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Jay Leno net worth:
$350 Million

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Jay Leno is an American Television personality, TV show host and stand up comedian. He’s also extensively recognised for his tremendous chin, that makes him seem somewhat just like a cartoon character. His mom was a housewife and his dad used to promote insurances. Since his youth Jay adored doing that and was great at producing other people laugh. Seemingly, his gift ant tendency to make jests had not been valued by his instructors. Well, she depreciated Jays gifts. Jay continued examining and attempting to be a comic and triumphed in both his endeavours.

Jay Leno Net Worth $350 Million Dollars

However, what actually gave an increase to Jay Leno internet worth was his look on The To Night Show. He became a host of the show by changing Johnny Carson. The transport of host place was encompassed by a great deal of contestation and rumor. Because many individuals anticipated this place to be assumed by David Letterman following the retirement of Carson, to start with, it’s triggered a preliminary disappointment of crowd. Second, there’s been lots of tension (to put it slightly) between Leno as well as the executive supervisor of The To Night Show, H. Kushnick.

While examining here Leno utilized to execute as stand up comedian in neighborhood nightclubs. At that time Jay Leno internet worth was no where close to his present bundles, so the additional cash he employed to get for such performances was really useful. After school Leno moved to La, where he observed more job ops. He quickly got employment as a script-writer to get a television programme jointly with David Letterman, still another would be comedy star. During 1980s he appeared in numerous TV displays both plus a visitor as a host In addition, he continued to execute as a stand up comedian and was effective in many of the parts. It seems like for some time productive work was being hampered by the struggle but when Kushnick was cabled the evaluations of the present shoot up and therefore did Jay Leno internet worth. Through the time 1993-1998 his yearly salary was $8 million bucks.

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Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week2014TV Special documentary executive producer
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series producer - 1,806 episodes, 1994 - 2013 consulting producer - 64 episodes, 1997 - 1999
The Jay Leno Show2009-2010TV Series producer - 27 episodes
Jay Leno's Garage2006TV Series documentary executive producer - uncredited
Roadside Attractions2002TV Short producer



The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writing supervisor - 167 episodes, 2009 - 2013 supervising writer - 70 episodes, 2009 writer - 14 episodes, 1992 - 2006
The Jay Leno ShowTV Series writing supervisor - 22 episodes, 2009 - 2010 supervising writer - 7 episodes, 2009 head writer - 1 episode, 2010
Jay Leno and the American Dream1986TV Movie
Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce1986Video material - segment "Roadmaster"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962TV Series



Ice Age 52016filmingFast Tony (voice, rumored)
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas2014TV MovieFake Santa #1 (voice)
The 7D2014TV SeriesCrystal Ball
Phineas and Ferb2014TV SeriesColonel Contraction
Episodes2014TV SeriesJay Leno
Delivery Man2013Jay Leno
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesJay Leno
Louie2012TV SeriesJay
The Fairly OddParents2001-2011TV SeriesThe Crimson Chin / Crimson Chin / Himself / ...
I'm Still Here2010/IJay Leno (uncredited)
Entourage2009TV SeriesJay Leno
Family Guy2006-2009TV SeriesJay Leno
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King2008VideoJack O'Lantern (voice)
Igor2008King Malbert (voice)
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare2008VideoMurray Hare (voice)
The Great Buck Howard2008Jay Leno
Christmas Is Here Again2007VideoThe Narrator (voice)
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators!2006TV MovieNega-Chin (voice)
Cars2006Jay Limo (voice)
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown2006Video GameFast Tony (voice)
Ice Age: The Meltdown2006Fast Tony (voice)
Robots2005Fire Hydrant (voice)
Joey2005TV SeriesJay Leno
Mr 30002004Jay Leno
Stuck on You2003Jay Leno
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV SeriesJay Leno
Scrubs2003TV SeriesJay Leno
Juwanna Mann2002Jay Leno
John Q2002Jay Leno
Just Shoot Me!1997-2002TV SeriesJay Leno
Titus2001TV SeriesJay Leno
DAG2000TV SeriesJay Leno
The Drew Carey Show2000TV SeriesLewis' Boss
Space Cowboys2000Jay Leno
Dilbert2000TV SeriesJay Leno
The West Wing2000TV SeriesJay Leno
V.I.P.1998-1999TV SeriesJay Leno
Edtv1999Jay Leno
Providence1999TV SeriesLucky the Dog
South Park1998TV SeriesJay Leno / Kitty
Wag the Dog1997Jay Leno
Mad City1997Jay Leno
Veronica's Closet1997TV SeriesJay Leno
In & Out1997Jay Leno (uncredited)
Contact1997Jay Leno
Baywatch1997TV SeriesJay Leno
Meet Wally Sparks1997Jay Leno
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV SeriesJay Leno
The Nanny1996TV SeriesJay Leno
Ellen1996TV SeriesJay Leno
Wings1996TV SeriesJay Leno
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV SeriesJay Leno
JAG1995TV SeriesJay Leno
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesJay Frog
Mad About You1995TV SeriesJay Leno
Home Improvement1995TV SeriesJay
Friends1995TV SeriesJay Leno
The Flintstones1994Bedrock's Most Wanted Host
Major League II1994Jay Leno
The Sinbad Show1994TV SeriesJay Leno
Wayne's World 21993Jay Leno
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story1993Vorb (voice)
Frasier1993TV SeriesDon
The Larry Sanders Show1993TV SeriesJay Leno
Dave1993Jay Leno
Collision Course1989Detective Tony Costas
What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon1983Ishmael Pivnik (voice)

