Jon Stewart Net Worth
Jon Stewart net worth and salary: Jon Stewart is an actor, comedian, and political satirist who has a net worth of $100 million. When he hosted The Daily Show, his peak annual salary was $25 million. Jon Stewart was born on November 28, 1962 in New York City. His birth name is actually Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. His parents divorced when he was 11 which ultimately led to him being somewhat estranged from his father. This estrangement is at least partially why he started going by the name Jon Stewart. He attended the 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. He took over from the original host Craig Kilborn who left to pursue a movie career. Jon would go on to have enormous success both critically and commercially during his run at The Daily Show. The show won numerous accolades, including two Peabody Awards and 22 Prime time Emmys. In addition to hosting The Daily Show, Stewart also servesd as executive producer and writer. Jon stepped down from The Daily Show in 2015 after 2,579 episodes. He helped pick his replacement Trevor Noah.
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.
John met and began dating Tracey Lynn McShane in 1997. They married in 2000 and today have two children. They both legally changed their last names to "Stewart" in 2001. Tracey has been a practicing vegan for many years and inspired Jon to become a vegetarian. In 2013 they bought a 12-acre farm in Middletown, New Jersey which they converted into a sanctuary for abused animals. In 2017 they bought a 45-acre farm in a Colts Neck, New Jersey which they converted into a sanctuary for animals saved from slaughter houses.
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 28, 1962 (56 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Journalist, Commentator, Critic, Film Producer, Talk show host, Writer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jon Stewart Earnings
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart$1,500,000