Here's How Much Money Michael Che Is Really Worth

Saturday Night Live can either make or break your career, but for Michael Che it certainly paid off. After paying his dues with smaller gigs, in September 2013, Variety dubbed Che one of "10 Comics to Watch." The same year, he joined SNL as a full-time writer (he had previously been a guest writer for the show), per Vulture

In April 2014, it was reported that Che would be lending his talents to The Daily Show as a correspondent. Che appeared on nine episodes before it was announced in September 2014 that he would be joining SNL's "Weekend Update," per CNN. The funny man took over the gig from longtime SNL cast member Cecily Strong. Che's since found both fame and fortune as well as plenty of other opportunities to show off his comedic skills. 

If you're a fan of Che, then you've likely seen him pop up on the Late Show with David Letterman, Just for Laughs: All-Access, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers – just to name a few of his appearances. He also hosted the Emmys in 2018 alongside his SNL castmate Colin Jost and has even dipped his toe into the wrestling world via WWE Raw and WWE 24.

With so many career-making (and money-making) gigs over the years, this is one comedian who's laughing all the way to the bank. At the same time, he's putting his fortune to good use.

Michael Che is a benevolent millionaire

Thanks to the fact that Michael Che is a comedic genius who doesn't mind putting in the work, the star has earned a fortune. The Saturday Night Live cast member is estimated to be worth $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. While that may not be as much as his peers — including Pete Davidson ($6 million), Kate McKinnon (8 million), or Andy Samberg ($20 million) – Che is surely still happy to have enough money to help those in need during tough times.

The comedian announced on April 6, 2020, that his grandmother had died of the coronavirus. "I'm obviously very hurt and angry that she had to go through all that pain alone," he wrote on Instagram (via Us Weekly). "But I'm also happy that she's not in pain anymore. And I also feel guilty for feeling happy. Basically the whole gamut of complex feelings everybody else has losing someone very close and special."

While Che was working through his mixed emotions, he also decided to help others who have been affected by the pandemic and offered to pay one month of rent for tenants of the housing project where his grandmother lived. Despite the fact that he would be covering the costs for 160 apartments, he added, "I know that's just a drop in the bucket. So I really hope the city has a better plan for debt forgiveness for all the people in public housing AT THE VERY LEAST." 

Let's hope those in charge listen to the benevolent star.