Simon Helberg Net Worth (Updated 2023)

What is Simon Helberg’s net worth and salary?

Simon Helberg net worth estimate is a $55 million-dollar-rich American actor. Simon Helberg is best known for his performance on the CBS television series “The Big Bang Theory.” He was a regular on the show from 2007 until 2019, participating in all 279 episodes. Simon was one of the world’s highest-paid television actors during the series’ peak. His $1 million per episode salary equated to almost $22 million in annual profits.

Early Life

Simon Helberg was born in Los Angeles, California on December 9, 1980. He is the son of Sandy Helberg, an actor, and Harriet Helberg, a casting director. His paternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States after WWII. Helberg originally planned to study karate and obtained his black belt at the age of ten, but switched to theater in high school. He went on to study at The Tisch School of the Arts and The Atlantic Theater School. Jason Ritter, a fellow actor and friend, was Helberg’s roommate at New York University. They had also gone to high school together.

 

Early Career

In the early 2000s, Helberg was a member of the sketch comedy duo Derek & Simon with comic Derek Waters. The couple co-starred in the web series “Derek & Simon: The Show” in 2007. They collaborated with comedian Bob Odenkirk to create the web series for the humor website Super Deluxe. They also made two short films, “Derek & Simon, The Pity Card,” starring Zach Galifinakis and Bill Hader, and “Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette,” starring Casey Wilson and Emily Rutherfurd.

His professional acting career began with minor and guest starring roles on television and in films such as “Popular”, “Cursed”, “Son of the Beach”, “Undeclared”, “Van Wilder”, and “Old School”. One of Helberg’s first TV gigs was as a member of the cast of MADtv in 2002. Helberg appeared in two episodes of “Reno 911!” in 2004. Later that year, he co-starred with Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in “A Cinderella Story.” Helberg appeared in George Clooney’s 2005 blockbuster picture “Good Night, and Good Luck” in a tiny capacity.

Later that year, he appeared in an episode of “Arrested Development” as Jeff, an employee of the film company where Maeby worked. From 2006 to 2007, Helberg appeared as a supporting actor in the drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” where he polished his impersonations of Nicholas Cage, Tom Cruise, and Ben Stiller. He participated in a series of funny TV ads for Richard Branson’s UK financial firm Virgin Money in 2006. Helberg had a cameo appearance in the 2007 film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.”

The Big Bang Theory

When he was cast as Howard Wolowitz in the blockbuster comedy “The Big Bang Theory” in 2007, he became a household name. His compensation each episode was increased to $800,000 in 2014. Simon Helberg earned $23 million between June 2015 and June 2016. From 2007 to 2019, Helberg participated in 280 episodes over the 12 season series. Over the course of its run, the show won seven Emmy Awards and had countless nominations. For his role as Howard, Helberg received a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

The Big Bang Theory Salary

Simon got $1 million dollars per episode of “The Big Bang Theory” in later seasons. That amounted to $22-24 million in total earnings over at least two seasons. He was previously paid $800,000 every episode.

Other Work

Helberg appeared in a pilot episode of the Judd-Apatow-produced sitcom “Undeclared” while filming “The Big Bang Theory.” He also played the role of Moist in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.” Helberg starred as junior Rabbi Scott Ginsler in the Coen brothers’ 2009 film “A Serious Man.” In 2013, he made an appearance on the Atlanta episode of “Drunk History.” In 2014, Helberg played Napoleon in three episodes of “The Tom and Jerry Show.” That same year, Helberg collaborated with his real-life wife as an actor, director, writer, and producer in the comedy “We’ll Never Have Paris.”

In 2016, Helberg starred alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins.” He portrayed Cosme McMoon, a pianist, and his performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Helberg’s next project is “Annette,” in which she will co-star with Adam Driver. He will also appear in “As Sick as They Made Us,” a film written and directed by his “Big Band Theory” co-star Mayim Bialik and co-starring Dustin Hoffman.

Personal Life

Helberg has been married to his wife since July 15, 2007. They have two kids.

Herberg is a highly proficient and experienced musician in addition to his acting abilities. Herberg is a staunch Liberal Democrat who backed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns in 2016 and 2020. He has long been a supporter of the charity Save the Children.

Real Estate

Simon and Jocelyn paid $2.9 million for a property being sold by Charlie Sheen in 2011.

Simon and his wife spent $6.9 million for a home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, in May 2019.Previous owners included Vince Vaughn and Kate Bosworth (both individually). Simon and his wife listed this home for $9.875 million in April 2022. In late January 2023, they reduced the price to slightly under $9 million. As of this writing, they do not appear to have found a buyer.

Simon and his wife spent $5.1 million in 2017 to purchase a 6.5-acre horse ranch in Carpinteria, California, just south of Santa Barbara.

The Helbergs spent $8.4 million for an 8,000-square-foot mansion in Pasadena, California, in February 2022. The home, built in 1906, has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms on 1.27 acres of land.

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