Pete Davidson is a comedian from the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $8 million. Pete Davidson is best known as a featured comic on “Saturday Night Live,” where he was the 40th season’s youngest cast member. He is also well-known for dating several well-known ladies, most notably Ariana Grande.
Pete Davidson Childhood
Pete Michael Davidson was born on Staten Island on November 16, 1993. He is Amy and Scott Matthew Davidson’s son. Casey is his younger sister.
Tragically, Pete’s father died on 9/11 when he was seven years old. His father worked as a firefighter in New York City and was last seen sprinting into the Marriott Trade Center moments before it fell. Pete’s death was emotionally distressing, and he eventually expressed his sadness via outbursts at school.
He frequently got himself into mischief. He subsequently said that he battled suicidal thoughts and was saved by Kid Cudi’s music. Pete graduated from Xaverian High School in 2012 and enrolled in St. Francis College, but left after just one semester to pursue a career in comedy.
Pete Davidson Career
At 16, Davidson performed his first stand-up comedy act at a Staten Island bowling alley. His first television appearance was in Philosophy, an MTV comedy series. He participated in other reality shows until his first broadcast standup was featured on Gotham Comedy Live, a Comedy Central show that spotlights emerging comedians.
He continued to perform stand-up and had a brief stint on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” before landing a spot as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” He was invited to audition due to his friendship with Bill Hader, whom he met while filming a small role in 2015’s “Trainwreck.”
His debut appearance came on September 27th, 2014, during the 40th season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Pete was one of the youngest cast members of all time at the age of 20, as well as the first cast member born in the 1990s.
His debut season performance received critical acclaim. Davidson is frequently praised for his ability to connect with audiences and for mocking sensitive and taboo subjects, including those dangerously close to his own life and emotions, such as the 9/11 attacks.
When Saturday Night Live’s 44th season concluded, Washington Post critics dubbed Davidson the show’s breakthrough star and most memorable performer of the season.
In April 2016, Davidson taped his first Comedy Central stand-up special. In January 2019, Davidson announced a limited series of comedy programs dubbed “Sundays with Pete & John” alongside John Mulaney.
Pete Davidson’s Saturday Night Live Salary
Davidson makes $15,000 each episode as the main cast member who has been with the program since 2014. Assuming he appears in at least one episode of each season, Pete would earn approximately $315,000 per year from SNL. The highest-paid members of the cast earn $25,000 every episode, or around $500,000 per year.
Pete Davidson’s Private Life
From 2014 to 2015, Pete dated comedian Carly Aquilino, then from 2016 to 2018, he dated Cazzie David. He notably became engaged to Ariana Grande in the summer of 2018, but the couple called it off in the fall of 2019. Additionally, he was briefly linked to actress Kate Beckinsale.
Davidson has Chron’s illness and has stated that he cannot function without medical marijuana. He has been cited as stating he would be unable to work on SNL without it, but on March 6, 2017, he revealed on Instagram that he has abstained from drugs for the first time in eight years.
He then confirmed on a podcast with Marc Maron that he continued to smoke marijuana occasionally, albeit he had significantly reduced his use.
He was an outspoken supporter and advocated for Hilary Clinton throughout her 2016 presidential campaign, including getting her tattoo on his leg. Pete has around 40 tattoos, including one on his left bicep with his father’s firefighter badge, 8418.
On December 15, 2018, the New York Police Department performed a health check on Davidson following his Instagram post indicating suicidal thoughts, which alarmed his followers, friends, and former fiancée Grande. He was discovered safe at the SNL studios, and he appeared on the show only once that night as a musical act’s introduction.
Pete began dating Kim Kardashian in late 2021.
Pete Davidson Residential Real Estate
Pete purchased a $1.3 million property for his mother in Staten Island, New York, in 2016. Pete purchased a $1.2 million apartment overlooking the water in December 2020, only a few blocks from his mother’s house.