Karl Pilkington Net Worth

Karl Pilkington Net Worth is
$750 Thousand

Karl Pilkington's salary
$300 Thousand Per Year

Karl Pilkington Biography

Karl Pilkington can be an actor, presenter, radio broadcaster and author who comes with an estimated net worthy of of $750 thousand. Karl Pilkington has been involved with a number of tasks, has written books, created radio displays, and was highlighted in various TV shows. His method of representing a present was extremely charming and humorous, therefore he begun to gain reputation among the viewers. He began his profession as a maker for the air station, XFM London. He got the post for quite some time until he fulfilled Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. He also created their radio present that was broadcast on XFM. The trio continued to produce the humor travel documentary, “An Idiot Overseas” with Pilkington as the superstar. He made his performing debut on April 12, 2012 in the Channel 4 comedy-drama bus driver Dougie, portraying caretaker and Derek. The display ran for three periods over a two-season period and was a crucial and rating

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Quick Facts

Full NameKarl Pilkington
Net Worth$750 Thousand
Salary$300 Thousand Per Year
Date Of BirthSeptember 23, 1972
Height1.85 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Presenter, Voice Actor, Author, Radio producer, Disc jockey
EducationAshton-on-Mersey School
PartnerSuzanne Whiston, Suzanne Whiston
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program
TV ShowsThe Moaning of Life, Derek, An Idiot Abroad, The Ricky Gervais Show

