James Corden cut his teeth in British television and theater before replacing Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show. He hosted the 2017 Grammy Awards on February 12 and the 2016 Tony Awards, proving his well-rounded talent in impressive fashion.
As his hosting gig only just started in 2015, Corden’s net worth doesn’t rival that of Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Fallon. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth a few shekels.
James Corden’s Net Worth as of 2017: $12 Million
But how did Corden get here? And how did he do it in only a handful of years? Let’s take a look.
2007 – 2010
Corden made his acting debut in 1996, but he first really rose to fame with the 2007-2010 BBC TV series Gavin & Stacey, which he co-created and co-wrote. During this time, Corden appeared in a number of other projects, including Vampire Killers (2009), Gulliver’s Travels (2010) and Doctor Who (2010).
2011 – 2014
In 2012, Corden won a Tony Award for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors. The song-and-dance man also appeared in the 2014 fantasy musical Into the Woods, which earned $213 million worldwide off of a $50 million budget. During the years, Corden appeared to appear in TV, film and the stage, including the 2013 movie Begin Again alongside Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley.
2015 – Present
In 2015, CBS hired Corden to host The Late Late Show. Initially, Corden signed a three-year deal worth $2 million in the first year. However, the show became an overnight success thanks to Corden’s natural talent, like-ability and viral sensations such as Carpool Karaoke (the show’s YouTube account has 10 million subscribers as of April 2017). In August 2015, he was offered a two-year extension which will keep him at CBS until 2020 for an additional $3.9 million.