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Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television host, producer, writer, political commentator, and actor. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.
|Net Worth||$100 million (R1.3 billion South African Rand)|
|Source of income||Billed shows, Sponsors, Ads, Comedies, Books,|
|Age||37 years (20 February 1984)|
Trevor Noah was born on 20 February 1984 (age 37 years) in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, television host, and actor in South Africa in 2002. He has since had several hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and was the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa’s iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he hosted the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which he created and aired on M-Net and DStv.
Noah began appearing on American late-night talk shows and English panel shows. In 2014, he became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and in 2015 succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart. His autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016 and acclaimed by critics.
Noah won various awards, including an MTV Africa Music Award and a Primetime Emmy Award from nine nominations. He was named one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world.
Noah hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on 14 March 2021.
Trevor Noah was born on 20 February 1984 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. His father, Robert, is of Swiss-German ancestry, and his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is Xhosa. Noah has claimed that his mother converted to Judaism when he was 10 or 11 years old, although she did not have him convert.
Under apartheid legislation, Noah’s mother was classified as Black, and his father was classified as White. Noah himself was classified as Coloured. At the time of his birth, his parents’ interracial relationship was illegal under apartheid law, and Noah highlights this in his autobiography. Interracial sexual relations and marriages were not decriminalized until a year after Noah’s birth, when the Immorality Act was amended in 1985. Patricia and her mother, Nomalizo Frances Noah, raised Trevor in the black township of Soweto. Noah went to Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic high school in Johannesburg.
In 2002, 18-year-old Noah had a small role on an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo. He later hosted his own radio show Noah’s Ark on Gauteng’s leading youth-radio station, YFM. Noah dropped his radio show and acting to focus on comedy, and has performed with South African comedians such as: David Kau, Kagiso Lediga, Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton, and Nik Rabinowitz, international comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Carl Barron, Dan Ilic, and Paul Zerdin, and as the opening act for American comedian Gabriel Iglesias in November 2007 and Canadian comedian Russell Peters on his South African tour.
Noah went on to host an educational TV programme, Run the Adventure (2004–2006) on SABC 2. In 2007, he hosted The Real Goboza, a gossip-themed show on SABC 1, and Siyadlala, a sports show also on the SABC. In 2008, Noah cohosted, alongside Pabi Moloi, The Amazing Date (a dating gameshow) and was a Strictly Come Dancing contestant in the fourth series. In 2009, he hosted the 3rd Annual South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) and co-hosted alongside Eugene Khoza on The Axe Sweet Life, a reality competition series. In 2010, Noah hosted the 16th annual South African Music Awards and also hosted Tonight with Trevor Noah on MNet (for the second series, it moved to DStv’s Mzansi Magic Channel). In 2010, Noah also became a spokesperson and consumer protection agent for Cell C, South Africa’s third-largest mobile phone network provider.
Noah has performed all over South Africa in The Blacks Only Comedy Show, the Heavyweight Comedy Jam, the Vodacom Campus Comedy Tour, the Cape Town International Comedy Festival, the Jozi Comedy Festival, and Bafunny Bafunny (2010). His stand-up comedy specials in South Africa include The Daywalker (2009), Crazy Normal (2011), That’s Racist (2012), and It’s My Culture (2013).
In 2011, he relocated to the United States. On 6 January 2012, Noah became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show; and, on 17 May 2013, he became the first to appear on Late Show with David Letterman. Noah was the subject of the 2012 documentary You Laugh But It’s True. The same year, he starred in the one-man comedy show Trevor Noah: The Racist, which was based on his similarly titled South African special That’s Racist. On 12 September, Noah was the Roastmaster in a Comedy Central Roast of South African Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr. In 2013, he performed the comedy special Trevor Noah: African American. On 11 October 2013, he was a guest on BBC Two’s comedy panel show QI. On 29 November 2013, he was a panelist on Channel 4 game show 8 Out of 10 Cats and appeared on Sean Lock’s team in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on 12 September 2014.
Noah is a polyglot. He speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Tsonga, and some German.
In 1992, Noah’s mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo married Ngisaveni Abel Shingange; they had two sons together, Andrew and Isaac. Shingange physically abused both Trevor and his mother, and the couple legally divorced in 1996. In 2009, after Patricia married Sfiso Khoza, Shingange shot her in the leg and through the back of her head; she survived as the bullet went through the base of her head, avoiding the spinal cord, brain, and all major nerves and blood vessels, then exiting with minor damage to her nostril. When Noah confronted him over the phone about the shooting, Shingange threatened his life, prompting Noah to leave Johannesburg for Los Angeles. In 2011, Shingange was convicted of attempted murder, and sentenced the following year to three years of correctional supervision. Noah stated that he hoped the attention surrounding the incident would raise awareness of the broader issue of domestic violence in South Africa: “For years my mother reached out to police for help with domestic abuse, and nothing was ever done. This is the norm in South Africa. Dockets went missing and cases never went to court.”
Noah has described himself as being progressive and having a global perspective. However, he has clarified that he considers himself a “progressive person”, but not a “political progressive” and prefers not to be categorized as being either right or left in the context of US partisanship.
When your friend passes you a note that says @thedailyshow just won a @MTV Movie & TV award & not 1, not 2, but 13 @thewebbyawards! 🤯 Is this real life?! Wow! 🙏🏾 A sincere THANK YOU to everyone that voted and way to go team Daily Show! 🔥🎥: @bleach_media pic.twitter.com/mfhlwTTwFR— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 19, 2021
Trevor Noah Foundation
In April 2018, he set up the Trevor Noah Foundation as a Johannesburg-based non-profit organization that equips orphans and vulnerable youth with the education, life skills, and social capital necessary to pursue further opportunities.
Noah was selected to be the Class Day speaker for Princeton University’s Class of 2021. He gave his address virtually on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, and was inducted as an honorary member of the Class of 2021. He resides in New York City. In 2017, he made an appearance on Nashville. In 2018, he also made appearances in Black Panther, Coming 2 America, and American Vandal.
Trevor Noah is dating Minka Kelly. They are yet to marry which will make her, his legal wife after many controversies surrounding his past and current relationship. However, In November 2020, it was announced that Noah would host the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2021, though this was later rescheduled to March 14, 2021. In January 2021, it was announced that Noah would be developing an animated feature film at Paramount Animation.
Trevor Noah net worth
How much is Trevor Noah worth? Trevor Noah net worth in rand: Trevor Noah’s net worth is estimated at around $100 million. Which approximately R1.3 billion South African Rand. His major source of income is generated from his primary career as a showbiz personality. However, Noah has said of his comedic influences, “The kings are indisputable. Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby; for me personally I didn’t know of him before I started comedy but Eddie Murphy changed my view on the thing and I definitely look up to him as a comedic influence. Chris Rock in terms of the modern black comedian and Dave Chappelle. Those are the guys that have laid the foundation and have moved the yardstick for all comedians, not just Black comedians.” He also cited Jon Stewart as an influence and a mentor, following his appointment to succeed Stewart as host of The Daily Show.