Jay Leno Net Worth

Jay Leno Net Worth 2021, Age, Height, Weight, Wiki & Quotes

Jay Leno is a US comedian, actor and television host who has a net worth of $350 million. Born James Douglas Muir Leno on April 28th 1950 in New Rochelle, New York.

He was raised in Andover, Massachusetts and Attleboro, Massachusetts where he spent his teenage years with the ambition to be an automobile mechanic.

Jay Leno started his career in the late 1960’s when he began working as a comedian in comedy clubs. He also worked as an announcer and host on TV game shows, but it wasn’t until 1982 when he was offered his own talk show for NBC called “The Tonight Show”. Jay Leno hosted “The Tonight Show” for 21 years until it was taken over by Conan O’Brien in 2009. It’s believed that he has a net worth of $500 million as of 2021.

Jay Leno Fast Facts

Net Worth In 2021: $500 million
Real Name/Full Name James Douglas Muir “Jay” Leno
Nick Name: Jay Leno
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 April 1950
Age/How Old: 71 years old
Siblings Brother: Patrick Leno
Profession: TV Host
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5 ′ 9 ″
Weight: In Kilograms – 86 Kg
In Pounds – 189.6 lbs
Parents Name: Father – Angelo Leno
Mother – Catherine Muir
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Religion: N/A
Gay Or Straight? Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mavis Leno
Kids/Children Name: No Kids
Education: Andover High School
Emerson College

Early Life

Leno was born on April 28, 1950, in New Rochelle, New York. His housewife mother, Catherine (née Muir; 1911–1993), was born in Greenock, Scotland, and immigrated to the United States at age 11. Angelo’s father, Raffaele (1897–1979) grew up in Giulianova, Italy and was a cutlery salesman (born to Giovanni Leno and Palmira Raffole). His father later owned and operated a seafood restaurant in which Jay Leno worked as a cook after his parents sent him off at age 15 for a course at the Culinary Institute of America.

Leno grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, and graduated from Andover High School.[4] Leno obtained a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College, where he started a comedy club in 1973. His older brother, Patrick (May 12, 1940 – October 6, 2002), was a Vietnam War veteran who worked as an attorney.


On March 2, 1977, Jay Leno made his debut on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Leno had minor parts in several television series and films, including a role as JJ in “J.J. in Trouble” of Good Times in 1976 and as Holmes & Yo-Yo’s pilot that same year. He has since acted in some films including Johnny Dangerously (1984) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). His many guest appearances include the role of a cantankerous airplane passenger who insists that he is “Richard Belzer” in The Stupids. He hosted NBC’s morning show My Name Is Earl during its first season.

Leno started out as a fill-in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in 1986. In 1992, amid considerable speculation, he took over the program from Carson, who had been hosting Late Night with David Letterman since 1982 (aired after The Tonight Show), and many—including Carson himself – predicted would be his replacement.

In 2007, Leno was accused of violating WGA standards by producing his own script for The Tonight Show during the Writers Guild of America Strike. In 2009, he went to court, whereupon WGA released the list of scabs. Leno was not listed on the list of strikebreakers when WGA published it. He is best recognized for his work in comedy.

Leno left The Tonight Show on Friday, May 29, 2009, and Conan O’Brien took over on June 1, 2009. Jay Leno’s final episode on the show was viewed by an estimated 52.1 million people around the world.

Leno made his first appearance as host of The Jay Leno Show on September 14, 2009. This version of The Tonight Show would be more of a news show with Leno’s monologues at the beginning of each episode, including one or two items about events in the news. The Jay Leno Show lasted less than three years.

How Old Is Jay Leno? What's His Weight, Height & Zodiac Sign

Leno was born on 28 April 1950 making him 71 years old. In Kilograms he weighs 86 kg and in pounds 189 lbs. His height is 175 cm or 5 ′ 9 ″ His star sign Zodiac is Taurus, the second astrological sign.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Since 1980, Leno has been married to Mavis Leno; the couple has no children. During his first year as host of The Tonight Show, Leno’s mother died at age 82, and his father died at age 84. Patrick Leno, a Vietnam veteran and Yale Law School graduate who had succumbed to cancer in 2002 when he was just 52, had long been estranged from Jay Leno after a bitter fight with his parents that he blamed on their cold and distant relationship.


  • Writers Guild of America Award for Variety, Musical, Award, Tribute, Special Event (1989)
  • Primetime Emmy Award For Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, 1995)
  • TV Guide Award (Favorite Late Night Show, 1999)
  • Hollywood Walk Of Fame (2000)
  • People Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show (2006)
  • Hasty Pudding Man Of The Year (2011)
  • TCA Career Achievement Award (2013)
  • Mark Twain Prize For American Humor (2014)

Jay Leno Net Worth

Јау Lеnо is an American comedian, actor. He is also a well-known producer and writer, who has given multiple shows and series that the world enjoys until today. It’s believed that he has a net worth of $500 million as of 2021. Јау started his show in year 1992, and at that time he was one of the most successful comedian in America. Јау Lеnо is also best known for his show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). His success and net worth comes from the fact that he has sold more than 70 million tickets of his shows and comedy series all over the world.

In memory of Lennie Sogoloff, who trained him at his jazz club, Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike, Leno donated $100,000 to a scholarship fund at Salem State College (now Salem State University) in 2009.

In August 2012, Leno sold his Fiat 500 for $385,000 to help a charity that assists wounded war veterans recover by providing them with temporary housing.

Jay Leno Quotes

People don't mind if you have a lot of money if they know you're working for it.

If I have one advantage, it's that I will try to work harder than the next guy.

I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder.

Jay Leno's Secret to Success

Hard work and determination, Jay has never been a master of self-promotion. Although he worked as a comedian for approximately forty years before he landed his own show, the Tonight Show, many people still do not know who is exactly.

For those interested in hosting their own talk show or series, Leno stressed that they need to have a regular job and be ready to work hard. He said: “You have to pay your dues and you do odd jobs because there is no one who will give you a career, even if they like you.”

People should not hate but love their work, as Jay does love what he does every day. As he put it: “Be nice to people. It’s more important than talent.”


Jay Lеnо is an American comedian, actor. He is also a well-known producer and writer, who has given multiple shows and series that the world enjoys until today. Jay started his show in year 1992, and at that time he was one of the most successful comedian in America. It’s believed that he has a net worth of $500 million as of 2021.

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