Louis Theroux is a British journalist and broadcaster with a net worth of $4 Million. His popularity grew when Louis worked for BBC in the television series “Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends” from 1998 to 2000.
Following his initial success, Theroux continued to work with BBC for numerous hit shows including When Louis Met… and 50 BBC Two specials among others.
Despite this, Louis also tried his hand at the music industry and gained fame on TikTok. He is a world-class documentarian who just happened to go viral thanks to his appearance on the popular YouTube series “Chicken Shop Date”. Let’s take a look at Louis Theroux’s net worth and biography.
Louis Theroux’s Net Worth
|Louis Sebastian Theroux
|Broadcaster and Journalist
Louis Sebastian Theroux was born in the City of Singapore on May 20, 1970, to an American father and an English mother. His father Paul Theroux is a world-renowned travel writer and novelist. Louis’s dad was a major influence in his life from the very beginning.
He spent his childhood searching for what he wanted to do with his life. His father took him back home to America during the summer to spend time with his relatives, like his cousin Justin Theroux who grew up to become a big star in Hollywood.
In London, Louis attended Westminster a private school established in the 1300s. Louis grew up alongside his brother Marcel who later became a well-known writer and television presenter.
At age 16, he was admitted to Oxford College and received a degree in history. He arrived on campus much younger than almost everybody there. He also claims that he hadn’t yet hit puberty which also made him something of a social outcast.
After studying modern history at Oxford, Louis took advantage of that dual citizenship by moving to America and finding work. At first, he crashed on a family member’s Futon in Boston and for a few weeks he worked as a glass blower’s assistant.
Eventually, Louis got a gig working at the San Jose Metro which became a crucial period for him. He felt liberated working in San Jose and he began covering local Council meetings, zoning changes, and offbeat stories about physics and se* shops.
Louis Theroux Biography
|Date of Birth
|May 20, 1970
|6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
|75 Kg (165 Lbs)
In 1994, Louis was hired for filmmaker Michael Moore’s comedic news magazine television series “TV Nation“. At the offset of the series Louis was hoping to come across as a smooth network correspondent, but he quickly realized that he wasn’t pulling that off.
After “TV Nation” was canceled Louis started looking for subjects to document. In 1997, he made a one-off appearance in the film “Take a Peak”. That was part of his UK television series “Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends” which ran for three seasons.
From there, Louis made a name for himself in England as a hard-hitting documentarian with a gentle questioning style and an informal approach. He created stories like When Louis Met, LA Stories, Dark States, and films like My Scientology Movie. His stories often show him embedded with his subjects.
Other infamous interviews have ranged from conversations with Joe Exotic to his most notorious subject Jimmy Jimmy Savile in the 2001 documentary When Louis Met Jimmy. He eventually won “The Richard Dimbleby Award for Best Presenter” in 2001 and 2002.
Additionally, Louis published multiple books including The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures, Gotta Get Theroux This, and Theroux the Keyhole. Louis Theroux earned a net worth of 4 million US dollars.
Louis Theroux turned into a viral TikTok rap star. Before his rap became one of the most popular viral sound releases, it was featured in an episode of his documentary series “Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends”.
It originally aired in the last episode of season 3 titled “Gangsta Rap” in which Louis traveled to America to learn at art of rapping and was tasked with laying down his bars. Over 22 years later, this sound has found renewed life on TikTok, thanks to the YouTube series Chicken Shop Date.
Louis collaborated with Manchester DJ duo Duke & Jones and released the full version of his rap song titled “Jiggle Jiggle” in May 2022. The short clip on YouTube amassed over 21 million views.
Louis Theroux married Susanna Kleeman in 1994 but their relationship didn’t last long and they parted ways in 2001. Later Theroux started dating Nancy Strang and the couple married in July 2012 and welcomed three sons.
Louis lived a luxurious lifestyle with his three sons and wife Nancy in a beautiful place in Harlesden, London. In 2013, the family was living in Los Angeles, California, before they eventually relocated to LA in 2017. They also have a property in North-West London.
Louis Theroux Net Worth
Louis Theroux has a net worth of $4 Million as of 2024. He became a social media sensation after his rap song “Jiggle Jiggle” went viral on TikTok. He is the son of a popular author Paul Theroux.
His dual citizenship as a child meant that he spent a lot of time in both the UK and the USA. As a young man, he utilized his unique worldview to become a journalist and investigate diverse topics. Louis Theroux’s annual income is roughly $500 thousand.