How much is Jimmy Kimmel worth?
|Net Worth:||$55 Million
|Profession:||Professional TV Host|
|Date of Birth:||November 13, 1967 (age 55)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
About Jimmy Kimmel
He sits opposite one of the hottest couches on late night television on his hit talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!—a gig the comedian, radio host, writer, producer and even onetime puppet has been prepping for for a lifetime. On air since 2003 his risen as a respected comedian and television personality who can stand up to competition from the best of the best including David Letterman and Jay Leno.
And after being successful he began to find his footing in television comedy, he got signed on to host and produce his own late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which was created and designed to appeal to a more a much younger crowd compared to the show’s then competition, The Late Show and The Tonight Show, which drew in more of the older generation.
After the show’s success and networks learning that they didn’t have to follow the late night formula that was popularized decades before, Jimmy Fallon was hired years later to also appeal to a younger audience.
Jimmy Kimmel earns a salary of $15 million per year for hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Jimmy Fallon is the highest earner in late night TV earning $16 million per year, while Kimmel is tied in second place with Stephen Colbert.
Another of his ventures include recently releasing a children’s book called The Serious Goose. However, the primary source and almost only source of his wealth is from hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!, though he might want to venture in to other industries, he may just not have time as hosting a show every single day requires a lot of work, not just on-screen, but off-screen too.
Kimmel is the executive producer and host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The host has been running the show since 2003, it has been on the air for 17 years and there have been close to 3000 episodes, which is an amazing feat. Though Kimmel hasn’t been in the late night game the longest, he has been the host in more episodes than most other current hosts.
On average the show gets two million viewers a night and the YouTube channel has almost 17 million viewers. Kimmel has had some of the most famous people in the world appear on the show, including Barack Obama.
In 2017, Kimmel famously hosted the most controversial Academy Awards ceremony in Oscars History.
It was the year in which Warren Beatty read the wrong movie title when he was announcing the final award, The Best Picture. Beatty announced La La Land had won, and a few minutes after obvious confusion, producers stormed the stage and told the audience the real winner was Moonlight. It was the most infamous error on live television since Steve Harvey announced the wrong name at the Miss Universe pageant.
It was a stain on a night that had gone perfectly and Kimmel ran the whole night without a hiccup. Despite that, Kimmel was praised for being the best Oscars host in years despite the show having the lowest viewer rankings in the history of the awards ceremony. The comedian went on to host the show the following year too, which was free of controversy and Kimmel was praised again.
More of Kimmel’s hosting work includes several game shows including most recently, the 20th anniversary celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. He has also taken the contestents chair.
He has been featured in lots of movies and television shows, though more often than not he is playing himself in a cameo such as in Entourage and Trailer Park Boys.
He has one of the best cameos in Curb Your Enthusiasm, a show full of amazing cameos. He has also played himself in movies such as Project X, Pitch Perfect 2, and Ted 2.
Jimmy Kimmel quickly made use of YouTube and was one of the first talk show hosts to do so. Now all the hosts have followed suit and they all break their episodes in to bitesized clips, and post them on YouTube to which every video receives millions of views, especially Kimmel’s.
There are several very popular segments on his show that work well in the form of bitesized YouTube videos, such as the segment Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, in which famous actors, musicians, and personalities, read negative tweets aimed at themselves. The show doesn’t hold back on the “mean” either, some of the things the celebrities have had to read about themselves have been ruthless. These segments tend to get the most views.
The host has a famous feud with Matt Damon, and though it is highly unlikely that the feud was ever a serious thing, it was highly entertaining.
The feud has been documented mostly on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and even at The Academy Awards. The feud started when Kimmel improvised a line end of the first episode of his show apologizing to Damon and saying he didn’t have time for him to appear. It became a signature sign off at the end of every episode of the show until the feud made more progress in 2007, when the two started hilariously pranking each other, as fake as it may have been.
The feud famously peaked when Damon thought he would get back a Kimmel by shooting a video with Kimmel’s ex-girlfriend, actress and comedian Sarah Silverman, and sing about how the two are sleeping with each other.
Damon hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the 10th anniversary of the show in 2013.
“I’m a little bit over six foot and for some reason people think I’m short. People think I’m dumb, also, which is something that drives me crazy because I was always pretty much the smartest kid in my school. I was the spelling bee champion a couple of times. And people think I’m black, which is weird, also. I’m not black. I’ve been white since the day I was born.” — Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel decided to follow that career after being hugely inspired by David Letterman’s success as a host. Though he rose to fame on television, you don’t even need to own a television to know who Kimmel is anymore as he has found a huge success on YouTube in recent years and his videos are often shared thousands of times on social media within minutes of them being uploaded.
Thanks to his tireless work day after day on late night TV, Jimmy Kimmel has been nominated for and won several awards including Primetime Emmys, and he had an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people because he has the ability to essentially talk to two million people every night, and he has used the show as a platform to voice his opinions about politics when he isn’t making jokes at Matt Damon’s expense.