Jim Carrey Net Worth: Movie Career & Lifestyle

Canadian-American comedian, actor, producer, writer, and artist is known for his outrageous clownish performances Jim Carrey’s net worth is $180 million as of May, 2022.

Jim Carrey has been a part of Hollywood since 1985 and has entertained audiences with more than 50 of his movies.

He first gained appreciation after landing in a recurring role in the American Sketch Comedy TV series In Living Color for 1990-1994.

Mr. Jim is mostly known for his roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, The Mask, Bruce Almighty, and The Truman Show.

Recipients of multiple accolades, Jim Carrey has certainly entertained his fans across the world with his acting and comedy since its inception.

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey

Besides movies, Jim has also made an appearance in hit television series such as the sitcom 30 Rock in 2012. Interestingly enough, he portrayed Joe Biden in six episodes of Saturday Night Live in 2020.

Moreover, Jim Carrey has not limited himself to movies and acting. In fact, he published an award-winning children’s book as well as in 2020, and he published a novel.

Early Life

Originally, James Eugene Carrey, Jim Carrey was born on January the 17th, 1962, in the suburb of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. His father, Percy Joseph Carrey, was a musician and accountant and his mother, Kathleen Carrey, was a homemaker.

He grew up a Roman Catholic with his three older siblings John Carrey, Patricia Carrey, and Rita Carrey.

Percy Joseph Carrey was of French-Canadian ancestry and his mother, Kathleen Carrey, was of French, Irish and Scottish descent.

Jim Carrey attended Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School in North York.

He spent his early childhood days in Scarborough, Ontario, until his family moved to Burlington, Ontario. While in there, Jim went to Aldershot High School.

Jim Carrey In His Teenage
Jim Carrey In His Teenage

As time went by, the family went homeless and lived together in a Volkswagen van while teenage Jim and his brother spent living in a tent in Charles Daley Park on Lake Ontario.

The family struggled economically, but their situation started getting better after his father found a job as an accountant at the Titan Wheels tire factory.

Jim and his brother John worked as janitors and security guards at the tire factory in return for living in the house.

Jim started attending Agincourt Collegiate Institute after moving back to Scarborough. However, he dropped out of college on his sixteenth birthday.

He started performing comedy in downtown Toronto while still working in the factory.

Quick Facts

Full name James Eugene Carrey
Date of birth January 17, 1962
Age 60  years old
Birthplace Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Religion Christian
Nationality American, Canadian
Ethnicity Mixed
Education Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School, Aldershot High School, Agincourt Collegiate Institute
Father’s Name Percy Joseph Carrey
Mother’s Name Kathleen Carrey
Zodiac Sign Capricon
Height 6 feet and 2 inches, 1.88 m
Weight 84 kg, 185 lbs.
Sexual Orientation Straight
Profession Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
Body Measurement 32-26-32
Hair Color Black
Eye color Black
Net Worth $180 million
Siblings John Carrey, Rita Carrey and Patricia Carrey
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse  Jenny McCarthy (2005–2010)
Children Jane Erin Carrey (Daughter)
Active since 1977-Present
Nickname Jim Carrey
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update May, 2022

Jim Carrey Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

Canadian-American actor, comic, writer, and producer Jim Carrey has a net worth of a whopping $180, putting him on the richest celebrity list in the world.

He was consistently one of the highest-paid performers in showbiz in the late 1990s and 2000s.

Apart from that Jim Carrey pocketed around $20 million from the movie “The Cable Guy” in 1996 which made him the first actor in history to bag such an amount for a single movie.

Jim also charges on gross profit and the fixed salary of a movie which makes the paycheck even bigger.

Surely his hard work has pay really off, and all those millions have contributed to the fortune of an astounding $180 million.

Income

Jim has had a long career as an actor and comedian in Hollywood and earned fame and fortune.

Since he was the first actor to earn $20 million for a single movie, he has made at least $300 million to date from salaries and backend bonuses.

Let’s see some of his biggest paychecks in the career

Year Movie Earnings
2008 Yes Man $32 million
2003 Bruce Almighty $25 million
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $20 million
2000 Me, Myself & Irene $20 million
1997 Liar Liar $20 million
1996 The Cable Guy $20 million
2014 Dumb and Dumber To $15 million
2013 Kiss-Ass 2 $15 million
2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events $15 million
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls $15 million

The first major pay of Jim Carrey was $25,000 per episode, which came from In Living Color.

Taking all into account, he made over $3.2 million from the show in a total of 127 episodes. If we adjust the inflation, that is the same amount as $6 million today.

Similarly, he was paid $3 50,000 for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994. However, that changed with its sequel, which earned Jim $15 million in 1995.

Likewise, he bagged around $540,000 from The Mask and $7 million from Dumb & Dumber.

He also got the 30th largest paycheck in history from the movie Yes Man combining the salary and 36.2% of the profit.

If we adjust the inflation to $20, it is equivalent to earning $34 million.

Net Worth of Jim Carrey in Different Currencies

How much is Jim Carrey worth in different currencies around the world?

