General Facts and Figures
- Name: Gabriel Jesús Iglesias
- Net Worth: $40 Million
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor
- Date of Birth: July 15, 1976
- Place of Birth: San Diego, California
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Spouse: Claudia Valdez
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Gabriel Iglesias, popularly known as “Fluffy,” was born in San Diego, California, on July 15, 1976. He is the last born among six of his siblings born to Esther P. Mendez and Jesus Iglesias. All six of them were raised by a single mother.
Gabriel Iglesias began working at a cell phone company in L.A. before transitioning to a full-time comedian in 1997.
He’s now a renowned actor, comedian, and writer, with a net worth of $40 million.
He had his debut film on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series, “All that,” where he co-starred alongside Nick Cannon and Amanda Bynes.
In 2006, he participated in the reality T.V. series “Last Man Standing” in the fourth season. He was unfortunately disqualified for smuggling a Blackberry to use to reach his friends and family, and this violated the show’s rules.
He later landed roles in the film industry, making appearances on major screenplays such as Family Guy in 2007. He was also cast as a voice actor in the popular Disney series, “The Emperor’s New School.
Additional voice actor roles he had to include “Planes” in the DisneyToon Studios film, The Nut Job, and El Americano: The Movie in 2016.
In 2011, he produced the Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution show that was aired on Comedy Central for three seasons till 2014.
One of his highlighted moments was when he featured in “Fluffy Breaks Even,” a reality series that premiered on October 1, 2015, on Fuse. The show was renewed for a third season in January 2017 and renamed “Fluffy’s Food Adventures.”
In February 2012, He won “The Key To The City” award at El Paso in Texas, as well as “The Beacon of Hope” from Operation H.O.P.E. Organization. He won this award for his particular accomplishment of giving back to society.
Summing up his $40 million net worth, the American comedian accumulated over $21 million between 2017 and 2018. As a result, he got listed among the top-paid comedians on global charts.
He heavily earns from his partnership with Netflix series shows. For example, his own production, “Mr. Iglesias,” on Netflix, portrays him as a history teacher rather than the comedian he is.
He currently resides around the Signal Hill area in California in a $1.5 million house. He has an obsession with Volkswagen buses, now owning a whole collection worth $3 million. He once toured the Business Insider around his bus warehouse.
Iglesia currently stays in Whittier, California, with his long-term girlfriend, whose identity he chose to keep a secret. They have a son called Frankie, who is now 21 years old.
Gabriel Iglesias is a comedian with a lot of money. He owns a 14,404-square-foot property in Signal Hill, where he keeps his tour gear and company merchandise.
There are four bathrooms on the property, and one of them, which is 172 square feet, is thought to be the comedian’s man cave.
His house in Long Beach, California, is five minutes away. Even though he says, he doesn’t like cars that much, he has a few in his collection. Gabriel has said that all of the cars in his collection are either very fast or very slow.
Gabriel Iglesias loves to buy and keep V.W. cars and vans.
Gabriel’s first car was a Volkswagen Transporter from 1968. It was a bus, and it made him want to start collecting old buses. Later, he added a V.W. bus from 1967 with 21 windows and a V.W. bus from 1956 with 23 windows to his collection.
He also has a Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Gold from 1985, a Hummer H2, a Chrysler 300, a Tesla, and a Tesla Roadster. He also has a 2013 Audi A8 and a Burt Reynolds-signed 1979 Trans-Am.
S.U.V.s like the Nissan Infiniti, Ford Flex, and Land Rover Range Rover are among his other cars. He also has a Chrysler sports car.
Iglesias talks about how, at his heaviest, he weighed 445 pounds (202 kilograms) and was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in the movie The Fluffy. The comic’s doctor told him he had two years to live because his blood sugar level was often over 300.
He finally decided to change his life. He started lifting weights and doing Diamond Dallas Page Yoga, and he went on a high-protein, low-sugar diet to help him lose weight. He lost more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms).