Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Dec 2022

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Trevor Noah is an international stand-up comedian. Trevor Noah was named the host of “The Daily Show” in 2015 succeeding Jon Stewart.

Early life and Childhood

Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently 37 years old. He is a child of Robert (father) and Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah (mother).

Noahs’ parents’ interracial relationship was illegal at the time of his birth under apartheid law.

Until the amended Immortality Act of 1985, interracial sexual relations and marriages were not decriminalized.

Thus, Patricia raised Noah in the black township of Soweto. Further, his mother was black Xhosa, and father a Swiss-German.

Noah started his preschool at the age of three and primary school at the age of five. He went to private Maryvale College, a Catholic school in Johannesburg during his early youth.

His experience growing up with inter-racial parents is also reflected in his comedy works which would often look at the racial dynamics of his native country.

Similarly, he speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Tsonga, and some German.[

Professional Life

Noah started his career at the age of eighteen. In 2002, he played a small role in an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo.

Later, he started his radio show Noah’s Ark on Gauteng’s leading youth radio station, YFM. He has written, produced, and starred in eight comedy specials, including Afraid of the Dark on Netflix.

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, his latest stand-up special premiered November 20 on Netflix. It focuses on racism, immigration, camping, and more.

In the year 2016, he had debuted his one-hour stand-up special Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation on Comedy Central.

Likewise, he was also the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True. The documentary depicts the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Caption: “Trevor Noah hosting Comedy Central’s”The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (Source: Vogue)

Similarly, the prominent comedian had released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. This book had become an instant New York Times bestseller.

Moreover, Trevor’s production company, Day Zero Productions, recently partnered with Viacom. It has various projects in making, including the feature film adaption of Born a Crime.

Trevor began the Trevor Noah Foundation, a youth development initiative that focuses youth preparedness for higher education.

Trevor strongly believes that each generation builds and grows beyond its predecessor. Thus, his vision is to advance South Africa.

The foundation in partnership with Microsoft is able to provide under-resourced schools with opportunities to use technology as a tool to enhance the learning experience as well as to increase digital literacy beyond the classroom.

International Stand-Up Star

Since the year 2009, he had become a helmed his own one-man show, The Daywalker, which was also filmed as a documentary, and hosted The South African Music Awards.

In the year 2010, his own talk show, Tonight With Trevor Noah, debuted on M-Net and Mzansi Magic channels. Similarly, after performing stand-up in the United States,

he had staged another one-man show, The Racist, at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The same year (2012), he also made his U.S. TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

In the show, he had become the first African comedian to appear on the program.

Then, he had his own comedy special on Showtime, Trevor Noah: African American in the year 2013. And the following year (2014),

he had landed yet another major gig, debuting as a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Appointed ‘Daily Show’ Host

In the year 2015, the prominent comedian was replaced in The Daily Show after the Stewart announced that he would be leaving the program.

On 28th September 2015, he had made a debut with fellow comedian Kevin Hart as the first guest. He had even released the autobiography Born a Crime

, which became a New York Times best-seller. In September 2017, viewership of The Daily Show was generally below that of the peak days of the uber-popular Stewart

, Comedy Central saw enough positive signs from the new host to sign him to a five-year.

He had subsequently released a statement in which he joked,

“It’s really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong-un annihilates us all — whichever one comes first.”

Awards and Achievements

Trevor Noahs’ show, The Daily Show received three 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations including Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

The show was also nominated for the Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Short Form Variety Series as well as Writers Guild Award nomination for Comedy/Variety Talk Series.

Similarly, he also won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Moreover, he received a 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on The Daily Show-Between the Scenes.

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Caption:”Trevor Noah during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center”(Source: Zimbio)

Trevor was nominated for Personality of the Year at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. He won the award in 2015.

Trevors’ book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood won the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards

; one for Outstanding Literary Work by debut Author. And another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Autobiography category.

Net Worth

Trevor Noah has earned a lot of wealth in his career. His net worth is $30,000,000 and his estimated salary is about $8 million.

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Caption: ” Trevor Noah performing onstage during Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala Benefitting FCancer(Source: Lehigh Valley Live)

Personal life

Noah has been in two relationships in the past 5 years. He was in a relationship with Dani Gabriel. They met in South Africa when his career started to take off.

Gabriel traveled around the world with Noah when he was on tour. She was supportive of his job and career. Noah then had to move to New York.

Gabriel was not going to be able to pick her career and life with him. Thus, their relationship ended.

After a short period of moving to America, Trevor started dating Jordyn Taylor, a former singer, and model. Their relationship ended in 2018.

They have not officially said why the relationship ended. However, Taylor let her Instagram followers know about the split.

Body Measurements

Noah weighs 76Kg and stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches. He had dark brown eyes and black hair. Other than that there is no information regarding his other body measurement details.

Social Media

Talking about his social media visibility, Trevor is active on various social media sites. He has 10.2M followers on Twitter and 6.9M on Instagram.