Johnny Carson was an American television host, writer, producer, and comedian. Not only he has become famous by doing work in shows, but he has also been able to receive six Emmy awards for his awesome performance. He has also been inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in the year 1987. He has become famous by becoming an American icon and remained an icon until he got retired in the year 1992. Let us find out the net worth of Johnny Carson in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 23rd October in the year 1925 in Corning, Iowa. His parents were Ruth Elizabeth and Homer Lloyd Kit Carson who as a power company manager. Johnny Carson spends his childhood in nearby towns of Avoca, Clarinda. When he was eight years old, then they moved to Norfolk, Nebraska. From early childhood, he used to love the world of entertainment.
At the age of 12, he purchased a magician kit and then he started showing his skills to his family members. He debuted as, The Great Carsoni’ at the age of fourteen and was paid around $3 for the show. When he completed his graduation, then he got an entry into Hollywood. He impersonated a midshipman, and for this, he was fined $50.
He got married to Jody Wolcott in the year 1948, but their marriage didn’t last for lifelong, and they took divorce in the year 1963. Then in the same year, he got married to Joanne Copeland. His first wife also had second marriage but ended up in divorce and later died in the year 2015 with no children. In the year 1972, he announced that he is married to Joanna Holland but in the year 1983 filed for the divorce which ended in the year 1985. On 20th June in the year 1987, he got married to Alexis Maas. Their marriage lasted till he died in the year 2005.
He had three sons with his first wife, but younger son died in a car accident. Johnny also loves to do charity work like in the year 1981; he created the John W. Carson Foundation which was dedicated to supporting children and education. Even today, his charity is helping children to live a better life.
Career, Awards & Nominations
On 8th June in the year 1943, he joined the United States Navy, and he received V-12 Navy College Training Program at Columbia University. To take education opportunities from Navy, he attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and continued to perform magic there. He was paid around $25 per appearance in the magic in the show.
He had completed majors in Journalism to be a comedy writer. He switched to major in speech and drama after a few time because he wanted to become a radio performer. He completed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Speech with a minor in Physics in the year 1949.
Net Worth & Earnings
Johnny Carson had a net worth of around $300 million, and this enabled him to earn huge amount of money. He gifted $5.3 million to the University of Nebraska Foundation in order to support department of theatre and arts. He also announced $1 million donations was announced on 4th November in the year 2011 for the creation of Johnny Carson Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
Not only he has been a nice person, but he has also been able to receive a lot of awards. He has won various awards for his work as a producer and writer. He is a person who would be remembered by people for a long time even after he has died.