If no one cared who Pete Davidson was when he was only known for his performances on Saturday Night Live, that changed when he started dating Ariana Grande and then got engaged to her. Since then, Pete Davidson’s profile as a comedian has grown, and with it his fortune.
His relationship with Ariana Grande not only brought him into conversation with millions of Americans who wanted to learn more about the blonde-haired comedian who is engaged to the Florida-born mega-music star but also made him a star among established stand-up comedians and Hollywood producers who wanted to take advantage of his growing popularity by throwing him in front of an audience.
How much this has affected Pete Davidson’s fortune is discussed below. Take a look at this.
Pete Davidson’s net worth
Before Pete Davidson got into a relationship with Ariana Grande, he was worth $2 million, according to several celebrity funding websites, but since his relationship with the popular singer, Pete’s finances have seen changes, so much so that his net worth is now $4 million.
When he was worth $2 million, most of his income (over 95%) came from his Saturday Night Live gig. Now, with increased film and TV roles, along with standup comedy concerts, Pete Davidson’s $4 million net worth has seen a smaller share of his main gig, while other sources of income have grown to a significant percentage.
A native of Staten Island, Davidson first appeared on stage as a comedian at the age of 16, and his first appearance on screen came in 2013 when he appeared in the MTV comedy series Failosophy. He has appeared on several other TV shows, including his first TV special in Comedy Central, an appearance in Wild ‘N Out, and a supporting role in an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Since making his Brooklyn Nine-Nine acting debut in 2013, Pete Davidson has expanded his fortune with appearances in more than 25 films, TV shows, and music videos. While he played several smaller roles in the early days of his career, he has played in more prominent roles in films such as The Jesus Rolls, The Dirt, Big Time Adolescence and several others.
Pete Davidson joined Saturday Night Live in 2014 as the first cast member of the 90s born sketch comedy show and has been on the show ever since.
As a stand-up comedian, Pete Davidson has opened for major American comedy names such as Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle and has toured with John Mulaney. Although he has not yet directed his own major comedy show, his income in the stand-up comedy circus has increased since his relationship with Ariana Grande, bringing in more than $34,917 per show.
How Pete Davidson makes money on SNL
For all the expansion of Pete Davidson’s sources of income outside of Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy series continues to be the most important contribution to his fortune.
He joined the series in 2014 at the age of 20 after impressing one of the cast at the time, Bill Hader, during the shooting of a supporting role in the 2015 film Trainwreck.
According to available information, the comedian earns up to $15,000 per episode of the series, and considering that he has an average of between 20-21 episode appearances per season; Pete earns up to $315,000 per season.
To date, Pete Davidson has appeared in more than 106 episodes of Saturday Night Live, a number that means he has earned more than $1.5 million since he joined the show. The highest-paid performers on the show earn up to $30,000 per episode and considering that his public profile has increased since his relationship with Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson’s contract on the show may have been revised, and he would have earned well over $1.5 million from the show, which would have resulted in his increased net worth of $4 million after Ariana.
It would certainly explain how he was able to drop $100,000 on an engagement ring for Ariana and how he was able to team up with his mother to buy a $4.5 million house in Staten Island, especially considering that his mother is a school nurse at Xaverian High School where Pete graduated in 2011.