Paul Shaffer Net Worth

Net Worth: $30 Million
  • Source of Wealth:

    Music, TV, Acting
  • Age:

  • Birth Place:

    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Cathy Vasapoli)
  • Full Name:

    Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM
  • Nationality:

    Canadian, American
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About Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM

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.

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Earnings 2012

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

Box Office Sales Feb. 1998
Box office sales of the movie Blues Brothers 2000
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