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Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, to the audience known as Jon Stewart, is a famous American comedian, television host, journalist, critic, commentator, as well as a writer. To the public Jon Stewart is known as a host of several famous talk shows, namely “The Daily Show” and “The Jon Stewart Show”. “The Daily Show” is a satirical television show that has been on air since 1998. Stewart took over hosting the show in 1999 and since then it has also been known as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. Over the years, the show has become very popular with young audiences, and as a result has influenced the creation of a spin-off series “The Colbert Report” with Stephen Colbert.
Jon Stewart Net Worth $80 Million
It was with Stewart’s position as a host that “The Daily Show” received critical acclaim and attracted a large viewership. The show has also been awarded with eighteen Primetime Emmy Awards, Satellite Awards, as well as prestigious GLAAD Media Award. Prior to becoming a host on “The Daily Show”, in 1993 Jon Stewart hosted his own “The Jon Stewart Show”, which was initially a replacement for Arsenio Hall’s “Arsenio Hall Show”. Unfortunately, Stewart’s show did not bring high ratings and was eventually cancelled in 1995 after only two seasons on air. Despite this failure, Jon Stewart managed to rise to prominence and is currently considered to be among the top journalists and talk show hosts in the industry. A famous television personality, how rich is Jon Stewart? According to sources, Jon Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million, while his annual salary amounts to $25 million. The majority of Jon Stewart’s net worth comes from his involvement in the television industry.
Jon Stewart was born in 1962, in New York, US, but grew up in New Jersey, where he studied at the Lawrence High School. Stewart finished his studies at The College of William & Mary located in Virginia but returned to New York City upon his graduation. Known as a funny person in high school, Stewart tried his luck at making stand-up performances in local comedy clubs. Stewart made his debut at “The Bitter End” and as a result of his successful performance became a regular act at the famous comedy club in New York named “Comedy Cellar”, where such performers as Louis C.K, Todd Barry, Dave Chappelle and Jim Norton have been performing as well. Stewart’s stand-up performances led to his television debut with “The Jon Stewart Show” and later “The Daily Show”, which he became mostly known for. In addition to television appearances, Jon Stewart has been working on writing his books. In 1998, he debuted with his first book titled “Naked Pictures of Famous People”, which was a national best-seller at the time. So far, Jon Stewart has published four books, the most recent being “Earth (The Book)”, which he co-wrote with other authors. Jon Stewart’s contributions to the television industry have been awarded with a Grammy Award, Peabody Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Considered to be the most influential man of 2010, Jon Stewart has a net worth of $80 million.