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Pauly Shore Net Worth in 2021

Pauly Shore
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Pauly Shore net worth is of $20 million as of 2021. Shore is an American actor, comedian, and a well-known filmmaker. He came into the spotlight in the ’90s when he played roles in several comedy films.

Shore began his career in the entertainment industry at the young age of seventeen years. He started stand-up comedy back then as his interest and passion. Before becoming MTV VJ he began his journey as a comedian.

He became MTV VJ in the year 1989 and this paved his way to popularity and success. Shore was offered comedy roles in films and this was his turning point in life.

He came into the spotlight in the year 1992 when he starred in the film ‘Encino Man’ despite the film was a modest success.

His 90’s appearance in films was a big break for him as it resulted in more fame and popularity for him. After ‘Encino Man’ he was seen on screen in ‘Son in Law’ a 1993 release followed by ‘Bio-Dome’ a 1996 release.

He discovered his interests in comedy at a young age. His mother was the founder of a comedy club in Los Angeles and he got his first taste of comedy from there itself. 

His rate of success and popularity was increasing day by day from his new film releases. 

Pauly Shore Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$20 million
OccupationStand-up comedy Television  personality Acting
Date Of BirthFebruary 1, 1968
Height5’7” (1.71 m)
Country Of OriginUnited States of America
Source Of WealthActing Stand-up comedy Film making
Instagram Followers219 K
Twitter Followers1.5.2 K
Youtube Subscribers57.3 K
Last UpdatedDecember 2020

Early Life

Pauly Shore Early Life
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Pauly Shore was born on the 1s of February 1968 to Mitzi Shore (mother) and Sammy Shore (father) in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Mitzi Shore is the founder of a comedy club called ‘The Comedy Store’. Shore’s father Sammy Shore himself was a comedian by profession.

Pauly is not the only son of his parents but has three siblings including two brothers and one sister. Scott Shore and Peter Shore are his brothers while Sandy Shore is his sister.

He was raised by his parents in Beverly Hills, California. For education, during schooling years he attended Beverly Hills High School. Shore graduated from Beverly Hills High School in the year 1986 and started his career in comedy. 

Comedy was in his blood as his father was himself a comedian and his mother was the founder of a comedy club called ‘The Comedy Store’. He aspired to take up the same field as his parents and become a comedian. 

After graduating from Beverly Hills High School Pauly began his career as a stand-up comedian at the Alley Cat Bistro while he was just seventeen years old. 

Career Highlights and Awards

Pauly Shore Career Highlights
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Stand-up Comedy

Pauly Shore took inspiration from his parent’s career and was highly influenced by their choice of career line. His mother being the founder of a comedy club called ‘The Comedy Store’ and his father being a comedian himself had a huge impact and influence on him.

He graduated in the year 1986 and deiced to take up comedy and build a career in it. While students of his age were preparing for SAT a standardized test which is used for college admissions in the US he was quite sure of following the footprints of his parents.

Shore began his career as a stand-up comedian at a young age of seventeen in Culver City. It all began at Alley Cat Bistro where he was mentored by Sam Kinison who was an American actor and comedian.

During his early experiences at Alley Cat Bistro, he developed an alter ego persona called ‘The Weasel’. This involved Shore speaking in Surface Parlance and he mostly used slangs which later became very popular.


After exploring comedy and working on his alter ego, Shore got a chance to become an MTV VJ, and that was indeed a big break for him.

Shore attained this position in the year 1989 and this position fetched him a lot of fame and popularity in the entertainment industry. He also had his show titled, ‘Totally Pauly’. Pauly served as an MTV host at annual spring parties and soon became a known face.

Pauly shore while serving as an MTV host also released a music video, ‘Lisa, Lisa, The One I Adore’. 

His journey as an MTV host was a short one from 1989 to 1994 but the one to remember as this opened the gateway to success for him.


