Net Worth: $5 million
Source of Wealth: model, films, television
Born: November 1, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois
How much money does Jenny McCarthy make?
In 1992, Jenny McCarthy needed money to pay for her tuition at Southern Illinois University. So she posed for Playboy in October 1993 and was paid $20,000 for the photos. The following year she was won Playmate of the Year and was paid a $100,000 salary.
She then moved to California and became the co-host of MTV’s dating show called Singled Out. Her job as a host of Singled Out was a success and it made her famous. She later became a full-time VJ at MTV and earned $500,000 for the year.
Jenny parlayed her fame into numerous roles in movies and television series , including MTV’s The Jenny McCarthy Show and NBC’s Jenny. McCarthy has guest starred in many other television shows including Two and a Half Men, Charmed, Just Shoot Me!, Wings, Stacked, Fastlane, and The Drew Carey Show.
She has continued her work with Playboy over the years and has posed nude for them six times. In 2012, she began hosting NBC’s reality series Love in the Wild.
McCarthy also made news from her five-year relationship with Jim Carrey. When the couple split in 2010, there were reports that Carrey gave her $25 to $50 million. Jenny has denied that Carrey gave her $25 or $50 million but she never said outright that he didn’t give her a chunk of money when they split.