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
2006People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2000Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 27 April 2000. At 6780 Hollywood Blvd.
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia, Bill Royce

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2013Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night TV HostThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction ProgramsHelga Pollock
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction ProgramsRobert Angelo, Helga Pollock
2008People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsTalk-Variety Star of the Year
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Bill Royce, Patti M. Grant, Larry Goitia
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)Debbie Vickers, Bill Royce, Larry Goitia, Patti M. Grant
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or SyndicationThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)
1989WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAVariety - Musical, Award, Tribute, Special EventFamily Comedy Hour (1987)Jack Elinson, Marvin Silbermintz, Jay Teitzell, Ted Herrmann, Wayne Kline

The Jay Leno Show (2009)$30,000,000 /year (2009-10)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)$20,000,000 (2002-3)

1Winner of the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
2Had a brother, who passed away.
3Release of his book, "If Roast Beef Could Fly".
4Release of the book, "The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno and the Network Battle for the Night" by Bill Carter.
5Release of the book, "The Leno Wit: His Life and Humor" by Jay Walker.
6Release of the book, "Eddie Krumble is the Clapper" by Dito Montiel.
7Release of his autobiography, "Leading with My Chin" by Jay with Bill Zehme.
8Release of his book, "How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (Or Just in Your Class)".
9For several years he was a Democrat who supported liberal political causes, but prior to the 2012 presidential election he changed from Democrat to Republican and endorsed Mitt Romney.
10Inducted into the Sturgis [South Dakota] Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2002.
11Doesn't drink coffee, soup or any hot beverages. If it doesn't have ice in it, he's generally not interested.
12Wrote jokes for Jimmie Walker's stand-up act and his series Good Times (1974).
13He owns three Shelby Cars.
14Received Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year award at Harvard University [February 4, 2011].
15Roomed with Freddie Prinze when both were fledgling entertainers, during which time, he taught Prinz how to drive a car.
16Claims that after having seen his idol Elvis Presley perform "Teddy Bear" in the movie Loving You (1957), made him determined, at the tender age of seven, to pursue a career in show business.
17One of the many acts he opened for early in his stand-up career featured Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes.
18Confessed to guest Scarlett Johansson on his show (May 4, 2010) that he is an obsessive hoarder who still has every car magazine purchased since 8th grade. Also revealed that he kept a Soupy Sub Sandwich at the studio sent to him by a lady from Rhose Island in 1993. Johansson was astounded when Leno produced the antique sandwich along with a bottle of 'brown' tomato ketchup.
19The final guest on his run of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) was successor Conan O'Brien and the musical guest was James Taylor.
20The first guest on The Jay Leno Show (2009) was Jerry Seinfeld and the musical segment comprised of an ensemble performance by Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West. (West also sat down for a brief unscheduled interview following his controversial 2009 MTV Video Music Awards incident which occurred the day before).
21Barack Obama's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #17.50 (2009) marked the first TV talk show appearance by a sitting President.
22The Mike Douglas Show (1961) was the first talk show appearance for Jay Leno, which aired on October 19, 1977. Danny Thomas and Teddy Pendergrass were also guests.
23Driver of Pace Car at 83rd Indianapolis 500; May 30, 1999.
24On an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), he claimed that he got in his first auto accident a mere 81 hours after getting his driver's license.
25When he was a child, he fell down the stairs. As a result of the accident, his spleen was ripped and had to be removed.
