Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth : Career & Lifestyle

Television host, comedian, producer, and writer best known for hosting a late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth is $50 million.

Kimmel is the executive producer of a late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel live! Which premiered on ABC at Hollywood Masonic Temple in California on January 26, 2003.

Before producing and hosting his own talk show Kimmel was the co-host of Comedy Central’s The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money.

Likewise, Kimmel also has a history of hosting The Andy Milonakis Show, Crank Tankers, and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.

Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel

Moreover, Kimmel is the longest-working of all current late-night talk show hosts in America after Conan O’Brien retired from his career as a host for the late-night show.

Jimmy was named as one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” in 2018 by Time.

Apart from hosting late-night shows, Kimmel also has hosted Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Similarly, he hosted Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, 2016, and 2020.

Early Life

Jimmy Kimmel, originally James Christian Kimmel, was born on November the 13th, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York.

He was raised with his two youngest siblings in the neighborhood of Mill Basin.

His father, James John Kimmel, used to work at American Express and was an IBM executive.

His mother, Joan Iacono, is of Italian ancestry from Ischia, Naples.

Kimmel’s family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, when he was nine years of age. He attended Ed W. Clark High School.

After graduating, he went to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a year, and for his sophomore year, he transferred to Arizona State University.

In 2013 he received an honorary degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Quick Facts

Birth Name James Christian Kimmel
Nickname Jimmy Kimmel
Date of Birth November 13, 1967
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, United States
Age 54  years old
Sun Sign Scorpio
Profession Actor, Television Personality, comedian, producer, talk show host
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Roman Catholicism
Height Feet – 6 feet 1 inch
Centimeters – 183 cm
Meters – 1.83 m
Weight Kilograms – 83 kg
Pounds – 183 lbs
Body Build Athletic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexuality Straight
Shoe Size 12 (US)
Distinctive Features Dimple in Cheeks
Spouse Gina Kimmel (m.1988- div.2002), Molly McNearney (m.2013)
Mother Joan Iacono
Father James John Kimmel
Children Kevin Kimmel, Jane Kimmel, Katie Kimmel, William John Billy Kimmel
Siblings Jonathan Kimmel, Jill Bryan
Chest size 41 inches
Waist size 33 inches
Arms/Biceps size 13.5 inches
Social Media FacebookInstagramTwitter, YouTube, Google+
Last Update May, 2022

Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth and Income

Starting from the radio shows, Jimmy Kimmel is now one of the most prominent television show hosts in the world. He has accumulated a total net worth of $50 million.

He started the television business co-hosting “The Man Show” and worked as a sidekick on “Win Ben Stein’s Money.”

However, now he runs probably the most famous show on the television late-night comedy talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.

He has hosted the show since 2003. He has an annual salary of $15 million.

Contract

Though Kimmel earns $15 million a year now, that was not the case before. Jimmy Kimmel was paid $10 million per year before his contract renewal in 2016.

Back in 2016, Kimmel extended his contract with ABC network for another three years till the fall of 2019 for $15 million per year, continuing his power as the longest-running host in late night.

Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live

The contract expired in 2019, and ABC offered Kimmel an additional three-year contract till 2022.

The number has not been disclosed about his salary and allowances, but we speculate at least $20 million or more.

Other Sources Of Income

Jimmy Kimmel is not just limited to the television screen, but his social media competency has created some of the best viral bits out of the late night.

There are more than 18 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, which has over a billion views. Now you do the math. It generates decent cash flow to the show.

With the new contract extension, Kimmel, already the longest-running late-night host currently on broadcast, will bring his ABC talk show to 20 seasons.

After a few years of late-night host shake-ups, it appears the reign of the Jimmy’s will continue for the next few years to come.

Apart from television, Jimmy also has laid his hands in some savvy real estate investments as well as business ventures.

Similarly, he has also appeared in big-screen movies and pockets a big buck from them as well.

Net Worth of Jimmy Kimmel in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth in different currencies as of May, 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 42,355,000
Pound Sterling £ 36,353,750
Australian Dollar A$ 67,764,500
Canadian Dollar C$ 63,193,750
Indian Rupee ₹ 3,736,425,000
BitCoin ฿ 1,582.48

Houses and Cars

Houses

Kimmel has pretty luxurious pieces of real estates portfolio in Hollywood.

Kimmel owns two properties in LA, California.

LA, Houses

This house has 5,500 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Jimmy bought this house in Hollywood Hills in 2002 for $925,000 and remodeled it completely with a gourmet kitchen and a stunning-looking bar.

However, Kimmel purchased this another Hollywood house in 2008 for $6 million.

The house features a modern five bedrooms with five bathrooms. The house is also located in Hollywood hills but more of a classy location Chateau Marmont.

In 2011 Kimmel purchased 1,900 square feet with three beds three baths for $1.1 million.

Hermosa Beach, California

This place has four beds, two baths and spans over 2,100square feet of living space. The property was last sold in 2017 for $8 million.

Another one of his Hermosa Beach houses spreads over 18,000 square feet and offers an unlockable view of ocean views.

In 2018 he threw $8.2 million on another home in Hermosa. The current home on this lot is a modest 2,200 square-foot structure. According to the sale plans, a future home could be 20,000 square feet.

Cars

Not much is known about his cars of Jimmy, but we know for sure that he owns a fleet of cars with a net worth of $50 million.

