Bo Burnham is one of the most popular and successful comedians in the world today. Bo has appeared on many TV shows, such as The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
He is also a writer for Netflix’s hit series BoJack Horseman and hosts his own YouTube channel. He released his first comedy album on May 5, 2016, titled Make Happy.
Early Life of Bo Burnham
Bo was born in Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA, on August 21, 1990. His mother Bethany is a therapist and his father Dave owns businesses renovating historic buildings. He has two older siblings: BoJared (quadraplegic) and Bridgette, both professional jumpers sponsored by Reebok.
Bo didn’t really enjoy doing school work, and in high school, he sometimes skipped classes. Despite this, Bo always did well on his AP tests, which once earned him an honor roll.
After high school, Bo attended The University of Kansas before eventually dropping out to pursue comedy full-time. Before making it big time with rapping at 17 years old, Burnham had already performed standup just for fun close to 10 times a week.
After dropping out, he moved to Chicago, where his best friend and producer Kory (currently a writer for Saturday Night Live) lived with him in the apartment they would split rent on.
A few weeks after arriving in Chicago from Kansas, Bo started earning money with an oral standup performance by making people laugh.
At the same time, they ate at their restaurant job which resulted in them having jobs back home as well as some of the best customers they’ve ever had.
Bo saved up enough money to move out of the apartment and save on rent all by himself; he moved back home to Kansas, where he attended The University of Southern Colorado before moving back to be roommates with Kory in Chicago again.
He hosted his own MTV web series in 2009 called Deadwind, which did not continue past season 1 because MTV decided that it “weren’t for them”.
Bo Burnham Career
Bo Burnham started when he was just 11 years old. Throughout his childhood and early teenage years, Bo didn’t have the confidence or resources to try out standup comedy for himself but once he moved away from Kansas and got into different opportunities, Bo decided that it’s a plan worth chasing after.
In 2007 at 17 years old, Burnham became interested in rap as a second career attempt and performing standup comedy on the side for fun after a few people close to him encouraged it.
On October 18, 2007, Bo recorded his first standup video that would eventually go viral due to its “huge” success on YouTube and then interactivity when views skyrocketed from 8 million in 2008-2009.
In 2009 at 19 years old, Burnham signed with Comedy Central Records, where he released his debut LP x 1000 before moving over to Island Def Jam the following year in 2010.
In 2012, Bo released his second album on Comedy Central Records and a third single that quickly became really popular: “I’m Bo Burnham.”
On July 29 of 2015, it was announced that he would be joining the Madison Square Garden’s House Of Blues which will play host to him performing standup throughout the year.
Although this might come as no surprise for some people who follow what Bo does due to his successful history, others might be surprised that the “comedy folk hero” is performing near their own.
Bo Burnham has released three singles so far from his third album and sold over 1 million copies of them each. His second album, which was a mix between rap and standup comedy, saw about 300,000 downloads in its first week on iTunes when it came out, but by the time it came to #1 spot on iTunes Top Albums chart, it had been downloaded 3.2 million times and held the #1 spot for weeks on iTunes Top Albums Chart.
In 2016 at 31 years old, Bo released a tour-de-force album called “A Better Show” that sold 40,000 copies in one day with his name placed among notable performers like Jay Z and Pharrell Williams.
On September 18, 2017, he released his fourth LP as well as the single “My Whole Life.”
In 2018, Bo released a documentary, “Bo Burnham: The Observer Effect” which is about his struggles with fame and also received accolades from being nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made For TV Movie by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
What Is Bo Burnham’s Net Worth?
With Bo Burnham’s success in being continually popular with all ages, aged even up to middle age’s adults and high schoolers, as well as selling a few million copies of his albums online/offline and touring across America multiple times- this has helped him collect a substantial net worth.
At the moment, we don’t know how much Bo Burnham is worth, but since he does so many things full time, including the process for making his albums, it is fair to say that his net worth is significant.
In a 2018 interview by “TIME Magazine”, Bo said he was told to expect around $12 million for the documentary which may have helped influence him into making the film and its advertising so lucrative in order for him to be able to make enough money from it.
In his interview with “TIME Magazine”, Bo said he makes around $25,000 per month from digital albums and touring sales.
With revenues like these, if he really was worth $12 million as “TIME Magazine” predicted it would be a great investment to give his daughter/granddaughter educational opportunities.
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