Comedy as an entertainment department is proliferating. As a result of that, a lot of comedians have risen. Jon Stewart is one of the successful comedians in the world. Jon Stewart who is officially known as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz is a well-known comedian, producer, writer, political commentator, television host, and actor.
He is best known for hosting a satirical news show, The Daily Show. It ran on the Comedy Central for sixteen years that is between 2015 and 1999. This article will explain all the relevant facts about him. It will also unveil the net worth of Jon Stewart in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born in 1962, 28th November. His birthplace was New York City in the United States of America. His father and mother are Donald Leibowitz and Marian, respectively. Marian worked as a teacher and later graduated to become an educational consultant.
Donald worked in both the Thomas Edison State College and The College of New Jersey as a physics professor. His family is Jewish. Stewart grew up with an older brother and two younger brothers. His elder brother is Lawrence while his younger siblings are Matthew and Dan.
Stewarts’s parents separated when he was eleven years old. Throughout his life, he has had a complicated dad-son relationship with Donald. As a result of that, he adapted his second name.
He attended Lawrence High School but has described his high school life as challenging. Jon after finishing high school joined the College of William & Mary which is in Virginia. After college, he held several jobs in different places.
Jon Stewart in 1997 went on a blind date with Tracey Lynn McShane. They then became a couple and dated for a maximum of four years. Jon Stewart later proposed, and they tied the knot in 2000. In the following year, the couple changed their surnames to Stewart. They have welcomed two kids via the vitro fertilization technology. Together with his wife, they own two animals’ sanctuary in New Jersey and Colts Neck.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After having a reputation for his funny acts in school, Jon settled for Comedy. In 1987 he started in a comedy club in New York City. He then became a regular comedy artist in the Comedy Cellar. Two years later, Jon became a writer of a comedy show, Caroline’s Comedy Hour. In the following year, he became a co-host of a comedy show, Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater.
In 1993 he developed his show, The Jon Stewart Show. However, it was canceled in 1995. In 1999 he began hosting his breakthrough comedy show, The Daily Show. In 2005, he received a Grammy Award thanks to his fantastic comedy work. They also won two Peabody Awards between 2000 and 2004. Stewart hosted the show for sixteen years that is up to 2015. After that, he made a deal with HBO.
Currently, he co-hosts The Late Show with the famous Stephen Colbert. Stewart is also a producer, actor, and writer. That is, he has written several books, acted in films and produced different comedy films.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jon Stewart has a net worth of $90 million. Jon has a yearly salary of up to $25 million. Jon has amassed this net worth from his multiple comedy shows. He has also acted and produced numerous films. In addition to all that, he has produced best-selling books in the world. With over three decades in celebrity life, this amount is a more than possible net worth under his name.
We only live once hence venturing into your career is the only way to enjoy life to the maximum. Jon Stewart ventured into different jobs before settling into comedy. However, nothing went close to his successes in comedy. He discovered his love and passion for this entertainment department. With skills and passion, he has recorded the high-class victory.