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The income and net worth of actor Jim Carrey are unavailable now. Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer with a net worth of $180 million.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Jim was routinely ranked among the highest-paid artists in the world, according to Forbes magazine. He achieved this accomplishment with 1996's “The Cable Guy,” which earned him the distinction of becoming the first actor in history to make $20 million for a single film.

He has amassed millions of dollars in film salary and backend incentives during his professional career.

Jim Carrey Early Life

Jim Carrey Net Worth
Jim Carrey's Net Worth

Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in the town of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. His mother worked at home as a housewife, while his father worked as an accountant. When Jim was 12 years old, his father lost his job, and the family was forced to live on the streets.

For survival, the entire family lived out of a van and worked nighttime shifts as janitors and security guards at a local factory. After a long day at school, Jim, then a teenager would frequently work an entire eight-hour shift at the factory after school.

After being born a natural comic and impersonator (as was his father), Jim got his professional start doing stand-up in Toronto comedy clubs when he was barely 15 years old. He hasn't stopped since.

In his early years, his father would chauffeur him to and from nightclubs. He dropped out of high school to follow his ambitions and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, where he was discovered by Rodney Dangerfield while performing at The Comedy Store and signed on as an opening act for him.

Jim Carrey Blank Check Come True

Jim Carrey Net Worth
Jim Carrey's Net Worth

Jim Carrey was driving his beat-up Toyota Camry into the Hollywood Hills at one time in 1985 when he was poor and sad, according to the story. Jim signed a cheque for $10 million “for acting services performed” while looking over the whole city of Los Angeles.

When Jim's father passed away in 1994, he placed the cheque inside his father's casket as a final gesture. He made a note to himself to postdate it ten years later and kept the cheque in his wallet. Unspoiled spoiler alert: his desire came true within those 10 years.

Jim Carrey Success

Jim Carrey Net Worth
Jim Carrey's Net Worth

Carrey's first taste of celebrity came in 1990 when he appeared on the Wayans brothers' sketch comedy show “In Living Color.” In this performance, he captivated audiences with characters such as the masochistic and accident-prone Fire Marshal Bill, which he created.

Carrey stayed on In Living Color until the show's demise in 1995, although he made his feature film debut with “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” just a few months before the show's cancellation.

For his following picture, “The Cable Guy,” he received a salary of $20 million, breaking the previous compensation record. The film was a tremendous hit, and he became an overnight household name. Roles followed this in two films that year, both of which proved to be box office successes: “The Mask” and “Dumb and Dumber.”

Some of Carrey's other prominent comedy roles include those in “Liar, Liar,” “Bruce Almighty,” “Me, Myself, and Irene,” and “Yes Man,” among others. The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Majestic, Man on the Moon, and the thriller “The Number 23” are just a few of the dramas and comedies in which he has acted.

Jim Carrey Salary Highlights

Jim's first significant salary came from the television show In Living Color, for which he was paid $25,000 per episode. The show's 127 episodes brought in around $3.2 million for Jim. That equates to almost $6 million in today's money. For the first Ace Ventura film, he received a salary of $350,000.

A year later, he would earn an additional $15 million for his role in the sequel. Jim received $540,000 for his role in The Mask, followed by $7 million for his role in Dumb & Dumber.

Jim made $20 million from the films The Cable Guy, Batman Forever, Liar Liar, Me, Myself & Irene, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Yes Man. The Cable Guy, Batman Forever, Liar Liar, Me, Myself & Irene, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Yes Man.

Jim was also entitled to a portion of the proceeds from selling items for the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. According to the terms of the agreement, Yes Man was entitled to 36.2 percent of revenues, bringing his total payout to $35 million.

That is one of the top 30 highest-paying jobs in the history of movies. As a point of reference, earning $20 million in the mid-1990s is equivalent to making around $34 million per film.

Only salary and bonuses contributed to Jim's total earnings of $200 million between 1994 and 2008. He is estimated to make an additional $100 million over the next ten years. He is said to have made more than $300 million in film salaries so far.

Jim Carrey Personal Life

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Jim Carrey's Net Worth

Jim Carrey has been married twice, the second time to Jennifer Garner. From 1987 until 1995, he married Melissa Womer, whom he divorced in 1995. They have a daughter named Jane Erin Carrey, a contestant on American Idol in 2012 and the couple's only child.

In 1996, Jim married his Dumb & Dumber co-star Lauren Holly, who he met while working on the film. The marriage was over in less than a year. Between 2005 and 2010, he was in a relationship with model/actress Jenny McCarthy.

Jim Carrey Awards

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Jim Carrey's Net Worth

Jim has received more than 40 significant honors over his career, including two Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his roles in The Truman Show (1999) and Man on the Moon (2000).


Jim Carrey Real Estate

Jim is the owner of a variety of properties in the United States. His principal property has been a massive estate in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles for many years. In 1994, he purchased the first property in his complex for $3.8 million (equivalent to around $6.6 million in today's dollars).

In 2000, he spent $1.7 million to purchase the 1-acre site adjacent to his house. A prominent guest house, swimming pool, and tennis court are now part of the property's amenities.

Jim also has a residence in New York City, which he rents out. The home, built on the Malibu oceanfront for $9.75 million, was purchased in 2002. In 2011, he offered the house for sale for 18 million dollars. In 2013, he was able to sell his home for $13.4 million to a new owner.


According to Forbes, Jim Carrey has a net worth of $180 million. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, released in 1994, was his first major film to gain international recognition.

His earnings increased dramatically over the next two decades, and he often made more than $20 million for a single film at the end of his career. The first actor to make $20 million for a movie, he's amassed at least $300 million in film wages and incentives.