Daniel Tosh Net Worth is $16 million
Quick facts about Daniel Tosh
Date of birth: May 29, 1975
Place of birth: Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Daniel Tosh is a comedian who uses his quick wit and profanities to make his fans laugh. A sarcastic young comedian, he is self-deprecating and controversial sometimes both at the same time. As if nothing is out of bounds, he uses shock comedy to engage his fans. Making the unfunny funny, there is nothing that he filters when on stage, poking fun at people, other A-listers, and anyone in his wake. Making a career out of commentating on YouTube clips, he is a stand-up comedian that has captured a generation and put politically correct aside with success. The creator of the hit Comedy Central show Tosh.O, he is also an actor, writer and producer.
Born May 29, 1975, in Boppard, West Germany, he grew up in Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Marketing Degree. Not much is known about his early years. From his comedic act, it is easy to paint the picture of an awkward teenager who was unlucky with girls and a class clown. Sometimes what you see is what you get. Immediately after graduating college, he hit the road to start his career as a stand-up comedian. A contestant on the Just for Laughs “New Faces” show, his stand-up was televised in Montreal in 2000.
The first big break Tosh had was on Late Night with David Letterman. Not to be outdone by other late night circuits, he was quickly booked on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Soon adopting a young generation of followers, he was offered a spokesman position with Taco Bell. His stand-up act resonates with a new generation of young adults who like that he is continually pushing the envelope and saying things that are taboo. No one else seems to get away with his sexist comments with a laugh. Somehow he has an ability to insult the masses and still make them laugh.
The problem with a stand-up act that is based on being the antithesis to political correctness is that it is all about the shock value. After a while, the shock wears off, which means that you have to continue to get nastier and more shocking. That seems to be landing him in trouble. Getting flack for his comments on rape and sexual assault, it appears that if there is a fine line to cross, he may be stepping on it.
Enjoying success, Tosh is worth an estimated $16 million. Although appearing to put himself all out there, not much is known about this comedian. Using his angst as a teenager in his show, he doesn’t speak opening about who he is, or where he comes from. Using the privacy of others to poke fun, he is very good at keeping his own, well, private. There is a point where too much of a good thing is too much, and he has seen the effects of it in the past couple of years. What is next for this controversial comedian is yet to be seen.