James Corden’s Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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James Corden hosted the 2016 Tony Awards on June 12. (Getty)

James Corden rose from British television show star and stage actor to the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson. His success has led him to be CBS’ choice to host the 2017 Grammy Awards on February 12.

As Corden’s late night career is just starting, he’s nowhere near as wealthy as Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Corden’s net worth is at $10 million, which is about his annual salary for The Late Late Show.

The London-born comedian was best known for his work on the BBC’s Gavin & Stacey, which he co-created and co-wrote. He also won a Tony Award for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012. He also hosted the 2016 Tony Awards for CBS in June.

In little more than a year, Corden has made The Late Late Show his own and he already earned a contract extension. The 37-year-old struck television gold with his hilarious Carpool Karaoke sketches, in which he drives around Los Angeles with celebrities while they sing to whatever comes on the radio.

Here’s a look at how he makes his money and what he does with it.


1. Corden Signed a Contract Extension to Stay Through 2020

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James Corden at the Tonys. (Getty)

According to the Daily Mail, Corden initially signed a three-year deal to make £1.5 million (a little under $2 million) for the first year. However, The Late Late Show under Corden became such a surprising success right away that by August 2015, he was offered a two-year extension.

Now, Corden is signed to stay on CBS through at least 2020, reports The Mirror. The deal means he’ll earn another £3 million (around $3.9 million) for hosting the show.

So far, CBS’ gamble on Corden, who was relatively unknown when he was hired, has paid off. During the week of June 13-17, the show averaged 1.18 million viewers and the show has averaged 1.26 million viewers so far this year.

The highest-rated Late Late Show episode so far was in May 2015 after David Letterman’s final The Late Show episode. Entertainment Weekly reports that Corden drew 4 million viewers.


2. Corden Pays Over $23,700 a Month to Live in a Brentwood Mansion

Finding #NataliesHouseJames Corden takes The Late Late Show on the road and starts by finding a stranger's house to invade and shoot an episode. "Subscribe To ""The Late Late Show"" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/CordenYouTube Watch Full Episodes of ""The Late Late Show"" HERE: http://bit.ly/1ENyPw4 Like ""The Late Late Show"" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/19PIHLC Follow ""The Late Late Show"" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Iv0q6k Follow ""The Late Late Show"" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1N8a4OU Watch The Late Late Show with James Corden weeknights at 12:35 AM ET/11:35 PM CT. Only on CBS. Get the CBS app for iPhone & iPad! Click HERE: http://bit.ly/12rLxge Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream live TV, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B — Each week night, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN throws the ultimate late night after party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind-the-scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and the house band provide original, improvised music throughout the show. Since Corden took the reigns as host in March 2015, he has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos, such as Carpool Karaoke."2016-03-17T05:41:51Z

When Corden moved to the Los Angeles area in 2015 after signing his contract, he needed to find a place to live worthy of a Hollywood star. The Mirror reported that Corden is renting a home in Brentwood that costs £18,000 (or about $23,700) per month. It has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. In other words, there’s plenty of room for Corden, his wife Julia Carey and their young children – Max, 3; and Carey, four months.

Although Corden hasn’t aired an entire episode of The Late Late Show from his home, but he aired a show from a stranger’s home. For the last episode of his first year in March 2016, Corden walked a few blocks from the CBS studios to see if a random person would let them air an entire show from the person’s home. Unfortunately the first person they asked turned them down, but the second person was down with it.

Corden did once invite Gordon Ramsay over to a house that wasn’t really his for a special Hotel Hell skit:

Hotel Hell: Gordon Ramsay Visits James Corden's B&BNew hotelier James Corden invites Gordon Ramsay for a stay at his property and an honest evaluation of the accommodations at Home-tel Corden. Hotel Hell premieres May 24th at 8pm on Fox. "Subscribe To ""The Late Late Show"" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/CordenYouTube Watch Full Episodes of ""The Late Late Show"" HERE: http://bit.ly/1ENyPw4 Like ""The Late Late Show"" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/19PIHLC Follow ""The Late Late Show"" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Iv0q6k Follow ""The Late Late Show"" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1N8a4OU Watch The Late Late Show with James Corden weeknights at 12:35 AM ET/11:35 PM CT. Only on CBS. Get the CBS app for iPhone & iPad! Click HERE: http://bit.ly/12rLxge Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream live TV, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B — Each week night, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN throws the ultimate late night after party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind-the-scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and the house band provide original, improvised music throughout the show. Since Corden took the reigns as host in March 2015, he has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos, such as Carpool Karaoke."2016-05-13T05:43:05Z


