The former host of the The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central for 16 years till 2015, Jon Stewart has made millions of people laugh and cry at the same time. 55-year-old Stewart blessed with a successful career and a happy married life with his wife Tracey McShane and 2 children, is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $80 million.
Professional since 1987, Jon Stewart is the co-author of America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, which was one of the best-selling books in the U.S. in 2004. Having appeared in U.S. media networks such as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, Jon has won million hearts and million dollars. Want to know more about his properties and earnings? Scroll down.
Jon Stewart’s Net Worth: Salary and Properties
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz famously known as Jon Stewart has a net worth of $80 million which is no surprise for a person like him. Jon who started his career as a standup comedian gradually climbed up the peak of his career by hosting various TV shows.
The host of The Daily Show with John Stewart, Jon Stewart
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According to TV Guide’s ranking, Jon made an annual salary of $20-$30 million just by hosting The Daily Show which makes him one of the highest-paid hosts. If we see that statistics, he has earned pretty lumps of money which were proportional until he left The Daily Show in 2015.
- Earnings in 2008- $14 million
- Earnings in 2009- $15 million
- Earnings in 2014- $20 million
Jon also made $17.5 million by selling his duplex penthouse called Stanley Monkey Trust (named after his cat and dog) at 161 Hudson Street which he had bought for $5.8 million. He made a 201.1 percent profit.
In 2013, Jon and Tracey bought a 12-acre farm in Middletown, New Jersey, called Bufflehead Farm to use as a sanctuary for abused animals. Also, in October 2016, he bought Colts Neck farm for $4 million for an animal sanctuary.
Currently, Jon along with his wife and children live in their million dollars mansion in New York City.
Comedy Comeback at 2018: Jon Stewart's Philanthropy
Probably, many of us have learned that, besides being filled with talent, Jon is full of kindness. In September 2018, it was reported that Jon Stewart along with Bruce Springsteen will join forces for the headline veterans benefit, Stand Up For Heroes.
The program organized Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival and has raised more than $45 million for injured veterans, service members and their families. The 12th Stand Up For Heroes is scheduled for November 5, 2018.
The stars will be joined by the 2018 lineup comedians Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Carr, and Seth Meyers and country music singer-songwriter Eric Church.
Career Of Jon Stewart
He entered the TV show by hosting Short Attention Span Theatre in Comedy Central and later went on to host his own show named The Jon Stewart Show on MTV. But he gained fame and popularity by hosting The Daily Show. He was also the writer and co-executive producer of the show.
Besides hosting shows he also appeared in movies showing his versatility. He has appeared in movies like Half Baked (Enhancement smoker), Big Daddy (Adam Sandler’s roommate), Evan Almighty (Himself), The Faculty (Prof Edward Furlong) and much more. I presume that he was paid good money for all those movies. He has also voiced in two animated movies Doogal and The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina.
Jon Stewart and Adam Sandler in the movie "Big Daddy"
Apart from movies he also guests starred in sitcoms including The Nanny, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Spin City, News Radio, American Dad!, and The Simpsons. He has made guest appearances on the children's television series Between the Lions, Sesame Street, and Jack's Big Music Show.
Jon Stewart in News Radio
Jon also tried his hand in writing and was very successful indeed. In 1998 he released his first book Naked Pictures of Famous People, a collection of humorous short stories and essays. The book reached The New York Times bestseller list.
Jon Stewart as the host of Grammy Awards 2002
Source: NY Daily News
Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff released a book called America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction which landed top fifteen spots on the best seller.
He also had his own production company called Busboy Productions (named after his previous job as a busboy). The company produced The Night Show with Larry Wilmore and sitcom pilot of Three Strikes, a documentary.
Stewart has hosted the Grammy Awards twice, in 2001 and in 2002, and the 78th Academy Awards, which were held March 5 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. He returned to host the 80th Academy Awards on February 24, 2008.
Well, if you speak about honors and awards that he received, we might not even get it all in here, because he has earned more than we can define it in words.
Jon Stewart at Emmy Awards 2004
Source: NY Daily News
But hey I am going to share some of it with you guys. To start off, he has received two ‘Peabody Awards’, ‘Indecision 2000’, ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Best Comedy Album’, ‘Doctor of Arts’ honor and etcetera.
Jon Stewart at 67th Emmy Awards
Source: NY Daily News
We wish all the best for Jon Stewart in his future adventures. Further, his net worth is expected to increase even more in the coming days.