Jeff Dunham is one of America’s most popular stand-up comedians. He began performing at 17 years old while he was still in school. His favorite things are making people laugh, traveling, and spending time with his family which includes his wife, daughter, and son as well as some really cool pets. Jeff Dunham’s Net Worth
Early Life and Bio
Full Name Jeffrey Douglas Dunham
Birth Date / Age April 18, 1962 / 60 Years Old
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, USA
Source of Wealth Comedy
Relationship Status Married To Audrey Murdick
Height 6 ft. 0 in. / 183 cm.
Net Worth $140 Million
Born in 1962 to a family of parents who loved him dearly, Jeffrey Douglas Dunham grew up feeling loved and appreciated for the things he could do. He felt so much love from his close-knit family that he decided to pursue this career path; then when Dunham was just 8 years old, he attempted ventriloquism.
When the time came, he attended Vent Haven ConVENTion with many others who shared his passion for showmanship during 6th grade – after which, the college became part of his reality too. And unsurprisingly enough – like many others before him – Dunham’s dream turned into reality after graduating high school with no difficulties whatsoever.
With everything going smoothly while pursuing one’s dreams (and excelling), it would be hard not to want to keep living life to its fullest potential because really… what else is there?
Jeff Dunham’s Net Worth and Career
Dunham left New York City for Los Angeles in late 1989 to try and gain more recognition. That same year, he and his puppet Peanut made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Over the course of four visits, Dunham grew a strong bond with the audience – which was seen especially when Reese’s Pieces became an advertiser for the show.
In 2003, the Texan native was featured on Comedy Central Presents. He showcased his character José Jalapeño on a Stick, Walter, Peanut, and Melvin the Superhero Guy. By 2006, his comedy central specials were watched by 6 million people.
Forbes reported that Lena Dunham was the third highest-paid comedian in the US from June 2008 to June 2009, trailing only behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. Furthermore, she made about 30 million dollars over that time period. She also holds a Guinness Record for most tickets sold for stand-up comedy with her Insanity Tour – which has led her to venture on 8 international tours so far.
Jeff Dunham Instagram and Twitter
Currently, the entertainer has about 962 thousand followers on Instagram and another 532 thousand followers on his Twitter account. Additionally, he accumulated 3.56 million subscribers on YouTube in June of 2023.
Dunham first married his high school sweetheart, Paige Brown. They had a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Bree, who they adopted and raised. They then went on to have two daughters of their own: Ashlyn and Kenna Dunham. However, the two eventually divorced in 2008.
Soon after the divorce, Dunham remarried again – this time meeting Audrey Murdick; a certified nutritionist, personal trainer, and competition bodybuilder herself. Together they had twin boys whom they named James Jeffrey & Jack Steven Dunham!
Intriguingly, one of Dunham’s most prized possessions is the original Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman movie.
Jeff Dunham’s Net Worth
Jeff Dunham’s net worth figure of $140 million has been amassed over the past two decades. Widely considered the best ventriloquist in history, Dunham’s work has never ceased to amaze audiences everywhere while his massive profits continue to increase year after year.
From touring fees, merchandising deals, and TV specials—Dunham continues making enormous amounts of money every single day. These days you can find him out on tour around the world doing what he loves most; connecting with his fans and creating wonderful moments that will live in everyone’s memories forever.
Jeff Dunham FAQ
How old is Jeff Dunham?
Every year on April 18th, the performer would celebrate his birthday. Born in 1962- Dunham will be 61 years old when spring arrives in 2023.
Who is the guitar guy with Jeff Dunham?
The guitarist who accompanies the ventriloquist on his tours has a name. His name is Brian Elwin Haner Sr., but he was more commonly referred to as guitar guy or papa gates.