Nickname: Paul Gladney
Date of birth: the 4th of August, 1941
Profession: actor, comedian, writer
Nationality: United States of America
Source of wealth: television, movies
Paul Mooney net worth seems modest in comparison with other Hollywood stars, especially if to take into consideration the fact, that he has been busy in the entertainment industry since 1965. Nevertheless $500, 000 wealth and a large fan base are good reasons to listen to his success story.
Paul Mooney is known worldwide as an author, comic and actor. He gained both kudos and money mostly through his appearances in TV shows. He starred in “Chappelle's Show”, “The Larry Sanders Show” and some others. Although Mooney is not so popular as a movie actor, still he can boast with more than 20 big screen films in his career list. The most popular of them are “The Buddy Holly Story”, “Bamboozled”, and others. One of the most successful Paul Mooney roles was in the comedy “Homie Spumoni”, where he acted opposite Donald Faison and Whoopi Goldberg.
Although Paul Mooney earned a solid wealth through acting, probably, the main source of his net worth was writing. He gained initial popularity as Saturday Night Live writer. Paul wrote for another legendary comedian Richard Pryor and even co-wrote some of his albums.
In addition to writing for comedy shows, Paul Mooney authored a book too. His “Black is the New White” was sold all over the world, and it added a solid amount to Mooney’s bank account.
Born Paul Gladney appeared in the family of George and LaVoya Gladney. The boy was mostly raised by his grandmother, who nicknamed him “Mooney” after her favorite actor Paul Muni.
Paul had a rare talent to make people laugh, but he had never thought about getting profit from it. Mooney earned his first salary as a ringmaster in the circus, but later he tried his hand as a comic writer. The meeting with a comedian Richard Pryor played a key role in Paul Mooney career. He moved his path on television and gained international fame.
He is active in his career till now, so his net worth will only grow.