Originally posted on June 17, 2019 @ 6:31 pm
Rickey Smiley earns his money from making people laugh. Yes, the comedy industry is a host to wealthy comedians. People love to laugh. This is how Rickey Smiley has managed to build a high net worth. Read on and learn how he has done it.
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Who is Rickey Smiley? His career info.
Rickey Smiley is popularly known for his prank caller career and reality TV personality. He has built a career on making people laugh on different stands. He is a standup comedian, a prank caller, and actor.
Rickey Smiley’s real name is Broderick Smiley. He was born on August 10th, 1968, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, making him 51 years. Rickey was born to his mother Carolita Smiley Lester, but little is known about his father who died when he was six years old. He is an American citizen of Afro-American ethnicity. Rickey attended Alabama State University where he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Rickey Smiley’s comedy career kicked off in 2000 as host for the BET show, ‘Comic View.’ He outperformed the expectations and his extended a 5-year contract. He would also work with TV shows like ‘The Nashville Network,’ ‘Comic Escape,’ ‘Uptown Comedy Club,’ ‘The iconic Comedy show,’ and ‘HBO’s Def Comedy Jam.’ All these career successes attributes to Rickey Smiley’s Net Worth.
Rickey has been awarded prestigious accolades such as Vision Award, ВЕТ Соmеdу Аwаrdѕ (2004), Ѕuреr Ѕесrеt Моvіе Rulеѕ: Ѕроrtѕ Undеrdоgѕ, Frіdау Аftеr Nехt, and ВЕТ’ѕ Соmіс Vіеw. He has also acted on such series as ‘Friday After Next,’ ‘Dish Nation,’ and ‘Rickey Smiley For Real.’
Rickey Smiley was first known for his famous role on the ‘Comic View’ on BET (Black Entertainment Television). He was the host for the year 2000 Comic View season. He engaged in other standup comedy programs on TV such as ‘Def Comedy Jam,’ ‘Showtime at the Apollo,’ and ‘Uptown Comedy Club.’ His very neat and clean style uniquely identifies Rickey and funny comedian characters he plays like ‘Bernice Jenkins’ and ‘Rusty Dale.’
Rickey’s breakthrough came when he joined KBFB a Dallas radio station in 2004. He became a morning show host where he invented his widespread prank calls. Rickey Smiley was given the chance to spread the show across the nation, boosting its popularity hence earning him more money. He kept compiling his prank calls that were very funny into six best-selling albums. Some very memorable pranks include ‘Come Over,’ ‘Uncle Melvin,’ ‘Pray For Me’ and ‘Whose Funeral is Today?’
Rickey smiley Net Worth 2019 is $3.5 Million.
How wealthy is Rickey Smiley? Rickey earns his incomes from his standup comedy, TV and radio hosting roles. He is a host to ‘Тhе Rісkеу Ѕmіlеу’ and ‘Rісkеу Ѕmіlеу Fоr Rеаl’ which earned him a substantial income. He also writes for the Dish Nation earning good pay. Rickey appears on several films which he gets paid handsomely.
So, how rich is he? Credible sources have estimated Rickey Smiley net worth to be $3.5 million. Much of this is earned from his radio hosting roles. He has also amassed some wealth from the sale of his six prank calls albums. Rickey’s standup comedy performances attract hefty royalties into his bank account. Rickey Smiley net worth is expected to keep growing.
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Rickey Smiley is a wealthy man who can afford himself a comfortable life. He has shown his philanthropic side by rewarding a young man he saw walking to catch a bus after his graduation. After listening to his story, it reminded him of his early school days when he would wake up at 4 am to walk to school. He rewarded the young man with a Jeep.
|Broderick Smiley aka Rickey Smiley.
|Standup comedian, actor, radio, and TV host.