Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth [LATEST]

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Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth

$15 Million dollars

Jimmy Kimmel Bio

Full NameJames Christian Kimmel
Net Worth$15 Million
Date of BirthNovember 13, 1967 (age 56)
Birth PlaceNew York City, USA
Occupation(s)Comedian, Television Host
ParentsJames Kimmel
Joann Iacono
Spouse(s)Gina Maddy (divorced 2002)
Molly McNearney (married 2013)
Relative(s)Jonathan Kimmel (Brother)
Frank Potenza (Uncle)
Sal Iacono (Cousin)

How much is Jimmy Kimmel net worth?

Jimmy Kimmel is a famous American comedian, and television host. Jimmy Kimmel net worth is $50 million.

Jimmy Kimmel is mostly known for hosting the late night comedy talk show called Jimmy Kimmel Live for which he takes an annual salary of $15 million.

Since 2003, he has hosted the show. He co-hosted The Man Show before and was a sidekick on Win Ben Stein’s Money. He began his career in show business on radio.

Early Life

James Christian Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the eldest of three children. He lived in the neighborhood of Mill Basin until the age of nine.

Then his family moved to Las Vegas. Kimmel graduated from Ed W. Clark High School and studied one year of school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and after that two years at Arizona State University. Later, he received an honorary degree from UNLV.

Radio Career

Kimmel was inspired by David Letterman. He began working at a radio station when he was still in high school.

During his college, he continued on and landed his first paying radio job on The Me and Him Show as a morning co-host on KZOK-FM in Seattle. In 1990, he and his co-host, Kent Voss, were fired.

This happened mainly due to costly stunts both would perform on air. Kimmel decided to begin his own show in Palm Springs, California. He recruited his childhood friend Carson Daly as his intern.

Eventually, Jimmy ended up at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles and spent his five years working as Jimmy the Sports Guy on the Kevin and Bean morning show.

Comedy Central

Kimmel had no interest initially in working in Television. He started writing promotional material for Fox announcers and he was even recruited to do the on-air promotions himself.

In 1997, Kimmel was offered a place on Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money working as the “funny everyman” comedic counterpart to Ben Stein. This duo grabbed an Emmy award for Best Game Show Host.

While still working on Win Ben Stein’s money in 1999, Kimmel co-hosted with Adam Carolla and co-produced an outstanding show named The Man Show.

The success of the show permitted Kimmel and Carolla to create the show named Crank Yankers for Comedy Central, with Kimmel also voicing different characters himself on the show.

TV Host

In 2003, Jimmy permanently left The Man Show and started hosting his own show named Jimmy Kimmel Live, which slowly became very successful and famous. Despite its name, the show doesn’t air live actually.

Jimmy is also known for his quirky, weird persona and interviewing style. He has had his fair share of feuds and controversies like many talk show hosts. He cites his greatest influences for hosting as Howard Stern and David Letterman.

As a guest host, Jimmy has also served for Larry King Live and Live with Regis and Kelly. For the latter, he commuted every day 5 days in a row between New York and Los Angeles.

As a result, he broke the Guinness World Record for traveling the longest distance in one working week. He has even become a famous host for award shows.

He hosted the Academy Awards in 2017, 2018, and 2023, and also the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016. He hosted the American Music Awards for five years in a row.

In 2013, Kimmel was awarded a star at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His Salary

Jimmy Kimmel as being the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live make $15 million every year.

Other Ventures

Jimmy served as the roast master named Roast of Hugh Hefner for the New York Friars’ Club. Also, he has hosted many Comedy Central roasts. Kimmel starred on a season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted a game show in 2007 for ABC, Set for Life. In the same year, Kimmel managed the National League in San Francisco named Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.

He played in the game in the years 2004 and 2006. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards with Lebron James. Kimmel does voicework often voicing dogs for several animated films such as Robot Chicken.

He released a children’s book in July 2019, The Serious Goose. In April 2020, Kimmel also hosted a series of episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

In August 2023, he started hosting a comedy podcast called Strike Force Five with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert.

Personal Life

Kimmel’s cousin Sal Iacono and Uncle Frank Potenza have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live many times. Kimmel got married to Gina Maddy from 1988-2002. They have two children named Katherine and Kevin.

He was in a relationship from 2002 to 2009 with Sarah Silverman. In July 2013, he married Molly McNearney, and the couple has two children named Jane and William John.

His son was born with a congenital heart defect which is quite rare and then underwent successful surgery when his son was just three days old. When he returned to the show, Kimmel discussed this terrifying experience with his audience.

Kimmel learned in 2020 that he is Martha Stewart’s cousin on the TV show named Finding Your Roots.

Kimmel is also a supporter of the Democratic Party and a practicing Catholic. He has publicly spoken about his suffering from narcolepsy.

Jimmy became the title sponsor of the LA Bowl in 2021, and officially the game became popular as the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.

Real Estate

Jimmy owns several homes in the Los Angeles area. Jimmy paid $2.175 million in 2004 for a home just one block from Hermosa Beach, California.

He bought a second home in Hermosa for $2.25 million in 2014. At somewhere, he deeded the home to his wife’s sister. He spent his $8.2 million in 2018 on buying another home in Hermosa.

The current home is a modest 2,200-square-foot structure on this lot. A future home, according to the sales plan, could be 20,000-square-feet.

Outside of Hermosa, Jimmy has a two-parcel home worth $7.1 million in the Hollywood Hills just above the famed Chateau Marmont.

Kimmel and angler Oliver White together purchased a fishing lodge in 2020 in Idaho named The South Fork Lodge.

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