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Nardwuar Net Worth 2024

Nardwuar Net Worth – $2 million

Nardwuar the Human Serviette, born John Ruskin, is a Canadian interviewer known for his comedic, aggressive, and unexpectedly in-your-face interviews and his trademark interview-ending “Doot doola doot doo” – which his respondents have to answer with a “Doot doot.”

Some of his most famous chats include Iggy Pop, Jay-Z, former U.S. President Gerald Ford, Snoop Dogg, Henry Rollins, Katy Perry, and Nirvana.

He is also the lead singer and keyboardist for The Evaporators.


He was born on July 5, 1968, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

His mother was a high school history teacher and journalist, while his dad was an engineer.

He went to Hillside Secondary School in West Vancouver.

In 1986, Ruskin changed his name to Nardwuar.

Nardwuar – Net Worth


In 1987, John made his debut as a radio show on CiTR at the University of British Columbia.

His first interview was with Art Bergmann, one of the key figures in Canadian punk rock in the late 70s and the lead singer for Vancouver punk stalwarts Young Canadians.

The reason why I chose them to play the dance was [because] before they were called Poisoned, they were called the Young Canadians,” he told Now Toronto.

In 1990, Nardwuar the Human Serviette told then leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev to ”Keep rockin’ in the free world” in Russian. He also asked Gorbachev: ”Of all the political figures Dr. Gorbachev has encountered, who has the largest pants?”

The news conference presenter commented: ”Gorbachev took the nonsense in stride, looking a little confused and little bemused. The man was questioned by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) but appeared to have been properly accredited for the news conference.”

Here is the video.

In 1999, Nardwuar received a position at Much Music in Canada as a freelance correspondent.


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On July 10, 1999, he suffered a brain hemorrhage and a series of seizures. Once at the hospital, Nardwuar suffered a second seizure.

In 2006, he released his first DVD, Doot Doola Doot Doo.

In December 2006, he started his YouTube channel, NardwuarServiette.

On April 12, 2011, he kept a TEDx talk titled – ”Do It Yourself!.”


On December 6, 2015, Nardwuar suffered a stroke while attending the annual Mint Records Christmas party at the Astoria on East Hastings.

He was released from Vancouver General Hospital six days later. He tweeted: ”Discharged @nardwuar from VGH  Stroke Unit today. Outlook surgery in Feb. Thanks for all the support & Tweets!”

His first interview since suffering a stroke was with multi-instrumentalist Ty Segall.

I had the stroke in December, and my first interview back was in January,” Nardwuar said in an interview. He continued: ”I decided in my mind I would just go for it. I didn’t want to retreat.

On January 25, 2016, he underwent surgical repair of a patent foramen ovale at Vancouver General Hospital to block a small opening in his heart, named the foramen ovale.

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a normal fetal communication between the left and right atria that persists after birth.

The procedure (Patent foramen ovale, also referred to as “hole in the heart”) involves piping a catheter through a vein in the thigh up into the heart and using umbrella technology.

I had a brain hemorrhage in 1999, so when I had a stroke in 2015, I was like, ‘Here we go again,’” Nardwuar told GQ. ”It turned out it wasn’t my brain, there was like a hole in the heart.

In June 2019, he was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame for three decades of interviewing some of the world’s most famous politicians, actors, and musicians. ”I am so honored to be on that list,” he said. ”I’m still trying to win the Emmy. I’m still trying to win the Juno.”

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There is no information about Nardwuar’s romantic life.


5′ 8″ (1.73 m)



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He has conducted must-hear interviews with such notables as Tyler the Creator, Nirvana, Ice-T, Gene Simmons, Jack White, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Queens of the Stone Age, Rob Halford, Sonic Youth, Jay-Z, Marilyn Manson, and more.

”Your research is second to none,” Pharrell once told Nardwuar. ”Second to none.”

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Nardwuar – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Nardwuar worth? Nardwuar earned most of his wealth from his podcast, ads on YouTube (over $900,000), and his radio show. Therefore, Nardwuar the Human Serviette has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

He also released seven albums (Ogopogo Punk, Busy Doing Nothing, Gassy Jack & Other Tales, Ripple Rock, I Gotta Rash, United Empire Loyalists, and I’m Going to France!) with The Evaporators.

He sells merch on his website –

He also streams on Twitch — nardwuarserviette.

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