Jo Koy is an American standup comedian and his net worth in 2023 is US$8 million. He has earned his wealth from the earnings from touring, live performances, television, his specials aired on cable and the streaming service, Netflix.
Who is Jo Koy?
Jo Koy was born on June 2, 1971, Tacoma, Washington, in the United States of America. He is currently 52 years old. His birth name is Joseph Glenn Herbert and Jo Koy is his stage name. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is Filipino European-American Descent as his father was white and his mother was Pilipino.
He started growing up in Tacoma. As a military kid, he grew up in many places like Misawa, Japan, and the Philippines. But he calls Seattle his home because that’s the place where his dad retired. He attended Spanaway Lake High School originally and later he moved to Foss High School in Tacoma. He joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but he dropped out and joined a Las Vegas comic drama club in 1994 to become a stand-up comedian.
Jo Koy embarked on his comedy journey in the 90s when he moved to Las Vegas and began performing stand-up at local clubs. He gained prominence when he started performing at the MGM Grand’s “Catch a Rising Star.” His mother’s encouragement paved the way for him to participate in school talent shows, refine his craft, and move to Los Angeles for further growth and development.
The talented comedian’s big break came when he appeared on BET’s “Comic View” and went on to win numerous comedy awards as well as feature on prestigious comedy tours and shows such as “ComicView,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jo Koy: In His Elements,” and “Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza!”.
Jo Koy was previously married to Angie King, with whom he shares a son. They are now divorced but have maintained an amicable relationship and co-parent their son together.
How many houses and cars does Jo Koy have?
Jo Koy has mansions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with the notable ones in Studio City, a property he acquired in 2013 and a mansion at Henderson, Nevada, which he bought for $1.71 million in 2019.. He also owns a fleet cars.
Once during a podcast with actor Rob Lowe, he mentioned he owns a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, a Mercedes-Benz 550, a Porsche Panamera, a Porsche 911, a Tesla (Roadster), and the Tesla X. He claimed he could go on and on, This shows the comedian loves automobiles.
How much does Jo Koy make per year?
Jo Koy makes around US$500,000 annually with a monthly salary of US$40,000.
What investments does Jo Koy have?
In addition to his successful career in comedy, Jo Koy has wisely diversified his income streams by investing in businesses and ventures such as Filipino-themed restaurants and launching his own line of branded merchandise as well as an investment in real estate. This diversification has contributed to his overall net worth, making him even more financially stable for years to come.
How many Endorsement deals does Jo Koy have?
Jo Koy has several endorsement deals, including partnerships with brands such as McDonald’s, Bumble, and Honda. He has also collaborated with Filipino food company Jollibee and has appeared in their commercials.
How many Philanthropy works has Jo Koy supported?
Jo Koy understands the importance of giving back and has demonstrated his commitment to contributing to the well-being of others. In 2009, he founded The Jo Koy Foundation, which held its first charity event, “Hilarity for Charity,” in the same year. The event benefits organizations such as The Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Jo Koy’s philanthropic efforts also extend to supporting veterans and offering aid to disaster-stricken regions.
How many businesses does Jo Koy own?
Aside his successful career in comedy, Jo Koy has wisely diversified his income streams by investing in businesses and ventures such as Filipino-themed restaurants and launching his own line of branded merchandise as well as an investment in real estate.