About John Cleese
It has been estimated that the overall sum of John Cleese net worth is 10 million dollars, as of right now. He has earned his net worth through his successful career in comedy. He is known as an actor, producer and writer in comedy business. Thus, all these three involvements of him have led to a huge increase in John Cleese net worth.
John Cleese became popular when he was chosen to serve as a performer as well as a writer for the production called “The Frost Report”. Moreover, John Cleese also became well known when he appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the 1960s, John Cleese became well known as a founder of Monty Python. This is known as a comedy group that has created the comedy sketch show called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”. In addition to that, this comedy group has also created a couple of movies, such as “Life of Brian”, “And Now for Something Completely Different”, “The Meaning of Life” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. Thus, his involvement into this comedy group has also added up to the total amount of John Cleese net worth.
In the middle of the 1970s, John Cleese became known for the TV production called “Fawlty Towers”.
There, he was working with his then wife, Connie Booth. Later on, John Cleese appeared in a couple of more productions, such as “Fierce Creatures” and “A Fish Called Wanda”. John Cleese is known from many other movies, such as Harry Potter movies, James Bond movies and Shrek movies. These films have also added up to the overall size of John Cleese net worth a lot.
John Cleese is also known as one of the founders of the production company called Video Arts, which is known for producing films about entertainment and training. He founded this company with Antony Jay, who is a writer of “Yes Minister”.
The comedian was born in 1939 in England. Originally, his family’s surname was Cheese, however, John Cleese’s father though that it would be quite embarrassing to use this surname, thus, he changed it into Cleese. When he was a student at school, John Cleese was interested into various sport branches, such as boxing and cricket. Later, he studied at Cambridge University, from which he graduated in 1963. Initially, his father was not happy about his job in comedy and would send him job offers, such as working as a salesman at Marks and Spencer shop.