Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, has been behind the desk since 2009 when he took over Late Night. Since 2009, he has become the king of late night TV leading up to him taking over The Tonight Show for Jay Leno back in 2014.
After being nominated for Outstanding Variety Series for the past six years and winning a Grammy for his comedy album Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon has now gone into the world of theme park attractions, developing a ride called “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Universal Studios Orlando. He has taken the top spot in late night television rankings since he took over The Tonight Show.
Jimmy Fallon’s Net Worth as of 2017: $35 million
Let’s see how being #1 in late night helps his bank account.
1998 – 2004
Jimmy Fallon started as a featured cast member on Saturday Night Live back in 1998. Being a featured cast member would give you a salary of $6,000 per episode. Jimmy became more prominent on SNL when he took on the role of an anchor on Weekend Update alongside Tina Fey. Being the lead anchor certainly has its perks.
2005 – 2008
Fallon left SNL in 2004 to pursue a career in movies. He was the leading man in Fever Pitch alongside Drew Barrymore, as well as Taxi with Queen Latifah and in Whip It. The culmination of those three films gave Fallon a good $1 million. Sadly, his film career didn’t turn out exactly the way he wanted it to. Thankfully, his true calling was right around the corner.
2009 – 2017
When Jimmy Fallon started Late Night back in 2009, he earned $5 million per year. From his fun personality to his crazy skits, Late Night quickly became a must-watch show. Fallon also released his comedy CD, Blow Your Pants Off, which included songs performed on the show. Blow Your Pants Off ended up winning the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. It seemed like every segment went viral. When Fallon took over The Tonight Show in 2014, his salary went from $5 million a year to $14 million, making him the second-highest paid talk show host in late night.
Jimmy Fallon’s net worth now stands at $35 million. From his years at Saturday Night Live to his short-lived movie career, to his seat behind the desk at Late Night, Fallon has slowly become everyone’s favorite talk show host.