Dax Shepard is a famous comedian and actor. He also writes and directs some of the films he is featured in. More recently, he has found success by venturing into the field of podcasting. He is the co-host of the weekly podcast titled Armchair Expert. As of 2023, Dax Shepard has a net worth of $40 million.
Dax Randall Shepard was born in Highland Township, Michigan on January 2, 1975. His father, David Robert, worked as a car salesman, while his mother, Laura LaBo, was a General Motors employee. He has an older brother named David Jr.
However, his parents got a divorce when he was just three years old. Dax’s mom became an established racetrack businesswoman, and he worked for her when he was 14 until he turned 18. He had three stepfathers and one half-sister named Carly.
He graduated from Walled Lake Central High School and went to two schools before finishing his anthropology studies at the University of California, LA. He graduated magna cum laude.
While he was still a student, Dax Shepard took comedy classes at The Groundlings school. He eventually became a member of the Sunday Company. Here he built up his experience writing and performing comedy sketches.
In 2003, he rose to fame by appearing on the improv MTV show titled Punk’d. Before earning his first role, he had tried out unsuccessfully for about ten years. Thankfully, his perseverance paid off in the end.
He returned to Punk’d when it was revived in 2012. Before this, he appeared in several media projects. Shepard was first featured in the comedy film Without a Paddle in 2004.
His debut movie had bad reviews, but Dax continued to get more acting roles. In 2005, he got his second role in Zathura: A Space Adventure. A year later, he got his first lead character in Let’s Go to Prison.
The Michigan native was a regular on the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015. He wrote and directed his first project in 2012. It was the low-budget movie Hit and Run.
The established actor created the Armchair Expert podcast in 2018. He got Monica Padman to co-host the show after meeting her through his social circle. The podcast delves into the lives of popular guests, including Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, and Ashton Kutcher.
Net Worth and Earnings
With his long career in comedy and acting, it can be assumed that Dax Shepard has made a considerable fortune with his various media ventures. However, it seems that, currently, it isn’t his primary income source.
Armchair Expert has grown to become one of the most popular podcasts around the moment. It is reported to make around $9 million per year, which is a huge success considering how competitive the space is. With this, his net worth is approximately $40 million.
Dax is married to actress Kristen Bell who happened to be his first guest on Armchair Expert. They tied the knot in 2013 after Kristen proposed to him on Twitter. The couple first met at a birthday party and started dating in 2007. Now, they are raising two beautiful daughters together.