PUBLISHED: 20:09, Thu, Oct 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:09, Thu, Oct 15, 2020
Peter Kay, 47, has made “£1million” in the past year after making just one supposedly unpaid public appearance since 2018 on BBC fundraiser The Big Night-In, according to reports. Peter reportedly made £3,000 an hour last year, and is worth a staggering £32.4 million in spite of his three-year hiatus from work.
He stepped away from the spotlight in 2017 when he cancelled a sell-out tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.
The Peter Kay’s Car Share star is believed to be the UK’s richest comedian.
It comes after Peter’s two firms - Good Night Vienna Productions Ltd and Hussein Traders Ltd - are claimed to have filed their accounts with Companies House this week.
They have revealed themselves to be worth a jaw-dropping £32,391,479 combined.
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Peter Kay 'earned a staggering £1million' last year despite not working since 2017 (Image: GETTY)
Peter Kay reportedly made £3,000 an hour last year (Image: GETTY)
Good Night Vienna Productions’ shareholder funds also amounted to £24.8million by the end of March this year, which shows a £1million increase on the previous year.
The accounts also show Peter’s got £23,637,971 in the bank and investments worth £8,435,080, according to The Sun.
It is believed that Peter’s boost in earnings stemmed from TV royalties from his shows.
The programmes include the hugely popular Car Share and Phoenix Nights.
Peter Kay's boost in earnings reportedly stemmed from TV royalties (Image: BBC)