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The seemingly controversial but nevertheless comedic genius Ricky Gervais, is releasing his new Netflix standup special entitled Super Nature on 24th May.
Ricky Gervais has a net worth of $140 million (£113 million) according to Celebrity Net Worth, the vast majority of which comes from his sitcom The Office, which proved to be a triumphant success within both the UK and the US and was the catalyst of his comedy career.
However, Gervais’ first appearance in the public eye was as a musician, and formed one part of the pop duo Seona Dancing. Failing to make the UK charts he decided to turn to his innate ability to make people laugh.
He then released the first episode of The Office in 2001 which received little attention or applause. However through word-of-mouth, anticipation started as to when a second series would be released, and when it did he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, which he has claimed was the gateway to America for him.
However, Gervais struck true gold with TV series Derek which originally aired on Channel 4 in 2012, and later came to Netflix in 2013. He described Derek as the “most sincere thing" he's ever done, according to Variety, stating that the point of any art “is to make a connection” with the viewers.
His most recent series, Afterlife, makes possible the combination of the cruel and harsh realities of grief with extremely witty and hilarious observations. After jokingly stating that he does it “for the money”, Gervais won the award for Best Comedy at the NTA’s in 2021.
Despite the ability to go on and win another multitude of awards in the future, in an interview with Reader’s digest the 60-year-old genius claimed that “I don’t want to be bigger or richer or win more awards, it’s all about the work”.
Gervais lives with life-long partner Jane Fallon in Hampstead, London, known for its wealth and population of celebrities, in a house that is worth £10.8 million, according to The Sun.
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