What is Pete Davidson’s Net Worth in 2022?
Find out how much the King of Staten Island has in the bank.
As one of the most popular cast members of Saturday Night Live for the past 8 seasons, Pete Davidson has accomplished a lot, especially considering he’s only 28 years old. Over the past few years, his career has experienced a significant upswing as he’s landed more movie roles, and even gained experience as a screenwriter.
Pete Davidson’s Background and Rise to Fame
Pete got his first comedy experience at a bowling alley when he was sixteen years old, responding to a dare from some friends. Pete graduated from Brooklyn's Xaverian High School in 2011 and attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights for one semester before dropping out to pursue comedy.
Davidson’s early on-screen roles included the MTV comedy series Failosophy, and a small role in the third episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s first season. After a few other small roles and standup appearances, Davidson landed a minor role in the film Trainwreck, where he met Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader. That connection allowed Davidson to get an audition for SNL, and he was cast for the 40th season, which began in September of 2014.
When Davidson joined the cast of SNL at just 20 years old, he become one of the youngest cast members in the show’s illustrious history. Davidson’s work during his first season was well-received by fans and critics, including a skit acting alongside Dwayne Johnson.
With his profile growing thanks to his success on SNL, Davidson was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
In early 2020, Davidson achieved another significant career milestone when his standup special Alive from New York was released on Netflix.
A few months later, The King of Staten Island was released. Davidson co-wrote this film with Judd Apatow and starred in the lead role.
What is Pete Davidson’s Net Worth in 2022?
Pete Davidson’s net worth is $8 million. The majority of his fortune has been made through his role on Saturday Night Live, which began in 2014. SNL cast members earn between $15,000 - $25,000 per episode, which equals an annual salary of about $350,000 - $500,000.
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Birthday||November 16, 1993|
|Spouse||Dating Kim Kardashian|
How Did Pete Davidson Make His Money?
Although Davidson has made the majority of his wealth through his recurring role on Saturday Night Live, he’s also worked as an actor on several TV shows and movies. Although the exact amounts he’s been paid for those roles aren’t known, it’s clear that his acting career is on the rise. His most noteworthy projects outside of Saturday Night Live include:
- Trainwreck (starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader)
- What Men Want (starring Tracy Morgan)
- Big Time Adolescence (starring role)
- The Angry Birds Movie 2 (voice of Jerry)
- The Jesus Rolls (alongside Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, and others)
- The King of Staten Island (co-writer and star)
- The Suicide Squad (starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, and John Cena)
With his acting career taking off, Pete Davidson also has a role in several other films that will be released in the near future, including I Slept with Joey Ramone, Good Mourning with a U, Meet Cute, American Sole, and The Things They Carried. Not only has Davidson been cast more consistently, but his typical role has also increased drastically. Most of his early roles were very small parts, but he’s now being cast for starring roles.
Pete Davidson’s net worth is almost certain to increase significantly over the next few years as his influence expands beyond Saturday Night Live and the occasional small TV or movie role. Like other SNL stars from the past, Davidson seems to be on pace to surpass his SNL income with what he earns from movie roles, if that’s not already the case.
Pete Davidson is also well-known for his personal life. He has more than 40 tattoos (including one of Hillary Clinton), although he is reportedly having some of them removed. Davidson has been open about his struggle with Crohn’s disease since he was diagnosed as a teenager, as well as borderline personality disorder.
Recently, Davidson has been the subject of many rumors surrounding a possible relationship with Kim Kardashian. While Davidson has never been married and has no kids, he’s been in relationships with several other celebrities including Ariana Grande (the couple was engaged for a few months in 2018), Kate Beckinsale, Kaia Gerber (daughter of Cindy Crawford), and Cazzie David (daughter of comedian Larry David).
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