What Is Tom Kenny’s Net Worth: How Much Money Does He Have?

Tom Kenny is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants on the hit Nickelodeon show.

Tom Kenny has a net worth of $16 million as of 2021. He has earned a large share of this wealth from his work as the voice of SpongeBob.

Net Worth$16 Million
Salary$50k
Source of WealthActing, Music, Voice Acting, Comedy
Full NameThomas James Kenny
Age59 Years
OccupationActor, Voice Actor, Singer, Comedian
EducationBishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School
NationalityAmerican
Date of BirthJuly 13, 1962
EthnicityIrish
Marital StatusMarried (Jill Talley)
ChildrenMack Kenny, Nora Kenny
Last Updated2021

How Did Tom Kenny Acquire His Wealth?

Everyone recognizes Tom Kenny as the voice of SpongeBob, and rightly so. However, his acting and comedic career started long before he played the famous sponge of Bikini Bottom.

Tom started his career with stand-up comedy which he did around the world for about eight years. After he returned to the US, he started taking up acting projects in films and TV.

His salaries are undisclosed to the public. However, looking at the box office records of some of the films he did should give you a good idea about his income.

His film Battle of the Sexes made over $12 million worldwide, where he voiced Bob Sanders. Soon after, he voiced Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature which grossed over $46 million globally.

He also voiced Wheelie in Transformers: The Last Knight, the final Transformers film by Michael Bay. This movie grossed $605.4 million worldwide despite the dislike for Bay’s version of transformers.

He has also starred in a Marvel Movie as he voiced the Hideous Bunny that Ant-Man gives his daughter. This movie grossed $519 million worldwide.

However, Kenny is best known for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants and has worked in two movies, including Sponge Out of Water and Sponge on the Run. He is reported to make approximately $50k per week while working on the show.

Tom Kenny is a famous voice actor and renowned comedian who has voice acted for several characters like Spongebob, Mayor, Heffer the Cow, Crunchy, and others.

Tom Kenny at the Delhi Safari
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SpongeBob being the most famous character has many fans worldwide, and every episode and movie has resulted in commercial success. An average voice actor earns about $90k per year, but established talents earn six-figure salaries annually.

There are a total 13 of seasons and 270 episodes in the SpongeBob SquarePants television show. In addition, Tom Kenny’s voice acting The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water’ has grossed $325 Million.

The total box office collection of SpongeBob Squarepants is 1.4 Billion. His most successful movie would be Winnie the Pooh, where he voiced Rabbit. The movie grossed $1.12 billion across the world.

What is Tom Kenny’s Salary from SpongeBob Squarepants?

Tom Kenny’s reported salary from SpongeBob Squarepants is estimated at $50k per week. Tom Kenny’s estimated income ranges from 3,50,000 to 3,88,500 annually. 

How Does Tom Kenny Spend His Money?

Tom Kenny hasn’t been very public about how he spends his money. All his charity donations are kept private, except when he conducted a fundraising event with several other voice actors. The proceeds went to the Save the Music Foundation of VH1.

Tom Kenny’s Early Life

Thomas James Kenny was born on July 13, 1962, in New York. His parents are Theresa (Donigan), Bridget, and Paul Austin Kenny. Tom loved to draw from an early age and also loved collecting music albums.

He met Bobcat Goldthwaite in elementary school, and they are still friends. During their teen years, the kids saw an ad for an open-mic night at Skaneateles. So they decided to perform there under the stage names Tomcat and Bobcat.

During this time, Tom talked about his therapist while he didn’t even have a therapist but just loved Woody Allen. After graduating from college, Kenny did stand-up comedy around the world for about eight years.

He also performed in various films and TV shows, including How I Got into College and Shook the Clown. He also hosted the music news of Friday Night Videos and appeared in sketch comedy shows, including The Edge.

While Tom is famous for being the voice of SpongeBob, he has also appeared as the live-action Patchy the Pirate on the show. Apart from this, he has also voiced Cupid on The Fairly OddParents, Dog in CatDog, several characters in The Powerpuff Girls, Two-Brains in Codename Kids Next Door, and Eduardo in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.

Jill Talley, Tom Kenny at Princess Grace Awards
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He met Jill Talley in 1992 while working on The Edge, and they got married soon after. The couple has two children and has collaborated on various shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants.

Tom Kenny’s Career Highlights

  • Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program in 2018 and 2020
  • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical in 2018

How Much Does Tom Kenny Make Per Year?

Tom Kenny makes an estimated $2.72 million each year thanks to SpongeBob SquarePants.

How Much is the SpongeBob Franchise Worth?

SpongeBob SquarePants is an $8 billion franchise that grows every year in its net worth.

Tom Kenny is a fantastic comedian and actor who has worked on several projects and acted in some of the best kids’ shows. Thanks to his talent and determination, he has achieved massive success on a global scale. After accounting for all his income and assets, Tom Kenny’s net worth is estimated at $16 million in 2021.