Jon Stewart Net Worth
American political satirist, writer, television host and actor, Jon Stewart is well known to have amounted net worth of around $80 million. The reason for having his huge net worth is his annual salary which is $16 million per year. He was born on November 28, 1962 in New York City and attended Lawrence High School and later on enrolled on College of William and Mary. The first job of Stewart was at Woolworths as shelf stocker, bartender, caterer, school coach etc. with his profession as political satirist, actor and TV host, he had made him impressive net worth.
Steward made his stand-up comedian profession debut at “The Bitter End”. He started using the stage name “Jon Steward” by dropping his last name and changing the spelling of his middle name “Stuart” to “Stewart”. He became regular at Comedy Cellar, as he was the last performer at every night. He used to perform there till 2 a.m. Stewart first television job was as a writer for Caroline’s Comedy Hour. Similarly, before rising into stardom, he hosted various shows such as Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater, You Wrote It, You Watch It, The State, Late Night with David Letterman and many others. In 1933 he developed the show on MTV “The Jon Stewart Show”. The Jon Start Show became instant hit and became the second-highest rated MTV show after Beavis and Butt-head. After the success of The Jon Stewart Show, he started hosting “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central in 1999. From the show, he received $1.5 million per season and till 2012 he was paid a salary of $14 million per season. The paid salary made Jon Stewart as one of the highest paid host in Hollywood. The show just did not made him to earn a huge amount of money but also made him lucky to win sixteen Emmy Awards.
Apart from his TV hosting profession, he released his first book entitled “Naked Pictures of Famous People”. The book contained the humorous short stories and essays and it got success to be in The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2004, Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff released the book America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction and sold millions of copies. From the selling of the books too, his net worth was well increased. He increased his net worth from his voice acting on audiobook version of Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation and Stephen Colbert’s I am America (And So Can You!). As an actor, Stewart appeared on various movies including Playing by Heart, Wishful Thinking, Since You’ve Been Gone, The Faculty, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Hence, with his multi-talented abilities, Jon Stewart has made his net worth tight.
Things to know about Jon Stewart
Full Name: Jonathon Stuart Leibowitz
Date of Birth: 28th November, 1962
Jon Stewart Net Worth: $80 Million