Quick Facts of

  • First NameJay Leno
  • Net Worth$ 450 million
  • CareerActor, Writer, Producer

How Rich Is American Comedian Jay Leno?  

American comedian Jay Leno is famous as an all-rounder, an actor, writer, producer, and former late-night TV host. He is best known as an anchor of the television show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992-2009). Altogether, he has won 3 Emmy Awards for his shows.      

As of 2020, Jay has an estimated net worth of $450 million. In his initial year, he gained a salary of $1 million and reached $30 million at one point in his career. As of now, sources claim that currently, he earns a yearly salary of $15 million.   

Income Source: Salary From Films And Series

5 feet 11 inches tall actor Jay Leno began his acting career playing the role of the young man on the TV series Good Times

After that, he appeared in films and series like Holmes and Yoyo, Wayne’s World 2, The Birdcage, South Park, Scrubs, Underdog, The Fairly OddParents, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Last Man Standing

Additionally, the multi-talented star also worked as a producer in shows, Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno’s Garage: The Ultimate Car Week, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, Road Attractions, and Jay Leno and the American Dream.

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List Of Jay Leno’s Garage Producer’s Yearly Salary Of A Few Years:

2013$15 million
2011$25 million
2009$30 million
2007$20 million
2005$20 million
2003$20 million
2001$15 million
1999$10 million
1997$5 million
1995$3 million
1993$1 million

Furthermore, Jay also served as writer of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, Family Comedy Hour, Doctor Duck’s Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce, The Jay Leno Special, Jay Leno, and the American Dream, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.


Jay Leno was born James Douglas Muir Leno on April 28, 1950, in New Rochelle, New York, United States. His father, Angelo Leno, was an insurance agent, and on the other hand, his mother, Catherine Muir, was a homemaker. He spent his childhood with his brother, Patrick Leno

Jay is a graduate of Andover High School. The comedian attended Emerson College and began a comedy club (1973); later, he earned a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy. After that, he enrolled at Bentley University

Personal Life: Married To Mavis Leno

Sixty-nine years old, Jay Leno is married to Mavis Leno in 1980. As per the report, the couple exchanged wedding vows on November 30. His wife is one of the renowned American philanthropists and feminists.  

The duo has successfully completed four decades of their married life. To date, the pair does not share any child, as it seems that they do not have any plan for them. 

Millionaire Jay Leno’s Work As Philanthropist

New Rochelle born actor Jay Leno and his spouse both are known for their helping nature. In order to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan, the couple donated $100,000 to the campaign ran by a non-profit organization, Feminist Majority Foundation.  

In 2001, the duo contributed a helping amount for providing education to the public about the tragic state of women who were under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Similarly, he also contributed $100,000 as a scholarship fund at Salem State College, which is now known as Salem State University.   

Furthermore, the philanthropist duo also supports some charitable foundations such as Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Keep Memory Alive, Stand Up To Cancer, Starkey Hearing Foundation, and many more. 

Owns Oceanfront Villa In Newport, Rhode Island

Emmy Award-winning producer Jay invests his wealth wisely invaluable assets. In late 2017, he purchased a grand oceanfront villa in Newport, R.I., for $13.5 million. 

The mansion was initially known as Terre Mare, built in the 1930s, and was designed by James Maxkenzie Jr. The house consists of a gated entrance with a winding drive that leads up to the property that is spread on 9 acres featuring 15,851 square feet of living space.   

Additionally, the bungalow also boasts 12 bedrooms, three half and 12 full bathrooms, a walled garden, a six-car garage, and a tennis court. Every apartment of the villa ensures beautiful ocean views, and one can enjoy taking a dip in the ocean-facing swimming pool. 

Car Collection

One of the legit car collectors Jay Leno has different expensive wheels in his collections. He owns more than 181 cars and 160 motorbikes worth over $100 million. 

Some of his classic vehicles are the 2006 EcoJet, 1994 McLaren F1, 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, 2017 Ford GT, 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup racer, and much more.