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Australian Stand-Up Comedian Jim Jefferies' Career; His Lifestyle and Net Worth

Updated On 11 Jun, 2018 Published On

Having found success by making others smile, Jim Jefferies is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, and a writer. His career has not only been limited to stand-up comedy as he has also worked in various movies and TV shows.

Jefferies is a man who is well known for the usage of his profane language in his comedy and has gotten into controversies for that matter as well. But, those controversies have not stopped his success or his lifestyle. Want to know more about the success and net worth of this comedian? Learn more about Jim Jefferies.

The career of the Funny Guy Jefferies

Jefferies's birth name is Geoff James Nugent. His stage name, in the beginning, was Jim Jeffries, but he decided to change his name of Jim Jefferies to avoid confusion as there was already an American performer of similar name.

Even though he was in the scene of stand-up for a while, it was when he got attacked onstage while performing at Manchester Comedy Store in 2007 that he was able to receive international attention.

The video of him getting attacked was incorporated into his comedy routine. He was able to further grow his career through his debut HBO Special, I Swear to God.

CAPTION: Jim Jefferies
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He eventually gained exposure finally finding himself amid a number of offers from various shows. And not to mention, he has performed in numerous shows and festivals which includes; Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Just for Laughs Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Glastonbury festivals and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.

Jefferies was the star, creator, writer and executive producer of his show Legit. The show premiered on 17 January 2013 on FX and a second season was also made. However, the series could not achieve a long-term success and was canceled after two seasons.

He has experience of working in movies like Me and My Mates VS the Zombie Apocalypse, Punching Henry Charlie, and Killing Hasselhoff.

Jim Jefferies Freedumb Trailer

Jefferies has also worked with Netflix and released a Netflix special, Freedumb, in July 2016. He also performed in the Unusual Punishment Tour with new material and is currently working on Comedy Central on The Jim Jefferies Show.

Relationships, Affairs, and Lifestyle of Jefferies

In the past, Jefferies used to be in a relationship with Ginger Gonzaga, who is an actress and a writer known for her work in Ted. His relationship with Ginger came to an end as the two split up.

CAPTION: Jim and Kate Luyben
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After his relationship to Ginger, he was in a relationship with the actress Kate Luyben. The couple has a son together who is named Hank. Kate and Jefferies have a good relationship, and she is supportive of Jefferies's career, which is evident through her social media where she tells people to watch Jefferies's show.

Jefferies loves to live his life a certain way and has his interest and hobbies. He does not like to own Matchbox cars like BMW or Mercedes but prefers Ferraris, Porsches, Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers. One of the cars that he used to own in the past was a 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

CAPTION: Jefferies and His 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
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Jefferies has recently purchased a new house in Studio City. The house is worth $3.15 million and is an upgrade to his previous villa which was in the Mount Olympus neighborhood cost $1.25 million.

Net Worth of Jefferies

Over the course of his career, Jefferies has been steadily climbing the ladder of success. His demand in stand-up shows has also risen along with his career. He has also been doing his show in the Comedy Central which all suggests that he is bringing in big bucks. His estimated net worth in the year 2018 is $5 million.