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Dennis Miller was born on 3 November 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, of part-Scottish descent, and is a comedian, host of different talk shows, sports and political commentator, television and radio performer and actor who rose to fame courtesy of “Saturday Night Live” during the 1980s. The many activities of Dennis Miller have contributed to his fame and helped him gain significant wealth.
You might think how rich is Dennis Miller, as of mid-2016? Authoritative sources estimate that Miller’s net worth is over $20 million, accumulated during a career now spanning almost 40 years in the entertainment industry, but as he is still a very active performer and appearing in many shows and programs, it might be that Dennis Miller’s net worth will grow in the future.
Dennis Miller Net Worth $20 Million
Dennis Miller did not grow up with his both parents being near, as they divorced and Dennis lived with his mother. He matriculated from Keystone Oaks High School in 1971, and then graduated from Point Park University in 1976 with a degree in journalism.
However, from a young age Miller was interested in comedy and comedians; his two heroes were Tim Conway and Jonathan Winters. He tried himself out after university, and was runner-up in a Playboy humour competition in 1979, winning $500, which gave him confidence to think of a career in comedy. His debut as a host was in 1980 in Punch Line, and then Dennis started to perform as a stand-up comedian in New York City, which started to add to his net worth. One of his most important appearances was being a part of “Saturday Night Live” from 1985, as he was a great success in this show, and so quickly became famous. Dennis eventually left the show in 1991, but in 1992 he created his own television talk show, called “The Dennis Miller Show”. Many celebrities appeared on his show, which made it even more popular; some of them include Henry Rollins, Bill Hicks, Andy Summer, Toad the Wet Sprocket. Sadly, the show was cancelled, but it still added to Dennis’ net worth. Dennis did not wait long until he created another show, entitled “Dennis Miller Live”, which also brought him popularity and lifted his net worth.
In addition, Miller is also known as a sports and political commentator. His specific way of speaking and unique style were the main reasons why Miller gained success in this field as well, and contributed to Miller’s net worth. What is more, Miller has his own radio show called “The Dennis Miller Show”; during his program he discusses such things as American culture, politics, events and many other things. Many guests have appeared on his show, including Jon Lovitz, Ann Coulter, Mark Steyn, Dennis Kucinich, Peter Noone, David Dreier and others. The popularity of the show has also lifted Dennis’ net worth.
As it was mentioned before, Dennis also performs as an actor; the movies that he has appeared in include “Madhouse”, “The Net”, “Never Talk to Strangers”, “Thank You For Smoking”, “What Happens in Vegas” and others. Although his career as an actor is not very long and there are only few movies in which he has appeared it has still added to the growth of his net worth.
In his personal life, Dennis Miller has been married to Carolyn Espley since 1988, and they have two sons. They currently live in Santa Barbara, California.