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Gervais jokes about fortune after his finances are revealed

The British funnyman has amassed huge personal wealth by syndicating his hit sitcom The Office around the world, and details of his finances recently emerged online.

Gervais has since confirmed the net figure of $80 million is correct – and jokes that now the size of his fortune is out, he will be expected to share it with his family.

Taking to his online blog to address the reports, he writes: “Wow! I think there must be a leak at my accountants… They are of course spot on. I know it sounds a lot, but remember, I donate a lot of this to good causes. (The Inland Revenue (U.K. tax officials) mainly.) Now this is out, I will have to get my family a million (Lottery) scratch cards each for Christmas. I have decided to use the rest of the money to take over Libya.”

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