Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
$70 Million dollars
Jimmy Fallon Bio
|James Thomas Fallon
|Date of Birth
|September 19, 1974 (age 49)
|New York City, USA
|Actor, Comedian, TV host, writer, singer, producer
|James Fallon (Father)
Gloria (née Feeley) (Mother)
|College of Saint Rose (BA)
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Jimmy Fallon is a famous American comedian, television host, writer, singer, actor and producer. Jimmy Fallon net worth is $70 million.
Jimmy Fallon is well-known for his work on Saturday Night Live, being the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and also being the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon was a computer geek in college. He majored in the subject of Computer Science, but then at the last minute changed his mind to Communications, and finally dropped out.
He had always been a fan of “Saturday Night Live”, and post-college, he started his career on the stand-up comedy circuit, ending up in Los Angeles, where he kept performing. He started appearing in small roles on films, while studying with the prominent improv troupe, The Groundlings.
He was invited to audition in 1988 for “Saturday Night Live”, and joined the program for the 1998-1999 season. He continued his journey to become a popular member of the cast, and he remained with the show until 2004.
After trying a moderately successful film career, he returned to television as the host of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. His talk show has become a favorite place for artists, celebrities, and politicians looking to reach a huge audience, and it has also become a display show for Mr. Fallon’s musical talent.
As the host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon’s annual salary is a staggering $16 million.
James Thomas Fallon was born in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York on September 19, 1974. Fallon studied in a Roman Catholic school named St. Mary of the Snow. He is the son of Gloria and James Fallon.
He was an altar boy in school and for a long time considered being a priest. Fallon grew beyond his religious ambition when he began getting more into comedy after listening to Dr.
Demento show on the radio. Jimmy Fallon became obsessed like many teenagers with Saturday Night Live. He with his sister acted out sketches from the show for parents and friends.
During four years of high school, he was a performer at Saugerties High School in most of the stage productions. And in 1992, he graduated from Saugerties High School. Fallon also studied in The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.
There he performed stand-up comedy on the weekends. When he was 21 years old, he left this college a semester before graduating in 1995 to move to Los Angeles to pursue a full time comedy career.
Jimmy Fallon joined The Groundlings improv group in Los Angeles and kept polishing his standup act. He did stand-up often at thelegendary Improv, for which he was paid $7.50 a set, which didn’t even cover the parking cost at the Improv.
Jimmy Fallon gave audition for the first time for Saturday Night Live in 1997 but was rejected. At the age of 23, Fallon landed his second audition for SNL. SNL auditions were notoriously difficult and terrifying.
He was told at the audition by many of people that during auditions, creator Lorne Michaels pretty much never laughed. Jimmy Fallon went onstage and did well.
He performed a sketch on “celebrity walk-a-thon” with impressions of popular comedians including Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld. Michaels laughed.
He was hired for the 1998-1999 season as a cast member. Fallon became the most featured impressionist in the program.
At first, Jimmy Fallon thought he would spend three years at SNL by following John Belushi’s footsteps. He was persuaded, however, to stay there when in 2000, he was given the reins of the Weekend Update alongside Tina Fey.
In later years on SNL, Fallon co-starred alongside Justin Timberlake in skit titled “The Barry Gibb Talk Show”, where they portrayed as musicians Robin Gibb and Barry.
This became the start of a long-running friendship and collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Until 2004 season, Fallon remained a cast member of SNL. He’s been called the best SNL cast member since Phil Hartman and he is famous amongst SNL fans.
Jimmy Fallon hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002. He spoofed the music videos of Eminem, Avril Lavigne during opening monologue, Enrique Iglesias, The White Stripes, Dave Matthews Band, and Nelly.
Jimmy Fallen pursued an acting career, after leaving SNL, with movies like Fever Pitch, Ted 2, Factory Girl, Jem and the Holograms, 30 Rock, iCarly, Family Guy, Whip It, and Taxi.
In 2009, he took charge of as the host of the television show Late Night with Conan O’Brien from Conan O’Brien, which was after renamed Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
NBC announced in April 2013 that Jimmy Fallen had been chosen to take charge of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno immediately after the 2014 winter Olympics.
Fallon is the first host in the history of The Tonight Show (except original host Steve Allen) who became the permanent host of the show without previously being served as a “Guest Host.” Jay Leno had guest-hosted before him for Johnny Carson, Carson had done for Jack Parr and Parr had done for Steve Allen.
In 2010, Jimmy Fallon was awarded Primetime Emmy Awards for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live in 2012 & 2014, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2015.
Fallon’s game show “That’s My Jam” was nominated in 2023 in the Outstanding Game Show category, while “Password”, which he also executive produces, chosen for nomination in the Outstanding Host For A Game Show for Keke Palmer.
On the set of the movie Fever Pitch, Jimmy Fallon met film producer Nancy Juvonen was the co-owner alongside Drew Barrymore of Flower Films. They started dating in May 2007.
In August 2007, Jimmy Fallon proposed at sunset on the dock of Juvonen’s home in New Hampshire. They got married on December 22, 2007.
They have two daughters named Winnie Rose and Francis Cole, as well as a golden retriever, Gary Frick. Gary Frick has also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon, before his marriage, was selected for People Magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors.
In 2002, Jimmy Fallon was also selected as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine.
In grade school, Jimmy Fallen was voted most likely to replace David Letterman. He guest-hosted for David Letterman in June 2003.
Fallon is popular for suddenly breaking character (and cracking up) that breaking character is often called “Jimmy Falloning”.
Jimmy Fallon’s first real estate purchase was a one-bedroom condo in New York City for $850,000 that he bought in 2002. He purchased the apartment at the wish of SNL producer Lorne Michaels.
Jimmy has revealed later that he actually couldn’t afford the purchase back in 2002, but he followed Lorne’s advice wisely. After he married Nancy Juvonen, they started purchasing neighboring units.
They paid $725,000 in 2014 for a top-floor studio apartment. The bought the nine-story, roughly 35-unit building in addition to a purchase of a one-bedroom apartment a few months earlier next door to the studio for $1.35 million.
They combined the units over time and converted to a massive six-bedroom, 5,000 square-foot apartment.
Their total cost on five apartments was $5.8 million. Jimmy and Nancy listed their massive apartment for $15 million in March 2021. The home sold in the next year to actress Cara Delevingne in a reported deal of $10.8 million.
Jimmy and his wife Nancy own a home in the Hamptons. It is located in Sagaponack, it’s a 3,500 square-foot farmhouse style home built in the 1800s. They purchased it for $5.7 million in 2011.