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Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Jimmy Kimmel worth? ‎$45 Million

How did Jimmy Kimmel earn his money and wealth?

James Kimmel was born to parents James John Kimmel and Joan in the year 1967 on November 13. Apart from being a television host, he is also a comedian, producer, and writer. He got famous for hosting a talk show that airs late in the night and is named “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. The show first premiered in the year 2003 and aired on the channel ABC. Apart from hosting the television talk show, Kimmel also hosted the Academy Awards for the year 2017 as well as 2018 along with the Primetime Emmy Awards in the year 2012 and 2016. He was widely applauded for these. Before he rose to fame with his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, he was well known for co-hosting the Comedy Central show named “The Man Show” as well as Win Ben Stein’s show named “Money”. Kimmel has also been a producer for the shows such as “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald”, “Crank Yankers”, as well as “The Andy Milonakis Show”.

Kimmel was raised as a Catholic while serving as an altar server at the church. Kimmel was born to an Italian mother while his father’s ancient hierarchy comes from Germany. In the year 2013, an honorary degree was provided to Kimmel by the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. In high school, Kimmel started working for the radio while hosting an interview show on Sunday night at UNLV’s college radio station. He was also a part of the “Kevin and Bean” show where he was known as “Jimmy The Sports Guy”. It was during this time that he became friends with the struggling comedian whose name was “Adam Carolla”.

Kimmel started his career in television with the game show named “Win Ben Stein’s Money”. He portrayed himself as a comedic counterpart of Ben Stein in the game show which aired in the Comedy Central channel starting from the year 1997. Stein’s monotonous style of speech was complemented perfectly with Kimmel’s quick wit that earned this clever combination an Emmy Award as the “Best Game Show Host”.

Kimmel permanently left “The Man Show” in the year 2013 in order to host his biggest job with “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. The show was also broadcasted in the Irish digital TV’s channel 3e for a brief period of time. Stuff Magazine’s April 2007 issue named Jimmy Kimmel as the “Biggest Badass on TV” to which Kimmel responded that it was an honour to be named so but it was clearly some mistake. During the show’s run, a host of dignitaries has graced his show that includes Jennifer Lawrence, The Rock, Priyanka Chopra, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon, among others.

He has appeared numerous times on other talk shows, one of which is Ellen. Jimmy also was a part of TV series named “Scandal” where he played his own self for a duration of three episodes. He was also a part of the series “Pitch” for one episode in the year 2016. 

What are the highest salaries of Jimmy Kimmel?

1-Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003): $1,750,000

2-Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2009-2010): $6,000,000

3-Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2017): $10,000,000

4-Value of Hollywood Home (2014): $2,178,200

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