RICKY Gervais boosted his companies’ earnings by £2million last year — and handed himself a £1.5million cash windfall.
The loaded comedian, 58, landed a megabucks deal for the second series of Netflix hit After Life, which airs next week.
Gervais, now worth an estimated £100million, plays dog-owning grump Tony Johnson in the dark comedy — and has suggested he could do a third series.
According to latest accounts, Gervais earned his multiple registered companies £2million last year. One, Red Lion 100 Limited, saw profits go up £1.15million to £5.55million.
Assets in Derek Productions Limited rose from £2.4million to £2.85million.
Gervais also transferred £1.5million in cash out of Red Lion 99 LLP. The company still had assets worth £2.1million. Another £400,000 profit rise was spread through his other companies.
Gervais lives in a £11million pad in Hampstead, North West London, with partner Jane Fallon, 59.
Earlier this week he said he had “no money growing up”.
But he added: “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.”
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