James Douglas Muir “Jay” Leno
Net Worth: $250 million
Source of Wealth: television
Born: April 28, 1950 in New Rochelle, New York
Jay Leno earned his wealth as a television host. He began hosting NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1992. He started out doing stand-up comedy at local night clubs during college. He moved to California after graduation, and wrote for the sitcom Good Times; a job that David Letterman also had.
Jay lent his voice to animated films like ”Ice Age 2″ and “Cars.” He is known for his clean humor and big chin. He is also well known for his expansive car and motorcycle collection, which includes several antiques like an original Stanley Steamer.
How much money does Leno make?
|“The Jay Leno Show” (2009)||$30,000,000/year (2009-10)|
|“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1992)||$20,000,000 (2002-3)|
His salary was cut from $30 million to $15 million in 2012.
Annual earnings (show salary + stand-up gigs + misc. income)
2011: $34 million
2010: $40 million
2009: $34 million
2008: $34 million
2007: $34 million
2006: $34 million
2005: $31 million
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