John William “Will” Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, and producer from Irvine. Ferrell is mostly known for starring in many popular films that were hit at the box office such as ‘Zoolander’, ‘Elf’, ‘Anchorman’, ‘Blades of Glory, ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Get Hard’.
Ferrell is also known for being one of the funniest actors in the industry and he has donated considerably to different charities involved with cancer survivors. As of 2022, Will Ferrell’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million. There’s no doubt that his net worth will continue to increase in his future as a comedian and actor.
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California on the 16th of July, 1967. Ferrell’s father Roy Lee Ferrell was a keyboard player with The Righteous Brothers and his mother, Betty Kay nee Overman was a teacher. His parents divorced when he was 8 years old.
Will began his education at Turtle Rock Elementary School in Irvine. He later attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and finally University High School. Ferrell was a member of the High School’s soccer team and mostly played the kicker.
Will Ferrell began his career by working in a few minor jobs. Ferrell tried to set up himself as a standup comedy artist but failed at first. Next, he auditioned for the Groundings and was given through. Ferrell began to take small roles in different TV sitcoms like ‘Grace Under Fire’ and ‘Living Single’.
Ferrell received work on ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he appeared in many movies. Some of these are ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), ‘A Night at the Roxbury’ (1998), ‘Superstar’ (1999), ‘Dick’ (1999), and ‘Zoolander’ (2001). In 2004, he starred in ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie. The next year, Ferrell starred in 3 movies: ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Producers’ and ‘Kicking and Screaming’.
Ferrell has since then also produced movies such as ‘Eastbound & Down’, an American sports comedy tv series. He appeared in ‘The Other Guys’ and ‘Everything Must Go’.From 2011 onwards he acted in multiple movies such as ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ (2011), ‘Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’ (2012), ‘The Campaign’ (2012), ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), ‘Get Hard’ (2015) and ‘Daddy’s Home’ (2015), etc.
3 Success Lessons from Will Ferrell
Being Immature: Immature is a word that boring people use to explain fun people. Never be terrified of sticking out, always be yourself.
Before You Get Married: Before you marry a person you need to first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they are.
If You’re Being Stressed: When you’re stressed, you eat ice cream, cake chocolate, and sweets. Why do we do that? Because stressed spelled backward is desserts.