26In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $32 million.
27Is famous for his collection of motorcycles, two of which were featured in the movie, Batman & Robin (1997).
28Billy Crystal was his very first guest on Monday May 25, 1992. when Jay took over the late night throne vacated by Johnny Carson on Friday May 22, 1992.
29He has recently started a tradition for his Thanksgiving day shows. Each year on Thanksgiving Day, the entire audience is made up of men and women of the Armed Forces. He is usually the only late-night host to tape a new show on Thanksgiving Day.
30In November 2006, on his show, he ate a vegetable for the first time in 37 years.
31He and his wife were contestants on the couples game show Tattletales (1982) in the early 80s.
32Is a die hard fan of Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat, and Johnny Cash.
33During the Michael Jackson trial in February of 2005, Jay Leno had been subpoenaed to testify at the trial. Judge Rodney S. Melville issued a "gag order" barring anyone involved in the case from discussing it outside court, and the comedian feared that the order would apply to his monologues on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). He was allowed to write the jokes but not tell them. To get around this order, Leno called on his fellow comedians to tell the jokes he wrote for him. Some of these people included Brad Garrett, Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson, Roseanne Barr, Dennis Miller, and Drew Carey. They came out and told the jokes while Leno stood beside them on stage. On March 11, 2005, the judge had the gag order lifted. In a statement, he explained, "I am not attempting to prevent anybody from making a living in the normal way that they make their living," adding that Leno may not talk about the specific things to which he is a witness.
34Although Leno's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) predecessor Johnny Carson appeared on rival late night talk show Late Show with David Letterman (1993) twice (in a walk-on stage appearance soon after Letterman's show debuted, and later in a filmed segment), Carson never once appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) with his successor. Many, including Leno, took this as a sign that "Johnny likes Dave more" and would have preferred David Letterman to have been his "Tonight Show" replacement.
35He will step down as host of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) in 2009. His replacement will be current NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) host Conan O'Brien.
36Was a writer on the 1970s comedy series Good Times (1974), as was his current late night talk show competitor David Letterman.
37Is one of the few owners of the McLaren F1 supercar.
38Attended Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dropped out after only one semester.
39Is a "seasoned" Monopoly player; likes to play with real money and the "race car" is his favorite playing piece.
40In May 2003, he hosted NBC's morning talk show Today (1952). In a May sweeps promotion, "Today" show host Katie Couric, in turn, hosted The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992).
41Had guests sign one of his Harley Davidsons (the first being Arnold Schwarzenegger), after which the bike was auctioned off with the money going to help victims of the September 11th attacks.
42Under the teacher's comments of Jay's 5th-grade report card read, "If Jay spent as much time studying as he does trying to be a comedian, he'd be a big star."
43Growing up in Massachusetts, he suffered from dyslexia.
44Jay's paternal grandparents were Italian. His mother was Scottish (born in Greenock, Scotland).
45A 1972 graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
46Met his wife while performing at a comedy club in Los Angeles. Mavis was in the audience, and she laughed at all his jokes at the right time.
47His wife, Mavis, is active in the Feminist Majority Foundation which helps raise funds to combat the strict Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime that requires women to wear head-to-toe shrouds. Her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) was March 2, 1977.
48Owns over 170 classic cars and over 150 motorcycles. His very first automobile was a 1934 Ford V-8 truck, which he restored himself at the age of 14.
49Maintaining classic cars and motorcycles is one of Jay's hobbies.
50He and his wife of many years have no children.
51Raised in Andover, Massachusetts.
52Born at 2:03am-EST.

