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Full NameYakov Smirnoff
First NameYakov
Last NameSmirnoff
Birth NameYakov Naumovich Pokhis
ProfessionActor, Comedian, and Painter
Birth CityUkrainian SSR
Birth CountrySoviet Union
Gender IdentityMale
Date of Birth24,1951
Amount$20 million
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How Much Is The Soviet-born American Comedian Cum Actor Yakov Smirnoff's Net Worth ?

Yakov Naumovich Pokhis aka Yakov Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American comedian, writer, and actor best known for his comedy style and skits. Starting as a stand-up comedian in the USA in the late 1970s, Yakov recently earned his P.hD in psychology and global leadership at Pepperdine University on 18th May 2019.

As an actor, he appeared in the TV sitcom What a Country! and films like Buckaroo Banzai, The Money Pit, Brewster’s Millions, and more. As of 2019, Yakov Smirnoff has a net worth of $20 million.

Net Worth- Career, Income Sources, And Salary

Professional since 1983, Smirnoff started as a stand-up comedian in the late 1970s. He got inspired by Smirnoff vodka for his name that American would be familiar with. In the early 1980s, Yakov moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.

He later got the minor role in the 1984 film Moscow on the Hudson. Following that, his roles in Buckaroo Banzai, Brewster’s Millions, The Money Pit, What a Country!, Night Court earned him further recognition.

Yakov Smirnoff performing

He also guests appeared as a comedian and guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Besides comedy, Yakov is also a painter and has frequently featured the Statue of Liberty in his art after receiving his American citizenship.

Yakov has an estimated net worth of $20 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. He generates his fortune from his career as an actor, painter, and comedian. The average salary of an actor in the USA ranges around $48,000 to $52,000 and a regular painter earns around $37,960 per year.

Comparing his net worth with comedian Kenan Thompson ($11 million) and Joel McHale ($14 million), Yakov has higher numbers in his bank.

Here is a short list of Yakov’s movie box office sales:

1984Box Office Sales$31,400,000
1985Box Office Sales$45,830,000
1986Box Office Sales$80,310,000

Assets, Endorsements, Lifestyle, Tax, Insurance, And Expenses

At the moment, details on Yakov’s assets, house, and cars are not available. He surely owns a million dollar mansion, however, prefers to keep information under wraps. With a net worth of $20 million, Yakov lives a lavish life with his family.

Information regarding his insurance and tax payment is also not available at present. Yakov’s expenses are based on foods, travel, accommodations, and more.

Charity And Philanthropy Works

Smirnoff on the night of 11th September 2001 terrorist attack started a painting inspired by his feelings about the event. Yakov paid $100,000 for his painting to be transformed into a large mural on the occasion of the first anniversary of the attack.

Besides this, he is also involved in different types of charity works.

Personal Details- Age, Wife, Children

Yakov Naumovich Pokhis was born on 24th January 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, the Soviet Union to a Jewish family. He moved to the United States along with his parents in 1977. He is 68 years old as of 2019.

Yakov was married to former-wife Linda Dreeszen from 1989 to 2001. Together they shared two children: Natasha (born in 1990) and Alexander (born in 1992).

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Updated On Mon Aug 26 2019 Published On Mon May 20 2019 By