General Facts and Figures
- Name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney
- Net Worth: $100 Million
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor
- Date of Birth: February 17, 1963
- Place of Birth: Pawnee City, Nebraska
- Zodiac: Aquarius
- Spouse: Cara Whitney
- Social: Instagram
Early Life & Education
The comedian’s legal name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. He was born and raised on a pig farm in Pawnee City, Nebraska, in 1963.
He later followed in his father Tom Whitney’s footsteps, a guitarist, and a minister of the gospel.
He schooled in two different schools for his high school. He learned from his father since he was a teacher in one of the schools he attended.
After graduation from high school, he proceeded to college at the Baptist University of America and the University of Nebraska. He studied drama and speech.
However, Larry pursued his career more than he did with education by abandoning his career in drama. He dropped out of school within his university’s first two years to follow his passion for comedy.
He never looked back.
Larry started his career in early 1990 by working with different radio stations. He appeared on more than seven radio programs. For example, he featured on “The Ron and the Ron Show” and “The Bob and Tom Show”. He continued to appear on more famous shows in different states such as Orlando and Florida.
Larry started to perform standup under his real name. He developed his comedian name Larry the Cable Guy, after a short while. Larry used his accent and appearance to entertain people. He used his catchphrase, “Git-R-Done”. He discussed topics like families and his redneck background.
He continues to grow his career up to date. One of his series aired in 2011 attracted more than 4.1 million viewers. He has also participated in Pixar films as the main character. Larry acted in three movies, which brought him much fame, such as “Jingle All the Way 2.”
The comedian has lucrative wealth. His current net worth is $100 million (as of early 2021). Besides, he gets a salary of $20 million per year. The much he has earned is $70 million in a year after several touring and brand endorsements.
He can earn $10-20 million from endorsements in a year if he decides to tour. For example, he endorsed the drug Prilosec and earned more than $10 million. , he bought a new home worth $3.6 million in 2016 apart from the one he owns in Nebraska.
His personal life is exceptional. He lives on a 180-acre farm in Lincoln with his wife Cara and their two children. Larry has done many charity works. An example is his donation of millions of money to a hospital that admitted his son sometimes back.
He has also appeared on various game shows to raise funds for the hospital.