Hugo Egon Balder net worth in 2024 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €4 million
Age: 72
Born: 03/22/1950
Country of origin: Germany
Source of Wealth: moderator
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Hugo Egon Balder, whose real name is Egon Hugo Balder, is a German presenter, musician, actor and cabaret artist. His most famous shows are “Tutti Frutti”, “All Nothing, Right?!!”, “The Hit Giants” and above all “Ingeniously next to it – the Comedy Arena”. From his fourth marriage to Meral Canan, from 2000 to 2011, come his daughter Saliha and his son Canel. The waitress met Hugo Egon Balder while working on the RTL comedy show “Saturday Night”.

early life

Hugo Egon Balder was born on March 22, 1950 in West Berlin to Egon Friedrich and Gerda Balder. Hugo’s mother Gerda was Jewish and survived a stay in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Her first husband, Walter Leyerson, was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Hugo Egon Balder grew up in the Berlin district of Friedenau, on Semperstrasse. At the age of four he took piano lessons and then learned to play the drums. In his youth he was active as a drummer in the bands “The Ears” and “Birth Control”. After graduating from school, Balder studied art and graphics before attending Else Bongers’ private acting school in Berlin from 1973 to 1976. Hugo Egon Balder was very active musically in his younger years before he discovered the art of acting. In 1985 he joined the ensemble of the Düsseldorf cabaret “Kom(m)ödchen”, where he designed the program together with Harald Schmidt, among others. He also earned some extra money as a pop singer and released his single “Erna”, which even achieved its first commercial success in November 1984. Balder married for the first time in the 1980s. In 1990 he was in a relationship with a French woman for two years and with a woman from Cologne from 1993 to 1998.


Balder gained his first experience as a radio presenter on the “Radio Luxemburg” station. The show “Mahlzeit”, on which he had some skits and cabaret appearances, soon became a great success. From 1984 Balder was then regularly seen on the television channel RTL. There he was in the well-known programs “Everything nothing, right?!” and “Tutti Frutti” present, which brought him great media attention. He was also active as a producer in the programs “April April” with Frank Elstner and the cult format “RTL Saturday Night”, which was broadcast from 1993 to 1998. His debut as a director followed in 1997 with the film “Silvia’s belly – 2 men and (k) a baby”. From 2003 Balder was represented on the Sat.1 station. There he produced and moderated the successful quiz format “Ingeniously next to it – the comedy arena” and was also active as a moderator in the chart and music show “Die Hit-Giganten”. In cooperation with Hella von Sinnen, Balder moderated many other TV formats on the station, such as “Promi don’t get angry”, “Now it’s being holed up”, “Now it’s being soaped” and “Now it’s on to the hype”. Balder has been on the radio since 2016 every day in his show “Hugo Egon Balder’s time machine – the stories behind the songs” on the radio station “Radio Eins”. As an actor, he appeared in one episode of Tatort in 1992 and 2009. Balder also had a larger role in 2011 in an episode of the ZDF series “Wilsberg” entitled “Frischfleisch”. Since 2017 he has been back as a moderator in the new edition of his famous show “Genial daneben” alongside Hella von Sinnen to see.

Career highlights

His two most successful TV formats that he worked on or produced were “RTL Saturday Night” and “Genial Beside”. For the first show, Balder received a Bambi in 1994, the Bavarian television prize, the golden Romy and the lion from Radio Luxembourg. For the program “Genial daneben” he was awarded the German Comedy Prize, the German Television Prize and also the golden Romy. In addition, he received an honorary award in 2008 as part of the German Comedy Award.

Famous quotes

“Football is not funny, especially for those who like it.”
-Hugo Egon Balder

“Those who are minimally immune to aluminum have aluminum minimal immunity.”
-Hugo-Egon Balder

Amazing Facts

The reason for swapping his first and middle name is because of a record company. In the 1970s, she suggested that he swap the two names because it would sound better. However, in 1973 he released his first single under the name “Egon Balder”.

Estimated value: €4 million