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 151,737,390
Pound Sterling £ 129,815,100
Australian Dollar A$ 238,657,140
Canadian Dollar C$ 222,165,900
Indian Rupee ₹ 13,376,223,000
BitCoin ฿ 5,308.67

Private Jet, Houses, and Cars

Private Jet

Gulfstream V

It is no surprise that Hollywood celebrities are known to own a private jet. Jim Carrey owns one as well. Jim Carrey owns the luxurious and powerful Gulfstream V jet.

He always has been an aviation enthusiast and has an extremely experienced crew of two onboard. The jet can accommodate up to 16 passengers comfortably.

Jim Carrey and his Gulfstream V
Jim Carrey and his Gulfstream V

When Jim is not flying on his $59 million luxurious private jets, he offers his Gulfstream V on a charter. With an hour charge of $80,000 per hour, one can take a ride in the aircraft.

Cars

Jim Carrey is a huge auto enthusiast. He has been known for his fleet of luxurious cars.

From exotic cars from German manufacturer Mercedes and Porsche to environmental friendly yet powerful American electric car Tesla he has it all.

Here is the list of some of the cars owned by Superstar Jim Carrey

Mercedes Benz SL63

Superstar Jim Carrey owns a Mercedes Benz SL63 with angular bi-Xenon lamps known for their luxurious amenities.

The car comes equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine which pumps 518 horsepower.

Mr. Carrey has been spotted in the car on different occasions. The car comes with a sticker price of $1 50,000.

Porsche Panamera

Apart from his love for aviation and Mercedes Benz, his other choice of the wheel comes from another German manufacturer Porsche.

He is also a proud owner of the Porsche Panamera. This car can go from 0-60 in 4 seconds. The car comes with a carbon fiber interior and customized leather upholstery.

The car comes equipped with a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 which generates 542 horsepower with 6,000 RPM. The base-level model comes with a price tag of $88,000.

Besides these two beasts, there is one car that he loves but does not own yet. It is non-other than the 1976 Lamborghini Countach.

Superstar was seen with Jerry Seinfield on stunning vintage Lamborghini on popular Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

The stunning-looking car boasts 370 horsepower from the V12 engine.

Houses

Besides owning beautiful luxurious cars and a massive private Jet, Jim Carrey also loves spending smidgen of his fortune in houses in different cities.

Let’s dive a little deeper into it

Malibu Beach Home, Los Angeles, California

Superstar acquired this spectacular estate for $9.5 million in 2002. Built in the 1930s, this stunning two-story house offers three large bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with a large glass window to peep out at the beach.

Though the house was built way back, Jim had it completely remodeled.

Additionally, the house boasts a rooftop deck, 30 feet of beach frontage, and limestone flooring. The house sat on 2 866 square feet.

The rather interesting part of the property includes it is home to some of the well-known faces in the world, such as David Beckham, Larry Ellison, and Stevin Spielberg.

However, the superstar listed the property for sale for $13.95 in 2013.

Brentwood House, Santa Monica Mountain, Los Angeles

Another house Jim Carrey owns is his Mansion in Los Angeles, located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Since Carrey is a huge nature lover, the house has a big tree in the front of the property. The property has a huge swimming pool and a tennis court in front of the house.

Just like his house in Malibu, this area is also famous among celebrities, including Daine Keaton and Arquette David.

Jim's Brentwood House
Jim’s Brentwood House

Mr. Carrey purchased this mega-mansion back in 1994 for a mere $3.8 million. He also purchased the next 1-acre lot property for $1.78 million.

His main house boasts 8,208 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

If Jim were to sell the mansion, he would get $8.3 million easily for the main house alone.

Manhattan Penthouse, New York

After splitting with his wife, he opted for this luxurious bachelor’s pad in New York City. The apartment is located in Tribeca’s Zinc building 233 West 20th street, Manhattan, New York.

The same neighborhood is home to some other A-lister actors, including Brad Pitt and Sasha Vujacic.

The penthouse boasts 7,000 square feet of living space, including six bedrooms and six full and four half baths. He acquired the property for $13.65 million.

The property was built in 1824 and was completely renovated to look ultra-modern. The large private elevator opens right in front of the open living room on the first floor.

The master suite sits on the second floor of the building. Not to mention the penthouse is spread into six levels.

Besides these mega homes, Jim also owns houses in Hawaii since he has been spotted there many times over the years.

Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

Jim Carrey, early in the morning, puts on his shoes and goes for a walk. Sometimes he likes to get on his rollerblades or his electric scooter.

When he gets back, he cooks his own breakfast and starts his day. He also loves to talk to homeless people every now and then.

Lately, Jim has been spending his time in his Los Angeles home. He likes arts and sometimes paints as well.

There is not much information about his attire, but reportedly he loves Nike shoes and often wears them.

At one point in his career, he was so broke a depressed that he drove his old and weary Toyota Camry in the Hollywood hills and wrote a check for himself for $10 million “for acting services rendered”.

He dated the check 10 years later and kept it in his wallet. Ultimately his dreams came true within 10 years.

