James Christian “Jimmy” Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, voice actor and radio personality. His current salary is $10 million per year, and his net worth is $35 million.
Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth - $35 Million
Birth Name - James Christian Kimmel
Date of birth - November 13, 1967
Zodiac Sign - Libra
Birth Place - Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 1″
Profession - Screenwriter, Game Show Host, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Television presenter, Talk show host, Singer, Radio personality
Jimmy Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He began his radio career even before graduating from high school. He dropped out of the University of Arizona after only two years in order to focus on his radio work full-time. His first important job was at KROQ-FM, in Los Angeles. He worked there for five years, having a regular guest spot in a popular show – Kevin and Bean Show, whose hosts were Gene "Bean" Baxter and Kevin Ryder.
After that, Jimmy Kimmel moved to television. In the late 90s, he was a comic foil on the famous Ben Stein’s game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money”. From 1997 to 2001, he gave the full measure of his talent in this Comedy Central show and was awarded with an Emmy in 1999 for his passionate work.
Jimmy Kimmel also co-hosted another show – “The Man Show” – and was one of the creators of “Crank Yankers” that he also performed in. Many other projects emphasized his talent throughout the years, slowly but surely contributing to the impressive Jimmy Kimmel net worth making the headlines today.
In 2003, he began to host his own show, called “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, but he never gave up participating in other television programs, such as “Live with Regis and Kelly”, “The Howard Stern Show”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Late Show with David Letterman” or “Larry King Live”.
In fact, his entire professional life included work in television and radio, voice actor roles in animated films, and television shows. His voice was used for Road Trip and Garfield.
As a musician, Kimmel played the bass clarinet. On July 20, 2008, in Costa Mesa, California, he was the guest performer for a concert of the The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and performed with them a song called “The Impression I Get”.
Together with Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel co-founded the annual “Feast of San Gennaro”, in New York City, a tradition dedicated to Italian culture, celebrating traditional Italian music, entertainment and cuisine. This festival also aims to raise funds for helping local families and children in need and is just one instance of Jimmy Kimmel's efforts to help others, and give something to the world in return to the success he enjoys and his growing net worth.