Jim Gaffigan Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

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Jim Gaffigan has an enormous net worth of $30 Million as a comedian, actor and writer.

Jim began his career in stand-up in the ’90s but had dreamt of being a comedian since he was just 5 years old.

He held on to that dream firmly and dedicated all of his life to the pursuit of this very dream.

Through his constant efforts and unwavering will, he finally made it as a comedian and, at the moment, is one of the most celebrated comedians to ever stand up on the stage.

As a stand-up comedian, actor, television producer, and TV actor, the 55-year-old has given and continues to give us tons of content to lighten our mood.

In Frame: Jim Gaffigan

Gaffigan has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 6 times. Even though he has yet to grasp one, his comedic performances are truly praiseworthy and, in my opinion, are worthy of the Grammy’s too.

Here are some quick facts about the well-known comedian before we get on to his income, lifestyle, and career

Quick Facts

Full NameJames Christopher Gaffigan
Net Worth$30 Million
Birth DateJuly 7, 1966
Birth PlaceElgin, Illinois
Nick NameNA
Nationality                         American
EthnicityEnglish, Irish
Languages SpokenEnglish
EducationLa Lumiere School

Purdue University

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Father’s NameMichael Ambrose Gaffigan
Mother’s NameMarcia Miriam (Mitchell)
SiblingsCatherine Gaffigan, Pamela Gaffigan, Michael Gaffigan Jr., Richard Mitchell Gaffigan, Joseph P. Gaffigan
OffspringJack Gaffigan, Marre Gaffigan, Katie Louise Gaffigan, Michael Gaffigan, Patrick Gaffigan
Age57 Years Old
Height6 Feet (1.83 m)
Weight85 kg
Eye ColorBrown
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse’s NameJeanne Noth (m. 2003)
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Television Producer, Voice Actor, Writer, Author
GenreDeadpan, Observational Comedy, Clean Comedy, Sarcasm, Satire
TrademarksHis Pale Skin, Jokes About Food, Strawberry blond hair, self-deprecating humor, the internal monologue of his audiences in a high-pitched voice.
Active Since1991
EndorsementsESPN, Rolling Rock to Saturn, Sierra Mist
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Last UpdateAugust, 2023

Jim Gaffigan: Net Worth and Income

The traveling Stand-up comedian from Illinois has a significant net worth of $30 Million. Gaffigan mostly earned this amount through his relentless dedication to the entertainment industry.

From commercials to stand-up comedy to roles in Movies & TV shows to publishing 2 separate books, the journey surely took a long, but it was truly fruitful in earnings.

Between June 2017 and June 2018, Garrigan earned a total of $18 million through different sources.

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This record of earnings was enough to make him one of the 10 highest-paid comedians on the planet!

At the moment, Jim is again back as a stand-up comedian; he travels around the world and goes on different shows for his income.

In his profitable touring years, his earnings can go as high as $15-20 Million!

Other than that, he’s also set to play a role in 2 upcoming movies, Disenchanted and Pete Pan & Wendy.

Net Worth of Jim Gaffigan in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look at Jim Gaffigan’s net worth in different currencies. 

CurrencyNet Worth
Euro€ 25.366 Million
Pound Sterling£ 21.768 Million
Australian Dollar620.72A$ 40.918 Million
Canadian DollarC$ 37.753 Million
Indian Rupee₹ 2,192,661,000
BitCoin฿ 628.01

Jim Gaffigan: Houses & Cars


Jim Gaffigan is a traveling artist who constantly moves from one state or country to the other for his shows.

He seldomly stays at one place, and when he does, he usually comes back to his wife and children in an apartment somewhere in Manhattan, New York.

They used to have a tiny apartment, a 2 bedroom apartment to be exact, where he, his wife, and their 5 children lived.

It’s wasn’t exactly easy, but that’s just how things were at the moment.

However, they did shift into a bigger studio apartment, and they now have a much bigger space where they can stretch out as much as they want.

Jim was back home with his family during the Pandemic, and the apartment just wasn’t cutting it out for them. So, for a while, they moved upstate and rented a house.


Being a traveling comedian, it’s safe to say that he does not travel by his own car that often.

Even if he did actually have his own for his personal use, it’d be sitting in the garage most of the time. So, it wouldn’t be that useful.

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Jim Gaffigan: Lifestyle & Vacations


Talking about lifestyle, Jim leads a pretty calm and low maintenance lifestyle. Since covid was in its extremities, he came back home and spent quality time with his children.

They moved to a bigger house, and there Jim found a new hobby, gardening.

In a long time that he was free, he explored the new house, and apparently, the garden intrigued him quite a bit, and he started with this hobby.

He may not know how things are done, but he watches YouTube videos, and now, he’s planted corn, tomatoes, and even zucchinis (cucumbers).

Furthermore, he’s also teaching his kids how to plant and take care of the crops.

The kids may not care about it that much, but he says that it’s really satisfying for him. Besides that, he spends most of his time coming up with new ideas for his stage performances.

