Roy Wood Jr.’s Net Worth Forbes: How Much Money Does The Actor Make and Why Is He So Rich?

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Roy Wood Jr. has accumulated an impressive fortune over the years all thanks to his talents. What is his current net worth?

Comic Roy Wood Jr. says he will not return to his position as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show when the show resumes new episodes later this month, ending a job he first started eight years ago.

Per NPR, the reason is that since he hasn’t been offered the job as permanent host of the show, Wood wants some time to figure out his next act.

“I can’t come up with Plan B is while still working with Plan A,” says Wood, who has decided he doesn’t want to be on The Daily Show as a correspondent waiting for someone else to take the top job. “The job of correspondent…it’s not really one where you can juggle multiple things. [And] I think eight years is a good run.”

Following his decision to leave the renowned TV show, fans want to know more about his net worth and how he earns his money. Here’s what we know.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Roy Wood Jr.
Net Worth:$3 million
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Disc jockey
Full Real Name:Roy Norris Wood Jr.
Date of Birth:December 11, 1978 (age 44 years)
Birthplace:New York, New York, United States
Nationality:United States of America

Who is Roy Wood Jr.?

Born on December 11, 1978, in New York, Roy Wood is a versatile stand-up comedian, actor, producer, podcaster, radio personality, and writer.

The comedian is best known for his appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he stars as a correspondent.

There was some speculation that Roy could replace Trevor Noah, but it seems that’s now off the table.

In October 2023, Roy announced he would not return to the show as a correspondent when it resumes.

He was in the position for eight years.

Outside of his involvement with The Daily Show, he hosts two podcasts for Comedy Central: Beyond the Scenes and Roy’s Job Fair.

He also starred in stand-up specials such as Father Figure, No One Loves You, and Imperfect Messenger.

Furthermore, he has starred in other movies and television series over the years.

What is Roy Wood Jr.’s net worth?

For his years in the entertainment industry, Roy Wood Jr. has accumulated a more than impressive fortune. He has a current net worth of $3 million.

He accrued his wealth from his works as a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, podcaster, radio personality, writer, and disc jockey.

He also earns income from brand endorsements and sponsorships.

Roy Wood Jr.’s Parents, Family, and Siblings: Meet His Mother Joyce Dugan Wood, and Father Roy Wood Sr.
Roy Wood Jr’s half-brother. Image Source: Woodverse

Does Roy Wood Jr. have any siblings?

Roy Wood Jr. was born on December 11, 1978, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

His parents are Roy Wood Sr. (father) and Joyce Dugan Wood (mother).

His father, Roy Wood Sr., was a Birmingham, Alabama, radio broadcasting and journalism pioneer who covered the civil rights movement; the racism encountered by African-American soldiers in the Vietnam War; the Soweto uprising; and the Rhodesian Bush War, among other topics. 

His mother is Joyce Dugan Wood, a college administrator. His parents separated for a time, and Wood lived with his mother in Memphis, Tennessee. When Wood was in the second grade, his parents reconciled, so the family moved to Birmingham; they lived on South Park Road in Birmingham’s West End neighborhood.

Roy Wood Jr. was an only child to his mother and father, however, on his father’s side, he is his second son.

Before Wood Sr. married the comedian’s mom, he already had a child with his ex-partner who would become his elder half-brother.

Roy L. Wood Jr was born on June 14, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois,

He is a former television news anchor, a public relations manager, and the Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Commission District 4 in the 2010 general election.

He grew up in Chicago and earned his bachelor’s in mass communications at Southern Illinois University. He worked for ABC and NBC stations in Detroit, Chicago, New York, and Boston before coming to WVTM-TV as an anchor and reporter in the mid-1980s.

Per BhamWiki, Wood served as director of marketing and public relations for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority and, while there, established Jefferson County’s first Citizens Transit Advisory Board. He is also an avid model railroader.

In 2010, Wood ran unopposed in the Democratic primary to fill the District 4 seat left open when four-term incumbent and Commission President Bettye Fine Collins decided not to run for re-election. He lost to Joe Knight in the November 2 general election.