Theo Von is a stand-up comedian and podcaster with a net worth of $3 million as of 2023. The mullet wearing comic is making millions making people laugh with his wacky sense of humor.
What makes someone become a stand-up comic? For Theo Von the realization came when he understood that his relationship with his father would be different to other kids. Von believes his father being 70 years old when he was born made him a comic.
His dad also had an usual name – Roland Theodor Achilles von Kurnatowski, while mom was Capitani. Theo goes by Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski, and has an older brother and two younger sisters. Getting all those names to fit on a driver’s license is a tall order.
As his accent and some of his mannerisms reveal, Theo was born and raised on the Bayou. He grew up in Covington, Louisiana, and attended LSU briefly before graduating from the University of New Orleans.
He also did some geographical college-hopping for a while, briefly attending the University of Arizona, the College of Charlton and Santa Monica College. All of which helped him hone his unique brand of observational comedy.
His transition from reality star to star comic was tricky, however. Von broke out when he was 19, landing a lead role on MTV’s Road Rules: Maximum Velocity. Other reality show gigs quickly followed – The Real World, The Challenge, The Gauntlet, The Battle of the Sexes II and Fresh Meat.
Moving on Up
To some extent he was stereotyped as a reality show hunk, but things began to change when he appeared on “The Last Comic Standing”. His anchor work tilted him toward comedy. He was the host of “Prime Time in No Time,” and hosted the TBS show “Deal With It”, a hidden-camera show.
Theo then worked his way up the comedy ladder, appearing in “Inside Amy Schumer” and Joe Rogan;s podcast. Interestingly, Von sees himself as a comic, although he did script a short comedy show called “Man Up” on Comedy Central in 2018.
Theo’s best-known as the host of his own Netflix series, “Theo Von: Regular People,” but his fans wouldn’t be surprised by a breakout move that spreads his work even further.
Earnings and Net Worth
As Von’s career has exploded over the past two years, new money making opportunities have emerged. The funnyman’s YouTube channel makes around $60,000 to $70,000 per month based on a $4 CPM. He uploads podcasts with amazing guests and is averaging around 15 million views every month.
During podcasts, he typically runs four ads with sponsors such as Keeps, Manscaped, Celsius and Ibotta. From brand deals he makes around $160,000 per month. In total, he makes over $200,000 every month from podcasting.
In addition, the comic has an online merch store and tours to make extra money. If that wasn’t enough, he charges over $200,000 for corporate events. As a result of these activities, Theo is worth an estimated $3 million. Deserves every penny!
Von has been beyond coy about his dating life and was reported to be dating Brandi Glanville but is now single. Theo is so coy that there were rumors that he might be gay, but he has shot those down completely.