Karl Pilkington was born in Manchester, England on 23rd September 1972. He has completed his early education from Ashton-on Mersey School. Though he does not belong to the very educated family, he represented himself as an author and a radio broadcaster. For continuing his career as radio broadcaster, he moved to London and joined XEM. Through his life, he had a single affair with Suzanne Whiston who was an ex-producer of BBC for more than 2 decades.
Initially, he worked as a radio broadcaster. Later, he switched to “THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW” which gave him boundless popularity. He also worked in TV shows accompanying with Russell Brand in BBC 6 Music Channel. Officially, Karl Pilkington begins his career by making a documentary named as “An Idiot Abroad” in 2010. It is comprised of a series of the journey to all 7 Wonders of the World.
After one year he decided to keep on working travel related work so he launched “The bucket list” and then The Moaning of Life”, in Sky 1. He executed some voice-overs for popular brands like Unilever, Vodaphone, PSP, HMV, and Sony. He is a multitalented celebrity who holds a strong grip on acting skills as well. And they are depicted in his debut comedy-drama, “DEREK” on Channel 4.
Awards and Achievements:
Karl is among the most talented celebrities who owns various skills. One of them is his writing skills which are depicted by his quotes. His quotes had gone viral in a time to extend that people begun to wear T-shirts contain his quotes printed on them. Some other gems of his writing include his books which wrote at the time of shooting of idiot abroad” like, happy Slapped by a Jellyfish, The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington, Karlology: What I have learned so far and the world of Karl Pilkington.
Moreover, he became famous for his good deeds that include his dynamic involvement in benevolent workings. He made cards along with his sign for UK charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. The overall program was run by “Stamping’ up” company. These cards were sold at profitable prices and handed over to the foundation in 2014.
Karl Pilkington was nominated for various noble awards like Best Presenter Award in Factual Entertainment award show back in 2011, Broadcasting Press Guild award, National Television Award for ‘An Idiot Abroad’ and TV Quick award.
Karl Pilkington Net Worth:
The estimated net worth of Karl Pilkington is around $1 million. The major part is earned via his anchoring skills and for being a radio broadcaster. Furthermore, his writings and his interest in TV shows have added a value. Annually he has earned $300 thousand and with the time his popularity is adding value in his net worth. Karl also owns a company named as Risk production. Beside Karl is a very professional investor too who has invested $3,175,000 in real estate, $375,000 in Dodge & Cox Fund.