Adam Carolla Net Worth

Net Worth $ 20,000,000
Real name Adam Lakers Carolla
Source of Wealth Acting, Hosting
Profession Radio personality, television presenter, comedian, actor, author, podcaster
Spouse/Partner Lynette Paradise (ex-wife)
Date of Birth May 27, 1964
Zodiac Gemini
Age 59
Gender Male
Height 188 cm / 6 ft 2 inch
Nationality American


Adam Carolla is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster famous for his quick wit and relatable humor. As of 2023, Adam’s net worth is estimated at $20 million.

Early life

Adam Lakers Carolla was born on May 27, 1964. Some online records state he was born in Los Angeles, California, while some state he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His parents, Jim and Kris Carolla, weren’t the ones to name him Adam ‘Lakers’ Carolla; he wrote down that name when he was applying for a driver's license as a joke, and the application was accepted.

He had a rough childhood; his father worked as a psychologist but struggled with alcoholism, often leaving Adam and his mother for extended periods. His mother worked as a social worker on a low income, making pushing through the month hard.

He went to school in Los Angeles, attending Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School.

A funny fact about his high school diploma is that Adam didn’t get his diploma until years after graduating because he failed to pay a library fine. He filmed himself paying the fine and getting his diploma on an episode of his show - ‘The Adam Carolla Project.’

He studied improvisational comedy at Los Angeles Valley College, where he coined his future as a performer. He often uses his childhood struggles as material for comedy skits, and listeners love it![1]


Carolla has been on the scene for several decades and has quite an extensive career behind him to support his success. He has taken roles as an actor, a stand-up comedian, a TV host, and a podcast host.

After Adam graduated from LA Valley College, he took on multiple jobs to support himself, including working as a carpenter, a traffic school instructor, a boxing instructor, and a carpet cleaner. Jimmy Kimmel initially discovered him and invited Adam to co-host a morning show on KROQ-FM in LA.[2]

In 1985, Adam and Kimmel started hosting a comedy series called ‘The Man Show,’ which aired on Comedy Central. The show did well and lasted for six seasons. He did very well on KROQ FM, which led to Adam receiving more job offers, including TV opportunities.

In 2009, Adam launched his daily podcast called ‘The Adam Carolla Show,’ which quickly went viral online, receiving millions of downloads with each new episode.

He co-founded the Carolla Digital network, which produces numerous podcasts and digital content. Besides being a radio, podcast, and TV host, Carolla wrote several books, including ‘President Me,’ and ‘In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks.’ In addition, he has his beer line called ‘Endless Rant IPA.’

Personal life

Adam was in a 12 years long-term relationship with his high school girlfriend, but the couple split up in their late 20s.

In 2002, Corolla married Lynette Paradise, and they had two children. The couple celebrated their 18th anniversary in 2020 but unfortunately split up and divorced in 2021.[3]

Adam has been very open and upfront about struggling with alcoholism and has credited his family for helping him stay sober. He stated he has been sober since 2010.

Adam Carolla has been very close to Jimmy Kimmel since they were introduced in the late 90s. He has appeared on Kimme’s show multiple times, and they often work on projects together.


One of Carolla's most notable controversies was his 2010 comments about transgender people on his podcast. During an episode, he made several derogatory remarks about the transgender community, including calling them "hormonal" and "a bunch of losers." These comments sparked widespread backlash, with many calling for him to be fired from his radio show and boycotting his stand-up shows.[4]

In response to the backlash, Carolla apologized on his podcast, stating that his comments were "not intended to offend anyone" and that he "didn't mean to come off as insensitive." However, his apology was criticized by many for not being sincere enough and for not fully acknowledging the harm caused by his comments.

In 2020, he tweeted insensitive remarks about people that feared COVID, which was massively disapproved by the public, and Carolla received massive backlash as a result. He refused to apologize for his words.[5]


In conclusion, Adam Carolla is a multifaceted entertainer who has had a successful career as a comedian, radio and podcast host, television personality, writer, and actor. Throughout his life and work, he has demonstrated his unique sense of humor and ability to connect with audiences through his honesty, wit, and relatable storytelling.

As of 2023, Adam’s net worth is estimated at $20 million.


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  5. Adam Carolla defends his controversial COVID tweet (2020) YouTube. YouTube. Available at: (Accessed: March 22, 2023).