He later slipped the check into his father’s casket when he died in 1994.

Vacations

When he is not doing anything, Jim Carrey likes visiting and exploring places. He has visited many exotic destinations such as Brazil, Peru, and Hawaii.

The comedian and actor visited the Inca Citadel of Machu Pichhu. He took a train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes and took a bus to Machu Pichhu. He was seen snapping pictures from his cell phone.

Jim Carrey in Peru Vacation
Jim Carrey in Peru Vacation

Similarly, Mr. Carrey and his ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy went on a vacation and spent some quality time on the exotic beach of Hawaii.

Hawaii is a great destination for celebrities not just in the United States but in the whole world.

Jim Carrey and his late girlfriend Cathriona White took a trip to Jim’s native country Canada in early September 2015. Still, the same month Cathriona was found dead in her residence at Sherman Oaks, California.

Charity

As for charitable acts, Jim Carrey is a very generous giver. He loves giving back to society. The superstar has been actively involved in at least 10 charitable foundations and supports 16 causes.

Since the actor has seen bad days in his early life, which is why he has a soft spot in his heart of broken and demoralization.

He has been actively involved in St. Jude Mission Statement, which provides advanced cures and prevention cautions for pediatric tragic diseases through research and treatments.

Similarly, Jim has been associated with National Veterans Foundation, which provides emotional support and information about veteran services.

Moreover, Jim carry has also been involved in Luke Neuhedel Foundation.

The foundation targets the children inside the 2 to 19 age group to improve the quality of life inflicted with deadly diseases.

The foundation uses the donated money to support children and their families.

Other than that, Jim took part in the telethon for 9/11 victims and donated $1 million to the cause.

Movies, Investments and Book Publications

Movies

According to IMDB, Jim Carrey has been in the movie industry for a long time and has 65 credits to his name as an actor.

He has also appeared in numerous television series throughout his career.

Similarly, the superstar has 10 credits as a writer, 6 as a producer, and 22 credits in the soundtrack.

He is best known for his roles in movies such as Bruce Almighty, The Mask, Batman Forever, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and many more.

Total Box Office Collection of Jim Carrey

As An Movies Worldwide Box Office
Leading 28 $4,879,851,704
Supporting 7 $103,202,787
Cameo 1 $12,143,484
Producer 3 $687,494,943
Screenwriter 1 $107,217,396

Jim Carrey’s 10 best movies in the box office

Year Movie Worldwide Opening Weekend
2003 Bruce Almighty $484.592.874 $67.953.330
1994 The Mask $351.583.407 $23.117.068
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $345.141.403 $55.082.330
1995 Batman Forever $336.531.112 $52.784.433
2009 A Christmas Carol $325.233.863 $30.051.075
2020 Sonic the Hedgehog $319.104.189 $58.018.348
1997 Liar Liar $302.710.615 $31.423.025
2008 Horton Hears a Who! $297.138.014 $45.012.998
1998 The Truman Show $264.118.201 $31.542.121
1994 Dumb & Dumber $247.275.374 $16.363.442

 His upcoming movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is still in post-production and is estimated to release in 2022.

Investments

Just Like his movies, The Truman Show star is known for his real estate portfolio.

Jim owns several estates across the United States. He has invested a huge fortune in estates in Brentwood, Malibu, and New York.

Books Publications

Jim has been a part of numerous books throughout his career, either as an author or as a character or subject.

One of the recent books published on July 7th, 2020, was Memoirs and Misinformation, authored by Dana Vachon and by Jim Carrey.

Carrey's Children Book
Jim Carrey With his Children Book

The book has 5 out of 5 ratings by Goodreads and has been critically praised, which stars fictionalized version of Jim Carrey himself.

Similarly, another book by Jim Carrey was published in 2013, How Roland Rolls. This book also has 5 out of 5 ratings by bol.com. The book is about children’s literature.

Career

Superstar first tasted the blood of success in 1990 with the sketch comedy show “In Living Color.”

He remained in the show until 1995 and shortly after quitting the show he got his big break in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

The movie was a blockbuster and made Jim Carrey famous overnight.

His fate changed from then on. He kept getting movie offers.

The same year he starred in “The Mask” and “Dumb and dumber,” both of them scored outstanding in the box office.

Carrey
Jim Carrey 2021

For his next movie, he demanded $20 million for “The Cable Guy,” which set the record in Hollywood.

Mr. Carrey has been twice in his life. The first was with Melissa Womer from 1987 to 1995. They have a daughter together, Jane Erin Carrey.

Similarly, Jim married co-start of his movie Dumb & dumber, Lauren Holly, but unfortunately, the marriage lasted less than a year.

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Facts About Jim Carrey

  • None of his colleagues believed that Ace Ventura would be a smash hit at the box office.
  • During the filming of Batman Forever, actor Tommy Lee Jones was not friendly with Jim Carrey.
  • Jim Carrey was also featured in postage stamps.

FAQs

Has Jim Carrey won an Oscar?

No, the funnyman has not won an Oscar despite his critically acclaimed films. But he has bagged two Golden Globes.

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