Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth was about $50 million as of November 2022. American television host, comedian, author, and producer Jimmy Kimmel hails from New York.
The late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” debuted on ABC on January 26, 2003, and is best recognised for having him as its host and executive producer.
Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth?
A $50 million fortune can be attributed to American comedian and television broadcaster Jimmy Kimmel. Jimmy Kimmel is most well-known for presenting the late-night comedic talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” for which he receives a $15 million yearly salary. He has been the program’s host since 2003. Before that, he was a sidekick on “Win Ben Stein’s Money” and co-hosted “The Man Show.” On the radio, he began his career in the show business.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Early Years
On November 13, 1967, James Christian (“Jimmy”) Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the oldest of three children and resided in Mill Basin until he was nine, when the family moved to Las Vegas. After completing his high school education at Ed W. Clark, he studied for one year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and then for two years at Arizona State University. UNLV later awarded him an honorary degree.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Career in Radio
Kimmel started working at a radio station while still in high school after being motivated by David Letterman’s radio debut. During college, he continued and was hired as a morning co-host on The Me and Him Show on KZOK-FM in Seattle. He and his co-host Kent Voss were fired in 1990, primarily because of the expensive pranks they would pull during life on the air.
Kimmel decided to launch his programme in Palm Springs, California, and hired Carson Daly, a friend from his youth, to work as an intern. Jimmy subsequently worked for five years as “Jimmy the Sports Guy” on the Kevin and Bean morning programme at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Kimmel’s comedy network
At first, Kimmel wasn’t interested in a television career. Later, he was hired to perform the on-air promotions himself after starting to write promotional content for Fox broadcasters. Kimmel was subsequently allowed to join Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money in 1997 as Ben Stein’s comedic “funny everyman” counterpart. The pair took home the Emmy for Best Game Show Host.
While still utilising Win Ben Stein’s funding in 1999, Kimmel co-hosted and co-produced The Man Show with Adam Carolla. As a result of the program’s popularity, Kimmel and Carolla were able to develop the Comedy Central programme Crank Yankers, in which Kimmel also provided the voices for a number of the show’s characters.
Jimmy Kimmel’s TV host
In 2003, Jimmy made a final exit from The Man Show and launched his programme, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which grew steadily in popularity and profitability. The programme does not indeed air live despite its moniker. Jimmy is renowned for his peculiar, “strange,” and interviewing persona. Like most talk show hosts, he has experienced his fair share of conflicts and feuds.
He names David Letterman and Howard Stern as his two main hosting influences. Additionally, Jimmy has hosted special episodes of “Larry King Live” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” In the latter case, he commuted daily between New York and Los Angeles for five days straight, shattering the record for the most incredible mileage covered during a workweek.
He has also gained popularity as a host of award ceremonies, having presided over the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016 and the Academy Awards in 2017. Five years in a row, he served as the American Music Awards host. In 2013, Kimmel received a star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Other Businesses
Hugh Hefner was roasted at the New York Friars’ Club by Jimmy, who served as the roastmaster. Additionally, he has presented several Comedy Central roasts. Kimmel participated in one of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars seasons. Set for Life, a game show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for ABC, debuted in 2007. In San Francisco’s 2007 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, Kimmel served as manager of the National League.
In 2004 and 2006, he participated in the game. Lebron James and Jimmy co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards. Kimmel frequently voices dogs for numerous animated movies, including Robot Chicken. In July 2019, he published a young adult book titled The Serious Goose. In April 2020, Kimmel will host several episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Personal Life
Jimmy Kimmel Live frequently features Kimmel’s cousin Sal Iacono and uncle Frank Potenza. Gina Maddy and Kimmel were wed from 1988 to 2002. Katherine and Kevin are their two kids. From 2002 through 2009, he dated Sarah Silverman. In July 2013, he married Molly McNearney; the couple has two children, Jane and William John.
Their son received successful surgery at barely three days old after being born with a rare congenital heart condition. When Kimmel returned to the air, he shared the harrowing incident with his viewers. Kimmel, a Democrat and devout Catholic, supports both parties. He has acknowledged openly having narcolepsy.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Actual Estate
Jimmy is a property owner in the LA region. A house in Hermosa Shore, California, one block from the beach, was purchased by Jimmy for $2.175 million in 2004. For $2.25 million, he acquired a second house in Hermosa in 2014. He once gave his wife’s sister the deed to this house.
He spent $8.2 million on another Hermosa property in 2018. This land now houses a modest 2,200-square-foot home. A potential future mansion might be 20,000 square feet, per the sale plans. Jimmy owns a $7.1 million two-parcel home outside of Hermosa in the Hollywood Hills, on top of the renowned Chateau Marmont.