Political pundit on the highly popular television show The Stephen Colbert Report, Colbert is major influence in politics. The Colbert Report is one of the highest rated series on Comedy Central. His character is a liberal and comedic version of conservative analyst Bill O’ Reilly, Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera. The late night show is in it’s 9th season and has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards. His annual salary is $4 million per year. Stephen Colbert net worth in 2013 is $50 million.
Colbert has also used his star power to assist his older sister in her run for Senate in South Carolina. The youngest of eleven children Colbert’s sense of humor was always the center of attention in his big family. Colbert comes from an educated family. His father was a doctor and medical school dean at Yale University. On September 11, 1974, when Colbert was ten years old, his father and two of his brothers, Peter and Paul, were killed in the crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 while it was attempting to land in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Stephen was born and raised in Washington D.C. in 1964. He graduated from Northwestern University and earned a degree in performance arts. he also studied voice and dance at Northwestern. Colbert began his career writing for major television series Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with John Stewart and Strangers With Candy. He married his wife Evelyn McGee in 1993 and the couple had three children. All of his kids have made appearances on the Colbert Report.