What Is Mike Myers’ Net Worth and How Did He Become Famous?

Mike Myers is a comedy legend who’s known for portraying iconic characters like Dr. Evil and Shrek. But the actor, producer, director, and screenwriter has a dynamic resume that spans over 30 years. So, what is Mike Myers’ net worth and how did he become famous?

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How Mike Myers became famous

Mike Myers started his career at the age of two, appearing in various commercials, including one for British Columbia Hydro opposite Saturday Night Live legend, Gilda Radner. In 1986, he joined The Second City and starred in the Canadian series It’s Only Rock & Roll where he first introduced his character, Wayne Campbell.

But Myers’ big break came in 1989 when he joined the cast of SNL. Over his six-year run on the show, the comedian wrote and starred in iconic sketches including “Wayne’s World,” “Sprockets,” “Coffee Talk,” and “Simon.” Wayne Campbell was undoubtedly one of Myers’ most popular SNL characters, and his sketches went on to inspire two films.

Wayne’s World and its sequel, Wayne’s World 2 featured Myers as Wayne and his SNL costar, Dana Carvey, as sidekick Garth Algar. The first film became the highest-grossing movie based on Saturday Night Live sketch. 

He had a successful film career

After appearing in both Wayne’s World films, Myers wrote, produced, and starred in his next big hit, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The film gave rise to Myer’s iconic character, Dr. Evil, and was followed by two sequels: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember.

In 2001, Myers voiced the lead in DreamWorks’ animated film, Shrek. The movie grossed over $484 million worldwide and won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It spawned three sequels with Myers as Shrek, and SNL star Eddie Murphy as his best friend, Donkey.

Myers went on to play the titular roles in The Cat in the Hat and The Love Guru, and then in 2009, he starred in Quentin Tarantino’s comedy Inglourious Basterds opposite Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. 

In 2018, the actor starred in the Academy Award-winning picture, Bohemian Rhapsody. In this biographical drama about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Myers played record executive, Ray Foster. 

What is Mike Myers’ net worth?

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With an illustrious TV and film career under his belt, Myers has racked up notable wealth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of 2020, the 56-year-old comedian is worth $175 million. 

However, last year, Myers announced he is producing and starring in a new series for Netflix. While details about the show are still unknown, if it does well, Myers’ net worth will probably see a considerable jump in the year to come.