With a 2019 income of over 20 million dollars, it comes as no surprise how large Gabriel Iglesias net worth is. Still, many people do not know his name… Yet.
Although maybe not a global name, Gabriel Iglesias aka ‘Fluffy’ has a large following. You may not recognize his name. However, I’m sure you would recognize his face or voice.
Gabriel Iglesias is an American actor, comedian, and writer. Over the past decade or so Iglesias has amassed a fortune of around $40 million dollars.
In this article, we’ll look into how Gabriel Iglesias net worth reached $40 million, and also how it happened in such a relatively short space of time. We’ll explore his revenue streams, background, life, and career.
In 1976 Iglesias was born in San Diego, California. He was the youngest of six children of Esther P. Mendez and Jesús Iglesias. He was raised by his single mother. He is of Mexican heritage.
Prior to comedy Iglesias worked for a cell phone company.
In 1997 Iglesias decided to pursue a full-time comedy career.
A lot surrounding Iglesias’ private life is unknown but around 1998 he had a son Frankie.
Iglesias got his first television roll in 2000. He joined the cast of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show ‘All That’ alongside Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon.
In 2003, Iglesias landed his first big break with a half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central. This led to him being in greater demand as a stand-up comedian.
Iglesias’ TV exposure increased when in 2006 he became a contestant on the reality TV show ‘Last Comic Standing’. He made it to the last eight but was disqualified for having contraband (a cell phone).
In 2007 Iglesias voiced an entire Mexican family in an episode of the animation series ‘The Family Guy’. That same year Iglesias began voicing a recurring set of identical twin characters on The Emperor’s New School, a Disney animated series.
Also, in 2007 Iglesias did a TV stand-up special named ‘Hot and Fluffy’.
In 2009 he did a second TV stand-up special named ‘Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy’.
In 2011 Comedy Central debuted ‘Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution’. A stand-up showcase series which Iglesias produced and hosted, running for three seasons before ending in 2014.
He had an acting role in Magic Mike and began voicing in many animated films such as ‘Planes’ and ‘The Nut Job’ in 2012.
In 2014 Iglesias released his own stand-up movie named ‘The Fluffy Movie’. It was released in theatres and starred a variety of actors.
From 2014 up until now Iglesias has starred in or voiced in many primetime TV shows and animated films, such as ‘Modern Family’, ‘Narcos’, ‘The Smurfs’, Ferdinand, and ‘Coco’. He has also continued with more stand up TV comedy specials, and he has his own Netflix original series ‘Mr. Iglesias’.
General Info about Gabriel Iglesias:
- Name- Gabriel J Iglesias
- Nickname- Fluffy
- Date of Birth- July 15, 1976
- Age- 44
- Place of Birth- San Diego, California
- Nationality- American
- Height- 5ft 8inches
- Weight- 382lbs
- Wife- Unknown
- Partner- Claudia Valdez (2008-?)
- Children- 1
- Hair Color- Black
- Eye Color- Brown
- Horoscope- Cancer
- Net Worth- $40 million
Contributors to Gabriel Iglesias Net Worth
- Comedy Specials
- Live Shows and Tours
- Online following
- Movies and Television
After competing on ’Last Comic Standing’ in 2006 Gabriel kept his exposure going in a 2007 stand-up special ‘Hot and Fluffy’ and ‘I’m not Fat… I’m Fluffy’ over the next few years. He is still producing specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. ‘Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand Up Revolution’ debuted in 2011, it ran for three seasons. The show was composed of different comedians selected by Gabriel performing live on Comedy Central. In 2013, the channel ran an unprecedented two-hour special ‘Aloha Fluffy’ which attracted 15 million viewers. The last special show, ‘Gabriel Iglesias: One Show Fits All’, played in 2019.
Live Shows and Tours
Gabriel is a prolific tourer and tours many months of the year. Gabriel’s live shows are always packed, no matter where he’s performing. He has had the honor of headlining and selling out venues such as the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Staples Center in Los Angeles, and at Madison Square Garden in New York. In 2018 he began his sixth world tour, called ‘Beyond the Fluffy’.
Iglesias is one of the most-watched comedians online, with over 400 million views on YouTube. He also has amassed over 15 million social media followers. He has some of the most die-hard fans in the industry and can always count on them to be at his shows.
Movies and Television
Gabriel’s first big movie was in 2012’s ‘Magic Mike’ as a DJ and drug dealer. After this he had a string of voice acting roles, he had his own movie that came out in the summer of 2014, a personalized, stand-up driven feature called ‘The Fluffy Movie’. This was followed by El Americano: The Movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Nut Job, and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Coco, and many more. All the movies he has voiced in have all made good box office returns. His television roles in hit series such as Narcos also added to his on-screen exposure and net worth. Between 2017-2018 Iglesias had made $21 million dollars.
In 2018, Gabriel joined an elite club when he made the Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue, where he was listed beside some of comedies’ all-time greats, including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels. With so many notable roles it is no surprise that film is the biggest contributor to Gabriel Iglesias net worth.
Iglesias has his own online shop where he sells an array of online merchandise, from t-shirts to hoodies, bottle openers, and much more.
Closing Thoughts on Gabriel Iglesias Net Worth
Gabriel Iglesias is firstly a hard worker, without that his exposure and wealth would have not grown so quickly.
He is a talented, funny man and a great impersonator that has maximized his fan base by choosing a non-offense and inclusive type of humor, that makes all smile. He is no Bill Hicks but I’m sure he really doesn’t care or want to be, he’s found a winning formula.
Along with his immense talents as a voice actor that has given him many lucrative parts, and another important revenue stream, Iglesias’ ways to fortune have been diverse but always rooted in laughs.