Jimmy Carr Net Worth
Jimmy Carr net worth and salary: Jimmy Carr is a stand-up comedian, actor, and television host who has a net worth of $16 million. Jimmy Carr is famous for his deadpan brand of humor which has translated into a super successful career as a TV host and comedian. He is also a writer, actor and presenter for radio. Born in Hounslow, Greater London, England holds dual British-Irish citizenship. James Anthony Patrick Carr was born in Limerick, Ireland in September 1972. He attended and graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in political science. After University Carr worked in marketing for Shell Oil but he eventually shifted to a career in entertainment. He achieved early success hosting game shows for Channel 4 including Distraction and Your Face or Mine?. He presented the 100 series that included 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters and 100 Worst Britons. He hosted the United States version of Distraction from 2004 to 2006 on Comedy Central. He was nominated for the Rose d'Or award for Best Game Show Host in 2006. Jimmy Carr is known for his signature laugh as well as his dark humor, deadpan delivery, and one-liners. He hosted the panel show 8 out of 10 Cats and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. He has done numerous stand-up comedy tours. His 2006 tour Gag Reflex earned him the 2006 British Comedy Award for "Best Live Stand Up". He toured with rock band the Killers in 2009. In 2007 he was the first major comedian to perform on Second Life. Carr has released 10 comedy DVDs.