Jimmy Kimmel is an American television personality and comedian who has a net worth of $50 million. He is also known as “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Jimmy Kimmel is arguably best known for his work as the host of the late-night comedic talk program “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” for which he receives a $15 million yearly salary.
Since 2003, he has served as the show's host. His previous roles included co-hosting “The Man Show” and serving as a sidekick on “Win Ben Stein's Money.” He began his start in the entertainment industry as a radio personality.
Jimmy Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, to James Christian (“Jimmy”) Kimmel and his wife, Lisa. Kimmel was the oldest of three children, and he grew up in the Mill Basin section of Los Angeles until his family relocated to Las Vegas when he was nine years old.
He graduated from Ed W. Clark High School and went on to study for one year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and two years at Arizona State University, where he later received an honorary degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
When Kimmel was still in high school, he began working at a radio station, maybe influenced by David Letterman's early days in radio. During college, he continued his studies and obtained his first paid radio position as a morning co-host on The Me and Him Show on KZOK-FM in Seattle, where he still works today.
He and his co-host, Kent Voss, were sacked from the show in 1990, primarily as a result of the expensive pranks that the two would execute on television. He decided to establish his program in Palm Springs, California, and enlisted the help of his boyhood buddy Carson Daly to work as an intern on the show.
Jimmy subsequently landed a job at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, where he spent five years as “Jimmy the Sports Guy” on the Kevin and Bean morning program, where he was known as “Jimmy the Sports Guy.”
Initially, Kimmel had no interest in pursuing a career in television. As a result of his efforts, he was hired to perform on-air promos for Fox broadcasters and began creating promotional material for them.
Kimmel was subsequently given a spot on Comedy Central's Win Ben Stein's Money in 1997, where he played the “funny everyman” comic counterpart to Ben Stein. Kimmel accepted the position.
The team was awarded an Emmy for their work as Best Game Show Hosts. While still working on Win Ben Stein's money in 1999, Kimmel co-hosted and co-produced The Man Show with Adam Carolla, which aired on NBC.
Thanks to its popularity, Kimmel and Carolla were able to develop the Comedy Central series Crank Yankers, in which Kimmel also appears as a voice actor for numerous of the show's fictional characters.
Jimmy Kimmel officially departed The Man Show in 2003 and went on to host his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which gradually grew in popularity and became quite successful. Even though it is called “live,” the show does not truly air live.
Jimmy is well-known for his “strange” attitude as well as his interviewing approach, which has been described as “quirky.” He has, like the majority of talk show hosts, been involved in several disputes and feuds.
David Letterman and Howard Stern are two of his main influences in terms of presenting, according to him. Jimmy has also been on “Larry King Life” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” as a guest host, among other shows.
As part of his preparation for the latter, he journeyed every day between New York and Los Angeles for five days in a row, breaking the Guinness World Record for the most distance traveled in a single workweek.
He has also established himself as a popular award show host, having hosted the Academy Awards in 2017 as well as the Primetime Emmy Awards in both 2012 and 2016. He has hosted the American Music Awards for five consecutive years.
An honorary star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard, was bestowed upon Kimmel in 2013.
Jimmy Kimmel Salary
The amount is $15 million. [Annually]
When Hugh Hefner was roasting at the New York Friars' Club, Jimmy was the roastmaster in charge of the event. In addition, he has presented several Comedy Central roasts. During a season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, Kimmel made an appearance. Set for Life, a game show presented by Jimmy Kimmel for ABC, premiered in 2007.
During the 2007 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game in San Francisco, Kimmel served as manager for the National League. In 2004, and 2006, he participated in the game.
Lebron James and Jimmy presented the 2007 ESPY Awards together. Kimmel provides voice work for a variety of animated films, including Robot Chicken, in which he frequently voices dogs.
In July of this year, he published a children's book titled The Serious Goose. Beginning in April 2020, Kimmel will host a series of episodes of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live have included Kimmel's uncle Frank Potenza and cousin Sal Iacono regularly. Kimmel was married to Gina Maddy from 1988 to 2002, and they had two children. Katherine and Kevin, their children, are the couple's only offspring.
From 2002 through 2009, he was in a relationship with actress Sarah Silverman. In July 2013, he tied the knot with Molly McNearney, with whom he has two children, Jane and William John.
Their kid was born with a rare congenital cardiac abnormality, and he underwent successful surgery at the age of three days after being born with it. As soon as he returned to the program, Kimmel shared his harrowing experience with his viewers.
He is an active member of the Catholic Church and a supporter of the Democratic Party. He has talked openly about his narcolepsy and how it has affected him.
Jimmy is the owner of a lot of properties in the Los Angeles region. In 2004, Jimmy spent $2.175 million for a property in Hermosa Ocean, California, that was just a few blocks from the beach. In 2014, he spent $2.25 million on the second property in Hermosa Beach, California.
At some time, he transferred ownership of the property to his wife's sister. In 2018, he spent $8.2 million for yet another home in Hermosa Beach, California. There is a small 2,200 square-foot house on this land that serves as a residential residence.
A future mansion maybe 20,000 square feet in size, according to the sale plans. Jimmy also has a $7.1 million two-parcel property in the Hollywood Hills, which is located above the world-renowned Chateau Marmont hotel.