is worth approximately $8 million (£5.6 million) with the majority of that being earned from his massive arena tours, rather than his film appearances.
That may seem like a lot, but bear in mind, Russell Howard reportedly made £2 million in just two years alone. Let that sink in.
Clearly pays a lot more to be a shite comedian in 2016.
Let's hope Evans gets the urge to throw himself around the stage for one last tour someday, because it'd sell out in minutes.
Words by Liam Bond
Topics: Net worth