Jay Leno’s Net Worth, Family, Career, Houses and Cars


Quick Facts of Jay Leno

NameJames Douglas Muir Leno
Net Worth$400M
Date of BirthApril 28, 1950
Place of BirthNew Rochelle, New York, United States
OccupationAmerican comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host
Spouse(s)Mavis Leno


Jay Leno is a successful American stand-up comedian and television talk show host, perhaps best known as the long time host of the Tonight Show.

Jay enjoys collecting and restoring classic automobiles, and is thought to own somewhere in the neiborhood of 100 cars and 70 motorcycles.

Jay Leno’s Net worth

Tonight Show Salary Breakdown:

  • 2013- $15 million
  • 2012 -$15 million
  • 2011 -$25 million
  • 2010 ($25 million)
  • 2009 ($22 million)
  • 2008 ($20 million)
  • 2007 ($20 million)
  • 2006 ($20 million)
  • 2005 ($20 million)
  • 2004 ($20 million)
  • 2003 ($20 million)
  • 2002 ($15 million)
  • 2001 ($15 million)
  • 2000 ($12 million)
  • 1999 ($10 million)
  • 1998 ($5 million)
  • 1997 ($5 million)
  • 1996 ($5 million)
  • 1995 ($3 million)
  • 1994 ($3 million)
  • 1993 ($1 million)
  • 1992 ($1 million).

What does Net Worth Mean?

What is a Net Worth?

It is a quantitative concept which measures the value of an entity. It is applicable ranging from an individual to companies, organizations, sectors and a country as a whole. To put it simply, it is the difference between assets and liabilities. A positive net worth means assets are greater than liabilities, whereas negative net worth mean liabilities are greater than assets.


Net Worth = Assets – Liabilities

A little more into Net Worth Concept:

Net worth conveys the financial health of any entity. Asset is anything that is owned and has a monetary value to it while liabilities is a commitment that deplete resources. Assets can be liquid or which can turn into liquid ( example: bank check ). They are non-liquid when they take time to turn into cash (like for example Home). Whereas liability is an obligation that has to be repaid ( example: home loan, car loan etc.,)

Any financial institution or 3rd party look at your assets and liabilities to understand the financial position. Positive net worth or increasing asset base indicates good financial health while negative net worth or increasing liabilities means a bad financial health condition.

It is always a good habit for any entity to maintain a reduce liabilities and increase or maintain a balanced asset base.

What does a Net Worth Mean to a person?

In simple terms, it means the value that is left after subtracting liabilities from assets. Few Examples of liabilities include car loans, student loans, home loans, credit card bills, and other mortgages etc., whereas an individual’s assets are amount in the savings account, home, vehicle, bonds, stocks and other material that has value.

In other words, whatever is left after paying off all the personal debt from asset base is net worth. It is important to understand that value of net worth varies as per the market value of assets and current debt costs.

For example:

Consider a case of Ramu Johnson. His assets include a house valued at $350000, shares worth $150000 and a car worth $35000. His liabilities include a mortgage balance of
$150000 and an outstanding car loan $15000 to be paid.

Now Ramu Johnson’s Net Worth = ($350000+$150000+$35000) – ($150000+$15000)
= ($535000 ) – ($165000)
= $370000

Assuming Ramu Johnson’s financial position after five years as follows –
House value at $350000, Shares value at $180000, savings $ 40000 and car value $25000. While mortgage loan $120000, car loan $0 (paid off).

The Net worth after 5 years would = ($350000+$180000+$ 40000 + $25000 ) – ($120000)
= $595000 – $120000
= $475000

Here it is understood that, although the fact that the value of a house and car decrease, the net worth have increased to $475000. It is because a decline in house loan is less than the overall asset base and decrease in liabilities.

Note that, an individual’s net worth can be negative if his asset base is less than liabilities.

What does net worth mean for celebrities?

Most often celebrities fall under High Net worth Individuals. And what does HNWI mean?

People with considerable net worth as called as HNWI.

Independent Charted Accounts, wealth managers and investment counsellors stay close to them making them as prime markets.

As per Securities and Exchange Commission( SEC), investors more than 1Million are considered as accredited investors to invite them to invest in unrequested securities.

Is 401k part of net worth?

As per the definition, 401K is also a part of net worth if it is calculated in terms of assets and liabilities. But, in this case, 401K have no specifics as in, therefore it cannot be measured.

What is the average American net worth?

Like any entities net worth a countries net worth can be calculated as below. It is a sum of net worth of all individuals (citizens), companies and organizations reside in America, plus countries net worth. In America, this measure is referred to as financial position.

As on quarter 1 2014, America’s financial position =
Assets ( $269.6 trillion) – liabilities ($145.8 trillion ) = $123.8 trillion.

What is a good net worth by age?

Age of HouseholdMedian Net Worth
Under 35 years$6,900
35 to 44 years$45,740
45 to 54 years$100,404
55 – 64 years$164,498
65 – 69 years$193,833
70 – 74 years$225,390
65 – 75 Years$202,950
75 + Years$197,758

What is the net worth of the top 1%, 5%, 10%?

As in America, wealth distribution is as follows
Richest 1% of the population owned 35% of the country’s total wealth
Richest 5% of the population owned 11% of the country’s total wealth
Richest 10% of the population owned 12% of the country’s total wealth

Inspirational Jay Leno Quotes

You aren’t famous until my mother has heard of you.

You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh… it’s as simple as that.

If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

If I have one advantage, it’s that I will try to work harder than the next guy.

Politics is just show business for ugly people.


I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good? Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder.


You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh – it’s as simple as that.


Marriage is grand. Divorce is twenty grand.


Don’t forget Mother’s Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad’s Third Wife Day.


Kerry’s said all these foreign leaders said they want him to win, but Kerry hasn’t even been out of the country in a year and a half, which means the only possible foreign leader he could have met with is Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Al Gore has found a new job. He is going to teach journalism at Columbia University, which is ironic, isn’t it? The guy who did all the coke winds up going to the White House, the guy who didn’t do coke goes to Columbia.



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