Louis C.K Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $16 Million


“Every day starts, my eyes open and I reload the program of misery. I open my eyes, remember who I am, what I’m like, and I just go, ‘Ugh’.”

– Louis C.K.

Dashing personality

Born on September 12th, 1967, Louis Szekely (popularly known as Louis C.K.) is a stand-up comedian, voice actor, director, screenwriter, producer and editor. He was an editor, writer and director to a very popular series “Louie”. He was born in Washington, D.C. but he later went to Mexico at the age of seven. After few years he then moved to Massachusetts. He was a long sighted person. He has a quest which could not easily be satisfied. He was trend setter.

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Family background

Louis was born to Luis and Mary. His father had Mexican and Hungarian descent while his mother is Irish Catholic. Such two completely different personalities fell in love with each other in Harvard University. His parents later divorced and Louis was raised by his mother with his three other siblings. His mother was a great source of inspiration to him in later years of his career.

Early Years

He first set his foot in stand-up comedy at the early age of 17 but the content did not satisfy his hunger. He also worked as an auto mobile mechanic soon after his graduation. The time when he joined stand-up comedy stage, was not the right time. He faced a lot of troubles to set himself in the grounds of comedy. He even did not have enough money to pay his rent and also faced a serious motor bike accident. But his times bloomed later.


After a major set-back, his good times came with Caroline’s Comedy Hour where he was appointed as a staff writer. He was also writer and director to Pootie Tang.

Louis C.K. is a known risk taker. He has sole himself very well in the market. It was because of his tactics and strategic marketing decisions, his show tickets were sold at 45 dollar.

He is also known to set the record of making 4.5 million dollars in just 45 hours by eliminating the middlemen and selling the videos of his show directly to viewers through internet. He was faced ups and downs during his entire career but gave a major hit with “Louie”. He is solely responsible for the success of the show as he was the writer, director as well as the editor. His graph of success reached peak when he shared the stage with the legend of comedy Jerry Seinfeld. He was also writer to various other popular shows like Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Chris Rock Show and The Dana Carvey.

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How much money does he make?

Louis makes a lot of money from his various fields. His net worth is 16 million dollar. He has earned as writer, director, voice actor and as a stand-up comedian.

Marital status: Divorced

Louis was married to Alix Bailey in the year 1995. But the two later separated in the year 2008.He has two kids – Mary Louise Szekely and Kitty Szekely.

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Generous donator

The comedian, Louis makes people smile not just by his comedy but also through his generous donations. After earning from his videos which were aired online, he quickly announced his generous donation of 280,000 dollars to charity.

He was also a kind employer. He did not keep the profit he earned just to himself. He shared 250,000 dollars amongst people who had been working for him.

He has also given donations to Fistula Foundation (organization that helps the raped women), Green Chimneys (helping the destitute children) and Charity Water (providing water supplies to poor).

Awards and recognitions

  • He has been nominated for 25 Primetime Emmy Award.
  • He is ranked 97th in the list of top 100 celebrities in Forbes. Also he is 79th in Money, 82th in TV/Radio, 84th in Press, 63th in Social and 68th in Marketability by Forbes.
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for The Chris Rock Show
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Louie: Pregnant
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for Live at the Beacon Theater
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Louis C.K.: Oh My God

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  • “I remember thinking in fifth grade, ‘I have to get inside that box and make this [stuff] better’… because she deserves this.”
  • “I believe God is there and he is watching and he made us. I just don’t give a shit.”
  • “If I were to make a list of possibilities, God would be pretty far down. But if I were to make a list of people that know what the fuck they are talking about, I would be REALLY far down.”
  • “Some things I think are very conservative, or very liberal. I think when someone falls into one category for everything, I’m very suspicious. It doesn’t make sense to me that you’d have the same solution to every issue.”
  • I don’t stop eating when I’m full. The meal isn’t over when I’m full. It’s over when I hate myself.
  • I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.

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