Comedy

How rich is Ken Jeong?

Name: Kendrick Kang-Joh
Born: July 13, 1969
Occupation: Doctor, actor, comedian, producer

Ken Jeong, Photo: Gage Skidmore
Ken Jeong, Photo: Gage Skidmore

Ken Jeong is often referred to as Dr. Ken. He is well known for his role in The Hangover series. He has a partnership with Jamie Foxx that resulted in them starring in the films that the other produces. The overall details of the agreement aren’t known, but be ready for some great productions from this dynamic duo in the very near future. They are clever, funny, and great on the screen.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan as the son of immigrants from South Korea. He father was a professor and the family later moved to North Carolina so he could work at North Carolina A&T State University. Ken Jeong was very intelligent and on the IQ team in high school. He also played the violin. He was able to graduate from high school at the age of 16. He completed his undergraduate work in 1990 and obtained his medical degree in 1995.

To help support himself through medical school, he took part in stand-up comedy at various clubs in New Orleans. He won the Big Easy Laugh Off and as a result he moved to Los Angeles where he performed on a regular basis at both The Laugh Factory and The Improv. Before long, he was getting offers for a variety of TV appearances including The Office. His first film was the very successful Knocked Up.

He is married to Tran Ho who is also a doctor. They reside in Los Angeles and raise their twin daughters. He has donated time and money to a variety of charitable causes. One that he continues to work with is Stand Up to Cancer. This is an organization that raises money for cancer awareness and research through comedy. Ken Jeong is worth approximately $14 million.

So how much is $14 million dollars really?

Ken Jeong is an avid coin collector. He keeps his eyes out there on the rarest finds and loves the competition to get them. One of the rarest out there is the flowing hair coin, worth about $7 million. He could buy two of them and be very content with the fact that he has something so unique that only a handful of others in the world also have.

See also: Leslie Mann.

 

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