1Happy birthday to Hugh Hefner. He just turned 88. You might remember, a year-and-a-half ago he married his 26-year-old fiancée, Crystal Harris. Or, as she calls it, bed-panning for gold.
2If God had wanted us to vote He would have given us candidates.
3Some sad news: President George W. Bush's lapdog passed away. Gee, I didn't even know Tony Blair was sick.
4This week, Britney Spears sent out invitations for her marriage to Kevin Federline. But those aren't really invitations, those are more like season tickets. Once you have one, you get to go to all her weddings until January.
5[on NBC replacing Conan O'Brien with Jay Leno after only seven months of his tenure hosting "The Tonight Show"] -- Conan got screwed. I got screwed. This is TV. The reason show business pays a lot of money is so when you get screwed you've got something left over.
6Riding a Ducati is like having sex with an aerobics instructor - you know, I'm exhausted and panting and it's going: 'Are you done, already?'
7My dad's idea of a good time is to go to Sears and walk around.
8The best way to ruin a comedy is to throw a lot of money at it.
9People don't mind if you have a lot of money if they know you're working for it.
10"You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh...it's as simple as that."Woman's World (7-4-06)
11I see that Mike Tyson has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It marks the first time that Mike Tyson has made it to Chapter 11 in anything.
12[on the now-defunct XFL] "Ratings for the XFL are so low that pretty soon they'll be able to address the viewers by name."
13[on the steering for his jet-powered motorcycle] "It's kinda like square-dancing with a fat lady: the fact that she does it at all is pretty amazing."
14The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
15Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.
16You aren't famous until my mother has heard of you.
17It is said that life begins when the fetus can exist apart from its mother. By this definition, many people in Hollywood are legally dead.
18The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
19"Seems there's a big debate going on about whether a new TV commercial for Minute Maid orange juice portrays Popeye and Bluto as gay lovers or just good friends. The commercial shows Popeye and Bluto at the beach and riding a bicycle for two. I don't think that makes them gay. I think the fact they both find Olive Oyl attractive, that makes them gay." (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), June 4, 2001)
20"In France, they're having trouble translating a lot of Internet terms into French. In France the law is you have to use French words. For example, there are no French words for surfing the Web, there aren't any French words for chat session, and there aren't any French words for hacker. Of course, a lot of other words don't translate to French either: military victory, deodorant..." (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), May 4, 2001)
21"President James Garfield could write in Latin with one hand while writing in Greek with the other. I would give my right arm to be ambidextrous." (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), March 9, 2001)
22"I saw something stupid in the paper today - a new alarm clock that makes no noise. It's for people who don't like loud noises. Instead, it slowly hits you with light and gets brighter and brighter until you wake up. I already have one of those...it's called a window." (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), February 14, 2001)
23"Looks like Darva 'Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?' Conger (Darva Conger) will pose naked in 'Playboy' Magazine. She says the photos will be tastefully done. And who else knows more about taste than a woman who marries a man she just met on Fox?" (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), May 8, 2000).
24They always say the Miss America Pageant isn't a beauty contest, it's really a scholarship program. If that's the case, why don't we just put all the contestants on Jeopardy! (1984) and pick Miss America that way? At least you get the smartest one.
25A new medical study reports that men who eat ten pizzas a week are less likely to develop prostate problems at age 50. That's because they are usually dead by age 40.
26In Huntington Beach, California, three police instructors lost their jobs after ordering two cadets who were caught smoking to eat cigarette sandwiches as punishment. And of course the tobacco companies are thinking, 'Cigarette sandwiches - what a great idea.'
27During the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial: "Actor wannabe Kato Kaelin is very excited about this trial. It's the first call-back he's had in two years. 'Oh, a part! A part! I got another part!'"
28"A historic operation occurred over in Boston. Doctors successfully transplanted tissue from a pig's brain to a man's brain -- and the man's brain did not reject it. That pretty much confirms what women have been saying about men" (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), April 25, 1995).

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