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Stephen T. Colbert knows how make people laugh. His skill as an improvisational, satirical comedian has earned his kudos in the entertainment industry for years. He has grown his followers, called the Cobert Nation, to a point where his net worth has become $67,484,725. Currently, Colbert hosts one of Comedy Central Channel's most popular shows. The Cobert Report airs five nights a week.
The former Northeastern college student got his national launch as a fledging correspondence who appeared periodically on The Jon Stewart Show. With a political bent in his comic deliveries, Colbert satirically protects the ideology of the conservative right-wing politicos. Since he began his own featured show in 2005, Colbert has collected three writing Emmy Awards for his piercing humor and calm demeanor promoting his agenda – sarcastically.
Besides television, Colbert has written a New York Times best selling book called, I Am America (And So Can You!). Even academics have given the funny man praise. In 2006, Colbert invented a word – truthiness. Several academic societies gave him his due and named the word their Word of the Year. He was recognized by the American Dialect Society and by Merriam Webster, the dictionary company.
The awards by his colleagues also continue to roll in. He has had the honor of presiding over the Correspondences Dinner held annually in Washington D.C. in order to roast politicians. He has been nominated and received a Peabody Award. The Webby Awards named him Person of the Year in 2008.
With the 2012 Presidential Election on the horizon, Colbert has been at it again. This year, he – in coordination with Jon Stewart – opened his own SuperPac as he investigated the possibility or explored the viability or checked on the possibility of a presidential run. His SuperPac raised over one million dollars.