Jimmy was often spotted on his BMW SUV until he crashed it in 2018.

Jimmy Kimmel Cars Crash
Jimmy Kimmel Cars Crash

Reportedly, the late-night show host was driving his BMW SUV on Sunset Strip when he attempted to turn through cross traffic and collided with another vehicle.

Thankfully, he was not hurt in the unfortunate incident.

Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

The late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel lives a luxurious lifestyle with his family in his multi-million dollar home and drives an exotic car.

As for his diet, Kimmel calls himself a ‘total foodie.’

He was kind of overweight in the beginning, but he later cut off his daily calorie intake and lost almost 30 lbs.

Jimmy is an all-or-nothing kind of guy. During his strict diet days, he just has coffee, egg whites, oatmeal, and pickles.

Similarly, as for his workout routine, he follows a hybrid fitness form that combines two of his favorites: Pilates and humping what he calls “Hottie Bodies Humpilates.”

He is greatly inspired by Gandhi. He even has his photo in the fridge.

Jimmy also says that he has narcolepsy, a disorder in which a person suddenly falls asleep is doing any activity. However, he controls it with medications.

Similarly, Jimmy got straight A’s in his school days.

Moreover, Jimmy is also known for having feuds with A-lister celebrities.

The feuds may be technically fake, but that does not make it less entertaining.

He has an infamous feud with actor Matt Damon.

Vacations

Jimmy Kimmel loves taking a break from his regular life and go on a vacation with his friends and family.

Back in 2011, Jimmy was spotted with his family and friends Emily Blunt and John Krasinski on Hawaiian Vacation!

Hawaii
Jimmy and his wife on Hawaii Vacation.

They seemed to enjoy each other company and also seen surfing.

Jimmy also took his family on an RV road trip in 2020.

Charity

Jimmy Kimmel is really humble and charitable person who does not shy away from supporting a cause and making charitable donations.

Reportedly, Kimmel has been actively involved in 16 charitable foundations and supports about 18 causes.

In 2020 Kimmel shared on his social media that he will be matching donations up to $25,000 to St. Joseph Center, which is an LA-based charity that assists struggling families in the area.

Similarly, Ellen DeGeneres invited Jimmy to her show as a guest and shared her mission to raise an additional $1 million for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Likewise, as requested by actor Mark Ruffalo, Jimmy Kimmel made a donation to PUSH Buffalo.

Movies, Television Shows, and Investments

Movies & Television Shows

As for appearances in movies and television shows, Jimmy has appeared as an actor in some movies and TV shows, including Ted 2, Project X, Hellboy: the Golden Army, and many more.

Similarly, Jimmy has lent his voice to some of the blockbuster animated movies such as The Boss Baby, The Boss Baby: Family Business, The Smurfs, and Garfield.

Likewise, He also has lent his voice to the video games such as 2012 Call Of Duty: Black Ops II and 2013 20 Hours of Happy.

Apart from that, he is best known for his TV appearances in shown like 2003-2021 Jimmy Kimmel Live, 1999-2014 The Man Show, and 1997-2002 Win Ben Stein’s Money.

IMDB has one credit as a director for The Man Show, 59 credits as an actor for movies, television series, and voice overcast, 24 credits as a producer for TV series and documentaries, and 15 credits as a writer.

His upcoming projects are Paw Patrol: Movie scheduled to release this year and Untitled KROQ Documentary, which is still filming.

Investments

Reportedly, Kimmel has invested smidgen from his millions into some savvy business ventures.

Kimmel has invested in companies such as Ultimate Fighting Champions (UFC), Literati, a children’s book club designed to inspire readers through its monthly subscription of curated books for children ages 0-12.

Similarly, Kimmel has also invested in Zigazoo, a social streaming platform for kids to share and create video challenges.

Likewise, Kimmel has also invested in Real Estates across the United States.

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Career

Though Jimmy is a well-known face on television now initially, he was not fond of working on Television. He was greatly inspired by David Letterman’s start in radio.

So he too started working in a radio station while he was still in high school as an unpaid employee.

He continued to work until he landed on first paying radio job in The me and Him show on KZOK-FM in Seattle.

2021
Jimmy Kimmel 2021

He was a co-host on the show. However, that did not last long and he along with his co-host were fired from the show.

After that, he worked for KROQ-FM, and after five years working on the station, he began writing for Comedy Central. Soon he would appear in Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money.

Likewise, he also hosted The Man show and left it in 2003 to start his own talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s 20 odd years later; he is one of the highest-paid talk show hosts in the world.

Facts About Jimmy Kimmel

  •  He Wrote An Illustrated Book For Children.
  • David Letterman & Howard Stern Influenced His Career.
  • Jimmy Once Appeared On A ‘Call Of Duty Video Game
  • He Serves As An Honorary Mayor Of A Canadian City.
  • He Debuted His Directorial Skill In 2003

FAQs

How Many Seasons of Jimmy Kimmel Live are there in total?

There are 17 seasons in a total of Jimmy Kimmel Live to date. But as per the contract extension, there are still three seasons left before Jimmy leaves the show.

Who is Jimmy Kimmel’s sidekick?

Jimmy Kimmel’s sidekick is Guillermo, a Mexican-American television personality who regularly appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Who is Jimmy Kimmel’s first wife?

Jimmy was first married to Gina Maddy for 14 years.

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