Jon Stewart net worth and salary: Actor, comedian, and political satirist Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, now known as Jon Stewart, has a net worth estimated at $80 million and annual salary of $16 million. Stewart graduated from College of William and Mary in Virginia, graduating in 1984. Stewart began his career in New York City, performing stand-up at The Bitter End and Comedy Cellar before being hired for a string of television jobs on Caroline's Comedy Hour, Short Attention Span Theater, You Wrote it, You Watch It. Stewart was given his own television talk show on MTV, which ran from 1993-1995.
In 1999, Stewart took over hosting duties for Comedy Central satirical news program The Daily Show, which has gone on to win numerous accolades, including two Peabody Awards. In addition to hosting The Daily Show, Stewart also serves as executive producer and writer. As an actor, Stewart has appeared in a smattering of films and television shows including Half Baked, The Faculty, Big Daddy, The Nanny, Death to Smoochy, as well appearing as himself in such titles as Evan Almighty, The Simpsons (voice), and the documentary Wordplay. Further hosting gigs include the 2001 and 2002 Grammy Awards and the 78th and 80th Academy Awards. Stewart is the head of Busboy Productions, which produced The Colbert Report, a spin-off of The Daily Show. Stewart published Naked Pictures of Famous People, which went on the New York Times Bestseller list, and contributed to America (The Book), which garnered a Quill Award and went on to be named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.