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Assessing Gilbert Gottfried’s Net Worth as the Iconic Comedian Passes Away at 67

We all remember Gilbert Gottfried for his role as Iago, the parrot in Aladdin and his iconic voice. The iconic actor left behind a legacy as he passed away at 67. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Dara Kravtiz and two children. So what is his net worth? Read on to know about it.

Gilbert’s $8 million fortune

Gilbert Gottfried left enough for his beloved family. He leaves behind a whopping $8 million for his wife Dara Kravitz and two children, Lily Gottfried and Max Gottfried. However, Gottfried didn’t come from a family of riches.

The comedian built a legacy brick by brick as he claimed the ladder of success. Gilbert’s mother was a homemaker and his father owned a hardware store and the family lived in the same store.

Gilbert started performing as a stand-up comedian in New York City at 15. By 1980, he attracted the attention of Saturday Night Life showrunners but still failed to make it big back then.

However, he tasted success at shows like The Cosby Show, Hollywood Squares, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Howard Stern Show.  He lent voice to the iconic Aflac duck and Iago the Parrot in Aladdin.

Source of income

Gilbert’s source of income came from film and television. Gilbert has done more than 59 films starting from 1984 to 2020, which includes movies wherein he lent his iconic voice. The Problem Child series star has appeared in more than 49 shows in his television career spanning from 1980-to 2022. He appeared last in Smiling Friends.

Gilbert has also lent his voice to videogames like Kingdom Hearts, Disney’s Arcade Frenzy, Lego DC Super-villains and Disney’s Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge. The comedian also accumulated wealth by appearing in various commercials like Pepsi, Pop-Tarts, Aflac (voice of Aflac Duck), Glad (2003) and Subway (2000).

Gottfried’s other notable roles include Mr Mxyzptlk in Superman: The Animated Series, Dr Bender and his son Wendell in The Fairly Odd Parents and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Gibert landed into controversies several times including his jokes on the 9/11 attacks, at the 1991 Emmy Awards, and on the Japanese Tsunami.

Wealth Check

Gilbert Gottfried earned around $500 thousand annually, mostly from movies and shows. He brought several luxurious houses, cars and properties. Gilbert’s net worth rose 30% in the last three years. Well, Gibert accumulated a fortune for his family and now that he is gone, his children and wife do not have to worry.

Gilbert’s reputation

His source of wealth came from film and television. Despite earning a fortune, Gilbert held a reputation for “pinching penny”. He revealed once in an interview that “I did have that reputation among comics — and among store owners, anyone I had any money transactions with definitely will remember me.”

Gilbert’s net worth of $8 million and fame didn’t spoil him. The comedian was extra careful with his money, unlike other famed stars who were spending money on expensive holidays and glamorous parties. He revealed in an interview that:

“Having kids, you gotta spend money whether you want to or not. If it were up to me, on my own, I’d still be walking 20 blocks to get a slice of pizza that’s 10 cents cheaper. I’m still in that mindset. I’m not one of those people who could show you my collection of vintage cars.” Nevertheless, he got everything for his family that he couldn’t afford as a child. You’d always be missed, Gibert!

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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