Jeff Dunham Net Worth 2022: An American Ventriloquist, Stand-Up Comedian And Actor

American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and actor Bill Dunham are most known for his frequent use of the characters Walter and Peanut. By the year 2022, it is predicted that Jeff Dunham will have amassed a net worth of almost $140 million.

Jeff Dunham, posing with his puppet Walter, is honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame


Jeffrey Douglas Dunham Early Life and Bio

Full Name Jeffrey Douglas Dunham
Birth Date / Age April 18, 1962 / 60 Years Old
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, USA
Source of Wealth Comedy
Relationship Status Married To Audrey Murdick
Height 6 ft. 0 in. / 183 cm.
Net Worth $140 Million

In case you were wondering, Jeffrey Douglas Dunham was born in April of 1962 in Dallas. Jeff was adopted by Howard and Joyce Dunham when he was only three months old. His adoptive dad is a property appraiser, while his mom stays at home to raise him.

He is an only child who grew up in a Dallas Presbyterian family.

Dunham, at the tender age of eight, made his first foray into the world of ventriloquism. The following year, in sixth grade, he enrolled at the Vent Haven ConVENTion in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.

After finishing high school at Richardson, Dunham was named the school’s “most likely to succeed.”

Later, he attended Baylor University to major in communications. Dunham earned $70,000 in his junior year by performing all over the school.

Comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham performs onstage during the 'Passively Aggressive Tour'

Jeff Dunham’s Net Worth And Career

Aiming for greater fame, Dunham relocated to Los Angeles at the year’s end of 1989. The next year, he made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with his puppet Peanut. Dunham eventually made four appearances on the show.

The Texan’s characters José Jalapeno on a Stick, Walter, Peanut, and Melvin the Superhero Guy were featured on an episode of Comedy Central Presents in 2003.

Through 2006, almost six million people had watched one of Dunham’s Comedy Central specials.


In the United States, Dunham earned $3 million between June 2008 and June 2009, ranking third behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock on the Forbes list of highest-paid comedians in the country.

In addition, during that time frame, the comic book industry made almost $30 million. More than that, his Spark of Insanity tour sold the most tickets ever for a stand-up comedy show, according to Guinness World Records.

Between 2007 and 2022, Dunham will have embarked on a total of eight worldwide tours.

Jeff Dunham Instagram and Twitter

Up to this point, the ventriloquist has amassed a following of roughly 962 thousand on Instagram. As of June 2022, Dunham’s Twitter account boasts an additional 532,000 followers. Finally, the performer has amassed an incredible 3.56 million fans on his YouTube account.

 Jeff Dunham’s Personal Life

In May of 1994, Dunham wed his first wife, Paige Brown. Bree, who was one and a half when Jeff adopted her, was followed by Ashlyn and Kenna, both daughters.

Following her divorce in 2008, Dunham began dating Audrey Murdick, a professional nutritionist, personal trainer, and competitive bodybuilder. James Jeffrey and Jack Steven are the names of Jeff and Audrey’s sons.

Dunham, interestingly enough, is the proud owner of the very Batmobile that appeared in Tim Burton’s Batman.

Jeff Dunham Net Worth 2022

Since the early 2000s, Jeff Dunham has earned a net worth of $140 million.

Dunham, who has been performing for years and is widely regarded as the best ventriloquist of all time, has made a fortune from his travels. Dunham’s specials, souvenirs, and tours have brought in millions. He continues to this day to perform all around the globe. You can check TheActiveNews.Com for the latest information.

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