Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, TV host, producer and media critic.
His estimated net worth is somewhere around 3$ million.
Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He grew up with his mother and maternal grandparents. His father is from Switzerland and his mother was of Xhosa descent. The relationship between them was illegal at the time they were together, so his father was forced to return to Switzerland. His mother was actually in jail and had to pay a fine for being in relationship with a white man.
His mother converted to Judaism when Trevor was still young. When Trevor was just a young boy he attended a private school and a Catholic school in his hometown. His mother took him to church every Sunday.
He began his acting career when he was only 18 years old. He always had passion for the media and dreamed of becoming famous.
Professional TV career
After starring in a famous soap-opera when he was only 18, Noah soon got a chance to host his own radio show. Still, Trevor wanted to focus more on his acting and comedy career so he decided to pursue that career in future and leave radio.
His comedic career began with performing with South African comedians and also international comedians as well. The audience loved his performances and he was starting to get into the public eye more as the time passed.
He was on tour with other comedians and he often got a chance to host various TV shows. Some of them were the South Africa Film and Television Awards and South African Music Awards. Big South African companies like Cell C made him their spokesperson and this young man’s bank account started expanding quickly.
In 2011 he decided to try out his luck in the U.S. he appeared on The Tonight Show as a stand-up comedian and later that same year on the Late Show With David Letterman. But probably the biggest honor for this young South African comedian was the decision to name him the next host of the Daily Show.
Besides having an entertaining aspect, The Daily show brings important information about current situation in U.S. and all around the world. This is why being the host of this show brings a certain importance to the man who is in the spotlight.
He was named as a successor of Jon Stewart in 2015 and the decision was made by the Comedy Central. Many were surprised by this choice but Noah has definitely proved himself as a world-class comedian in his career so far.
Most of his net worth comes from hosting the Daily Show but even before that Noah was pretty successful.
Noah is not only a great comedian, his talents spread out from producing to acting and hosting. He speaks total of 8 languages.
Even though his life now is pretty amazing and his net worth keeps on increasing as years go by, he wasn’t always happy and peaceful. In 2006 his mother became the victim of domestic abuse, when her then husband, Sfiso Khoza, shot her several times in attempt to murder her.
He ended up in jail and Noah often mentions how the situation in South Africa is very different in comparison to the U.S.
Since 2015 Noah announced his relationship with Jordyn Taylor, a famous model, and the couple has been enjoying their romance ever since. His biggest influences and role-models, while growing up, were Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle.
He never speaks about his political views but during the Presidential Campaign, he did say that Donald Trump has a mind of a toddler. This opinion about the new president of the U.S. made his very unpopular with Trump supporters.
Trevor is beloved among the audience because of his great sense of humor and also great looks. The Daily continues to be the primetime show and being the host of this very popular and long-running show.
Full Name: Trevor Noah
Date of Birth: February 20, 1984
Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
Age: 33 years
Profession: TV host, comedian, media critic, producer
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 78 kg
Net worth: 3$ million