How does Trevor Noah spend his millions? The Daily Show’s host loves Lamborghinis and Patek Philippe watches – but also pays the salaries of his staff who were furloughed due to Covid-19
South Africa-born comedian Trevor Noah has an estimated net worth of US$40 million. In 2019, he was named the fourth-richest comedian by Forbes magazine, behind big names like Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan, and earned US$28 million that year.
He own some rather fancy pads
Noah’s big spending in the real estate market caught the attention of fans after he dropped millions on two homes – one in New York and the other in Los Angeles.
The funny man also owned a luxury Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles, which he bought for US$20.5 million, and sold a few months ago for US$21.7 million. The 10,044 sq ft property has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as a saltwater aquarium, stone bar, office, chef’s kitchen in marble, and climate-controlled wine storage.
He is an ardent lover of watches
Noah is a confessed lover of luxury timepieces, and has said that as a child, his father, who is Swiss, would bring him a watch and chocolates whenever he went to Switzerland.
He pays the salaries of furloughed staff
Although some staff have been contributing remotely, it was reported that Noah has been paying the salaries of 25 staff members who were furloughed. The comedian has reportedly said he will continue to do so until production fully resumes.
Those benefiting from his generosity include video operators, audio technicians and stage management crew. Production was halted in March, and pundits estimate the cost of covering the salaries must have put Noah out of millions.
He enjoys those fast whips
He has revealed that he spent most of his life fixing cars because his step-dad owned a garage, so he knows to appreciate a good set of wheels.
He is also a member of an exclusive car club – for a hefty fee, of course – which allows him access to luxury cars every month. One company that specialises in luxury car rentals in Manhattan, Gotham Dream Cars, describes itself as a timeshare option that allows petrol heads to enjoy exotic wheels with no hassle. Basic membership starts at US$18,000 (titanium level); the highest level is diamond, which costs US$49,000.
The fourth-wealthiest comedian after Kevin Hart and Jerry Seinfeld, South African celeb Trevor Noah got rich from lucrative Netflix deals – and he’s spending his millions on Richard Mille watches, Bentleys and New York penthouses