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Paul Shaffer Net Worth

Paul Shaffer Net Worth

Net Worth: $30 Million

  • Source of Wealth Music, TV, Acting
  • Birth Place Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Height 1.65 m (5' 5")
  • Marital Status Married (Cathy Vasapoli)
  • Full Name Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM
  • Nationality Canadian, American
  • Date of Birth November 28, 1949
  • Ethnicity Canadian
  • Occupation Musician, Actor, Voice Actor, Author, Comedian, Singer, Film Score Composer, Composer, Bandleader, Music Director
  • Education University of Toronto (BA Sociology)
  • Children 2 (William Wood Lee, Victoria Lily)
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About Paul Shaffer

Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM is a Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian and multi-instrumentalist with a net worth of $30 million. He served as the sidekick, musical director and band leader on the entire run of both Late Show with David Letterman (from 1993 to 2015) and Late Night with David Letterman (from 1982 to 1993).

Shaffer started his musical career in 1972 when he received an invite from Stephen Schwartz to become the artistic director for the Toronto production of Godspell. It stars Andrea Martin, Victor Garber, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas. He eventually played the piano for the Schwartz Broadway show called The Magic Show last 1974. He also became a member of the house band on NBC’s favorite show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1980. Shaffer also appeared regularly in the show’s sketches as Bill Murray’s Nick the Lounge Singer’s pianist and as Don Kirshner. He also became a keyboardist on Cindy Bullens’ 1978 album Desire Wire.

This 2017, Shaffer was able to reunite with his band and resume their previous name. They recorded their self-titled album Paul Shaffer & the World’s Most Dangerous Band and released it last March. They eventually toured and appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Earnings & Financial Data

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  • Earnings 2012
  • Earnings 1998
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Earnings 2012 N/A
Ticket Sales Dec. 2012

Ticket sales of 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

Salary Oct. 2012

Annual salary from The Late Show with David Letterman

Earnings 1998 N/A
Box Office Sales Feb. 1998

Box office sales of the movie Blues Brothers 2000

Earnings 1996 N/A
Box Office Sales Nov. 1996

Worldwide box office sales of the movie Star Trek: First Contact

Earnings 1992 N/A
Box Office Sales Aug. 1992

Box office sales of the movie Diggstown

Earnings 1990 N/A
Box Office Sales Dec. 1990

Box office sales of the movie Look Who's Talking Too

Earnings 1988 N/A
Box Office Sales Mar. 1988

Box office sales of the movie Scrooged

Earnings 1984 N/A
Box Office Sales Mar. 1984

Box office sales of the movie This Is Spinal Tap

Earnings 1973 N/A
Box Office Sales Mar. 1973

Box office sales of the film Godspell in the U.S. and Canada

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