American TV personality Jon Stewart is filthy rich! Learn all about his net worth!
Jon Stewart, full name Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, was born on November 28, 1962, in New York to Donald Leibowitz and Marian Laskin. His father worked as an energy coordinator at the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, and his mother was a teacher who afterward became an educational consultant. When Jon was 11, his parents divorced. After his parents' separation, Jon barely reconnected with his father, and they reportedly had a strained relationship.
Because of the complicated relationship, Jon declined his surname and used his middle name. He ultimately changed his middle name from Stuart to Stewart in 2001. He completed his stand-up debut at The Bitter End club before becoming a frequent performer at the Comedy Cellar. Having proved himself as a powerful brand in the comedy industry, Jon Stewart finally started hosting his talk show in 1993, titled 'The Jon Stewart Show.' However, the show's ratings began to drop in the following years, and it went in revocation in June 1995.
During his career in comedy and television show hosting, Jon has also pursued a prosperous career in the film industry as an actor, film producer, and director. Jon is also a well-known author and publisher. As an author, he's best known for publishing Stripped Pictures of Famous People in 1998 as well as contributing to America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction in 2004
How Much is Jon Stewart's Net Worth?
Jon Stewart’s long career in the entertainment industry echoes admiringly on his bank accounts. As of today, Jon has a net worth of $120 million which is a mammoth sum.
Image: Jon Stewart at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Source: Google
The 59-year-old owes a considerable amount of his worth to his salary from The Daily Show. During his first year hosting the show, Stewart made $1.5 million. By 2008, his pay had rocketed to a whopping $14 million per year. In 2010, Stewart signed a new contract that caught him earning $25 million annually.
In addition to his entertainment earnings, Jon Stewart is also a brilliant realtor and has invested in various real estate properties over the years. In March 2005, Jon paid $5.8 million for a 6000-square-foot apartment located in Tribeca, New York City. He marketed the property in 2014 for $17.5 million, earning a profit of more than $11 million.
Jon Stewart's Stewart Properties
Jon Stewart owns several properties around the. He has a duplex penthouse in New York City that is 6000 square feet with 1800 square feet of outdoor space. He holds a waterfront summer home outside of the city that is 5000 square feet with a detached two-car garage, pool house, private dock, and boathouse.
Image: Jon Stewart smiling at McConnell Source: Google
In 2010, a $3.8 million riverfront mansion located in Red Bank, New Jersey, was acquired by Jon. Further, he also purchased a $3.2 million property next door the following year. In addition, he has a 12-acre farm in Middletown, New Jersey, and a 45-acre farm in Colts Neck, Jersey.