Many successful comics have a dark side, and Tom Segura is no exception. In fact, he may be one of the best examples, having nearly died of a drug overdose at 18 years old. The 44-year-old comedian rebounded from his near-death experience to become a well-known comedian and podcaster. As of 2024, Tom Segura has a net worth of $15 million.
Born in Ohio, his family is of Peruvian, Spanish and French descent. Segura grew up with two sisters, Jane and Maria. Young Tom began experimenting with drugs early on, and it nearly cost him his life.
Segura’s redemption story really started shortly after attending Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, which was when he got into the comedy scene. His blunt, direct comedic style quickly earned him a following, and he progressed steadily from selling out small venues to going on tours.
His tour schedule has included such noteworthy events as the Global Comedy Festival in Canada, the Melbourne International Festival, Just for Laughs Festival and the tours listed on his website usually sell out quickly!
That direct style has translated well in acting and has started to climb the ladder there, too. He had a main role in “Countdown”, and was listed as a co-writer in “Frank Advice.” Other films have followed, resulting in a steady stream of income.
Segura’s budding TV career has run in parallel with successful films. He started with Live at Gotham, a show for up-and-coming comedians, and from there he’s appeared on “Gary Unmarried,” “Conan,” “Happy Endings,” and “How to Be a Grown Up.” The comic now has four specials on Netflix, the streaming platform has paid an estimated $500,000 per special!
Personal Life and Wealth
Apart from natural talent, two other things have played a role in his success. His marriage to fellow comedian Christina Pazsitzky, has stabilized his life since the couple tied the knot in 2008. The couple have two kids together, and also co-host a podcast called “Your Mom’s House” that’s proven to be a nice source of revenue.
The other factor that helped Segura financially is his versatility. He’s bilingual, and does most of his shows in both Spanish and English, which means his audience is much larger than the average comedian. Throw in the ability to do TV, movies, and podcasting, it becomes clear why he’s worth $15 million!
The hilarious comedian lives in an amazing waterfront property in Austin, Texas. They bought the mansion in 2018 for around $6.5 million and is just down the road from Joe Rogan.
Main Income Sources:
- Comedy tours
- Podcasting – YouTube ad revenue and sponsors
- Netflix specials
- Online merch store
One of the quirkier elements of Segura’s career is his obvious willingness to display the more grisly elements of his medical history. When Tom broke his leg and arm playing basketball, he posted the X-ray of the break. The way he fell reminded me of Peter Griffin from Family Guy.
Clearly, Michael Jordan he’s not, but hopefully Segura can keep his remaining bones intact so fans can keep enjoying his special brand of comedy.