John Cleese Net Worth

February 11, 2023
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John Marwood Cleese, better known as John Cleese, is one of the multi-millionaires in the entertainment industry. John Cleese has been accumulating his net worth for more than fifty years, since 1961, and it has been estimated that the net worth of John Cleese is as high as 10 million dollars. John has earned most of his net worth as a comedian and actor. He is the founder of the group ‘Monty Python’. Moreover, Cleese has added much to his net worth as a film producer and writer. For his screenplays he was nominated for an Academy Award and Writers Guild of America Award.


John Cleese Net Worth $10 Million


John Marwood Cleese was born on October 27, 1939 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Clifton College and Downing College, Cambridge.

John has accumulated most of his net worth as a film and television actor. The major roles which he landed on television were the main roles in the satirical television show ‘The Frost Report’ (1966, ‘How to Irritate People’ (1968), ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ (1969–1974), ‘Sez Les’ (1971), ‘Fawlty Towers’ (1975, 1979), ‘Whoops Apocalypse’ (1982), ‘Cheers’ (1987) (for which John won an Emmy Award for the best actor in a guest starring role), ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (1980) and other roles.

He has also appeared in a number of television advertisements. Cleese has added much to his net worth as a big screen actor, too. He appeared in the number of films but the most significant in which he landed the leading roles were ‘The Strange Case of the End of Civilisation as We Know It’ (1977) directed by Joseph McGrath, ‘Time Bandits’ (1981) produced, co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, ‘Privates on Parade’ (1982) directed Michael Blakemore, ‘Clockwise’ (1986) directed by Christopher Morahan (for which he received the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy), ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ (1988) written by Charles Crichton and John Cleese, directed by Crichton ( which received several nominations, and for which John won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role), ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (1996) directed Terry Jones and other films.

In addition to this, John has published the following books: ‘The Rectorial Address of John Cleese’’, ‘Foreword for Time and the Soul’, ‘The Human Face’ and ‘Cleese Encounters: The Unauthorized Biography of Monty Python Veteran John Cleese’. Moreover, he has published his scripts and dialogues.

During John Cleese’s long career, he has received a number of honours, awards and tributes which undoubtedly have increased his net worth. He declined the offer to be named a Commander of the British Empire. In his honour a species of lemur and an asteroid have been named.

John Cleese has been married four times and has two children. The first marriage with Connie Booth lasted from 1968 to 1978. Then, in 1981 John married Barbara Trentham. However, they divorced in 1990. After two years, in 1992 Cleese married his third wife Alyce Eichelberger. They divorced in 2008. Afterwards, in 2012 John married his current wife Jennifer Wade.

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