Quick Facts of John William Ferrell

  • Full NameJohn William Ferrell
  • Net Worth$100 Million
  • Date of Birth16 July, 1967
  • NicknameWilf
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceIrvine, California, U.S.
  • Ethnicity Mixed of (English, Irish, distant German and Welsh)
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActor, Producer, Writer, Part-Owner of LAFC, Comedian
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1991–present
  • Eye colour Blue-Green
  • Hair colour Salt and Pepper
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseViveca Paulin (m. 2000)
  • Height6feet 3inches (1.91 m)
  • Weight90 Kg (198lbs)
  • Body MeasurementMuscular
  • EducationUniversity of Southern California (BA)
  • Children3 - (Magnus Paulin Ferrell ,Mattias Paulin Ferrell, Axel Paulin Ferrell)
  • Horoscope Cancer
Will Ferrell Bio, Net Worth, Height, Age, Movies, The Office, Wife & Kids

Will Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and a part-owner of Los Angeles FC, famous for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live, before starring in such big-screen comedies as Elf, Anchorman, and Talladega Nights. Moreover, he is considered a member of the Frat Pack, a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s.

Ferrell has maintained a lucrative amount of net worth and also earns an impressive salary from his thriving profession. Besides, he tied the knot with Viveca Paulin, a Swedish actress. Moreover, they have three handsome sons, Mattias, Axel, and Magnus Ferrell. Let’s take a glimpse of Will Ferrell’s career as well as his personal life.

Who is John William Ferrell? His Bio & Wiki

Will Ferrell is one of the famous actors with a multi-talented personality. Moreover, he was named as the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards. Also, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015. He was born as John William Ferrell on 16th July 1967, in Irvine, California. Moreover, Ferrell’s nationality is American and his ethnic background is mixed of (English, Irish, distant German and Welsh). He was raised along with his younger brother, Patrick by his parents, Roy Lee Ferrell Junior, a keyboard player with The Righteous Brothers, and Betty Kay nee Overman, a teacher.

Will Ferrell Childhood
Will Ferrell Childhood

Concerning about Ferrell’s education, he attended the Culverdale Elementary and later enrolled at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School in Irvine. He was a kicker for the school’s varsity football team for the University High School. Later, he enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied sports broadcasting and joined the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity with a B.A. degree in 1990.

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Inside of Will Ferrell’s Career

Talking about Will Ferrell’s profession, Ferrell started his career as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group, The Groundlings, along with Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and former Saturday Night Live (1975) repertory players including Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz, and Phil Hartman started their careers.

Will Ferrell accepts Mark Twain Prize
Will Ferrell accepts The Mark Twain Prize

Furthermore, Ferrell has made his appearance on many television programs, including Strangers with Candy (1999), Grace Under Fire (1993) and Living Single (1993) during his time at The Groundlings. Moreover, he also lent his voice to the armless and legless dad of the cartoon family, The Oblongs. Also, Ferrell was one of the executive producers of The Chris Gethard Show, which aired on Fusion from 2015 to 2016 and on truTV from 2017 to 2018.

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How much is Will Ferrell’s Salary & Net Worth?

As of 2019, Will Ferrell has an estimated net worth of $100 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth. But, Ferrell has a net worth of $80 Million as per The Richest net worth. So, his average bank balance could be assumed at $90 Million.

Furthermore, Ferrell worked as a teller at Wells Fargo and earns $300 the first day and $280 the second time. The credits of financial data and earnings are listed below;

2001Season salary with Saturday Night Live$350,000
2004Salary from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$7,000,000
Net Worth
Salary from Bewitched
Salary from Kicking & Screaming

$40 Million



Salary from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Salary from Semi-Pro
Salary from Land of the Lost

Hence, Will is living a lavish lifestyle.

Will Farrell’s Movies with Total Budget & Its Box Office Collection

Will Ferrell became the highest-paid cast member of Saturday Night Live with a season salary of $350,000 in 2001. Moreover, Ferrell earned $40 million for his appearance in the movie, Elf (2003). His performance in Stranger Than Fiction introduced audiences to the dramatic potential of Ferrell’s acting talents, while Talladega Nights was his highest-grossing live-action opening at $47 Million in 2010.

In 2008, Ferrell appeared in the movie, Step Brothers along with John C. Reilly. Furthermore, the movie has collected $128 Million in the box office worldwide. Later in June 2009, Farrell’s movie, Land of the Lost was a commercial and critical flop after earning $19 Million on opening weekend, about 2-3 of what the studio expected.

Land of the Lost
Land of the Lost

Furthermore, Farrell’s movie, Land of the Lost was a commercial success, earning over $140 Million, and positively reviewed by critics. Also, he starred in the 2012 political comedy, The Campaign, which garnered mediocre reviews and grossed $104 Million against a budget of $95 Million along with Zach Galifianakis.

His other movies with box office collection are given below in the table:

S.N.MoviesBox Office Collection
1.Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$148.2 Million
2.Megamind$148.4 Million
3.Elf$173.3 Million
4.The LEGO Movie$257.7 Million

So far, his movies have done very well in the film industry. And he obviously has made a good amount out of his successful career in acting.

The Office (U.S. TV series)

The television series, The Office has paid $175,000 per episode starting with the third season to Steve Carell. Furthermore, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer were paid around $20,000 for the starting of the series.

Will Ferrell on 'The Office': What the Critics Are Saying
Will Ferrell on ‘The Office’: What the Critics Are Saying

Starting with the 4th season, the two started getting paid more than $100,000 for each episode. Later in October 2011, the series, The Office costs $178,840 per 30-second commercial, the most for any NBC scripted series. Moreover, The Office was rated 8.8 out of 1o as per audience votings by IMDB.

Will Farrell’s House

Will Farrell has bought a new house in Woodstock Road, Los Angeles, CA at the cost of $9,900,000 from Ellen Degeneres. Moreover, the house based on 4,769 square feet and consists of 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in total.

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Who is Will Farrell’s Wife? His Marriage & Kids

Coming up to Will Ferrell’s personal life, Farrell got married to Swedish actress, Viveca Paulin in August 2000. Moreover, the couple first met in 1995 at an acting class. Also, they have three handsome sons, Magnus Paulin Ferrell (born on March 7, 2004), Mattias Paulin Ferrell (born on December 30, 2006), and Axel Paulin Ferrell (born on January 23, 2010).

Will Ferrell and his family attend 'Daddy's Home 2' premiere
Will Ferrell and his family attend ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ premiere

Besides, Farrell hasn’t faced any controversies and rumors regarding his personal life and career. Neither did anything false that someone would raise a hand on his character. Hence, Farrell is living a happy married life with his wife and children in New York City and Orange County. Currently, he is busy with his work while concentrating on his career.