Facts of Jon Stewart
|Full Name||Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz|
|Birth Name||Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz|
|Other Name||Jon Stewart,Stew Beef|
|Profession||TV host, Actor, Director, Producer|
|Birth City||New York City, New York|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Father Name||Donald Leibowitz|
|Father Profession||Physics professor at The College of New Jersey and Thomas Edison State College|
|Mother Profession||Educational consultant|
|No Of Children||2|
|Awards||Emmy Award,Grammy Award|
|Sibilings||Lawrence, Dan, Matthew|
|Filmography||The Faculty (1998),Big Daddy (1999),Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)|
|Education||The College of William & Mary in Virginia|
|Date of Birth||November 28,1962|
How Much Net Worth Does Comedian & TV Host Jon Stewart Owns?
Jon Stewart, an American born singer, comedian, director & TV host is famed for hosting the Comedy Central's The Daily Show (1999-2015). Professional since 1987, Stewart career has earned himself wide fame and fortune, amassing him the net worth of $100 million as of August 2019.
While working in The Daily Show for 16 years, the American comedian earned the average annual salary of $25 million.
Starting his career through the stand-up comedy The Bitter End in the late 80s, Jon stepped-up to TV career in The Jon Stewart Show (1993-1995) followed by The Daily Show. Later, he transited to production and even more, signed with HBO, however, the deal was canceled later.
Ladder To Success & Fortune: Career Transition
The veteran with over 3 decades of experience in TV, Jon Stewart surely has become an inspiration to many comedians: Stephen Colbert, Jordan Klepper, and Trevor Noah.
No doubt, Stewart who considers David Letterman as his influence, indeed has showered himself with luxury, with the successful career.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, The Daily Show host has an estimated net worth of $100 million as of August 2019. On the other hand, The Richest claim his fortune to be $80 million only.
The major source of Jon's income is his TV career, from his own show The Jon Stewart Show and then the move to Comedy Central's The Daily Show as replacement of Craig Kilborn.
During the career height, the show earned him the payroll as much as $25 million per year. Well, the average salary for the late-night hosts is $10 million.
Moreover, in November 2015, Jon signed with HBO on a 4-year deal, seeking him a production deal along with his production company Busboy Productions (founded in the mid-1990s). However, the deal was canceled in May 2017 due to technical reasons.
In addition to that, Stewart wrote and released the Naked Pictures of Famous People in 1998; became The New York Times Best-Seller.
Following 6 years, in 2004, the former Comedy Central face released another book America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction alongside writer staff of The Daily Show.
How Much Was Jon Stewart's Salary In The Daily Show?
As reported, Stewart earned $6 million for his 1st season of The Daily Show in 1999, while the salary in 2000 was $1.5 million as per IMDB.
Later in April 2010, the comedian renewed his contract with Comedy Central, that resulted in a whopping $14 million.
Well, prior to the renewal of his contract, in 2008, his annual salary according to Forbes was $14 million.
He Was The Highest Paid TV Host in 2013
Moreover, in 2013, Jon became the highest-paid late-night TV personality as per TV Guide, earning $25-$30 million from The Daily Show. The other-highest paid personalities were Jay Leno (The Tonight Show- $20 million), David Letterman (Late Night- $20 million) and Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live- $10 million).
Well, Jon Stewart stepped-down as the host of The Daily Show, and was replaced by Trevor Noah (hosts since 2015).
Career Update & Accolades
Having appeared in the movies like The Faculty (1998), Big Daddy (1999) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), the American comedian also has 48 producing and 21 writing credits.
Since 2015, he works as an executive producer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
For a fact, Stewart has earned numerous accolades with his wide-fame career, including 22 Emmy Award and 2 Grammy Award.
Back in September 2015, he earned 3 Emmy Awards for his work in The Daily Show at 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.
As reported, The Daily Show has received 9 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program.
For now, the details on Jon Stewart's endorsement is not out, though can charge lumps of money for commercial or sponsorship.
As for a fact, Stewart is not active on Instagram or Twitter, though has a managed Twitter account @jonstewartbooks with over 134K followers.
