Maya Rudolph is a Master Class in Finance, Family, and being Funny

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Maya Rudolph is a Master Class in Finance, Family, and being Funny

Maya Rudolph is as rich as she is hilarious and talented, but her net worth is far from a joke.

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Maya Rudolph is a Master Class in Finance, Family, and being Funny

Nobody is funnier to me than Maya Rudolph. She has it all: the expressive face, the voices, and the incredible comedic timing. Plus, she can sing. Could she be more talented?! I’m not sure it’s possible.

In a recent appearance on the Smartless podcast, hosts and fellow comedy aficionados, Sean Hayes (aka Jack McFarland on Will & Grace) and Will Arnett (aka Amy Poehler’s ex husband) said this of Maya:

“There is nobody who is quicker or faster or better in the moment and can make anything funny even if a scene is terrible and you want to throw it out, [Maya] has the ability to always bring the element of surprise and every time it’s exciting doing a scene with you.”

Honestly, it’s almost annoying how talented she is. Keyword: almost. I’m genuinely so excited to explore her net worth, and how she made it, so let’s go.  

Who is Maya Rudolph?

Hilarious beauty, comedy queen, and actress extraordinaire, Maya Rudolph became widely known through her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2000 to 2007.  Her acting talent has landed her both voice-over and on-camera work since she first came onto the scene.

Currently, she’s the Kamala Harris in residence at SNL, the voice of a hormone monster on Netflix’s “Big Mouth”, and a spokesperson for Seventh Generation cleaning supplies. She’s everywhere, probably because she’s so trustworthy and charming.

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So, what is Maya Rudolph’s net worth in 2020?

As of 2020, Maya Rudolph’s net worth is $10 million. Looks like you CAN make money with comedy, mom! Next time someone warns you about your dreams being unrealistic, tell them about Maya Rudolph.

How did Maya Rudolph make her money?

Maya Rudolph rocks at diversification. She really understands the level of her talent, and she finds ways to monetize every single thing she can. Maya Rudolph has starred in films such as Idiocracy (2006), Away We Go (2009), Grown Ups (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013) and The Angry Birds Movie (2016).

She has been active in the sketch and improv scene since the 1990’s, which means she has done a great job getting her name out there via her sketch comedy prowess. Plus, my girl Maya knows how to take advantage of her personality for a partnership deal; like her current role with Seventh Generation.

It doesn’t hurt that Maya Rudolph was born into some level of wealth and fame. Her grandpa may or may not have invented the credit card. Her mother was Minnie Ripperton, famous for her amazing voice and her father, Richard Rudolph, is a wealthy songwriter to boot. There was basically no way Maya would be ordinary with parents like that!

It also explains how her best friend since childhood is fellow Hollywood dynasty member, Gwenyth Paltrow, which they revealed while Paltrow hosted SNL.

Is Maya Rudolph a domestic engineer?

Yes! And I’m not the only one who thinks so. She’s basically a certified domestic engineer as established by partnering with the eco-friendly cleaning brand, Seventh Generation. Now is the part of the article where I usually share a scene of domestic bliss from our subject’s social media account BUT Maya Rudolph is so highly advanced in her self-promotion game that she doesn’t have any social media at all.

So, in lieu of a cute photo of Maya’s family, I will share her parenting philosophy to prove that she has this domestic engineering thing on lock!

“You’re always going to make mistakes, constantly, and beat yourself up about it, and the one thing you have to remember is that the thing you can do better than anyone else is love your children, because they’re your children. So you just have to remember to give yourself a little bit of a break sometimes.”

We love that confidence and that perspective.

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How does she handle all the things she has going on?

Maya Rudolph acts, does voice overs and commercials, AND she has four kids. That is a lot to juggle! I’m sure she cuts down on her time wasted by avoiding social media, but that’s not enough spare time to manage all of this. Maya credits motherhood to helping her streamline her life and make time for what was really important to her.

″[Motherhood] allowed me to create something that I call the “bullshit meter,” which is like, the things that really are not important. I just got rid of them. Because I used to take on a lot more than necessary, and when it’s you, you’re sort of your own worst enemy in life ... When you’re thinking about another human being, it’s far more precious than you and you have the instinct to take care of them, you naturally do what’s right and do what’s important and they come first. So it just allowed me to stop saying ‘yes’ to things that were not good for me or not important.”

Hearing that her children helped her to further her career and her trust in herself is very reassuring, as a person with big dreams and a desire to have a family someday. Hopefully it’s as easy as Maya Rudolph makes it seem.

How can I make money like Maya Rudolph?

Explore the furthest reaches of all of your talent. You never know what you’re going to succeed at unless you give things a try. Maya Rudolph knows she isn’t a one-trick-pony, and neither are you!

Seriously, with all the ways to show your personality in 2020: Podcasts, Youtube shows, and social media in general, you have so many opportunities to capitalize on your personality and talent. You just have to be willing to take the leap!

Once you’ve found a niche, don’t be afraid to take it even further. If you’re amazing at organizing and you have a warm smile, use those things to your advantage, build trust with people, and put yourself out there just like Maya Rudolph does.

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Sarah Thibeau
Sarah is an avid reader, a beer nerd, and a social media guru. Sarah loves all things millennial money. She's working on nailing this "adulting" thing, and she's happy to have you along for the ride!