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Trevor Noah Net Worth, Career, Early Life And Other Details

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, actor, and television host. He is also a radio DJ and has appeared in many radio shows. He made a name for himself and is known as an international stand-up comedian in the world. Noah made a big name in America and replaced Jon Stewart as the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

Daily Show Salary

Trevor Noah has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He has an exceptional hosting career and has appeared in The Daily Show as a host. Trevor received a salary of $5-8 million and has been earning $25+ million in his hosting career. Trevor signed a lucrative contract extension in 2017 and joined Viacom. His contract helped to boost his annual salary to $16 million.

Early Life

Trevor Noah was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 20th, 1984. His father Robert belonged to the Swiss extraction and his Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah was of Xhosa ancestry. This made the family‚Äôs life difficult and Noah’s family suffered while living in South Africa. His mother faced jail time and fines and Trevor faced a lot of issues in his childhood. He wrote his biography and shared his experiences of growing up under apartheid in South Africa in the book titled “Born a Crime“.

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Comedy Career


Trevor Noah had a successful career in show business and started his career as a teenager. At the age of 18, he appeared in the soap opera “Isidingo” in 2002. He started his hosting career by appearing in the youth-oriented radio show titled “Noah’s Ark. He also hosted an educational TV series called “Run The Adventure from the year 2004 to 2006.

Noah hosted the TV series “The Real Goboza” and was also the co-host of the dating game show “The Amazing Date. He also participated as a contestant on the reality TV series “Strictly Come Dancing.” He also hosted the South Africa Film and Television Awards in 2009 and was the co-host of the South African Music Awards in 2009 and 2010.

His comedy career hit a milestone when Noah became the first South African stand-up comedian to perform on “The Tonight Show. A documentary was also made on his life “You Laugh But It’s True” and he also made an appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He received an MTV Africa Music Award for Personality of the Year.

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Personal Life

Trevor Noah is a major American talk show host and can speak eight languages. He knows English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Afrikaans, and German and is fluent in all these languages. He made his journey from South Africa to America under unpleasant circumstances. His mother got shot by her ex-husband Ngisaveni Abel Shingange. Noah claims that he was threatened by his stepfather on the phone when he confronted him about what he’d done. In 2011 Shingange was jailed for attempted murder for shooting Noah’s mother. Noah is strongly against domestic violence and has spoken about the topic many times.

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