Trey Parker’s best-known work is South Park, which has made him a multimillionaire; additionally, he also worked on various other projects like Team America (2002–2004), and That's My Bush! (2000–2001) among others.
He has also released some albums and soundtracks, which have done well on the charts. He is also popular for his show’s dark humor style and exceptional comedic satire on political issues.
Screenwriter and animator, Trey Parker, has a net worth of $600 million as of March 2020.
Other sources claim that he has a net worth of $500 million in 2020. In 2018, he had a $350 million fortune.
Most of his earnings come from his show South Park which debuted on-air back in 1997. The multiple award winner’s salary and royalties are the main sources of his income.
Parker earns a lot of money from his show South Park, in fact, he earned $30 million even before the show hit the air from the sales of merchandise of the series. In 1998, the show sold around $150 million from merchandise sales.
Similarly, Book of Mormon also brought in $19 million per month for Important Studios, the company co-owned by the South Park creators.
The New York production earned $1.6 million per week, the Chicago production made $1.5 million per week, and a touring version of the show earned $1.6 million per week.
Trey Parker, along with Matt Stone, created the first episode of South Park with a budget of $300,000 but quickly made it all back as the show’s merchandise sales grossed over $30 million before the show aired partly due to Comedy Central’s aggressive marketing techniques.
In fact, the bestselling T-shirt in America in 1997 was South Park-based merchandise.
According to online sources, the show’s advertising revenue is over $25 million a year. The show is also credited with increasing the value of the advertising slots of Comedy Central.
Before the show debuted, the price for a 30-second slot on the channel was $7,500, but after the show debuted, the average cost for a 30-second slot was around $40,000.
The show is immensely popular, and in October 2019 the then-parent studio of the show announced the rights to the show were being sold, a bidding war sparked HBO Max the streaming service came out on top reportedly paying $500 million and $550 million for the rights to the show.
After its release in 1997, South Park released its first feature film in 1999. The film grossed over $83.1 million worldwide.
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Trey Parker owns a lot of houses in the USA, he has two properties in New York. He bought a 2,000-square-foot condo in Manhattan, New York, for around $3.1 million.
Similarly, he also bought another estate next door paying $4 million in 2011. In 2016, he sold a property in Venice Canals, Los Angeles, USA, for around $4.3 million. He formerly bought the property for $3.25 million in 2010.
In addition to this, he has two homes in Hollywood Hills and boasts a number of other properties. Other properties he owns are a mansion in the Hawaiian island of Kauai, a Seattle home, and a Colorado hilltop home.
The cherry on top of his property cake is the 10,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial mansion located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, the USA that cost the star $14 million in 2013.
He has released several songs and music albums so far. Here are the list of some of his highest grossing music albums.
Trey Parker was born Randolph Severn Parker III on October 19, 1969 (50 years old as of March 2020) in Conifer, Colorado, U.S.
Parker grew up with a sister named Shelley Parker. He went to Berklee College of Music but later transferred to the University of Colorado, Boulder. He would meet Matt Stone at the university.
Parker has been married twice in the past and has not revealed the details of his current relationship. He was first married to Emma Sugiyama. He tied the knot to her in January 2006, and the pair do not have any children together.
After this, he dated Boogie Tillmon, whom he eventually married in 2014. They had a daughter named Betty Boogie Parker (b. 2013). Their divorce was finalized in 2019.