Jay Leno

Jay Leno 2014 – 2015: $375 Million

Jay Leno’s real name is James Douglas Muir, I bet you didn’t know that, and to be absolutely honest with you, I didn’t konw either. However, I really don’t understand why people just call him Jay, I would call him Doug or Dougie instead, but hey, that’s just me, so who cares? Anyway one thing that I do know about this extremely funny guy is that he sure does make a lot of money.

Despite starting out his career as an actor, he actually found success doing something else, and that something else was little thing called “hosting”. At the peak of his career, or better yet, at the end, because if you didn’t know the TV network for which Leno worked most of his life recently announced that he is retiring from his 22-year job as the host of NBC’s Tonight Show, and that he will be replaced by another well known comedian Jimmy Fallon.

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Jay Leno’s career has been quite interesting, while struggling to become an actor in the late 70s James landed several minor roles in various tv shows and films, and even though he didn’t achieve immediate success during those days, he at least was able to make his first appearance on the Tonight Show in 1977, he performed a very funny comedy routine which I’m sure made a long lasting impression. Leno’s career took a really long while to take off, it really started picking up in the late 80’s, in fact, by 1987 he became a regular substitute host for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, and by 1992 he had already replaced Carson as the host of the show.

James went on to host NBC’s Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009, he was then replaced by Conan O’Brien for a while, and during that time he launched and hosted his own show, which was called “The Jay Leno Show” until 2010 when NBC finally decided to end O’Brien’s contract and bring Leno back as the official host of the Tonight Show. However, things have now finally come to an end, and we will soon be watching Jimmy Fallon late at night instead, I hope he does well, because Leno will be a really big void to fill. It will be hard to see you leave, we all wish you the best of luck James!

But, how much is Jay Leno really worth? Well, according to several online media outlets and magazines James Douglas Muir has an estimated net worth of $350 million, other sources claim that he’s worth only $250 million. However, after making our own calculations and taking into account the most recent information about his career, salary, and earnings we have come to the conclusion that he might be richer than what most people think, or say. We believe that Jay has a total fortune of $375 million dollars approximately.

Jay Leno is not currently ranked on Forbes Magazine 100 Richest Celebrities list, however, he does have a Forbes profile, because he does have the money. Anyway, if Forbes decides to include James once again on one of their highly coveted lists we will update this page and let you know about it as soon as it happens.

Jay Leno Career Earnings and Salary:

1992 – $1 Million
1993 – $3 Million
1994 – $4 Million
1995 – $4 Million
1996 – $5 Million
1997 – $5 Million
1998 – $5 Million
1999 – $10 Million
2000 – $12 Million
2001 – $15 Million
2002 – $18 Million
2003 – $20 Million
2004 – $20 Million
2005 – $20 Million
2006 – $20 Million
2007 – $20 Million
2008 – $20 Million
2009 – $26 Million
2010 – $27 Million
2011 – $25 Million
2012 – $15 Million
2013 – $15 Million

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