2. Income & Salary
Colbert originally wanted to become an actor but discovered his love for improv after meeting Second City director Del Close while at Northwestern University. åÊColbert went on to be the understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago along with Amy Sedaris. åÊFollowing his time at Second City Colbert wrote and performed on “The Dana Carvey Show” then collaborated with Amy Sedaris for “Strangers with Candy.” åÊ”Strangers with Candy” became a hit and Colbert became somewhat popular for his role as Chuck Noblet a closeted gay history teacher. åÊColbert went on to land a role as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s satire-based news parody show making Colbert more of a household name. åÊColbert’s character was so popular onåÊThe Daily ShowåÊthat a spin off,åÊThe Colbert Report was introduced with the same parody style concept poking fun at personalty driven news such as that of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly’s åÊThe O’Reilly Factor. åÊThe Colbert ReportåÊis one of Comedy Central’s most highly rated shows for which Colbert has earned three Emmy Awards. åÊColbert has also released a book that toped number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list called, “I am America (And So Can You!)” åÊColbert is known for famously seering President Bush and the media at the 2006 White House correspondents dinner as well as bids for presidential office that mocked the convolutions that politicians go through to raise campaign funds.