Those of you, who haven’t watched The Graham Norton Show, are missing on real celebrity gossip and loads of fun! The Irish actor, author, as well as a comedian, has immense talents which led him to win several awards. Graham Norton is confident and friendly in nature and not just that he openly admitted his sexual status as Gay!
Born in Dublin but brought up at Bandon, Ireland, Graham moved to the UK to fulfil his dream of working for the entertainment industry. He even worked as a waiter while he was pursuing his education at Central School of Speech and Drama. He started his career as a regular comedian in 1990’s for BBC Radio 4. Later, he was successful in winning an award for stand-in host for Jack Docherty’s late night show.
Did you know that the 53-year-old uses Norton as his stage name –while his real name is Graham William Walker? He started with his own chat show in 1998 named So Graham Norton which aired until 2002. Since then, he continued with many chat shows under his name but finally landed up with The Graham Norton show which has been loved by the audiences since 2007.
Graham Norton has indulged himself into so many business ventures – including his own winery in collaboration with Invivo Wines. Since many years, Invivo Winery from New Zealand had been official suppliers for his show. But what more could be better than for Norton to establish a winery line on his own name? Moreover what is commendable is the fact that his wines have managed to gather numerous awards and prestigious titles for him!
According to The Guardian, author of his book “So me”, Graham Norton earned a whopping sum of more than $3 million as salary and fees last year only for The Graham Norton Show and his BBC Radio 2 Weekend Saturday program. Now could you guess how much his net worth is? That would take quite a while because his net worth is estimated to be around 30 million dollars!
You know what is more surprising? It is the fact that Graham was known to be 14th on the list of celebrities TV rich list in 2015, alongside judge Simon Cowell and chef Jamie Oliver.
Oh Graham, you seriously do make us readers much jealous when it comes to riding expensive cars. The actor who is also DJ previously owned and currently owns multiple cars namely Porsche Cayenne, Lexus Cardiff and Lexus SC 430.
Moving towards his mansions, in total, Graham has lived in four different places, Dublin – where he was born, Bandon – where he grew up, London – where he presently resides and well, San Francisco – for leisure?
The star owns a beautiful home in London – for sure – where he currently resides. Further, he has his own private holiday home in Ahakista, nearby to Bantry, West Cork. His home has a beautiful view of the Dunmanus Bay, which costs around €1.6 million. During his interview with the Irish Times, he mentioned that he wanted a house which was far from the city;quite and calm. His sister then found this amazing house for him which has a perfect view of nature. Every year he spends around two weeks to get off the load from his shoulder and enjoy his time with his wonderful poodles.
Previously, the chat show host owned a house in Cork City, a two-bedroom apartment which he supposedly sold for €350,000 back in 2004! Could you get how much profit he was able to earn through this? A big sum of €100,000!
Graham has had his own set of issues when it comes to luxurious cars. In January 2012, his house was mugged and when he returned home, his house was all messed up – knives on the floor. Norton freaked out – his two wonderful pets were in the house too! When he went to cross-check about the pets, they were absolutely fine! Although what went missing was his lavish black Lexus hybrid 4x4. But who could mess with The Graham Norton? His car was spotted within hours in Clapham – he had attached a tracking device along with his car. Clever move, Graham!
Moreover, the most common brands of clothes Graham wears are Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Gucci, and Coldple.
— graham norton (@grahnort) January 20, 2016
Graham is not only witty and charming; he is just as helpful and kind towards people in need. The five-time BAFTA winner, Norton equally engages himself in International Non-profit Organizations such as Comic Relief, Amnesty, Macmillan Cancer Support, Elton John AIDS foundation and much more. He has supported for various health as well as social causes like AIDS, poverty alleviation, human rights, cancer as well as disaster relief. Moreover, in 2013, Graham also raised more than £1 million for Comic Relief - through his charity chat show marathon - for six continuous hours! He also made a world record in the Guinness Book for hosting a chat show for the longest time period.