Hannibal Buress Net Worth

$5 Million

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What is Hannibal Buress’ net worth?

Net Worth:$5 Million
Born:February 4, 1983
Height:1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Professional Actor/Comedian
Last Updated:March 8, 2023


Hannibal Buress is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer from Chicago.

Buress began performing comedy in 2002 while attending Southern Illinois University. He has co-starred on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show since 2012 and has featured on Comedy Central’s Broad City since 2014.

As of May 2023, Hannibal Buress’ net worth is approximately $5 Million. 


Early Life 

Hannibal Buress was born on the 4th of February, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois. Buress is the son of Margaret and John Buress. He was raised in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.

Buress was named after Carthaginian General Hannibal Barca and has told stories in his stand-up act about his name causing women to turn him down because of its association with fictional cannibal Hannibal Lecter. 



Buress began his stand-up career at an open mic in 2002. He has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and alongside comics Baron Vaughn, Eric André, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado, and on the FX sitcom Louie. 

His first stand-up comedy album My Name is Hannibal was released in 2010. Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2010.

He has also performed on several late-night talk shows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Russell Howard’s Good News, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Conan. 

Buress used to host a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory on Sunday evenings in Brooklyn, New York. In October 2016, Burgess began a podcast called Handsome Rambler. 

As of May 2023, Hannibal Buress’ net worth is $5 Million. 



Here are some of the best highlights of Hannibal Buress’ career: 

  • Neighbors (Movie, 2014) 
  • Baywatch (Movie, 2017) 
  • TAG (Movie, 2018) 


Favorite Quotes from Hannibal Buress 

“Whenever I eat at a restaurant I never put the napkin in my lap. People say, ‘Hannibal, why don’t you put the napkin in your lap?’ Because I believe in myself. I believe in my ability to not spill food in my pants ’cause I’m a goddamn adult. And I’ve mastered the art of getting food from my plate to my mouth without messing up my jeans. You need to believe in yourself, too and get your life together, that’s for babies. Have some confidence in your eating abilities and hand/eye coordination.” – Hannibal Buress

“There’s a lot of dudes in my neighborhood that has handlebar mustaches. Which is cool if you want to have a handlebar mustache but don’t try to have a conversation with me like you don’t have a handlebar mustache.” – Hannibal Buress

“I applied for a job at Starbucks. One of the questions was, ‘Why do you want to work at Starbucks?’ Uh, because my life is in shambles.” – Hannibal Buress

“I don’t like when people say, ‘I’ll pray for you. I’m going to pray for you. Praying for you.’ You’re going to pray for me? So you’re going to sit at home and do nothing? ‘Cause that’s what your prayers are; you doing nothing while I struggle with a situation. Don’t pray for me – make me a sandwich or something.” – Hannibal Buress

“We’ll keep you in our thoughts With the other bullshit in your heads? No, keep me out of your thoughts, because I hear some of the stuff you talk about and if that’s close to what you’re thinking about, I don’t want to be around that, so keep me and my family out of your thoughts, unless you’re thinking of making me a sandwich.” – Hannibal Buress


3 Life Lessons from Hannibal Buress  

Hannibal Buress Success Lessons

Now that you know all about Hannibal Buress’ net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the life lessons we can learn from him: 


1. Never Be a Fly on the Wall

“ ‘Man, I wish I was a fly on the wall in that room when those people were talking … ’ That saying is dumb. You wish you were a fly, why? So you could be annoying and not understand what’s going on at all?

’Cause that’s what flies do all day, when they’re trying not to get killed. They frantically avoid death and they don’t understand English. That saying should be, ‘I wish I was someone that those people trusted.’ ” (“My Name Is Hannibal”)


2. When Dining Out, Keep the Napkin on the Table

“People say, ‘Hannibal, why don’t you put the napkin in your lap?’ Because I believe in myself. I believe in my ability to not spill food on my pants because I’m an adult and I’ve mastered the art of getting food from my plate to my mouth without messing up my jeans.

You need to believe in yourself, too and get your life together. That’s for babies. Have some confidence in your eating abilities and hand-eye coordination.” 


3. Find Your Mexico

“A dollar bill isn’t worth that much in England, but it’s worth a lot in Mexico. We all mean different things to different people is what I’m trying to say.

Finding true love is about finding your Mexico, where you go somewhere and say, ‘I get how many tacos for three dollars? Holy (expletive)! I want to stay here forever.’ And you just hope that feeling’s mutual. And that’s love.” (“Comedy Camisado”)


Frequently Asked Questions


How much is Hannibal Buress worth?

Hannibal Buress’ net worth is estimated to be $5 Million.

How old is Hannibal Buress?

Hannibal Buress was born on February 4, 1983, and is currently 40 years old.

How tall is Hannibal Buress?

Hannibal Buress’ height is 1.78 m, which is equal to 5 ft 10 in.


Buress has performed his brand of stand-up comedy on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

For Saturday Night Live he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and he has also been nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for 30 Rock. 

As of May 2023, Hannibal Buress’ net worth is roughly $5 Million. 

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