Baby Reindeer creator Richard Gadd's staggering seven-figure fortune and alias amid Netflix success

Baby Reindeer creator Richard Gadd's staggering seven-figure fortune and alias amid Netflix success

WATCH NOW: Richard Gadd's Baby Reindeer on Netflix

Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams

Published: 03/05/2024

- 21:00

Baby Reindeer has been one of the most talked about Netflix series of the year

Baby Reindeer creator and actor Richard Gadd has seen an influx in popularity since the seven-part Netflix series first dropped and caused many to try and find out who the real Martha Scott (played by Jessica Gunning) is.

The series sees Gadd's real-life experience with a stalker depicted and how she managed to infiltrate his entire life, showing up unannounced and at the most inappropriate times.

On top of that, Gadd also revealed he had been sexually abused by someone in the entertainment industry - after being plied with drugs, alcohol and the promise of stardom in the comedy circle.

The series has been a major hit for the streaming service and seemingly Gadd - but it has been reported that Gadd had "already netted his first million" prior to the show's success, The Sun reported.

It stated that a financial document which had his "personal firm" RRSG Ltd. showed Gadd had been "amassing a fortune" long before his Netflix success.

The document revealed that RRSG Ltd. had just over £1million in assets, including £819,959 "cash in the bank".

Richard Gadd

Richard is said to have his screenwriting name under many Netflix, Channel 4 and BBC hits


The information - which can be accessed through Companies House - noted that Gadd is the only officer listed for the business RRSG Ltd., with him credited as the director.

RRSG Ltd. are said to have more than quadrupled between March 2022 and the same month the following year - with the success of Baby Reindeer giving a lending hand.

According to accounts released in September last year, the company's retained earnings increased from £178,244 in March 2022 to £836,233 in March the following year. Similarly, shareholders' funds rose from £178,344 to £836,333 over the same period.

The latter figures align with the data for "total assets less current liabilities" in the latest accounts.

Baby Reindeer

Since the series dropped some fans have claimed to have found the real Martha Scott


Companies House also lists Dr Robert Stephenson as being a "matching appointment name" for Gadd and appears to have been registered under that name at some point but there are no official records of him changing his name, the Sun reports.

The 34-year-old is believed to have first appeared as Richard Gadd in Companies House records in 2014, with him listed as company director of a now-dissolved firm Little Monkey Productions Limited that year.

Gadd's success doesn't just come from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as he is also credited with having performed with the award-winning Monkey See Monkey Do and Breaking Gadd, earlier in his career.

As well as his comedy career, Gadd has also pursued opportunities as an actor with credits including BBC's Two's Against the Law, BBC Three's Clique and Sky One's Code 404.

Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd is claimed to have a fortune before Baby Reindeer


His screenwriting credits also sit under Netflix's Sex Education, and has previously written for shows such as Channel 4's The Last Leg and Dave's Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier.

Elsewhere, author and House of Games presenter Richard Osman recently claimed that the identity of the individual is widely known across the industry.

Speaking on The Rest Is Entertainment podcast with journalist Marina Hyde, Osmon noted: "As you say, there’s a very, very serious thing that happens with a male comedy producer and Richard Gadd.

"Who, as you say, did the show in Edinburgh and has been very open to people in the industry about who that person was, so people in the industry know who that person was.

"Now it comes out now and a completely different person is identified, someone who has produced Richard Gadd before, but is definitively not the person in any way.

"But the person they’ve cast in that role looks like this other guy, looks like the guy who’s been falsely accused. And it’s such a weird, bizarre thing to do because this poor guy has had death threats and he’s had to issue a statement to say it’s not me.

"And it is not him, definitely not because people in the industry know who it is. And it’s definitely not him."

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