If you love comedy, then I’m sure you know Gabriel Iglesias. He is a talented comedian and writer who has risen to become a top comedian in America and the world. He is popularly known by his stage name Fluffу. Iglesias has amassed a lot of wealth through comedy, acting, voicing in movies, and other projects.
With his many talents and flashy lifestyle, many wonder how Gabriel Iglesias makes his money and wonder what his net worth is. If you are looking for more information about Fluffy, then we have prepared this article for you. We will provide information about his early life, career, and net worth.
Gabriel Iglesias was born in San Diego in 1976. He was the last born in a family of six children. He was raised by a single mother and spent most of his time as a kid in Riverside, Santa Ana, and Compton before moving to Long Beach. He stayed in Long Beach in a low-income house for most of his early life. As a youth, he lived an ordinary life before the fame and money came his way.
Unlike what many people think, Gabriel Iglesias did not start as a comedian. He was an employee of a cell phone company until 1997 when he decided to quit to concentrate on comedy. His first big break in comedy came back in 2000 when he appeared on a kids’ comedy sketch show. He appeared along with Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon. In 2007, Fluffy landed a gig to voice on a Mexican family episode of Family Guy. He also voiced on The Emperor’s New School.
As Gabriel Iglesias worked on his comedy career, he had yet another big break when he made it top 8 on the Last Comic Standing competition. However, he was kicked off after being found in possession of a cell phone during the show. In 2009, Comedy Central launched his DVD “I’m not fat…I’m Fluffy”. In 2011, the same network produced Gabriel Iglesias Stand Up Revolution, a program hosted by Iglesias, which had three seasons. Fluffy has also succeeded in the acting world, as he has appeared in several movies and TV shows. To date, Fluffy is an icon in the comedy industry and runs shows all over. He also has a popular Netflix comedy series.
Awards and achievements
Due to his many roles and great performances, Iglesias has earned many awards and nominations. In 2002, he was credited as a beacon on H.O.P.E, an award from Operations H.O.P.E. Fluffy has also received “key to the city of El Paso” among other honors from EI Paso. Gabriel Iglesias was also nominated for the famous ALMA Award, Favorite TV Reality act category in 2012. These are just some of his achievements.
Gabriel Iglesias Net Worth ( As of August 2020)
According to Forbes, Iglesias was the highest-paid comedian in 2015 with a whopping $20.5 million. A big chunk of his net worth comes from performing – he has had over 136 gigs in his career.
In 2016, he was ranked number 8 on the list of the highest-paid comedians. His salary increased to $21 million from 2017 to 2018, which placed him as the highest-paid comedian. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $40 million. This is a sharp increase from 2018 when he was worth $30 million.