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Ricky Gervais ‘boosts his companies’ earnings by £2 million after huge Netflix deal for After Life’

Ricky Gervais reportedly increased his companies’ earnings last year by £2 million thanks to the success of his Netflix hit After Life.

The comedian, 58, gave himself a £1.5 million cash windfall after secured a huge deal for a second series of the dark comedy, which is set for release on April 24.

The co-creator of The Office is now thought to be worth an estimated £100 million and has suggested he could do a third series of the show.

Success: Ricky Gervais reportedly increased his companies' earnings last year by £2 million following the success of his Netflix series After Life

Success: Ricky Gervais reportedly increased his companies' earnings last year by £2 million following the success of his Netflix series After Life

Success: Ricky Gervais reportedly increased his companies’ earnings last year by £2 million following the success of his Netflix series After Life

In his latest accounts, Ricky earned his multiple registered companies £2 million last year according to The Sun

One of his companies, Red Lion 100 Limited, allegedly saw profits rise by £1.15 million to £5.5 million, which assets in Derek Productions Limited went up from £2.4 million to £2.85 million.

Accounts show Ricky also transferred £1.5 million from Red Lion 99 LLP in cash and the company still has assets worth £2.1 million.

A profit of £400,000 was spread over his other companies.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ricky Gervais for comment. 

Netflix hit: The comedian stars as the grieving Tony in the dark comedy alongside dog Brandy, which releases its second series on April 24

Netflix hit: The comedian stars as the grieving Tony in the dark comedy alongside dog Brandy, which releases its second series on April 24

Netflix hit: The comedian stars as the grieving Tony in the dark comedy alongside dog Brandy, which releases its second series on April 24

Ricky, who hosted this year’s Golden Globes, lives in a luxury £11 million home in Hampstead, north London, with his partner Jane Fallon, 59.

He said this week he had ‘no money growing up’, adding: ‘I realised all best things were free — friends, nature, learning and health care. And that’s why I pay my taxes. And why I clap the NHS.’

His comments as he criticised celebrities for whining about having to self-isolate while NHS staff risk their lives to battle COVID-19. 

Happy: Ricky lives with his partner Jane Fallon, 59, in a luxury £11 million home in Hampstead (pictured at the Golden Globes in January 2020)

Happy: Ricky lives with his partner Jane Fallon, 59, in a luxury £11 million home in Hampstead (pictured at the Golden Globes in January 2020)

Happy: Ricky lives with his partner Jane Fallon, 59, in a luxury £11 million home in Hampstead (pictured at the Golden Globes in January 2020)

Ricky said that once the coronavirus crisis is over he never wants to hear people ‘moaning about the welfare state’ or nurses again. 

The comedian’s comments come after a furore when singer Sam Smith, 27, broke down in tears on Instagram from self-isolating in a £12million house. 

Last month, Sam appeared to be crying after spending time inside their house amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Similarly, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was mocked for describing lockdown life in his £4m Cornwall property as ‘a living nightmare’. 

Hitting out: It comes after Ricky slammed celebrities for complaining about self-isolating 'in a mansion' as NHS staff risk their lives to battle COVID-19

Hitting out: It comes after Ricky slammed celebrities for complaining about self-isolating 'in a mansion' as NHS staff risk their lives to battle COVID-19

Hitting out: It comes after Ricky slammed celebrities for complaining about self-isolating ‘in a mansion’ as NHS staff risk their lives to battle COVID-19

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