Gabriel Iglesias has a net worth of $40 million as an actor, comedian, and writer in the United States. Iglesias is a tremendously popular stand-up comedian who performs stand-up to sold-out crowds of adoring fans across the country. He’s also done a lot of stand-up specials, most recently on Netflix, where he also has his own sitcom.
Gabriel Iglesias was born in the city of San Diego, California, in 1976, as the youngest of six children. He grew up in a variety of places, including Riverside, Corona, Santa Ana, Baldwin Park, and Compton, before settling in Long Beach.
Despite his family’s misgivings, Gabriel Iglesias quit comfortable employment with a cell phone business to pursue a career in comedy. His first major break came in 2000 when he co-starred with Nick Cannon and Amanda Bynes on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy show All That for a season. In 2007, he was cast as a Mexican family on an episode of Family Guy and as twins in Disney’s television adaptation of The Emperor’s New School.
Another break came when he reached the final eight on the fourth season of the stand-up comedy reality show Last Comic Standing, but he was eventually booted off for bringing a cell phone onto the show. Comedy Central published his DVD, Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy, in 2009. Two years later, the network launched Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution, a three-season stand-up showcase hosted by Iglesias. Iglesias has also managed to turn his comedic popularity into a solid acting career, appearing in films such as Magic Mike and A Haunted House 2, as well as television shows such as My Wife and Kids, The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, and Modern Family.
Iglesias has been in reality television shows such as Fluffy Breaks Even and Fluffy’s Food Adventures, and he was nominated for an ALMA Award for Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act in 2012. On the television shows Hey It’s Fluffy! and Cristela, he has had recurrent parts.
Planes, The Nut Job, The Book of Life, Norm of the North, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Coco, The Star, and Blazing Samurai are among the animated films in which Iglesias has appeared as a voice actor. Then, in 2019, he earned his own Netflix sitcom, Mr. Iglesias, which he describes as being about an alternate history of his own life in which he became a history teacher rather than a stand-up comedian. Hot & Fluffy, We Luv Fluffy, and Aloha Fluffy are three of Iglesias’ comedic albums. But stand-up comedy will probably always be his first and abiding passion, and he’s mentioned Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, and the late Robin Williams as his major influences.
Gabriel made $21 million from his numerous efforts between June 2017 and June 2018. That was enough to make him one of the top ten highest-paid comedians on the planet, and he’s continued to amass large sums of money in his career afterward, especially because of his affiliation with Netflix, which is known for its vast pockets. Iglesias has consistently appeared on lists of the world’s highest-paid comics, such as this one and this one, and it’s expected that he’ll continue to do so for some time. His return to such lists came after a long hiatus dating back to 2015, but thanks to a Netflix deal that includes two stand-up specials and a TV series, with presumably more to come as he shows no signs of slowing down or losing his large fan base, Iglesias appears poised to roar back to his highest earning potential.
His Netflix profits are supplemented by a busy touring schedule that keeps him on the road for months at a time, doing stand-up comedy across the United States, frequently with the help of some of his friends and partners. Iglesias is one of the most successful and popular comedians in the unbelievably stacked “Netflix Is A Joke” stable, which also includes Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, and a slew of others, making his rise to the top of his field all the more impressive – especially since, unlike many of comedy’s top earners, he’s stayed focused on stand-up rather than leading roles in (the recent Mr. Iglesias being the notable exception, and part of his Netflix production deal).
Purchasing Real Estate
Gabriel Iglesias reportedly has a $1.5 million property in the Signal Hill neighborhood of California. His collection of autos is perhaps more interesting than his house: he is enamored with Volkswagen buses to the point where he has a $3 million collection of them. He stores his buses in a massive warehouse that looks like a vehicle museum, and he once offered Business Insider a tour of the collection, which you can see below: