Jay leno is one of the most popular television host, a well-known comedian and an actor whose current net worth is $350 million. Although Leno has been a jack of all trades he is best known for hosting NBC show “The Tonight Show” between 1992 and 2009 which attracted an audience of more than 5 million people.
His popularity in the show elevated him to one of the most popular TV hosts in the world and during his time he was the highest rated late-night TV host. With a career spanning over 3 decades what’s how does a TV host accumulate such a fortune as reflected on his net worth figures. Well here is Jay leno autobiography.
Biography & Wiki
Angelo who worked as an insurance salesman and Catherine a homemaker were the parents of Leno. He was brought it in this world in 1950 in New York. He had a brother who worked as an attorney called Patrick.
Leno was brought up in Massachusetts where he attended Andover high school and upon graduation joined Emerson college where he graduated with a bachelors degree in speech therapy.
Leno has married Mavis Leno since 1980 and the couple to date don’t have children which is by mutual agreement. None of his parents is alive and even the brother too. Leno doesn’t smoke, drink nor even gamble.
Leno made his first professional debut on The Tonight Show back in 1977. Before then he had already appeared in a couple of films among them Polyester 1981, The Wild One 1981, J.J in Trouble and many more.
Jay in 1987 worked in the Tonight show as a substitute host for Johnny Carson and in 1992 he controversially replaced him. Leno signed a contract with NBC that would see him become the host of Tonight Show from then till 2009. He would be dropped and replaced by Conan O Brien till 2010 and then in 2010 just a few months later he would come back and replace Conan who was suffering from poor ratings.
After leaving Tonight Show Jay Leno still remained active in stand-Up comedy and he would tour US, and Canada. He also made appearances in late Night with Seth Meyers, Boot Camp also host Jay Lenos Garage among others.
Apart from hosting Jay Leno was also an actor and some of his recent films are Ted 2, 2015, delivery Man 2013, I’m Still Here 2010, The Great Buck Howard 2008, Episodes 2014, The 7D 2016, The Muppets 2015, Last Man Standing 2017, and Mickey and the Roadster Racers 2017 among many others.
Awards & Achievements
The legend he is, he has been inducted in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000, he has also won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, 1 People’s Choice Award, 1 TV Guide Award and received numerous nominations.
Net Worth of Jay Leno
As of 2017, Jay Leno net worth has been estimated to be $350 million. Jay Leno net worth has been accumulated through a career lifespan of more than 40 years. in 1992 he used to make $1 million annually from The Tonight Show but in 1994 he was making $3 million. Before leaving The Tonight Show he was making around $25 million in a year and when he came back he was earning $15 million. Don’t forget he is an actor too and a stand-up comedian and all the earning boosted his net worth figures to that $350 million reported.
Jay leno is a man hard to forget considering he is one of the most popular television comedians of all time. He is unique as he hasn’t invested his money on businesses but he has invested it in a collection of cars and motorcycles all amounting to over $50 million. He has more than 100 cars and over 90 motorcycles in his garage.