Over the past two decades, Joel McHale has established himself as a great TV host and a good actor. The comedian has enjoyed a remarkable career trajectory, and it seems there’s no stopping him. He has also seen his fortune rise with his celebrity. So, what is Joel McHale’s net worth?
Joel McHale found fame hosting ‘The Soup’
McHale got his start in entertainment as a member of an improv comedy group performing in downtown Seattle in the ’90s. In 2004, he began hosting the satirical weekly TV series The Soup. The show aired on the E! Network and took audiences through the ridiculous events of the week on TV.
The E! gig soon landed him other hosting gigs and judging jobs. He was a judge on Iron Chef America and appeared in the American version of the British TV show The IT Crowd.
In addition, McHale had a guest appearance in The Last Comic Standing Season 6 finale recapping the show’s events similar to The Soup. He also appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 Episode 4 as a guest judge.
Other hosting duties include the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards, the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, and the 2015 ESPY Awards. McHale appeared alongside Kelly Ripa as an occasional host on ABC’s Live With Kelly in 2016. And the following year, he hosted the 43rd People’s Choice Awards and the Webby Awards.
In 2018, Netflix announced McHale would helm the cheekily named The Joel Mchale Show With Joel McHale. The talk show combined celebrity guests, video clips, and pre-taped sketches focused on trending topics in news and pop culture. But that August, the streamer announced the show’s cancellation due to low viewership.
McHale is also an accomplished actor who has appeared in various projects. They include CSI: Miami, Spider-Man 2, and Community.
A deep dive into Joel McHale’s impressive net worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Joel McHale’s net worth is $14 million. The site notes he accumulated his wealth from acting and hosting jobs. At the peak of his hosting gig on The Soup, McHale took home an annual salary of $2 million.
While playing Jeff Winger on Community, the actor took home $60,000 per episode. The show notably had 110 episodes running for six seasons, meaning that by the time the series wrapped in 2015, McHale had earned nearly $7 million.
The comedian has a taste for the finer things, as evidenced by his collection of expensive vehicles like the Icon FJ43 and Porsche 911. McHale and his wife of 25 years, Sarah Williams, have also adjusted to their fame and wealth with every house they’ve bought over the years.
What is the funnyman up to now?
McHale has been busy the past few years, appearing in everything from game shows to movies and TV series.
In 2020, he hosted “The Tiger King and I,” a behind-the-scenes episode of the hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King. And in 2021, he appeared in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, American Housewife, Crime Scene Kitchen, and Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered, all as himself except in American Housewife, where he played Doyle Bradford.
McHale currently co-hosts The Darkest Timeline with his Community co-star Ken Jeong. The two started the podcast in 2020 in response to the pandemic.