Judd Apatow is a Hollywood juggernaut who has produced and directed numerous hit comedy films. Apatow was originally a stand-up comedian, and he will go back to his roots tonight on the Netflix standup special titled: “The Return”. His comedic influences include Steven Martin, Bill Cosby, and the Marx Brothers. He produced many hit comedy movies, such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Superbad, Pineapple Express, and much more.
After over 25 years contributing to film and television, how much money does Judd Apatow have altogether? Let’s take a look, shall we?
Judd Apatow Net Worth as of 2017: $90 Million
Judd Apatow has assets worth an estimated $90 million. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, a film and television production company. His company has pulled in over $2 billion worldwide. He got his start in comedy while washing dishes at the Long Island East Side Comedy Club. He went on to be one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, becoming a living example of the American Dream in the process. Apatow went from the bottom of the barrel to the cream of the crop. Let’s take a look at his road to riches and success…
1992 – 1999
Apatow got his start in show business as a writer for the Grammy Awards. He later appeared on HBO’s 15th Annual Young Comedians Special. His first taste of success started when he co-created and executive produced The Ben Stiller Show, which earned him critical acclaim and an Emmy despite the show being canceled after only one season. He also earned six Emmy nominations for his work on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show.
He wrote the 1995 comedy film Heavyweights and re-wrote numerous films, such as Liar Liar, Happy Gillmore, and The Wedding Singer (though all uncredited).
In 1999, he founded Apatow Productions and went on to become a Hollywood comedy juggernaut. That year, he also executive produced the cult classic teen-comedy drama known as Freaks and Geeks.
2004 – Present
Although, Apatow Productions was officially launched in 1999. It wasn’t until the year 2004 when he released his first film with the company, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which went on to gross $90.5 million worldwide. His 2005 film The 40-Year-Old Virgin earned even more for Apatow, as that film grossed $177.3 million worldwide. Altogether, his production company has grossed an estimated 2.31 billion worldwide.
Most recently, Apatow produced the 2017 romantic comedy film The Big Sick, which earned over $55 million worldwide, becoming one of the top-grossing independent films of the year.
You can see Judd Apatow in his new Netflix standup special called “The Return”. The special is available to stream right now on Netflix. Watch the preview video below to get a glimpse of his return to standup…