Lenny Henry net worth: How much does Dawn French ex and Premier Inn actor make?

Lenny Henry, 59, is a British comedian who will turn 60 next week.

From Dudley in the West Midlands, he went to become one of the UK’s most recognised performers.

With his talent for comedy, Sir Lenny Henry CBE founded Comic Relief.

He has also starred in a huge roster of TV programmes and films.

How much is Lenny Henry worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth Lenny Henry has a net worth of $9 million or £7.01m.

The site puts this down to his presenting work, as well as starring as Sonny Foster in The Fosters.

He had his own series, The Lenny Henry Show.

In his life Lenny has been appointed a CBE in the 1999 New Year Honours.

He then went on to be knighted in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours.

He is a fellow of the Royal Television Society and has won a BAFTA.

One of Lenny’s greatest achievements has been as a co-founder of Comic Relief.

He created the charity with his former wife Dawn French and Griff Rhys Jones.

Lenny and Dawn married in 1984 in Covent Garden, London.

Sadly the couple, who adopted a daughter, split after 25 years together.

Lenny Henry’s weight loss has wowed many as the star has lost a considerable amount of weight. 

He revealed weight loss after worrying about being diagnosed with diabetes.

Talking to The Mirror Lenny said: “I’ve lost between two-and-a-half and three stone, I was big.

“You’ve got to eat no sugar and drink hardly any alcohol… all the stuff you like. You can’t Hobnob your way through the day.”

He has since slimmed down even more, debuting his smaller frame at a special gala performance of The Jungle at London’s Playhouse Theatre in June.