He got offers for films after he became a known personality on MTV. He got his first break as an actor in the year 1992 starring in the film Encino Man. His debut film, ‘Encino Man’ did moderate business at the box office and fetched average reviews. 

Shore late starred in more films including ‘Son in Law’ released in the year 1993, ‘In The Army Now’ a 1994 release, Jury Duty released in the year 1995 followed by 1996 release ‘Bio-Dome’.

His filmy career was full of ups and downs as it was the 90’s films which gave him fame and name but didn’t do well commercially.

Thought the films were not a big hit at the box office Shore learned a lot from failure and came back with a sparkling persona in the year 2003 with his self-produced show ‘Pauly Shore Is Dead’ which was his semi-autobiographical mockumentary which brought his career back on track and much more fame and popularity for him.

Personal Life

Pauly Shore Personal Life

Pauly’s love life has been as interesting as his career line. Throughout his life, he has dated a lot of women. Till now he has dated thirteen women and none of his relationships came to the verge of marriage.

He has dated mostly younger women and his youngest date was Savannah who is a pornstar by profession and 29 years younger to him.

Throughout his life, he has dated five pornstars including Jewel De’Nyle, Savannah, Belladonna, Midori, and Brandy Alexandre. Apart from pornstars, he has dated women having a connection with the film and fashion industry like Jill St. Marks, Jillian Grace, Tiffani Thiessen, and Deborah Laufer.

Pauly once dated a singer named Wafah Dufour and his relationship with her too didn’t last long and didn’t come on the verge of marriage. 

One of his girlfriends committed suicide. Her name was Shannon Wilsey who committed suicide but the incident took place after a good time of breaking up with Pauly. 

Pauly Shore was hurt after hearing this news and grieved over the incident. He holds the status of being single as of now and never got married in life. 


Pauly Shore Criticism
Credits: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Pauly Shore was never meant to be an actor. He started his journey as a stand-up comedian. Later he got a chance to part with MTV but his nervousness took over him. He wasn’t given any specific task until in a comedy show despite their previous experience with him he was chosen as a warm-up comedian.

Despite being a warm-up comedian he was appreciated a lot by the audience. His film career wasn’t much fruitful but he inherited his mother’s comedy club. Pauly disrespected interns at his club and never called them by their names.

Shore has had a disgraceful career in the film industry but he managed to stay in the game and won people’s hearts. Though he got lucky his behavior didn’t reflect gratefulness but sheer disrespect for those who are juniors to him. 

What is Pauly Shore’s Net Worth in 2021?

Pauly Shore has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021. He started his career as an actor and later got a break in films in the 90’s time.

His decision of not applying for college but taking up a career of his choice has been a fruitful one as he has managed to become a millionaire with all the chances he got in the industry.

His hard work and dedication have resulted in his financial well-being which is why today Pauly Shore has a net worth of $20 million.

Interesting Facts about Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore Facts
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  1. Pauly started his career as a stand-up comedian at the age of seventeen.
  2. Shore never went to college neither did he dreamt of going to college as he was all set to build a career as a comedian and for that going to college was out of the list.
  3. By far Pauly has dated thirteen women in his life out which five were pornstars. As of now, Pauly holds the ‘single’ status.
  4. Shore’s parents got divorced when he was just six years old. Pauly was raised by his mother Mitzi Shore.
  5. Mitzi Shore, Pauly’s mother is the founder of a comedy club called ‘The Comedy Store’ which one of the famous comedy clubs.
  6. Pauly’s mother alone raised him after divorce with the revenue from her well-known comedy club.


Pauly Shore has a wonderful career to talk about. Beginning his journey as a comedian he landed on TV as MTV VJ which got him a lot of fame and success. 

MTV was a blessing for him as he became a known personality after that and even got film offers. His on-screen career which began in his early twenties was not as fruitful as expected but he managed to stay in the game and win people’s hearts.

All his hard work has paid off as Pauly Shore has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021.

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