Net worth: $50 million.
Jimmy Kimmel is a $50 million dollar television host and comedian from the United States. Jimmy Kimmel is best known for hosting the late-night comedy talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for which he is paid $15 million per year. Since 2003, he has hosted the show. He was previously a sidekick on “The Man Show” and co-hosted “Win Ben Stein’s Money” He got his start in the entertainment industry on the radio.
On November 13, 1967, James Christian (“Jimmy”) Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York. Kimmel grew up in the Mill Basin neighbourhood of Los Angeles until his family moved to Las Vegas when he was nine years old. He graduated from Ed W. Clark High School and went on to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for one year and two years before receiving an honorary degree from Arizona State University.
Career in Radio
Kimmel began working at a radio station while still in high school, inspired by David Letterman’s start. During college, he continued on and landed his first paid radio job as a morning co-host on KZOK-FM in Seattle’s The Me and Him Show. In 1990, he and his co-host, Kent Voss, were fired, primarily because of the expensive stunts they would perform on air. Kimmel decided to launch his own show in Palm Springs, California, and enlisted Carson Daly, a childhood friend, as an intern. Jimmy eventually ended up at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, where he spent five years on the Kevin and Bean morning show as “Jimmy the Sports Guy”
Kimmel had no desire to work in television at first. He started writing promo material for Fox announcers and was eventually hired to do his own on-air promotions. In 1997, Kimmel was cast as the “funny everyman” comedic counterpart to Ben Stein on Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money. The pair took home an Emmy for Best Game Show Host. Kimmel co-hosted and co-produced The Man Show with Adam Carolla in 1999, while still working on Win Ben Stein’s money. The show’s success allowed Kimmel and Carolla to create the Comedy Central series Crank Yankers, in which Kimmel also voices several characters.
Jimmy left The Man Show permanently in 2003 and began hosting his own show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” which gradually grew in popularity and success. The show does not actually air live, despite its name. Jimmy’s persona and interviewing style are known for being quirky and “weird” He’s had his fair share of controversies and feuds, like most talk show hosts. David Letterman and Howard Stern are two of his biggest hosting influences. Jimmy has also appeared on “Larry King Live” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” as a guest host. He commuted every day for five days in a row between New York and Los Angeles for the latter, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled in one work week. He’s also a popular award show host, having hosted the Academy Awards in 2017 and the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016. He has hosted the American Music Awards for the past five years. In 2013, Kimmel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard.
Salary of Jimmy Kimmel
What is Jimmy Kimmel’s annual salary as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live? 15 million dollars
Jimmy was the roastmaster for Hugh Hefner’s roast at the New York Friars’ Club. In addition, he has hosted several Comedy Central roasts. Kimmel was a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars for a season. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ABC game show Set for Life in 2007. In the 2007 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game in San Francisco, Kimmel managed the National League. In 2004 and 2006, he participated in the game. Jimmy and LeBron James co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards. Kimmel provides voice work for a variety of animated films, including Robot Chicken, in which he frequently voices dogs. In July 2019, he published The Serious Goose, a children’s book. In April 2020, Jimmy Kimmel will host a series of episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel’s uncle Frank Potenza and cousin Sal Iacono frequently appear. From 1988 to 2002, Kimmel was married to Gina Maddy. Katherine and Kevin are their two children. From 2002 to 2009, he was married to Sarah Silverman. In July 2013, he married Molly McNearney, and the couple has two children, Jane and William John. Their son was born with a rare congenital heart defect that required surgery at the age of three days. When Kimmel returned to the show, he told his audience about the terrifying experience.
Kimmel is a practising Catholic and a Democratic Party supporter. He has admitted to having narcolepsy in public.
Jimmy owns several properties in the Los Angeles area. Jimmy paid $2.175 million for a home in Hermosa Beach, California, one block from the beach in 2004. In 2014, he paid $2.25 million for a second home in Hermosa Beach. He eventually deeded the house to his wife’s sister. In 2018, he spent $8.2 million on another Hermosa home. The current residence on this property is a small 2,200 square-foot structure. A future home could be 20,000 square feet, according to the sale plans.
Jimmy owns a $7.1 million two-parcel home in the Hollywood Hills above the famed Chateau Marmont, which is located outside of Hermosa.