An American television personality, comedian, and producer by the name of James Christian Kimmel. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night chat show that debuted on ABC on January 26, 2003, at the Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California, and on April 1, 2019, at a secondary location, the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip, is the show he hosts and executive produces. Kimmel presided over the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018, as well as the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, 2016 and 2020.
Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central’s The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money prior to hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show are just a few of the programmes Kimmel has created.
He was listed among “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” by Time in 2018. Following Conan O’Brien’s retirement from anchoring a late-night programme, Kimmel is the current American late-night talk show host with the longest tenure.
About Jimmy Kimmel
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 13, 1967 (54 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Talk show host, Television producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Singer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Early Life & Education
Kimmel, the eldest of three children born to American Express executive Joan (Iacono) and IBM executive James John Kimmel, was raised in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn, New York.
He was brought up Catholic, serving the altar as a young age.
Kimmel’s mother immigrated to the United States from Ischia, Naples, where she is of Italian descent. Her family was originally from Albania. His paternal great-great-grandparents were immigrants from Germany, two of them. The last name of his family had been “Kümmel” (caraway in German) for many generations.
At the age of nine, the family relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. After completing his high school education, he spent one year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before transferring to Arizona State University. 2013 saw him get an honorary degree from UNLV.
Frank Potenza (“Uncle Frank”), Kimmel’s uncle, frequently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! from 2003 until his passing in 2011.
During the final season of Win Ben Stein’s Money, his cousin Sal Iacono took over Kimmel’s co-hosting duties, and he later started writing and performing sketches on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A prominent character in the programme is also his Aunt Chippy (Concetta Potenza). Jonathan, his brother, serves as the show’s director. A comedian, Jill, is his sister.
He was hired as the co-host of the programme “The Me And Him Show” at Seattle radio station “KZOK-FM” in 1989, which was his first employment. But after only two months, he was sacked, and in Palm Springs, California, he launched his own radio programme.
In 1996, he made an appearance as “Jimmy the fox person” in Fox Network promotional videos. He has appeared on a number of talk shows, including The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The Late Show with David Letterman.
In 1997, Kimmel made a television appearance as a co-host of the game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” which aired on the Comedy Central Network. His funny remarks and distinctive performance style appealed to TV viewers.
In 2001’s “Mr. Saturday Knight,” the ninth episode of “Family Guy,” he portrayed “Deaths Dog” in the episode. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, his own late-night chat show, debuted on the ABC network in 2003.
In 2012, he served as the host of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., where he cracked jokes about his high school history teacher during the closing ceremony.
The Solemn Goose, an interactive children’s picture book with Jimmy Kimmel’s original pictures, was published in July 2019 and urges readers to make the serious goose grin.
Jimmy Kimmel Live frequently features Kimmel’s cousin Sal Iacono and uncle Frank Potenza. Gina Maddy and Kimmel were wed from 1988 till 2002. Katherine and Kevin are their two kids. From 2002 through 2009, he was dating Sarah Silverman.
In July 2013, he wed Molly McNearney; the couple has two children, Jane and William John. Their son received successful surgery at barely three days old after being born with a rare congenital heart condition. When Kimmel returned to the air, he shared the harrowing incident with his viewers.
Kimmel, a Democrat and devout Catholic, supports both parties. He has acknowledged openly having narcolepsy.
Jimmy is a property owner in the LA region. A house in Hermosa Shore, California, one block from the beach, was purchased by Jimmy for $2.175 million in 2004. For $2.25 million, he acquired a second house in Hermosa in 2014.
He once gave his wife’s sister the deed to this house. He spent $8.2 million on another another Hermosa property in 2018. This land now houses a modest 2,200 square foot house. A potential future mansion might be 20,000 square feet, per the sale plans.
Jimmy owns a $7.1 million two-parcel home outside of Hermosa in the Hollywood Hills, on top of the renowned Chateau Marmont.
Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth 2022
One of the richest and most popular talk show hosts in America is Jimmy Kimmel.
His programme has broken all records for other discussion shows and is one of the longest-running late-night talk shows in ABC network history.
Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth was $50 million as of June 2022.