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Bo Burnham Net Worth: How Rich is the Comedian Actually?



Bo Burnham Net Worth

Bo Burnham is an American comedian, actor, singer, and filmmaker. He rose to fame through his two consecutive hit comedy albums which were released between 2009 and 2010. Burnham released Universal acclaim for his fourth comedy special “Inside” which was released on Netflix in 2021. Bo Burnham net worth is roughly $4 million as of 2023.

Full Name Robert Pickering Burnham
Birthday August 21, 1990
Birthplace Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States
Profession Comedian, actor
Partner Lorene Scafaria
Net Worth $4 million

Early life

Bo Burnham was born on August 21 in the year 1990 in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He was born to Patricia and Scott Burnham. His father is a construction company owner and his mom is a hospice nurse. She grew up with two siblings; an elder brother Pete and an elder sister Samm. Both of his siblings have worked in the family’s construction company.

Burnham studied at the St. John’s Preparatory School. He studied free in the school as his mom was the school’s nurse. Burnham graduated from school in 2008 and then joined the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He studied experimental theatre at the University. However, he didn’t attend the university as he focused on pursuing a career in comedy.

Bo Burnham Net Worth & Career


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Burnham earned early recognition after posting his song titled “My Whole Family” on YouTube. Then he started releasing pubescent musical comedy songs and videos on the online platforms. He had earlier written and released songs about white supremacy, homosexuality, Helen Keller’s disabilities, and more. The interesting part of his video is that all videos are self-recorded in his bedroom and around his family’s house in Hamilton.

In January 2008, he recorded a performance for the Comedy Central’s “The World Stands Up”. He was then just 17 at that time. After the recording, he signed a 4-year record deal with Comedy Central Records. His first EP titled “Bo fo Sho” was released on June 17, 2008. After two years, he came up with his first full album titled “Bo Burnham”.

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Burnham received a nomination at the 2010 Edinburg Comedy Awards following his inaugural performance on Bo Burnham: Words: Words, Words. In May 2010, he taped his first stand-up comedy special “Words Words Words”. The comedy special aired on Comedy Central on the 16th of October, 2010. Then in December 2013, he released his second special “what.” on Netflix and YouTube. Burnham came up with his third special “Make Happy” on June 3, 2016.

Burnham announced in April 2021 that he would be releasing his fourth special, Inside on May 30. He created the special during the COVID-19 pandemic alone in his house’s guest house. The fourth special surprisingly received universal acclaim and earned a nomination at many award events such as Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards. Burnham celebrated the one-year anniversary of his fourth special on May 30, 2022, by releasing hour-long unseen footage on YouTube.

Burnham is also a talented actor and director. He wrote and directed his first feature movie titled “Eighth Grade” in 2018. The movie received positive reviews and universal acclaim. That same year, he directed the comedy special, Tamborine for Netflix. In 2019, the news came that he would contribute songs to the upcoming Sesame Street movie. Burnham appeared as Ryan Cooper in the revenge thriller movie “Promising Young Woman” in 2020. 

Personal Life

Bo Burnham is in a relationship with the director, screenwriter, and actress, Lorene Scafaria. He is dating Lorene since 2013. They reportedly live together in Los Angeles. The pair have not shared insight details on their relationship. They have kept all information about their love life secret. Burnham is available on Instagram under the user name, boburnham where he has 1.8 million followers.

Bo Burnham Net Worth

Bo Burnham’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $4 million as of 2023. He has earned a hefty amount from his successful career as a comedian, actor, director, and musician. Burnham earned the Panel Prize and the prize amount of £5000 for the show or act which captured the comedy spirit of the 2010 Fringe.

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