Bobby Lee Net Worth – Life and Career

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Bobby Lee’s net worth in 2019 – Here’s how the American comedian Bobby Lee amass his net worth.  Read on to discover Bobby Lee’s Life, Career, net worth, and biography.

Bobby Lee is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He is of Korean descent and is best known for appearing as one of the best cast of MADtv where he played a role from 2001 to 2009.

Bobby Lee Net Worth

Bobby has also appeared in movies like The Dictator, Pineapple Express and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

His appearances also reached the music industry where he appeared in the music videos for Eminem’s “We Made You”, Taio Cruz’s ‘Hangover”, and the Wonder Girls’ “2 Different Tears”.

Early Life

Born as Robert Lee Jr. on September 18, 1971, in San Diego California to Jeanie and Robert Lee, he is the older of two sons of his parents.

He attended Poway High School, California. At age 12, Lee got addicted to taking methamphetamine and marijuana.

Bobby was hospitalized and went through three drug-rehabilitation attempts, ending his meth abuse around 17. When he turned 18, Lee moved out of his parent’s house and took on jobs at coffee shops and restaurants around San Diego while attending Palomar College.


While growing up, Bobby Lee wanted to be a comedian but his ambitions lacked the support of his parents who wanted him to work in their stores. So, when he got to the age of 18, he left his parent’s house to live on his own.

He started to work in coffee shops and restaurants around San Diego. He later took on a job at a club after one of the shops he worked in got closed.

While working at the club, Bobby decided to try out his life-long ambition of becoming a comedian so he started to do stand-up comedy shows at the club he was working in.

After several performances, things went great for him so he continued the act for the rest of the year.

His performance was loved so much that he was offered to open fоr bоth thе comedian actor and director Pauly Shore, and Carlos Mencia, a fellow comedian, and actor as well.

Since then, Bobby Lee began working at comedy clubs such as “The Comedy Store” in West Hollywood, California, and at “The Improv”.

He got his major breakthrough in acting when he appeared in the thе sketch comedy series “МАDtv”, which some of the episodes were written by him.

The show helped boost his popularity and more roles were fashioned for him afterwards. Bobby Lee appeared in ТV series which includes the comedy ‘Animal Practice’ and the animated action-comedy series “The Awesomes”.

Bobby Lee Net Worth

He made his debut movie appearance in the 1999 comedy film “Тhе Undеrgrоund Comedy Movie’ where he played the role of a Chinese character.

Bobby Lee also played a role in the movie “Pineapple Express” which was a high grossing action comedy movie and ‘The Dictator’, a British American Political comedy movie where he played the character, Mr. Lao.

Through 2017-18, Bobby appeared in the animated comedy movie titled ‘The Lego Ninja Movie’ alongside Jackie Chan, and соmеdу movies such as ‘Public Disturbance’ and ‘Extracurricular Activities’.

He also made several series appearances the romantic such as the romantic comedy series ‘Love’, and action-comedy series titled ‘Comrade Detective’. Other series appearances include What would you do?, Real Job, and Splitting Up Together.

Personal Life

Lee is married to his long-time girlfriend, Khalyla Khun who is a nurse and also a social media personality.

The two met via a dating app, Tinder in 2012 and began dating right after. They married in 2016 and have been happy ever since. Lee and his wife also work as collaborators.

They both created a weekly podcast titled TigerBelly in 2016. Lee’s parents are entrepreneurs and they own clothing stores in Escondido and Encinitas, California. He has a brother named Steve Lee, who is a musician and the lead singer for the band Mangchi.

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Bobby Lee’s Net Worth

Bobby Lee has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2019. He made his wealth from his acting roles and performances in movies, TV series, and comedy.

His time with MADtv gave him huge success as he also wrote some of its episodes.

Net Worth $4 million
Source of WealthComedy, Acting, Writing
Date of Birth September 18, 1971
Residence Los Angeles, California

Favourite Bobby Lee Quotes

You gotta understand, there are two different kinds of Asians – the kind who are good at school, obey their parents, go to college – that kind of stuff. And then you have my family – me, my brother, all of my cousins – we’re just wretched people

– Bobby Lee

When I found stand-up, it was like finding home – Bobby Lee

– Bobby Lee

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