How much is Jon Stewart worth?
|Net Worth:||$125 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 28, 1962|
|Country:||United States of America|
This funny man puts his guests and himself in the hot seat on The Daily Show.
Who Is Jon Stewart
His quick wit and smart satire connected with a generation of viewers that were as interested in current events as they were in lowbrow humor. He successfully transformed a fledgling Comedy Central show into a cultural phenomenon, launching the careers of fellow pundit Stephen Colbert and comedian extraordinaire Steve Carell. But he’s also put on his game face long enough to be a staunch political activist, bestselling author and do battle with CNN anchor Tucker Carlson famously snapping, “You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.”
American comedian Jon Stewart has a net worth of $125 million dollars, as of 2020.
Short Attention Span
Although he’s a New Yorker now, Stewart got his start as a Jersey boy growing up in Lawrenceville where he developed a reputation as a jokester. He held several odd jobs after graduating from college before he decided to move to New York to pursue stand-up comedy. He had his fair share of bombs before he found his groove and eventually landed a gig as the host of Short Attention Span Theater on the Comedy Channel (which would later become Comedy Central) in 1989.
In 1992, he hosted a show You Wrote It, You Watch It on MTV before coming into his own a year later on the same network with The Jon Stewart Show. It was cancelled in 1995 and Jon took odd jobs filling in on The Late Late Show and appearing on The Larry Sanders Show before taking over Craig Kilborn’s post on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in 1999.
A Daily Dose Of Jon (And Other Hosting Gigs)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart moved away from Kilborn’s signature frat boy humor and took on a much more political tone that was motivated heavily by current events. The following year, their irreverent election coverage, Indecision 2000, earned them a Peabody Award, a feat they repeated during the 2004 elections.
Stewart was chosen to host the Grammys in 2001 and 2002, which eventually lead to a hosting gig at the 2006 Oscars. Although his Academy Awards performance got mixed reviews, he was invited to host again in 2008.
Fails And Feats
Another aspect of his career where Jon has had questionable success is in film. He appearances in film like Half Baked, Big Daddy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and the epic flop Death to Smoochy, but his acting career never took off.
But his gig on The Daily Show continues to flourish with a legion of viewers, multiple Emmy wins and a spin-off The Colbert Report featuring former Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert. Jon is also a successful writer with two bestsellers under his belt—Naked Pictures of Famous People, a collection of essays published in 1998, and America (the book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction. He released a third, Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race, in September 2010.
Defining Quote “Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid.”