Jay Leno has a net worth of $350 million. He is a producer, comedian, former talk show host, actor and voice actor. He was born on April 28, 1950 in New Rochelle, New York with the name James Douglas Muir Leno. His father was an insurance salesman and his mother was a homemaker; he has one older brother. He grew up with his family in Massachusetts. He has been married to wife Mavis Leno since 1980; the couple have no kids, however. He graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor's in speech therapy; he would open a comedy club in Massachusetts in 1973.
Jay Leno Net Worth - $350 Million
Birth Name - James Douglas Muir Leno
Date of birth - April 28, 1950
Zodiac Sign - Taurus
Birth Place - New Rochelle, New York, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 11″
Profession - Screenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Television producer, Voice Actor, Television presenter
The bulk of his net worth comes from stand up comedy, that he lives off of. He makes about $15-20 million a year touring, doing his stand up. He has done stand up comedy routines since 1973, the year he graduated from college. He does not have an agent or a manager, instead he negotiates everything himself.
In the 70s, he made small appearances on television shows and movies; such as "Laverne and Shirley", "Good Times", and "Alice". Movies such as "Fun With Dick & Jane", "American Hot Wax", "Polyester", and "Silver Bears". Since 2001, voices the Crimson Chin on "Fairly Odd Parents", an animated series on Nickelodeon.
Another part of his net worth is made up from hosting The Tonight Show for over twenty years, before retiring in 2014 and leaving the show to Jimmy Fallon. After Fallon took over, Leno appeared on his show where he performed a stand up routine and was later interviewed by Fallon. He is the successor to Johnny Carson as host after he beat out David Letterman for the top spot; Leno's first year as permanent host of the show, he made one million dollars. Leno has said that all he does with the money he has made from hosting the popular show is simply deposit the money in his bank account. Forbes said that he attracted four million viewers in the 18-49 demographic, making him the most watched hosts in America.
Before hosting The Tonight Show, Leno would appear as a comedian, while the show was still hosted by Carson. Leno also made guest appearances on David Letterman's show. He made his first appearance in 1977, and in the late 80s, he became a regular substitute host for Carson.
He has a large car and motorcycle collection that has been appraised to be worth over fifty million dollars. He owns almost three hundred total vehicles, 117 are motorcycles and the other 169 are automobiles. He had a web series (and later a miniseries) called "Jay Leno's Garage" that showed off all of his cars and bikes. He also writes about different cars, giving his opinion on certain cars.
In the year 2005, he earned about $32 million. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000, and has won an Emmy for hosting the Tonight Show in 1995. He also won an Emmy for "Jay Leno's Garage", these are his only two wins, but has been nominated many more times.