Gabriel Iglesias, born on July 15, 1976, in San Diego, California has made a mark in the world of comedy. The actor, comedian, and writer have been estimated at a net worth of $40 million dollars by a variety of online sources.
Known for his appearance on The Last Comic Standing, Iglesias has evolved into one of the richest comedians in America.
The Evolution of Gabriel Iglesias aka Fluffy
Born in San Diego, California, the youngest of six siblings, Iglesias grew up in a single-parent home; eventually ending up in section 8 low-income housing in Long Beach where he spent most of his younger years. It was in that tough environment that some could say that he developed the sense of humor that would later land him on the world stage of comedy.
Taking a leap of faith in 1997, Iglesias turned to comedy full-time after working for a cell phone company. Having been evicted from his home and having his car repossessed, he went against the advice of his family and started down the road of comedy. He would later go on to name Eddie Murphy as one of the individuals who inspired his love for comedy.
Iglesias stepped on the stage for the first time as a pre-teen, doing an impression of Mickey Mouse and Marvin the Martian. But the true journey of career began in 2000.
Timeline of the Fluffy Comedian’s Net Worth
The milestone starting point of Gabriel Iglesias’ comedy career started in 2000 with his appearance on the Nickelodeon comedy series “All That” co-starring with Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon. Worth mentioning also, was his appearance in 1997 on the Chelsea Lately TV series, the year that he began his full-time comedy career. Early in his career, Iglesias also appeared in “La Carne es débil” in 1993.
Here is a small timeline that best represents a picture of the making of the Gabriel Iglesias net worth:
- 1993-La carne es débil
- 1999-VS. (TV Series) Episode #1.29
- 2000-All That (TV Series)
- 2002-2006-My Wife and Kids (TV Series), Entre vivos y plebeyos, El matador, Days of Santiago, The Surfer King
- 2007-Family Guy (TV Series) Padre de Familia
This is just a small snapshot covering 1993-2007. By 2007 the Fluffy net worth was up to $15 million. It was in 2007 that Iglesias released his masterpiece, “Hot and Fluffy”. The Fluffy Movie followed, grossing almost $3 million in the Box Office. To think, Iglesias was once considered as strictly a Latina American comedian, and now his reach has spanned the entire United States, as a seasoned comedian, appealing to a wide range of audiences. From 2007-2019, Iglesias continues to appear in many different voice-overs. ABC, Netflix, and many other platforms have jumped on the “Fluff” train and his net worth continues to grow.
So what is Gabriel Iglesias’s Net Worth?
Here’s the “fluff”! Celebrity Net Worth, an online magazine source, estimated Gabriel Iglesias net worth at $40 million. The last time that Iglesias made Forbes Highest Paid Comedian list was back in 2015 at a cool $20.5 million. However, he actually had a Netflix deal on the table that wasn’t part of his net worth total at the time, making his net worth even more than estimated.
From $20.5 Million to $40 Million and Still on Fire!
The “Fluffy” comedian net worth continues to climb at an impressive pace. Check out Iglesias’ resume of work up to the present:
- 2007-2008-The Emperor’s New School (TV Series) (Voice Over)
- 2008-Los Barriga (TV Series)
- 2011-Equals Three (TV Series)
- 2012-Hispanic Comedians: from Gabriel Iglesias to Melissa Villaseñor on growing up funny (Video short)
- 2016-The Fluffy Shop (TV Movie)
- 2018-The Jim Jefferies Show (TV Series)
- 2019-Mr. Iglesias (TV Series) (pre-production)
Of course, this is only a summary of some of Iglesias’ work. For a more detailed look at his work, visit IMDb.
Demonstrating the level of success that he continues to achieve, Iglesias was named one of the Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 by the Hollywood Reporter. His $40 million and rising network, placed him in the company of comedy behemoths Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels, to name a few.
So what’s next for Gabriel Iglesias? Iglesias is currently crafting his next piece of art for a comedy series “Mr. Iglesias” due to air on Netflix. Iglesias will be playing as a high school teacher for gifted misfit kids. Additionally, we can look forward to seeing Iglesias in two stand-up comedy specials on Netflix as well. Be sure to look out for him on in “Ugly Dolls”, starring alongside Nick Jones, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, and Kelly Clarkson to air later in 2019.
Currently, Iglesias is taking his act to another level on tour with his “Gabriel Iglesias Beyond the Fluffy World Tour“. No doubt. Mr. Fluffy is getting his cake! “I try to live a little of my life like I might not be here tomorrow. I don’t wanna die tomorrow, knowing I could have had cake today.”-Gabriel Iglesias
It only takes a few searches online to see that Iglesias is a very popular comedian. His down-to-earth approach and dedication to comedy, makes him stand out as unique. With over 380 million views, Iglesias is the most watched comedian on YouTube. Visit his YouTube Page and join his almost three million subscribers and see for yourself why everyone loves Mr. Fluffy. Make sure you show some love by commenting on his videos and “prepare to feel warm and Fluffy inside” which is part of the theme for his 2019 Tour!
Gabriel Iglesias rise to stardom can best be summed up in one of his online quotes: “I bought a Hummer before I bought a house, and then I bought a house. Every year, everything doubled. The work was doubling. The money was doubling. The popularity was doubling-Gabriel Iglesias quotes.” At his current pace, Iglesias is sure to be on top of the comedy world with a net worth out of the stratosphere!