Jo Koy Net Worth: See how much he got paid to host this year’s Golden Globes

Joseph Glenn Herbert known professionally as Jo Koy, is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

Born in June 2, 1971, Jo Koy has built an impressive net worth through his dedication and hard work as a stand-up comedian.

The Filipino-American comedian initially self-funded his comedy shows in Las Vegas.

He later gained recognition on popular shows like The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately.

Despite facing initial setbacks, Koy’s determination led to the release of his first Netflix stand-up special, Live From Seattle, in 2017.

Speaking on the challenges he faced, he said: “I literally had to go and shoot it myself, and pay it with my money, and edit it myself, and then hand it to them after they already said no to me.”

Despite Netflix initially rejecting the special, Koy went ahead and shot it and eventually he bagged a successful deal with the streaming service.

Jo Koy’s Achievements

Koy did not end with his stand-up success, Koy made his lead feature film debut in Easter Sunday, drawing inspiration from his own experiences within the Filipino-American community.

He has also lent his voice to characters in Netflix’s animated film Monkey King.
He is again is set to voice The Monkey King in the upcoming animated feature film, Tiger’s Apprentice.

Koy’s achievements extends beyond the entertainment industry.

He has also made significant contributions to charitable causes.

In 2023, he organized a comedy show called Rise for Comedy.

The show raised $75,000 for the nonprofit Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA).

Additionally, he donated approximately $29,200 to construct a concrete road for Alangilan National High School in the Philippines.

Jo Koy’s net worth

The main aim of venturing into any profession is to make money and for Koy, this goal has been achieved.

With an estimated net worth of $15 million, Koy’s career continues to soar.

His hosting of the 2024 Golden Globes left him $500,000.

Such a significant milestone in his career, further solidified his status as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.

Amidst his success, Koy remains grounded and driven by his passion for stand-up comedy.

He emphasized: “If you’re not passionate about it and if you’re not in love with it, then get out of it. Because if you’re in it for the money and the fame, then it’s never going to be real.”

His genuine love for his craft shines through as he expressed contentment with performing at intimate venues.

According to him, “I’m extremely happy because this is my passion. This is what I love to do.”

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