Simon Helberg has an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2020.
He is well known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory and was earning around $1 million towards the end of the series.
|NET WORTH:||$45 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||9 DECEMBER 1980|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||ACTING|
Simon’s full name is Simon Maxwell Helberg and he was born in LA, on the 9th of December, 1980. His father is Sandy Halberg, an actor and his mother is Harriet Helbert, a casting director.
As a child, he was raised in Judaism but was leaning towards Reform as time passes by. Simon Helberg schooled in Crossroads School in Santa Monica with another celebrity Jason Ritter. Jason was also his roommate at NYU.
Simon attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and trained at the Atlantic Theater Company.
Simon began in the early 2000s as he performed in a sketch comedy duo Derek & Simon, with fellow comedian Derek. They also created a web series of the same name in 2007.
Two short films were also made based on Derek & Simon, which featured stars like Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Casey Wilson and Emily Rutherfurd. He also joined the cast of MADtv briefly in 2002.
In the same year, Simon appeared in the film Van Wilder as one of the geeks and also appeared in Old School in 2003. The next year, he landed two episodes in Reno 911!.
In 2004, Simon appeared in A Cinderella Story which starred Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray.
In 2005, Simon played a minor role in Good Night, and Good Luck which was a George Clooney film, and had only one line in the film. He also had a small part in Arrested Development in the same year.
Simon had several minor roles from 2006 to 2007 including one in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
His career breakthrough came in the same year when he was cast as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
His character is the only one in the group that did not have a doctorate degree which Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons) always made fun of. As one of the original cast of the show, his pay per episode was close to $1 million towards the end.
Apart from The Big Bang Theory, he also acted in Florence Foster Jenkis, alongside Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep. His role as Cosme McMoon was nominated for the Golden Globe Award.
According to Forbes, he was one of the world’s highest paid TV actors back in 2018.
- Simon has been nominated for many awards, including by Golden Globe Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
- Out of all the nominations, Simon won once for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in the Critics’ Choice Television Awards (2013) for his role as Howard in The Big Bang Theory.
Interesting Facts on Simon Helberg
Below are some interesting facts on Simon Helberg.
- Simon is currently married to the actress, Jocelyn Towne.
- His father and mother are both in the same industry.
- Simon bought Charlie Sheen’s mansion for $2.9 million.
- He is born in the year of the Monkey according to the Chinese calendar.
What contributed to Simon Helberg’s net worth
Simon Helberg’s net worth is mostly attributed to his role as Howard in The Big Bang Theory, as he was paid up to $1 million per episode towards the end of the series.
He had roles in many other shows or movies, but they probably weren’t as lucrative.
As of 2020, he is estimated to be worth $45 million.
Source: Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth