The Blue Collar Comedy Tour was really a blessing to most of the participants, Larry the Cable Guy, otherwise known as Daniel Lawrence Whitney, included. Larry went from performing stand-up in small clubs to a successful career full of television shows and feature films.
Larry’s net worth has been estimated at around $80 million dollars by 2020. He is one of the most successful comedians in the industry today and has earned his wealth from stand-up shows, movies, and sitcoms. Larry has also made a great deal of money from endorsing various products like KFC, Coors Light, and Prilosec OTC.
But just how much money does Larry the Cable Guy have?
Read on as we uncover Larry the Cable Guy net worth, his career trajectory, and how he has used his wealth to give back.
Early Life and Education
Larry the Cabel Guy was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA, on February 17th, 1963. His father, Tom Whitney, was a Christian minister and elementary school principal. Larry attended the Berean Christian School before going on to The King’s Academy.
He went to the Baptist University of America before eventually dropping out, although Larry did go on to receive an honorary degree from the university in 2006. Larry was also a student of drama and Speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Larry began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1990s. He would also start out his career in radio during the same time with appearances on The Ron and Ron Show on 102.5 The Bone among other shows. Larry quickly rose to fame with his unique ‘Cable Guy’ persona, which he first developed for a local radio show.
Larry’s childhood dream of becoming a comedian was finally realized when he joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff, Bill, and Ron. Larry’s appearances on the tour were so successful that it lead to his own series of movies and sitcoms like Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and Delta Farce.
His catchphrase “git-r-done” soon become iconic and Larry would go on to star in multiple television shows as well as feature films alongside popular comedies like Larry the Cable Guys Christmas Spectacular, and Larry The Cable Guy’s Very Larry Christmas. Larry would also make regular appearances on shows like The History Channel’s Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.
Two of his comedy albums The Right to Bare Arms and Larry the Cable Guy: Lord, I Apologize have both been certified gold by the RIAA.
Tom Whitney previously worked for Blue Collar Radio on Sirius XM radio as a radio personality.
What’s Larry the Cable Guy Net Worth?
Larry has had almost unparalleled success as a stand-up comedian and his shows are usually sold out. Larry has made appearances in a number of television commercials and ad campaigns for products like Prilosec OTC, KFC, and Coors Light. Larry’s career has earned him an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars.
Larry earned an estimated $10 million dollars for Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector and $8.5 million dollars for Delta Farce. Larry also earns an estimated $20 million dollars per year from his comedy tours, television shows, and endorsement deals. Larry has also written numerous books including GIT-R-DONE! The Larry the Cable Guy; Remain Seated and Stick, The Best of Larry the Cable Guy and Lord, I Apologize.
He has also done some voice-over work. Larry voiced Mater in the popular Pixar film, Cars, as well as Larry 3000 in the Futurama series. This has also earned Larry a considerable amount in royalties.
Despite Larry the Cable Guy’s immense success, Larry is a very humble man who has always had a passion for philanthropy. Larry and his wife Cara have donated millions of dollars in grants and donations to various charities throughout the years.
Larry also went on to founded The Git-R-Done Foundation which supports multiple charities including Arnold Palmer Hospital, King’s Academy, and Wyatt Whitney Wing at Berean Christian School. Larry also released his own holiday album in 2018 titled Larry The Cable Guy’s Very Larry Christmas, with proceeds going to the foundation. Larry has also donated a considerable amount of money to Pawnee City and other cities in Nebraska.
Larry is married to Cara Whitney, who he has been with since 1993. Larry and Cara have three children; two boys named Tom and Wyatt and one daughter named Reagan. Larry currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his family on their 180-acre ranch.
Larry is a fan of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and supports them financially. Larry also hosts Larry The Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular every year in Nashville, Tennessee to raise money for his Git R Done Foundation. Larry is an avid hunter and fisherman and loves to spend time outdoors with his family.
Awards and nominations
Larry has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his career, including four nominations in the Golden Raspberry Awards, as Worst Actor twice, both on Health Inspector and Witness Protection, Worst Screen Couple while working with Jenny McCarthy, and Worst Screen Combo while working with Tyler Perry on Madea Christmas.
Larry also got two Grammy Awards nominations for his two comedy albums Larry the Cable Guy: Lord, I Apologize and The Right to Bare Arms. Larry was also given the key to the city of Pawnee City in recognition of his philanthropic work.
Larry won the Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture, Cars in 2007.
With a street named Larry, the Cable Guy Drive in his hometown, Larry the Cable Guy is one of the most successful stand-up comedians around. His hard work and commitment to making people laugh have earned Larry an impressive net worth of $80 million dollars as well as a place in comedy history. Larry’s dedication to philanthropy makes him an even more remarkable man and an inspiration to everyone. Larry the Cable Guy is truly an American success story!