The Daily Show host suggested that it was not France that had won the football tournament in Russia because 16 of the 23-man team have African roots of some kind.
However, captain Hugo Lloris and strikers Antoine Griezmann and Oliver Giroud are of European heritage. He said: ‘Africa won the World Cup. I get it, they have to say it’s the French team.
‘But look at those guys. You don’t get that tan by hanging out in the south of France, my friends. Basically if you don’t understand, France is Africans’ backup team. Once Senegal and Nigeria got knocked out, that’s who we root for.’
After these comments, Trevor Noah received backlash from French football fans who called the television presenter racist. But what is Trevor Noah’s net worth?
Born on February 20, 1984, in Johannesburg, South Africa to Robert Noah and Patricia Nombuyiselo.
Noah’s parents’ interracial relationship was illegal at the time he was born under apartheid law and were not legalised until 1985. As his mother was classified as Black and his father, White under apartheid legislation, his mother was jailed and fined.
In 1992, Trevor’s mother married Ngisaveni Abel Shingange and they had two sons together, Andrew and Isaac. Trevor and his mother were abused by her new husband and they divorced in 1996.
In 2009, after Patricia married Sfiso Khoza, Shingange shot her and after Trevor confronted him about this, he was threatened and he was forced to move to Los Angeles.
At the age of 18, he had a small role on the South African soap Isidingo but then began hosting his own radio show Noah’s Ark on a radio station.
After deciding to focus on comedy, he hosted a number of television programmes where he started to garner fame and even starred on the South African version of the British show, Strictly Come Dancing.
Trevor then began to take comedy a little more seriously and performed at a number of comedy festivals and released specials, including The Daywalker, Crazy Normal, That’s Racist and It’s My Culture.
After relocating to the US in 2011, he became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show a year later and after this, the first on Late Show with David Letterman. In the same year, he starred in the one-man comedy show, Trevor Noah: The Racist.
He was also on a number of UK panel shows including QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah became a recurring contributor on The Daily Show in 2014 and a year later, it was announced that he would replace Jon Stewart as the host. His tenure starting in September 2015 was marred by historic tweets being discovered where he had been offensive towards women and Jews.
He responded with: ‘To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.’ Comedy Central also backed the comedian and said: ‘Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included.
‘To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.’ Trevor Noah then went on to become a success and his comedic takes of current affairs occasionally going viral across the world.
To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 31, 2015
In 2017, it was announced that Trevor would be producing a talk show with Jordan Klepper called The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. Trevor is also in talks for executive producing a show titled Re-Established with Roy Wood Jr. and signed a multiyear contract with Viacom.
As well as this, Trevor will be launching an international production and distribution company called Day Zero Productions.
Trevor Noah net worth
Trevor Noah’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $13 million (£9.7m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
His salary is thought to be around $4 million (£3m) and has made his money through his comedy specials, hosting The Daily Show and writing books.
Born A Crime
After signing a book deal with Spiegel & Grau in 2016, Trevor Noah published a book titled Born A Crime, which became a New York Times Bestseller and will be adapted into a film with Lupita Nyong’o playing his mother Patricia.
With talks of a second book underway, The Daily Show also intend on releasing The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a collection of Trump’s tweets with a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham.
Trevor Noah girlfriend, Jordyn Taylor
Trevor Noah is thought to have been in a relationship with the model and singer Jordyn Taylor since 2015. Originally from Los Angeles, she relocated to New York where she worked for Ram to model in auto shows.
She signed a record deal at the age of 15 and went on to release two albums before having a small role in Isla Fisher film Confessions of a Shopaholic. In addition to this, she is an avid social media user, racking up more than 14,000 followers on Twitter and 30,000 followers on Instagram.
The couple met when Trevor Noah first arrived in New York to start his new job on The Daily Show and reportedly live together in the city.
Written By Madhvi Mavadiya on dailymail.co.uk