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If at first you don't succeed, try - try again. So was the mantra that Steve Carell relied on before his ticket got punched on the hit sitcom series 'The Office.' Carell had earlier appeared on three failed sitcoms before The Office. But now that The Office has juiced his career, along with a string of successful movie gigs, Steve Carell doesn't have to worry anymore whether he can afford to put his two kids through college. He has a net worth of $74,822,500.
Carell takes the comedy business seriously. In order for him to rise about the hordes of others that want to stand in his shoes, he took circuitous route. He finished both high school and college before cutting his teeth as a regular contributor for the troupe in Chicago's Second City. He taught workshops and tried his hand at writing screenplays before his career ignited by guest appearances as a correspondent for Jon Daily and then Steve Colbert of Comedy Central Channel fame.
In 2003, Carell jettisoned up the ranks as Evan Baxter in the hit movie Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey. As a sniveling co-worker reporter, the chemistry between Carrey and Carell stood out as one of the favorite plot lines of the flick. That career move gave Carell the impetus and leverage to sell and appear in his screenplay the 2005 comedy hit The Forty-Year-Old Virgin.
The world is lucky that Carell didn't become a lawyer. Not because he didn't have the skill but rather that is what he pictured himself becoming as his college days ended. Luckily, on one of the law school applications, Carell was struck by the question of why he wanted to become a lawyer. Having no valid reason, he trashed that idea and pursued his other dream of acting, writing and comedy. The world is a better place without one more lawyer.