With his unique one-liners and quick humor, jimmy Fallon won the hearts of his audience throughout his years on TV. His career as a late-night show host made him a household name for most Americans and others worldwide who like his humor.
He is gentle and careful of his guests and doesn’t joke around with matters of sensitive value. Fallon is considerate and satirical with the current issues and has a keen eye on the country’s politics and current affairs.
His impressions are spot on and make the stories that he is deciphering that much more exciting and enticing to watch after a long day at work. Throughout the years, he has earned the trust and respect of many. However, Jimmy has also become one of the wealthiest Late Night Show Hosts in all of the US and that surely helped him in boosting his net worth.
Jimmy Fallon, born as James Thomas Fallon, spent his childhood years in Brooklyn, New York. He often cites his experiences as a teenager in the Brooklyn neighborhood and how he got through those years, of course, with the hint of his impeccable humor.
He was obsessed with the comedy program Saturday Night Live since his teen years. He was only allowed to watched the “Clean” parts of the show that his parents allowed him to watch, but he watched it religiously.
Around the same time, he began playing guitar and performing on the streets and competition shows. He also started trying his luck in stand up comedy. His impressions of his parents and actor James Cagney and Dana Carvey, a fellow comedian, won many hearts locally and earned him the necessary name and fame.
He won the young comedian’s contest making Peewee Herman’s impression.
Fallon married the film producer Nancy Juvonen in 2007 after dating her for a few months. Juvonen owns Flower Films with Drew Barrymore as a co-owner. The couple has two daughters and a golden retriever.
He was named among the 50 Most Eligible Bachelors in People Magazine before getting married.
At the beginning of his career
He dropped out of college merely a semester away from graduating to pursue his career in stand up full time. Fallon moved to Los Angeles and got a job as a manager. He was officially booked at the age of 21 years old and often earned $7.50 for each performance set.
His obsession with the show Saturday Night Live (SNL) drove him to give his first audition in 1997, which he unfortunately failed. The show’s auditions are supposed to be very intimidating, so he prepared for a second time and passed the audition with a little help from his manager at that time.
In his words: “This was my ultimate goal. If I ever cut into a birthday cake and made a wish, I would wish to be on SNL. If I threw a coin into a fountain, I would wish to be on SNL. If I saw a shooting star, I would wish to be on SNL. I remember saying to myself, ‘If I don’t make it on [the show] before I’m 25, I’m going to kill myself.’ It’s crazy. I had no other plan. I didn’t have friends. I didn’t have a girlfriend, I didn’t have anything going on. I had my career, which was it.”
Jimmy Fallon’s net worth and the beginning of his career with SNL
Fallon began his SNL career as a featured player and became well recognized by the fourth episode. He could sing and perform comedy better than anyone around. He was dubbed as charming by his vast female fan base.
His career on the show was meant to last three years but was stretched for three more years, and he stayed on the show for a total of six years. He remained a fan favorite and in demand with the audience throughout his time on Saturday Night Live.
The start and end of his movie career
In 2004, he began delving into Hollywood waters and started to make way into movies. He read many scripts but rejected them before landing on a film called Taxi. He said that the movie’s action-comedy attracted him. However, the movie was a box office flop and failed to hail any good reviews from the critics.
After several failed attempts, he made his way back to the television and returned as the late-night show host.
In 2009, he took over the Late Night Show on NBC from Conan O’Brian. The show was renamed Late Night Show With Jimmy Fallon.
In 2014, Fallon signed with The Tonight Show from Jay Leno and took it over right after the 2014 Olympics. He became the show’s permanent host without being invited as a guest host before, which happened only for the second time in the show’s history.
The show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon won an Emmy Award in 2010. Then again, he won Emmy Awards in 2012 for SNL and 2015 for the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon’s net worth and his real estate
Fallon makes $16 million annually from hosting the Late night show.
He bought a $5.7 million house made like a farmhouse in 2011. The house is as big as 3,500 square feet and made beautifully modern with a countryside touch.
In 2014, he bought unit number 5 at 34 Grammercy Place and paid for the studio apartment with $725,000.
Fallon purchased a 35 unit 9 story building for $1.35 million in 2014 as well.
Quotes by Jimmy Fallon
“I wanted to be a Priest at one point. I was pretty religious. I was an altar boy, and I was good at it. Then, I started meeting girls, and I’m like, ‘You know, maybe I shouldn’t be a Priest.”
“On ‘Late Night,’ it’s like we’re all in on the joke. That’s what I wanted it to be. I’m not doing something sneaky. Inside jokes, I don’t like those. We can all ride together, and everyone’s on the same thing going, ‘Aha, I know where you’re going here.”