Comedian Tiffany Haddish will be hosting the MTV Music & Movie Awards on June 18, 2018, marking another major milestone for the rising star. Although she has been acting since 2005, it wasn’t until her breakout role in 2017’s “Girls Trip” that Haddish really rose to prominence.
The Los Angeles native began her acting career with small roles in TV shows including “That’s So Raven” (2005), “My Name Is Earl” (2006) and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2006). Haddish’s first major role was on the comedy show “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” which she starred in from 2013 to 2014 alongside Kevin Hart — another comedian with an impressive net worth. The series launched her television career, and since then she has starred in “If Loving You Is Wrong” (2014-2015), “The Carmichael Show” (2015-2017), “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” (2016-2017), “Animal Nation With Anthony Anderson” (2017) and “The Last O.G.” (2018).
Haddish will also star in the upcoming Netflix animated series “Tuca & Bertie.” Although her salary for the show hasn’t been revealed, Haddish tweeted that her pay is “not legend money, but it’s enough to take care of my family for min.”
Adding to Haddish’s net worth are her successful movie career, her memoir “The Last Black Unicorn” — which is a New York Times best-seller — and her endorsement deals, including her spokesperson gig with Groupon.
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The 11 richest YouTube stars in the US
The 11 richest YouTube stars in the US
11. Liza Koshy
Subscribers: 13.5 million
Liza Koshy, formerly a prominent Vine comedian, started to gain a massive following on YouTube in 2016 with humorous videos that she produces weekly. Koshy has since gone on to star in the Hulu series "Freakish!" and Tyler Perry's horror-comedy "Boo! A Madea Halloween."
10. Jake Paul
Subscribers: 13.5 million subscribers
2017 estimated salary: $11.5 million
Jake Paul started out as a personality on the now-defunct Vine, creating comedic shorts with his older brother, Logan Paul (the eighth most popular YouTuber in the US). Paul now posts comedic videos, original music, and other material on his personal YouTube account. He has also become something of a villain in pop culture, as has his brother (see No. 8).
9. Roman Atwood
Subscribers: 14.260 million
Roman Atwood is an Ohio-based vlogger who posts prank videos and other humorous daily-life updates that often involve his girlfriend and three kids. In November, Atwood premiered his own YouTube Red series, "Roman Atwood's Day Dream," which focuses on "extreme stunts."
8. Epic Rap Battles of History
Subscribers: 14.269 million
Epic Rap Battles of History started as a live improv skit by two friends, but quickly become an online sensation. Founders Peter Shukoff (NicePeter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (EpicLloyd) pick two figures from history or pop culture and imagine what it would be like if they faced off in a rap battle. The videos are entertaining, with characters as varied as Darth Vader, Adolf Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, and Chuck Norris verbally battling one another in full costume.
7. Logan Paul
Subscribers: 16.6 million
2017 estimated salary:$12.5 million
The former Vine star and older brother of Jake Paul has over 16 million followers on his personal YouTube account, where he posts vlogs and reaction videos. Paul drew intense criticism in January for filming the body of a man hanging from a tree in Japan's Aokigahara forest. YouTube withdrew some of its backing of Paul in the wake of the controversy by removing him from Google Preferred and putting his YouTube original projects on hold.
6. Fine Brothers Entertainment (FBE)
Subscribers: 16.7 million
Brooklyn natives Benny and Rafi Fine are the two online producers/writers/directors who created the successful React video series. In React's various iterations — Kids React, Teens React, Elders React, and YouTubers React — the brothers show viral videos to people and film their reactions. In 2016, they were involved in a controversy over trying to copyright the React video form that drew widespread backlash and led to a campaign to unsubscribe from the duo's channel.
Mark Fischbach, known as Markiplier, is a YouTuber focused on gaming. He has an energetic style. Fischbach has ambitions beyond YouTube, as well. He once told Variety that he wanted to "push [himself] into music and acting."
Smosh, started by comedy duo Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, was one of the first YouTube sensations, becoming well known for the duo's slapstick comedy videos that parodied video games and pop culture. Anthony Padilla left the Smosh channel in June 2017 to create his own solo YouTube account, which now has over 2 million followers.
1. Dude Perfect
Subscribers: 26.8 million
2017 estimated salary: $14 million
Dude Perfect is a channel from twins Cory and Coby Cotton and three of their college friends from Texas A&M, all of whom are former high school basketball players. They do sports tricks and comedy, some of which makes fun of sports stereotypes.
Tiffany Haddish’s first major movie role was 2008’s “Meet the Spartans.” She also starred in 2009’s “Keanu” and reached new levels of fame after starring in 2017’s “Girls Trip,” which earned $31 million its opening weekend and $115 million in lifetime gross, according to Box Office Mojo.
Haddish has a number of upcoming movies, including “Uncle Drew,” “The Kitchen,” “Night School” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”
Tiffany Haddish Book
Haddish released “The Last Black Unicorn” in December 2017, and it has gone on to become a New York Times best-seller. The book is a collection of personal essays that discuss growing up poor in Los Angeles and how making people laugh helped her survive.
Tiffany Haddish Endorsements
In January 2018, Groupon announced that Haddish was its new spokesperson. As part of her contract, she appeared in a number of 30-second ads, including one that aired during the Super Bowl. Haddish got the gig after talking about her love of Groupon during talk show appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Tonight Show.”