Kountry Wayne, a.k.a. Wayne Colley, is one of the rising American comedians today. Made popular by his viral funny videos on different social media platforms, Wayne is now selling out clubs and theaters across the United States for his series of stand-up comedy shows. Wondering how much a social media star and a stand-up comedian like him earn for a living? Here’s what we know about Kountry Wayne’s net worth, income, and flourishing career.
What is Kountry Wayne’s net worth?
Kountry Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of February 2023.
How much money does Kountry Wayne make a year?
Kountry Wayne is reportedly earning over $100,000 per year. Below is a rundown of how the comedian manages to amass such a huge amount of money annually.
Kountry Wayne as a stand-up comedian
A substantial portion of Wayne’s net worth comes from the ticket sales of his stand-up comedy shows. Though stand-up comedy is his primary source of income, it wasn’t really his first love.
As a child, Wayne was passionate about singing and the music industry. While he grew up dreaming of becoming a rapper someday, his career path changed overnight when his video titled When You Have to Fake Like You Like Your Girlfriend’s Cooking became a viral hit back in 2014.
Since then, Wayne’s social media accounts have gained millions of followers, which he has managed to translate into multiple stand-up comedy shows across the country.
With his keeping-it-real style of comedy and impressive manner of storytelling, Wayne completed a 45-city, 150-date sold-out series of shows called Child Support Tour in 2017. This was followed by his 2020 The People’s Champ North American tour and his 2021 In Real Life Comedy Tour, which ranked #1 on Pollstar’s Top Global Concert Tour list.
Wayne just wrapped its Straight Out The Mud Tour in May 2022. As of February 2023, he is currently in the middle of his Help Is on the Way comedy tour. Tickets for the tour are available at Ticketmaster. Additional information about the tour can be found on the website of Live Nation.
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Kountry Wayne as an actor
Wayne has also earned some bucks from a number of acting stints. He made his acting debut in the 2016 short film Brazilian Wavy and went on to play the role of Kevin Evans in the drama movie The Turnaround. He also appeared as Wild Bill in the TV movie Holiday Heartbreak and as Deshawn in the comedy movie Strange Love. He will be next seen in the youth choir-centric flick Praise This, which is currently in post-production.
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On the TV front, Wayne appeared in DJ Smallz Eyes, Wild ‘N Out, and I Love Us.
Wayne’s net worth also includes the earnings he receives from brand endorsements, TV commercials, and paid promotions, which commonly run through his different social media accounts.
As of February 2023, Wayne has more than 7.6 million followers on Facebook, 3.4 million followers on Instagram, 57,700 followers on Twitter, and over 752,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. His popular digital sketches feature original characters created by Wayne himself as well as cameos from notable celebrities including Ludacris, Mike Epps, Charlamagne tha God, and Lamar Odom, among many others.
Kountry Wayne as an entrepreneur
The charismatic comic also has his own line of merchandise. Available on shopkountrywayne.com, the comedian’s merch features a variety of shirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and sweaters, as well as accessories. So far, Wayne has already released two collections: Drip Entertainment and Jesus is Poppin. The prices of his merch range from $14 to $50 per item.
Kountry Wayne’s net worth is expected to get bigger, as he is set to release his first-ever book this April 2023. According to his website, the comedian is currently working on a memoir covering everything from his childhood, past struggles, and path to success. Titled Help Is on the Way: Stay Up and Live Your Truth, the book will be published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon and is scheduled to come out on April 18th, 2023.
Below is the official description of his book:
“Before he was one of Variety’s ’10 Comics to Watch’ and a comedy sensation followed by millions, Kountry Wayne found few legit options for a poor Black man in a small-minded Georgia town. For many years he resorted to running his own game, but thankfully friends and family (and one patient probation officer) convinced him that he had talent beyond hustling. Once he began posting short sketches based on his on-the-nose Southern Black truths, wildly funny observations, and inspirational guidance, he became an almost overnight hit.
Now a proud father of ten, Kountry Wayne is on a mission to give back. By sharing his seemingly impossible story, he hopes to help others see that no matter where you started from or how stuck you feel right now, the possibilities for living a rich, full life are limitless. Trust that the universe has got you!”
Kountry Wayne’s cars
Wayne has a collection of cars that are factored in in the computation of his net worth. One of the cars he owns is a 1987 Buick Grand National, which has an estimated cost of $30,000. Take a look at Wayne’s 1987 Buick Grand National in the Facebook post below:
What is Kountry Wayne’s real name?
Kountry Wayne’s real name is Wayne Colley. Though he is popularly known as Kountry Wayne, the comedian also uses the names, Dewayne Colley and King County Wayne.
The name Kountry is a nod to his hometown of Millen, Georgia, and his southern drawl. He was given what became his stage name during a stint living and going to school in Savannah in the mid-2000s.
How old is Kountry Wayne?
Wayne is 35 years old as of February 2023. He was born on December 9th, 1987 in Waynesboro, Georgia.
Wayne is of African-American origin. No information is known about his mother and father, but it was reported that the latter was emotionally and financially supportive of him. There were also reports claiming that his father spent some time in prison.
Wayne has four brothers namely Crenshaw Colley, Prince Tay, QB, and D’Arby,
Who is Kountry Wayne’s girlfriend?
Wayne is believed to be single at the moment. But he famously dated his fellow stand-up comedian Jess Hilarious, whose real name is Jessica Moore.
Kountry Wayne’s wife
Kountry Wayne doesn’t have a wife at the present, but he was previously married to Gena Colley, with whom he shares two children: Melissa Colley and Honest Colley. Wayne tied the knot with Gena in 2017 but their marriage ended in divorce in 2019 following reports of Wayne’s alleged extramarital affairs with Jess Hilarious.
Kountry Wayne’s children
According to his website, Wayne is the dad of nine kids from multiple baby mothers. In addition to Melissa Colley and Honest Colley, some of his other children’s names are Temar Colley, Tony Colley, and Christiana Colley.
Wayne, who became a father at the age of 17, once said that being a dad at a young age encouraged him to strive hard toward his purpose. Though Wayne is busy building his own entertainment legacy, his website states that he’s “all about securing the future” for all his children.