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Jimmy Kimmel’s Net Worth Is Sky-High—Here’s What We Know

For more than two decades, we’ve seen Jimmy Kimmel deliver the biggest laughs on his late-night talk show. Not only that, but the 55-year-old comedian has also landed major hosting gigs like the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Oscars. All of this is in addition to his producing credits, his writing and his massive real estate portfolio. So, naturally, we’re curious to know: What is Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth?

Keep reading for details on how the TV host earned his fortune.

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1. What is Jimmy Kimmel’s Net Worth?

The comedian is currently worth $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Not surprisingly, his Jimmy Kimmel Live earnings account for a huge portion of that figure. In 2016, Kimmel was included on Forbes’s list of the highest-paid TV hosts in the world, having made a whopping $12 million that year.

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2. What Is His Salary for Jimmy Kimmel Live?

Celebrity Net Worth reports that Kimmel gets an annual salary of $15 million for his show.

However, it comes as no surprise, given that he currently holds the title for the longest-tenured late-night TV host who’s currently on the air. He told NPR, "I don't know how this happened...it's weird to be the oldest guy, but I guess I am. The institution I admired was David Letterman. [And] I never compare myself favorably to Dave. But it is interesting when people tell me, 'Yeah, I've been watching since I was eight.' It's very strange."

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3. How Much Did He Make from Hosting Award Ceremonies?

Kimmel previously hosted the Emmys in 2012, 2016 and 2020. He also emceed the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018—and he's hosting for a third time in 2023.

As for his salary, the TV host revealed in a 2022 interview with Wanda Sykes that his earnings were lower than what most would expect. He told her, “I got paid $15,000 to host the Oscars. And there’s one of me,” he said, referencing Sykes’s shared gig with her fellow co-hosts, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall. “You guys will probably have to split that.” Kimmel added, “It sounds like a lot for one night, but it’s months of work leading up to it.” 

The exact figure he earned for hosting the Emmys hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s been reported that celebrities who’ve hosted the Emmys receive at least $15,000.

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4. What About His Children’s Book?

In case you missed it, Kimmel published an interactive children's picture book called The Serious Goose in 2019. Instead of pocketing the profits, he donated all the proceeds to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and other children’s hospitals around the country.

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5. Does He Own Real Estate?

You bet. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he owns multiple homes in Los Angeles, including a $2.2 million house near Hermosa Beach. He purchased a second home for $2.25 million in 2014, and in 2018, he spent a whopping $8.2 on a third property in Hermosa. Meanwhile, Kimmel also owns a $7 million home in Hollywood Hills, located above Chateau Marmont.

Clearly, Kimmel is living his best life.



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Nakeisha has been interviewing celebrities and covering all things entertainment for over 8 years, but she has also written on a wide range of topics, like career...