Yakov Smirnoff

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Yakov Smirnoff‘s source of wealth comes from being a comedian. How much money is Yakov Smirnoff worth at the age of 71 and what’s his real net worth now?

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Yakov Smirnoff (born January 24, 1951) is famous for being comedian. He currently resides in Odessa. Russian dialect comic who was a popular performing act in the 1980s. He used his comic persona of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union to both mock life under Communism and satirize American consumerism.

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Real Name
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis
Place of Birth
Date of Birth
January 24, 1951 (age 71)

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Yakov Smirnoff was born in Odessa on Wednesday, January 24, 1951 (Baby Boomers Generation generation). He is 71 years old and is a Aquarius. Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a stand-up comic. He eventually gained fame, and he reached his biggest successes in the mid-to-late 1980s, when he also appeared in several films and television shows, including his own 1986-87 sitcom, What a Country!. His comic persona was of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union who was perpetually confused and delighted by life in the United States. His humor combined a mockery of life under Communism and of consumerism in the United States, as well as word play caused by misunderstanding of American phrases and culture, all punctuated by the catchphrase, “And I thought, ‘What a country!'” He is a professor at Missouri State University, teaching The Business of Laughter.

While living in Ukraine, he was employed as an art teacher in Odessa. When he and his parents moved to New York City in 1977 he worked as a busboy and bartender at Grossingers Hotel in the Catskill Mountains. Education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates. Yakov Smirnoff is a member of Richest Celebrities and Comedians.


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He emigrated to America from the USSR; Sophie Tucker was another Ukraine-born comedienne.

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