Interesting Facts

1 He founded Round Ed Productions Limited.
2 Works with Ricky Gervais.
3 Used to be radio producer for XFM London.


1 Rarely smiles
2 Bizarre observations
3 Deadpan delivery
4 Round head that resembles an orange


1 Sometimes you can know too much. A lot of brainy people like Stephen Fry are quite depressive.
2 To me, a cat is an easy pet, they don't need any spoiling or looking after.
3 We should all love animals.
4 With acting, I didn't get much from it.
5 If you go away with, you know, a girlfriend, wife, whatever, you have an argument on holiday because you're not used to spending that much time with people.
6 If you'd have told me five years ago that I'd have done all this - two books, some television and everything - I'd panic, I'd be scared.
7 I'm not invited to any exciting parties and my life hasn't really changed.
8 I don't know what 'famous' is, really.
9 I've never won many awards, I didn't get certificates for swimming or anything.
10 I've never worried about life's big questions.
11 Making the 'An Idiot Abroad' series, I was really dreading going to India; I thought I'd hate it. It was a nightmare, and I was really ill - just like everyone says.
12 All fame is is having people you don't know coming up to you and saying, 'Hello.' I'm always polite and people are always nice, but it's weird.
13 I mean, I don't really go out at night in terms of noisy, busy places; I prefer more of a quiet corner somewhere.
14 The poorer people and criminals of Mexico who are not very religious but not quite atheists, either, worship Saint Death.
15 I don't know any Londoners 'cos I'm from Manchester.
16 I love nature - it's probably my most favorite thing. I don't watch much telly, the telly hardly goes on, but the things I do watch are sort of nature programs, and something about the oceans and the amount of weird fish that's in there.
17 I think it's mental to pay for water. Where is that water coming from? Are they in the hills puttin' it into bottles when years ago it used to roll down and go into the lakes?
18 To be honest, marriage doesn't scare me and that, it's just once you've been together for so long, if you haven't got any kids it's just a big expensive day out for everyone else to enjoy, isn't it?
19 When you've been on a programme called 'An Idiot Abroad' job offers aren't exactly flying in.
20 I am into nature and seeing whales. I went whale-watching, and I was really looking forward to that, but when you see it on TV and you see other programs do it, you're seeing close-ups of these massive creatures, and the music that's added gives you a certain feeling.
21 I went whale-watching, and I was really looking forward to that, but when you see it on TV and you see other programs do it, you're seeing close-ups of these massive creatures, and the music that's added gives you a certain feeling. But in reality, you're stuck on a boat that's bobbing up and down, you feel sick, the whale isn't there on demand.
22 At the end of the day, teachers aren't going to mess about trying to make me into an Einstein, 'cause it was never gonna happen. We can't all be brainy, can we? That's just the way the world is.
23 I drive a car, like an adult. Not brilliantly. I'm not great.
24 I was impressed by the Taj Mahal. A good bit of work, well looked after, worth paying money to see.
25 I've learnt that, even though I've travelled about, I haven't changed that much.
26 I've got loads of nieces and nephews.
27 Comedy's really subjective, you know; that's why it's so hard.
28 I don't know what I'm meant to do. I'm not important, am I? I'm not doing anything that makes a difference.
29 I don't think I'd be a very good parent. I'd be too honest.
30 I don't want to go about offending people; that's not my plan.
31 Everyone is living for everyone else now. They're doing stuff so they can tell other people about it. I don't get all that social media stuff, I've always got other things I want to do - odd jobs around the house. No one wants to hear about that.
32 For me, a good holiday is about value for money rather than things to see.
33 If you're doing the same job every day, there's room for error.
34 I'm not a proper traveler. I don't like to be challenged or have too much of a change and prefer a week away just to relax.
35 I don't really go out at night in terms of noisy, busy places; I prefer more of a quiet corner somewhere.
36 I've never thought about it before, but I suppose bad people might need someone to pray to, too.
37 I don't watch much telly, the telly hardly goes on, but the things I do watch are sort of nature programs, and something about the oceans and the amount of weird fish that's in there.
38 People say if bees die out, the world would end, apparently. Now, I don't know if that's true, if that's some bee enthusiast who managed to write a good document, and people believe this.
39 I really can't believe what a state the Pyramids are in. I thought they had flat rendered sides, but when you get up close, you see how they are just giant boulders balanced on top of each other, like a massive game of Jenga that has got out of hand.
40 I came face-to-face with a gorilla which was quite good, but it was a 10-hour trek in bad weather, up hills, covered in mud, with mosquitoes everywhere and when we got there the gorilla's just sat there doing nowt.
41 You can only live to be so old, then you gotta let go.
42 Who'd have thought the Frisbee would have caught on?
43 You know, when you're a producer, you're a bit of a lackey. You're just making cups of tea and making sure they've got newspaper, stuff like that.
44 We'll all die out eventually. Humans will be gone. And all I'm saying is, when people worry about polar bears disappearing or whatever, it's like, 'Well that's life, things will come and go, we'll find new species.'
45 I had a bad experience doing public speaking at school. I had to talk about a pen for five minutes and it was really hard work. I couldn't wait to get off the stage.
46 I think it's a problem when something's a dream because it'll never live up to your expectations. It's better to go somewhere thinking it'll be horrible, and then be pleasantly surprised.
47 With evolution, things are always changing, so I sort of think: Should we all be growing three heads?
48 People always tell me I'm going to regret not having kids. But what if I have one and then I regret having it? Has anyone thought of that option?
49 I sometimes wonder how we're short of cod. There's gonna be a load deep down that are hiding. But it's a good reason to put the price up, and it means a load of people will have haddock. They should tell people they're running out of all sorts. Make 'em panic a bit.
50 It's not easy keeping a diary. You have to be pretty committed.
51 Getting old is better than being young. You can do what you want to do.
52 It's not a joke: I really do like being at home.
53 Parrots have gone a bit quiet since pirates have gone.
54 People eat duck and you think, well, we've got loads of chickens, leave the ducks alone!
55 I say have the night and give people the awards, but why do people want to watch people win awards? What are they getting out of it? I don't quite get it. Because they have awards all the time; there's awards for butchers, the best meat served, but they don't televise it. I don't know why they do it for films or TV programs.
56 Me mum used to always have the radio on - even now she has it on in every room. Me girlfriend sort of blames that reason for me not doing that well at school - constant noise, really.
57 Yesterday, I did some painting then went out to buy an onion and came home and watched 'University Challenge.' The onion was probably the highlight.
58 I'm not that lazy, but I don't need that much money. I lead a fairly simple life.
59 I don't know what the future is, but you just do it whilst it's there, don't you?
60 It's like there's some unwritten rule that if you're mates, you can say what you want to each other, and you don't really get that annoyed about it.
61 If you sit in a bath of pineapple chunks, it can kill you. That's well documented.
62 Being honest with you, it's not the 'great' wall of China. It's an all right wall. It's the 'All Right Wall of China.'
63 I just sort of go along and say what I think -and that's all you can do in life, really.
64 I'd say the best is when I was in Africa, I saw a hippo in a house. Someone had a pet hippo. And they're meant to be one of the most dangerous animals on the planet, and they had one that was sort of just wandering in and out of their house, just sort of roaming about.
65 And we've got a toaster and everything. So there is no reason for the wedding.
66 I've done some luxury flying, which is brilliant. It has only happened once or twice, but it was nice because flying is the worst part of the holiday. But then again, if the plane crashes, you're still dead. For that much money I'd want a little capsule that whizzed me off to safety if it was going to crash.
67 That's the problem with having a bald head. It exaggerates the shape.
68 But I'm not an idiot. At the end of the day, I've learned a lot.
69 When I go on holiday and people ask me what I do, I tell them I do some internet stuff and I've done a couple of books and I hope they just leave it at that.
70 I've never understood the 'things to do before you die' idea. If I was ill, I'd be in no mood to have a swim with a dolphin.
71 The other day I was thinking - because I get a lot of headaches - I was wondering whether the head should be where it is. Because, at the end of the day, it's probably the heaviest part of your body, right? And yet it's at the top as opposed to, I don't, dangling at the bottom somewhere.
72 I'd rather live in a cave with a view of a palace than live in a palace with a view of a cave.
73 People who live in a glass house have to answer the door.
74 I found that being with happy positive people annoys me.
75 The reason I did the book about holidays is that you're a different person on holiday. You're sleeping somewhere unfamiliar, knocking about with people you've never met and for 10 days you're someone else. You're out of your comfortable zone.
76 The Chinese, they don't age well. You never see a sort of 35 year old one. Well, they're good looking when they're young but they age overnight. They're like a pear.
77 If you can't look a knob in the face there's something wrong.
78 [on dopplegangers] How would I know which one I was?
79 People think that I'm an actor called Graham. I wish I was.
80 [on whether his personality is real] Yeah, it's me. But I think what doesn't help is the title that Ricky came up with. You know, the fact that it's called An Idiot Abroad (2010) is annoying, 'cause people on the street, they'll sort of go, "Oh, it's the idiot!" Which isn't great. That isn't a dream come true. I never wanted that. But it's just because that's the name of the group. Like, if people see Ricky...or, like, before he was more known, it'd be like if they said, "Oh, look, it's the bloke from The Office (2001)." They're just going with the name that they know. It's just annoying that I have to be in a program with "idiot" in the title, so they go, "There's the idiot!"
81 [on whether his personality is real] People ask that about An Idiot Abroad (2010). They go, "Are you really like that?" And I am. But they've got to remember is that it's an edited program, innit? So I'm away for nine days, and probably... I don't know how many hours of film that is, but at the end of the day, it's edited down to, like, 45 minutes or something. So there's times when I watch it back and I think, "God..." But then I think about it, and I go, "Well, that's 45 minutes out of hours and hours." I'm pretty sure if I walked around with you and filmed you, and then somebody edited it down, I could either make you look like Stephen Hawking or make you look like... me.
82 Why didn't evolution give them genes to make them good at carpentry then, so they could build a ladder instead of growing long necks? ~ on the the evolution of the giraffe
83 I scored once, and that's only because I was being chased by a bee. ~ Karl's most vivid memory of playing football at school
84 A slug is always on its own. It's a lonely insect.
85 Stay green, stay in the woods, and stay safe. ~ Karl's advice to chameleons
86 "People who live in a glass house have to answer the door." ~ Karl invents his own phrase based on 'Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.'
87 They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn't anything else drown it out at the time?
88 A dog has got human eyes
89 [on Gremlins (1984)] What are those things in Gremlins called?
90 It would be spiteful to put a Jellyfish in a trifle.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Multichannel Programme An Idiot Abroad (2010) Ricky Gervais (co-creator)

