- Full Name: James Christian Kimmel
- Born: November 13, 1967
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
- Occupation: Comedian
- Marital Status: Married
Jimmy Kimmel’s Net Worth History
Jimmy Kimmel is best known as the host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Mr. Kimmel’s salary as the host and executive producer of the late night show is $10 million per year. The television host, comedian, actor, and producer has earnings from across the mediums of T.V., radio, and film. Kimmel’s introduction to the entertainment industry came while he was still in high school and hosting a Sunday night interview show for a college radio station. He would later drop out of Arizona State University to focus on radio full-time. He began to build a following during the five years he spent as “Jimmy the Sports Guy” on Los Angeles’s KROQ-FM’s Kevin and Bean morning show. In the late 90’s, Mr. Kimmel started working in television as the host of Comedy Central’s game show, Win Ben Stein’s Money. During his tenure on the show, he co-created and co-produced The Man Show. Because of the success of The Man Show, Kimmel and his producing partners were allowed to create and produce a number of television projects, such as Crank Yankers. He began hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2003. He has also been a guest host for Larry King Live and Live with Regis & Kelly. Notable later work as a television producer includes The Andy Milonakis Show and Sports Show with Norm Macdonald. Additionally, Kimmel has done a variety of voice over work for both television and film, such as for Family Guy, Robot Chicken, and Garfield: The Movie.
About Jimmy Kimmel
James Christian Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 to James and Joan Kimmel. He is the eldest of three children. Although he was born in Brooklyn, New York, he mostly grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, where his family moved when he was nine years old. He was an excellent student throughout his education and received all A’s in high school. Kimmel attended the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for one year and Arizona State University for two but never obtained a degree.
He married his first wife, Gina Maddy, in 1988. They had two children together, Kevin and Katherine, but divorced in 2002. Mr. Kimmel would go on to date comedienne Sarah Silverman for five years, the two splitting in March of 2009. In October 2009, he began a relationship with Molly McNearney, co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! They married in July 2013, and welcomed a daughter, Jane Kimmel, in July of 2014.
In October of 2014, Jimmy Kimmel sold his Hollywood Hills home $2,178,200. According to public records, he purchased the home in 2002 for $925,000.
Kimmel has hosted the American Music Awards five times so far. He is himself musically inclined, playing the bass clarinet. He was a guest performer at a July 20, 2008 concert in Costa Mesa California, featuring The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, joining the group to perform the song “The Impression That I Get”.
He is friends with Carson Daly, whom he met when Daly was sixteen when Kimmel learned Daly’s dad had been in a fraternity with Kimmel’s The Man Show co-star Bill Foster. Jimmy persuaded Carson to drop out of college and become his intern at the Palm Springs radio show he was hosting.
He has spoken publicly about having the sleep disorder narcolepsy, which he keeps under control with medication.