Active Charity Worker & Advocacy
Over the years, Stewart has been a headliner with his charity works & advocacy. Back in 2000, he appeared in celebrity-edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and turned his $125,000 earnings to donation; given to Alzheimer's Disease Research.
Also on August 6, 2015, he hosted The Daily Show for the last time but made it a remarkable charity to New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA). Reportedly, along with Omaze, the show raised money with meet-and-greet raffle, totaling $2.2 million.
For a fact, he presents himself as an advocate for benefits & treatment of veterans and 9/11 first responders.
In 2019, Jon Stewart gave an impassioned speech against the Congress' $7.375 billion limits in pay-outs to 9/11 responders through December 2020, demanding permanent funding for the victims.
As reported, the former TV host has associations with 16 non-profitable organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Comic Relief, Stand Up To Cancer and Autism Speaks.
Real Estate Empire: House, Cars & Lifestyle
The stand-up comedian turned TV host does live a lavish lifestyle with his fortune. Sources cite that, Jon resides in his New York house with his wife Tracey Lynn McShane.
Currently Owned Houses:
- Bought in 2009 for $3.8 million- A 1.2-acre estate in Red Bank, New Jersey featuring 5,000-square-foot home
- Purchased in Summer of 2000 for $675,000 - A humble & small house in Hamptons near Sag Harbor, NY
Apart from his career transition, Stewart's proficiency in exchanging hands in real estates have gained huge limelight as well.
In November 2016, the former The Daily Show host shed-off his duplex penthouse in lower Manhattan, New York for a jaw-dropping $17.5 million.
For a fact, Jon had bought the 6,000 sq. ft. property in NY for $5.8 million in March 2005. Without a doubt, the sale was an exaggerating 201% profit.
Earlier, Stewart owned another apartment in Greenwich Village of New York until he sold it for $3.995 million in late 2005.
Well, it earned him $1.383 million in profits, as the TV host had taken keys of 2,200 sq. ft. property in April 2002 for $2.612 million, before he snagged it off.
And regarding the collection of cars, Jon Stewart seems confidential about his rides. But without a question, it's not a big deal for him to afford luxurious cars.
Did you know? Back in 2014, Stewart starred in Jerry Seinfeld's web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" in its 4th season.
Expenses on Tax & Insurance
The Jon Stewart Show host pays a chunk of money for his tax & insurance. Since he lives in New York, his residence calls on 1.925% of its assessed value as property tax, accompanied with $1,257 insurance per year.
Also, Stewart's income tax cuts off $5.148 million as income tax, upon the annual revenue of $10 million.
Jon Stewart's Wife, Children, Relationship Family, Age & Height
Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962, in New York City, New York, the USA. Well, his father Donald Leibowitz worked as a physics professor at The College of New Jersey and Thomas Edison State College while mother Marian worked as an educational consultant.
Stewart has an older brother Lawrence and 2 younger brothers: Dan and Matthew
As for a fact, when Jon was 11, his parents divorced and became estranged with his father. As a result, he dropped the surname and began to use his middle name Stuart-turned-Stewart.
After graduating from The College of William & Mary in Virginia in 1984, Stewart began to work as a bartender and a caterer and later worked as Stand-Up, followed by venture as a TV host.
Jon Stewart holds American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity; his ancestors are Jewish immigrants from Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Blissful Married Life: Wife & Children
Well, Jon is a happily married man, enjoys a blissful husband-wife bond of 19 years with Tracey McShane, a veterinary technician. The duo met back in 1996 on a blind date through production assistant of the movie Wishful Thinking.
Later, Stewart proposed Tracey through a crossword puzzle and exchanged vows in November 2000 in a private ceremony.
Together Jon and Tracey share 2 children: Nathan Thomas Stewart (born on July 3, 2004) and Maggie Rose Stewart (February 4, 2006).
Prior to Tracey, the American TV host was in relationships with Juliana Hatfield (1993), Jane Powers (1994), Cindy Crawford (1994) and Tawny Kitaen (1995).
Also, he was rumored to be dating Jennifer Aniston in 1994.
Age & Height
As of August 2019, Jon Stewart's age is 56 and has a height of 5' ft. 7 inches (170 cm).