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Jim Carrey Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Jim Carrey worth? $180 Million

How did Jim Carrey earn his money and wealth?

Jim Carrey is a Canada born American actor who flaunts a net worth summing up to $150 million. He was born in the year 1962 in Ontario at Canada. Apart from being a great actor, Jim Carrey is a talent house with occupations such as of a movie producer, stand up comedian and screenwriter. The actor is majorly recognized for his energy-packed slapstick comedy based performances. Carrey was the son of Percy Carrey (father) and Kathleen (mother). At the tender age of 10, Jim jotted down a letter addressed to Carol Burnett as to how he was great at impressions and should be considered for a role in the “Carol Burnett Show”. He also received a formally written reply for the same.

Jim then went to Los Angeles in the year 1979 where he landed a role at “The Comedy Store”. He was signed by Rodney Dangerfield for a whole season for the opening act. In the latter half of 1980s, Jim Carrey promised himself a successful career while writing himself a check worth $10 million dated November 1995. His first ever major role as an actor was in the year 1990 where he was a part of the comedy TV series named “In Living Color”. However, his career took a leap with roles in big hits such as Dumb and Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) along with “Liar Liar” released in the year 1997.

His role in the movie “Dumb and Dumber” brought his dream of $10 million into reality which was a result of his hard work and constant self motivation. Apart from comedy roles, he also gained fame with serious roles such as the character “Grinch” in the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. The movie “Me, Myself & Irene” was also a huge hit in the year 2000. His 2nd major grossing movie “Bruce Almighty” was released in the year 2003 after which he got a nomination for “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in the BAFTA Awards for the Best Lead Actor category.

Following the nomination, Carrey starred in many other significant movies such as “Fun with Dick and Jane”, “Yes Man”, “Horton Hears a Who!”, “A Christmas Carol” and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”.

Jim Carrey has been awarded with 45 awards and has 90+ nominations by various prestigious platforms such as Golden Globe, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, MTV Award, etc. The philanthropist is a founder of “The Better U Foundation” which was established in the year 2005 to address the issue related to global security of food. Jim Carrey is also a writer who wrote a children’s book named “How Rolland Rolls”. The book received a prestigious award named Gellet-Burgess Children’s Book Award.

What are the highest grossing movies of Jim Carrey?

1-How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): $260,044,825

2-Bruce Almighty (2003): $242,829,261

3-Batman Forever (1995): $184,031,112

4-Liar Liar (1997): $181,410,615

5-Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (Voice) (2008): $154,529,439

Read More: Best Movies of Jim Carrey

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