Will Ferrell is a celebrated American actor, producer, writer, and a comedian. He is also one of the owners of Los Angeles FC, an American professional soccer franchise. At school, he performed comedy skits. Besides, he worked with his father, who was a musician by profession. Will Ferrell net worth is said to have a net worth of over 80 million.
However, he never enjoyed working in the show business as he never got his paychecks on time. After completing education, he had to do odd jobs but eventually, moved to Los Angeles to join the sketch comedy and improvisational group which is also a school named ‘The Groundlings’. His mother was his biggest supporter who motivated him to pursue his interest.
Ferrell got his first break after being found by the producer “Lorne Michaels” of an American television show “Saturday Night Life (SNL)“. He hosted the television show for 7 years and happened to be the best Saturday Night live cast of all time in the year 2014 after being voted the highest in a poll taken. While appearing in television, he appeared in the films but none of them did well until he left SNL.
Since 2003, his films took off which were critically acclaimed and were hit at the box office. Simultaneously, he ventured the career as a screenplay writer and established a company with Gary Sanchez and Adam Mackay. Will Ferrell is a good baseball player and a philanthropist too. He is a humble and kind person, he has donated a fair amount to many charities for cancer survivors.
John William Ferrell was born to Roy Lee Ferrell Junior and Betty Kay nee Overman in Irvine, California on July 16, 1967. His father was a keyboard player with a band The Righteous Brothers and his mother was a teacher. He also has a younger brother, Patrick.
At the age of eight, Will Ferrell went through a life-changing moment when his parents got divorced. But even at such a small age, he had a mature soul. He never had hard feelings towards his parents. Instead in one of his talks, he humorously cited that he and his younger brother were celebrating Christmas twice in a year.
Ferrell began his education with Turtle Rock Elementary School based in Irvine. Then, he moved to Rancho San Joaquin Middle School. During his high school, he was a member of School’s soccer team, mainly a striker. As a child, he was an introvert, although he realized his ability to make people laugh in the third grade.
Soon, he learned more ways of being funny and entertaining. In the 9th grade, Will Ferrell and his friends started performing comedy skits written by themselves over the school’s intercom. Playing skits at school’s talent shows, he won the Best Personality award. After the completion of High School, he attended the University of Southern California.
He graduated with a BA degree in Sports Broadcasting in 1990. And bagged an Internship at the NBC television World. In a short time, he realized he didn’t enjoy being a sports broadcaster and looked for other jobs.
Again after failing in different jobs, Will Ferrell made a decision to move Los Angeles to establish oneself as a standup comedy artist but failed this time as well. To sharpen his skills he took an advance comedy class, where he was taught to improvise and impersonate.
Then, Ferrell auditioned for the Groundlings, a sketch comedy and improvisational troop and went through it. In a short time, he started receiving minor roles in numbers of TV sitcoms as ‘Living Single’ and ‘Grace Under Fire’. Additionally, he appeared in a few low budget films as ‘A Bucket of Blood’. It was in 1994, he earned the spot in The Groundlings.
At the very moment, the popular show ‘Saturday Night Live’ popularity was in decline. As a result, Lorne Michaels, the producer of the show was looking for a new talent. Then, Will Ferrell caught the attention of the producer and in 1995, Will Ferrell joined the show ‘Saturday Night Live’. In 2002, after seven years he left the show. During his time in SNL, one of the biggest names he impersonated was President George Bush for which he received more fame.
Some of his movies are while continuing a career with SNL were International Man of Mystery’ (1997), ‘A Night at the Roxbury’ (1998), Superstar (1999), Dick (1999), ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’ (1999), ‘The Ladies Man’ (2000), ‘Drowning Mona’ (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and ‘Zoolander’ (2001).
After parting from the show, he has appeared in the show as a guest host for a couple of times and presented special shows. Then he completely focused on his acting career. In 2003, he appeared in the movie ‘Old School’. The movie is about the three men and their desire to relive the college days. Ferrell is seen playing the role of Frank “the Tank”, which was liked by many.
The same year, his another movie was ‘Elf’ grossing $220,443,451 worldwide. In 2014, Ferrell appeared in ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie’, and ‘Wake Up’, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ and in a documentary ‘Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party’.
In 2005 and 2006, his films were ‘Kicking and Screaming’, ‘The Wendell Baker Story’ and ‘Bewitched’, ‘Stranger than Fiction’, ‘Curious George’ and ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’. Apart from it, he also did cameos in ‘Melinda and Melinda’, ‘Wedding Crashers’, ‘The Wendell Baker Story’, and ‘Winter Passing’. Will Ferrell along with Adam Mackay has found Gary Sanchez Productions. The company got its name after the Gary Sanchez, the financier.
In 2007, he launched a website called ‘Funny or Die’, a hit comedy website. Some of the videos the website includes are ‘Landlord’ with over 80 million views so far, ‘Good Cop Baby Cop’. In addition, he starred in the movie ‘Blades of Glory’ which was a success and hit at the box office.
Besides, playing the movie ‘Semi-Pro’, Will Ferrell and Adam Mackay were seen in a different role as the writers of ‘The Step Brothers’. Ferrell is one of the casts of the movie as well. Since some other movies of Ferrell are ‘Land of the Lost’, ‘The Goods: Live Hard and Sell Hard’, ‘The Other Guys’ and ‘Everything Must Go’, ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ (2011), ‘’Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’ (2012), ‘The Campaign’ (2012), ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013), ‘Get Hard’ (2015), ‘A Deadly Adoption’ (2015), ‘Daddy’s Home’ (2015) etc.
Will Ferrell is also the founder of ‘Super Sexy Hot Tan Lotion’ which is sold at a low cost on Amazon. The complete earning it is used as the College Willpower Scholarship Fund by Cancer for College. The grant is given as a scholarship to cancer survivors who cannot afford to go to college due to expensive medical bills.
Will Ferrell is married to Viveca Paulin, his longtime girlfriend. The met in 1995. Together they have three sons named Magnus Paulin Ferrell, Axel Paulin Ferrell and Mattias Paulin Ferrell. They currently live in Orange County, California. The family also owns a house in New York.
It is claimed by many sources that Will Farrell has a net worth of over 80 million.
Will Farrell is said to have a net worth of over 80 million.