3. Carpool Karaoke Was Born From a U.K. Charity Show

Smithy to the Rescue | Comic Relief 2011Subscribe and 🔔 to OFFICIAL BBC YouTube 👉 https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn Stream original BBC programmes FIRST on BBC iPlayer 👉 https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ A host of stars join Smithy – James Corden – for the third of his special sketches for Comic Relief. Smithy gets a call to help Comic Relief while he's driving with George Michael! Beatles legends Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr feature along with Harry Potter actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Footballer Rio Ferdinand, Pop sensation Justin Bieber, and actress Keira Knightley amongst others. #BBC #RedNoseDay #ComicRelief All our TV channels and S4C are available to watch live through BBC iPlayer, although some programmes may not be available to stream online due to rights. If you would like to read more on what types of programmes are available to watch live, check the 'Are all programmes that are broadcast available on BBC iPlayer?' FAQ 👉 https://bbc.in/2m8ks6v.2011-03-19T01:12:32Z

Carpool Karaoke was born when Corden participated in the annual U.K. charity program Comic Relief. The first sketch featured George Michael in the car and the two sang Wham! songs. “There was something incredibly joyful about it. We couldn’t really put our finger on how, but we kind of thought it was,” Corden told Time Magazine.

The first version of the sketch starred Mariah Carey, who saw the Michael sketch and liked it. “We knew we had to start it with a huge star,” Corden told the Wall Street Journal. That Carey sketch is now at 25.5 million views. In just six days, the Selena Gomez sketch has earned 26 million views.

Comic Relief helps raise money for Sport Relief and has raised £68.4 million (about $90 million) so far.

Here’s how Corden explained Carpool Karaoke while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

James Corden Explains The Original Idea Behind Carpool KaraokeCarpool Karaoke is a massive hit, but few people know that the original idea was to pick up George Michael (from prison) and get him to sing WHAM! songs. "Subscribe To ""The Late Show"" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/ColbertYouTube For more content from ""The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"", click HERE: http://bit.ly/1AKISnR Watch full episodes of ""The Late Show"" HERE: http://bit.ly/1Puei40 Download the Colbert App HERE: http://apple.co/1Qqgwk4 Like ""The Late Show"" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1df139Y Follow ""The Late Show"" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1dMzZzG Follow ""The Late Show"" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1JlGgzw Watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT. Only on CBS. Get the CBS app for iPhone & iPad! Click HERE: http://bit.ly/12rLxge Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream live TV, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B — Stephen Colbert took over as host of The Late Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Colbert is best known for his work as a television host, writer, actor, and producer, and best known for his charity work teaching English as a second language on Tunisian date farms. Prior to joining the CBS family — and being officially adopted by network president Les Moonves — Colbert helmed “The Colbert Report,” which aired nearly 1,500 episodes and required Stephen to wear nearly 1,500 different neckties. The program received two Peabody Awards, two Grammy Awards, and several unwelcome shoulder massages. It won two Emmys for Outstanding Variety Series in 2013 and 2014, both of which appear to have been lost in the move. Colbert is pronounced koʊlˈbɛər, according to Wikipedia. His understudy is William Cavanaugh, who will be hosting The Late Show approximately one third of the time. Good luck, Bill!"2016-06-07T07:35:01Z


4. Corden Spent £250,000 on Wedding Ceremony in 2012

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James Corden and wife Julia Carey (Getty)

Corden was famous enough before The Late Late Show to spend a fortune on marrying Julia Carey in 2012. According to the Daily Mail, the couple spent £250,000 (a little under $330,000) on their wedding ceremony at Babington House in Somerset.

Julia wore a dress designed by Monique Lhuillier that cost £8,000 (or $10,500). Some of their famous friends that showed up include Matt Smith, Natalie Imbruglia, David Williams and Jimmy Carr.

Julia is a television producer and the couple met in 2010.


5. Corden Contributed the Sound of His Breathing to Cystic Fibrosis Music Video

Breathe – Life Unlimited | Music track | Cystic Fibrosis Trust'Breathe – Life Unlimited' is a music track and video featuring over 200 unique sampled breaths from over 30 celebrities and people living with cystic fibrosis, highlighting what it means to struggle for breath every day. The video tells the story of Sophie, her struggle to overcome illness and not let cystic fibrosis stand in the way of her dreams. We’re fighting for every breath. Join the fight for a Life Unlimited https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/breathe2016-02-29T07:43:52Z

in February 2016, Corden participated in a unique charity project for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The organization enlisted over a dozen U.K. celebrities to record the sounds of their breathing for a music video called “Breathe – Life Unlimited.” The video tells the story of Sophie, who struggled with Cystic Fibrosis but did not let that stop her from chasing her dreams. As the music plays, you can hear breathing over the track.

In addition to Corden, the other stars who participated include comedians Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Katherine Parkinson, and actors Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Simon Greenall and Laurence Rickard.

Corden is frequently called upon to participate in charities in more conventional ways. For example, he hosted a gala for Rebels With A Cause, a charity that raises funds for cancer research at USC, in May. Corden also revived his character Smithy for Sport Relief 2016, which raised over £55 million ($72.3 million), reports Look To The Stars.

Correction: The segment with James Corden and Gordon Ramsay didn’t actually go to Corden’s home. Corden and his wife met in 2010.