Jon Stewart Net Worth & Lifestyle

Jon Stewart has a net worth of $120 million as an actor, comedian, and political satirist.

He is most renowned for hosting the “The Daily Show.”

Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on 28th November 1962 in New York City, United States.

His mother was a professor and a consultant, while his father, Donald, was a physics professor at New Jersey College and Thomas Edison State College.

An Actor, Comedian, and Political Satirist Jon Stewart.
Jon Stewart (Source: Fortune)

Moreover, Stewart created his own MTV talk show, “The Jon Stewart Show,” in 1993 and started hosting it.

This was an instant hit for the first talk show on MTV and was, in fact, the second best-rated show on the network.

However, the ratings later declined, and the show was subsequently canceled in June 1995 due to low ratings.

Jon Stewart | Quick Facts

Full Name Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Known as Jon Stewart
Date of birth November 28, 1962
Birth Place New York City, United States
Age 61 Years Old
Marital Status Married
Wife Tracey Lynn McShan
Children Maggie Rose Stewart and Nathan Thomas Stewart
Father Name Donald Leibowitz
Mother Name Marian Laskin
Siblings Mathew “Matt” Leibowitz, Lawrence “Larry” Leibowitz, and Dan Leibowitz
Gender Male
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Education/Qualification Lawrence High School and College of William & Mary
Hair color Grey
Eye color Blue
Height 5′ 7″ (1.69 m)
Weight 76 kg
Religion Irreligious
Nationality American
Ethnicity Jewish
Profession Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Journalist, Commentator, Critic, Film Producer, Talk Show Host, Writer
Years active 1987- Present
Net worth $120 million
Social media Twitter
Last Update June 2024

Jon Stewart | Net Worth & Income

Jon Stewart has a net worth of $120 million as an actor, comedian, and political satirist.

Undoubtedly, the long career of Jon Stewart in the entertainment business has a positive reflection on his fortune.

Moreover, his income at The Daily Show owes a big chunk to his total fortune.

Besides, Stewart made $1.5 million for his first year at the show.

Similarly, by 2008 his earnings had risen to a total of $14 million annually.

Later in 2010, Stewart signed an agreement with The Daily Show worth $25 million.

Additionally, he currently gets a salary of $16 million each year from his various hosting jobs.

Net Worth of Jon Stewart in Different Currencies

Below is the table is his net worth calculated in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 101,734,572
Pound Sterling £ 87,177,636
Australian Dollar A$ 164,113,800
Canadian Dollar C$ 151,486,200
Indian Rupee ₹ 8,819,616,000
BitCoin ฿ 2,447

Jon Stewart | Lifestyle

Stewart was largely estranged from his father after his parents split off when he was eleven years old.

Subsequently, it was this tense relation that encouraged him to start using his nickname ‘Stuart.’

Moving on to his relationship, he met his wife through a blind date.

Later they got married and now are the proud parents of two children.

In fact, Jon was motivated to become a vegetarian by Tracey, his wife.

Jon Stewart | Houses, Cars, Watches


Jon purchased a 6,000 square-feet apartment in New York City’s TriBeCa area for $5.8 million in March 2005.

However, he sold the house for $17.5 million in 2014.

'The Daily Show' ex host Jon Stewart's House.
Jon Stewart’s House (Source: Red Bank Green)

Later, Jon bought a riverfront mansion in Red Bank, New Jersey, for $3.8 million in 2010.

Similarly, he acquired the house next door for $3.2 million a year later.


Though it is not clear how many automobiles Jon actually owns, we are sure he has a 1978 AMC Gremlin on his collection as he’s been spotted on the vehicle on several occasions.

It has a market price of $355,843.

Jon Stewart | Movies, Investments & Book Publications


Jon Stewart has appeared in numerous movies over the years; some of them are listed below:

  • Riot on the Dance Floor
  • Downloaded
  • The Rumble in the Air: Conditioned Auditorium
  • The Rally to Restore Sanity and Fear
  • Death to Smoochy
  • Richard Pryor: I Ain’t Dead Yet
  • The Aristocrats
  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
  • A Polegarzinha 2
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Wishful Thinking
  • The Faculty
  • Playing by Heart
  • George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy
  • Jon Stewart: Unleavened
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Rosewater
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • David Blaine: Real or Magic
  • The Great Buck Howard


Stewart is the founder and president of Busboy Productions, a production firm he founded in the mid-1990s.

The production company has created a spin-off of The Daily Show named The Colbert Report.

Jon Stewart also is an ingenious real estate developer and has invested in several pieces of real estate over the years.

Book Publications

Stewart is also an accomplished writer and has published several books.

He co-wrote “America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction,” which, in fact, won a Quill Award and was selected Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. It was published in 2004.

"America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" Book By Jon Stewart.
“America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction” Book By Jon Stewart (Source:

Similarly, he authored the New York Times Bestseller book Naked Pictures of Famous People,” which was released in 1998.

"Naked Pictures of Famous People" co authored by Jon Stewart.
“Naked Pictures of Famous People” Authored by Jon Stewart (Source:

He translated that particular gift of him changing any serious matter in humor into a wide variety of topics in his book, such as style, urban living, fast automobiles, cocktail culture, contemporary Jewishness, policy, and dating.

Moreover, Stewart and his team released a book titled Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race summarizing the human race, in short, what we looked like; what we’ve achieved; our social, religious, scientific, and cultural achievements.

Jon Stewart | Charity & Social Work

Jon Stewart and his team purchased a 12-acre farm in Middletown, New Jersey, in 2013 and then turned it into a refuge for injured animals.

Similarly, they purchased a 45-acre farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey, in 2017 and converted it into a sanctuary for animals rescued from slaughterhouses.

Listed below are the charities supported by Jon Stewart:

Jon Stewart | Career

In 1989 when he was hired as a writer for “Caroline’s Comedy Hour,” he received his first TV gig.

He then continued to host the “Short Attention Spain Theater” Comedy Central.

The show also earned two Peabody Awards in the years 2000 and 2004 for covering the U.S. Presidential election.

In addition, Stewart’s final episode of, The Daily Show was broadcast on 6 April 2015 after 2,579 episodes.

Even though Jon Stewart stepped down as host of The Daily Show in 2015, he continues to work as a writer and executive producer for Trevor Noah, the new host.

Later on, with the movie Rosewater, ‘ Stewart made his directorial debut.

The show that is currently known as Jimmy Kimmel Live was presented to Jon Stewart.

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Unknown Facts About Jon Stewart

  • His grandfather grew up in China and was born in Inner Mongolia.
  • Earlier, he was featured on the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” list by People magazine in 1999.
  • Moreover, Jon Stewart proposed to Tracey with a crossword puzzle that he co-created with his buddy and crossword editor.


What degree does Jon Stewart have?

Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1984.

What is Jon Stewart’s new show?

Jon Stewart has his own new talk show named The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+.

Who succeeded Jon Stewart?

Jon Stewart was succeeded by comedian Trevor Noah, whose tenure premiered in 2015.

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