Jo Koy Net Worth [Netflix Reject Turned Netflix Superstar]

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Net Worth:$6.5 million
YouTube Channel:Jo Koy (@Jokoy)
College:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Major/Degree:Dropped out
Full Name:Joseph Glenn Herbert
Date of Birth (Age):June 2, 1971 (51 years old)
Place of Birth:Tacoma, Washington
Height:5 ft 11 in

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Net Worth of Jo Koy

Jo Koy’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $6.5 million.

He started his career in 1994, was spotted by a talent coordinator, and has been consistently moving up in the world of comedy after appearing on ComicView by BET. 

Recently, his net worth has catapulted thanks to Netflix. Believe it or not, Netflix didn’t initially want his show, and refused to fund his stand-up. He didn’t let that deter him. He took his own money and funded his own comedy special. He then showed Netflix the special that he produced himself and they had to have it.

How much does Jo Koy earn in a year?

Jo Koy is estimated to have earned roughly $2 million a year for the past few years.

Many years ago, when he appeared on BET’s ComicView, he was reported to have earned around $45k for his time on it. He’s really moved up in the world since then. Lately in the past few years, he’s been doing more lucrative tours and a couple of Netflix Original Comedy Special deals. How much did he make from Netflix? He’s had four specials in total with Netflix and has earned a total of $8 million from those Netflix deals.

These four Netflix specials are:

  • Jo Koy: Live from Seattle (2017)
  • Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot (2019)
  • Jo Koy: In His Element (2020)
  • Jo Koy: Live from the LA Forum (2022)

Additionally, he has a YouTube channel by the name of JoKoy with the handle @Jokoy. It currently has over 1 million subscribers.

YouTube channels make between $3 to $5 per 1,000 views. Let’s take the midpoint of that at $4.

Jo Koy has had his channel since 2006 and currently has 8.4 million views thus far. With that view count, he has made around $33k from YouTube ad revenue alone.

Did Jo Koy Grow Up Rich or Poor?

Jo Koy grew up quite poor. He was initially born in Tacoma, Washington and was raised by a single mother after his parents had divorced. His father had left the family when Jo was only 10 years old and left his mom to fend for herself and her four kids with little to no financial support. You’ll notice that Jo’s real last name is Herbert, but he’ll say he doesn’t know that side of the family. His dad took Jo’s grandparents with him in the process, and his father’s absence is why you’ll hear a lot about Jo’s mom and siblings, but never anything about his dad in any of his stand-ups.

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