Stephen Merchant (co-creator)
2012 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Factual Programme An Idiot Abroad (2010) Stephen Merchant (co-creator)

Ricky Gervais (co-creator)
2011 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Comedy Show The Ricky Gervais Show (2010) Ricky Gervais

Stephen Merchant
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program The Ricky Gervais Show (2010) Ricky Gervais (executive producer)

Stephen Merchant (executive producer)

Glyn Hughes (executive producer)

Bob Higgins (executive producer)

Lisa Ullmann (co-executive producer)

Margaret M. Dean (supervising producer)

Michelle Papandrew (producer)

Craig Kellman (directed by)

Nick Bertonazzi (animation director)



The Ricky Gervais Show TV Series creator: the original audio book series - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012 creator - 13 episodes, 2010
3 Minute Wonder 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes


The Ricky Gervais Show 2010-2012 TV Series executive producer - 39 episodes
3 Minute Wonder 2006 TV Series documentary producer - 4 episodes


Derek 2012-2014 TV Series Dougie
Chingari 2012 English Journalist #2
Cemetery Junction 2010 uncredited
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying 2009 Video short
Extras 2007 TV Series Fan

Sound Department

The Ricky Gervais Show 2012 TV Series sound - 1 episode


An Idiot Abroad 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode


Lorraine 2015 TV Series Himself
The Moaning of Life 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Presenter
This Morning 2010-2015 TV Series Himself
Sunday Brunch 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of Derek 2013 TV Movie Himself / Dougie
An Idiot Abroad 2010-2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself
The Ricky Gervais Show 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Meet Karl Pilkington II 2010 Video short Himself
Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010 TV Movie Himself (voice)
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Culture Show 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Comedy Lab 2007 TV Series Himself
Monkey Lovers 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator
3 Minute Wonder 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Meet Karl Pilkington 2004 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself

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