He is also a magnificent cook who can handle the rush in the kitchen.

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What’s more, is that he even has a cooking channel called Let’s Get Cooking, where he shows the audience how to make regional delicacies.

He’s a modest person, he does not feel the need to buy high-end cars, or branded expensive clothes, or go to high-end restaurants.

He’d much rather spend money on taking his family along to his international tours!


Speaking of international tours, Jim Gaffigan does spend a lot of his time on the road. He’d love to call it a vacation but, it’s almost always just work.

Through work, he has traveled to a lot of different places, though. He’s been to different parts of Europe, Asia, and most of America.

But that does not mean he does not cater to his family. As much as he can, he takes his family along with him on his tour.

They usually travel together during spring break and during the summer.

It’s not easy traveling with his 5 kids, though. But he says it is still enjoyable when he goes swimming with them in the pacific ocean or just walks around Chicago with them.

He actually makes the older kids write a journal of the trip!

jim-gaffigan-vacationsJust Jim Gaffigan Walking his Kids Around

Among his trips, the trip to Ireland with his kids was really memorable for the actor. He completed his show in Dublin and then just enjoyed the rest of the weekend with his family.

He also loved going to Santa Barbara and Texas. Likewise, he had a good time taking his kids skiing in Utah.


Jim Gaffigan himself came from a challenging place. So, he understands how much help means to a person in need.

He and his wife are both long-time contributors who have done much for the people in need.

When covid was at its peak, Jim and his wife were doing everything they could to feed New York’s front-line workers.

The couple had started fundraising in hopes of delivering food to hospitals across New York City.

They collaborated with “The Imagine Society” and started the #FoodForFearless campaign. Besides that, they’ve also donated in numerous other situations to help others in need.

Jim Gaffigan has often supported organizations including Bob Woodruff Foundation, Scleroderma Research Foundation, and Food Bank For New York City.

Furthermore, he has even supported causes related to Health, Hunger, Veteran/Service Member Support.

Jim Gaffigan: Movies & TV Shows, Book Publications Endorsements

Movies & TV Shows

Besides stand-up comedy, Jim has also had a huge involvement in several movies and tv shows. In fact, he co-created a couple of television shows, too, one even based on his own life.

Initially, he got into acting through commercials. He’s appeared in over 200 commercials for decent companies like Rolling Rock, Saturn, Chrysler, and ESPN.

In 2000, he was cast as a member of The Ellen Show, and in 2001, and also showed face in the popular sitcom That 70’s Show.

He was then cast as a regular member of the show My Boys and appeared in the movies The Love Guru and Mike Myer after a while.

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His other notable works include The Jim Gaffigan Show, Troop Zero, Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, Being Frank, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and more.

Furthermore, he is also notable for his voice-over works. From voicing an animated version of himself to playing different characters on different shows, he has made quite the name for himself.

His voice-over shows include Bob’s Burgers, Shorty McShorty’s Shorts, WordGirl, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and the feature Duck Duck Goose.

Book Publications

Gaffigan is also a best-selling published author. His first book, “Dad is Fat,” was released in 2013 and debuted at number 5 on The New York Times Best Seller’s list.

The title was given by his eldest son, who at the time was just 4 or 5 years old. The book is a compilation of essays dealing with the raising of children and the memories of his childhood.

Furthermore, he signed a deal with Crown Publishing in 2013 to write the second book of comic essays. The book “Food: A Love Story” was published in 2014.

Jim Gaffigan: Career

Right after graduating from college, Gaffigan worked as a litigation consultant for a while. In 1990, he moved to New York to pursue a career in comedy.

Gaffigan actually started his career through advertisements. He’s made over 200 of those, and after auditioning several times for “The Late Night Show with David Letterman,” he finally landed a part.

He was successful and well appreciated by the audience, which allowed him to appear in a letterman-owned production company, World Wide Pants.

After that, he appeared in a couple of booming sitcoms, including That 70’s Show, Sex and the City, Third Watch, Ed, and Law & Order. 

Following that, he slowly returned back to stand-up and, in time-released over ten comedy albums including The Pale Tourist, Obsessed, Beyond the Pale, Noble Ape, and more.

He even had his own show, called “The Jim Gaffigan Show” at one point. Likewise, he’s also known for his voice-acting roles and the 2 books he has authored.

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3 Facts About Jim Gaffigan

  • On a couple of occasions, he’s mentioned that he dislikes being called a “Family Friendly Comedian.”
  • His comedy career actually began after a friend bet him to do stand-up comedy!
  • The series Jane the Virgin is his guilty pleasure, while the food salmon is his guilty displeasure.


How old is Jim Gaffigan?

Jim Gaffigan has been on this planet for more than 5 decades. He was born on 7th July 1966 and just last month turned 55 years.

Where did Jim Gaffigan grow up?

Jim Gaffigan was born in Elgin, Illinois. However, he actually grew up in North West Indiana, Munster, and Chasigton, while also spending some time in Michigan.

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