Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, director, political commentator, producer, actor, and television host. He hosted The Daily Show for 16 years from 1999 to 2015, At that time he was earning approximately $25 million per year.
Jon Stewart’s net worth is $120 million.
Jon Stewart’s real name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. Jonathan was born on 28 November 1962 to Marian and Donald Leibowitz in New York City. Marian was a teacher and educational consultant and Donald Leibowitz was an energy coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Treasury. When Stuart was 11 years old both Marian and Donald divorced and Stuart was having a strained relationship with his father.
He dropped his surname and began to use the middle name, Stuart. In 2001 he legally changed his surname to Stewart. In 2015 He disclosed that his relationship with his father is still complicated. He doesn’t want his father’s last name/surname. He changed the spelling of His middle name “Stuart” to “Stewart” and he also dropped his last name and began using Jon Stewart.
Stewart completed his graduation from The College Of William and Mary in Virginia. After his graduation, he performed multiple jobs such as soccer coach at Gloucester High School in Virginia, contingency planner for the New Jersey Department of human services, and contract administrator for the City University of New York. He was also a busboy, shelf stocker, caterer, and also bartender.
Jon Stewart made his debut at The Bitter End as a stand-up comedian. Every day for 2 years he performs at Comedy Cellar. Jon Stewart’s first television job Was that he was a writer for Caroline’s Comedy Hour. In 1990 he was co-host of Comedy Central Short Attention Span Theater. Stewart’s career takes off on March 6, 1992, due to his appearance on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman.
In 1993, he developed his self-titled show “The Jon Stewart Show”. The Jon Stewart Show was a talk show and it was so popular that the show was one of the top-rated MTV shows of that time.
Stewart hosted a live talked show “Where’s Elvis This Week” in 1996.
In 1997 Stewart hosted a show entitled “40 years of comedy” in which he was the interviewer of George Carlin. In 1999 Jon made his debut in “The Daily Show” when Craig Killborn left the show and Jon Stewart started hosting “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. The daily show is the perfect combination of humor and the day’s top news stories. In an interview, Jon stated that his goal was “Schnicks and Giggles” which means he is uncomfortable on the stage without hearing the audience laugh. That’s why he is one of the successful hosts in the television industry. Jon Stewart hosted the daily show until 2015 when Trevor Noah permanently took the show.
In 2008 Stewart appeared on the news program Democracy Now. In 2013 Stewart took a break from the daily show to direct “Rosewater”. On August 6, 2015, he left “The Daily Show” and Michele Ganeless (Director of comedy Central) also confirmed it. After leaving the daily show Stewart signed a 4 year deal with HBO.
Jon Stewart also worked in many movies such as Mixed Nuts, The First Wives Club but his scene was deleted, Playing by Heart, Wishful Thinking, Since you have been gone, The faculty, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Doogal, Half baked, Death to Smoochy, Evan Almighty. Jon also has his production, Busboy Productions.
During the shooting of wishful thinking, he went on a blind date with Tracey Lynn McShane. They dated for almost 4 years. In 2000 they got married and they also have two children through Vitro fertilization. He faces criticism by several journalists many times because of his outspoken nature and his humor.
Jon Stewart won many awards in his career. He won most of the awards for his hosting in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Because of him, The Daily show received Primetime Emmy Award for 10 consecutive years. In total he won, 2 Grammy awards, 22 primetime Emmy awards,7 Producers Guild of America awards, and many others. He was also featured in Time Magazine for the top 100 most influential people.
He was also named the most influential man of 2010 by AskMen. Jon Stewart also won The Bronze Medallion award for his advocacy on behalf of 9/11 victims and their families.
The estimated net worth of Jon Stewart is $120 million. He is one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. He achieves lots of success for being the host of The Daily Show.his annual salary was $25 million.
He also purchased an apartment worth $5.8 million and in 2014 he sold it for $17.5 million. He also has a mansion in red bank, New Jersey worth $3.8 million. In 2013 Jon and his wife brought 12Acers farm in Middletown, New Jersey for creating a sanctuary for abused animals, to save them from slaughterhouses.
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