Jerry Lewis Net Worth
Jerry Lewis net worth and career earnings: Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter who had a net worth of $50 million. In the late 50s and early 60s, Jerry was one of the highest paid entertainers on the planet, able to command large salaries and back end profits from his films. Jerry Lewis first became famous as a funny man in the comic team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. He then became a solo actor in films and TV and a singer, director and producer. Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in Newark, New Jersey in March 1926. He started performing at five years old. In tenth grade he dropped out of high school and was rejected from the military for having a heart murmur. He gained notoriety by teaming up with singer Dean Martin as part of the Martin and Lewis comedy team. They made many TV appearances and worked at the Copacabana. Lewis was featured in DC Comics both solo and with Martin. Jerry Lewis has well over 70 acting credits to his name. He has been the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from The American Comedy Awards, Venice Film Festival, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Lewis has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lewis is known for being host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day Telethon. He is also the national chair for the MDA. He was married twice and had six sons and a daughter. From 1969 to 1980 he was behind a chain of Jerry Lewis Cinemas. Lewis wrote three books. Jerry Lewis died on August 20, 2017 at the age of 91.