Jeff Dunham Net Worth, Age, Bio, Wife, and Children

Jeff  Dunham is a stand-up comedian and actor from the United States who is most known for his recurrent characters Walter and Peanut. In 2022, the net worth of Jeff Dunham is estimated to be $140 million.

Full Name Jeffrey Douglas Dunham
Birth Date                                   April 18, 1962 
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, USA
Source of Wealth Comedy
Relationship Status Married To Audrey Murdick
Height 6 ft. 0 in. / 183 cm.
Net Worth $140 Million

Early Life

In April of 1962, in Dallas, Texas, Jeffrey Douglas Dunham was born. Howard Dunham and his wife Joyce really adopted Jeff when he was three months old. His adoptive father is a real estate appraiser and his adoptive mother is a stay-at-home mom.

Meanwhile, he grew up as an only kid in Dallas, Texas, in a devoutly Presbyterian home. Dunham tried ventriloquism for the first time at the age of eight. In the sixth grade, he started going to the Vent Haven ConVENTion in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Dunham received the “most likely to succeed” award at Richardson High School. He went on to study communications at Baylor University after that. Dunham performed on campus during his time there, earning $70,000 a year as a student.

Jeff Dunham Net Worth and Career

At the end of 1989, Dunham relocated to Los Angeles with the aim of gaining greater attention. He appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with his puppet Peanut the next year. Dunham would eventually make four appearances on the show. In 2003, the Texas native was featured on Comedy Central Presents as José Jalapeo on a Stick, Walter, Peanut, and Melvin the Superhero Guy, among other roles.

Over six million people had watched Dunham’s Comedy Central specials by 2006. Between June 2008 and June 2009, Dunham was the third highest-paid comedian in the United States, after only Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, according to Forbes. In addition, during that period, the comic made almost $30 million. For his Spark of Insanity tour, he also set a Guinness World Record for “Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour.”Between 2007 and 2022, Dunham took part in eight overseas tours.

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The ventriloquist currently has 962 thousand Instagram followers. Dunham’s Twitter account has 532 thousand followers as of June 2022. Finally, the entertainer’s YouTube channel has 3.56 million subscribers.

Personal Life

Paige Brown, Dunham’s first wife, was married to him in May 1994. Jeff adopted her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Bree, and the pair went on to have Ashlyn and Kenna as their children. Dunham met Audrey Murdick, a professional nutritionist, personal trainer, and competitive bodybuilder, after her divorce in 2008. Jeff and Audrey are still married and have twin twins named James Jeffrey and Jack Steven. Dunham is the proud owner of the actual Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman flick.

Jeff Dunham Net Worth

Since the early 2000s, Jeff Dunham’s net worth has grown to $140 million. Dunham, widely regarded as the greatest ventriloquist of all time, has wowed audiences for years while making a substantial profit from his shows. Dunham has amassed a fortune via his tours, merchandising, and television appearances. He continues to perform all around the world now.

Jeff Dunham FAQ

How old is Jeff Dunham?

Every year on April 18th, the performer celebrates his birthday. Dunham will turn 61 in the spring of 2023, having been born in 1962.

Who is the guitar guy with Jeff Dunham?

Brian Elwin Haner Sr., a musician, tours with the ventriloquist. He’s known as “guitar guy” or “Papa Gates” by his fans.

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