Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz Net WorthReal Name: Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz
Date of Birth: 11/28/1962
Place of Birth: New York, New York
2017 Net Worth: $80 Million
2016 Earnings: $16 Million
Profession: Stand-Up comedian, television host, author, actor
Jon Stewart Biography
Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, more commonly known by his stage name of Jon Stewart, was born in New York City in November of 1962. His mother was a teacher and his father a professor of physics at The College of New Jersey and Thomas Edison State College. Hi parents divorced when he was 11. Stewart grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where Stewart says that he was subjected to anti-Semitic bullying. Stewart graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia in 1984.
Stewart began performing in New York doing stand-up comedy at the Comedy Cellar and The Bitter End before being hired to work for various television shows including Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Short Attention Span Theater, and You Wrote It, You Watch It. In 1993, Stewart was given his own talk show on MTV, which ran until 1995. Stewart took over hosting duties for Comedy Central’s satirical news program, The Daily Show in 1999. Stewart went on to win numerous awards for this show including 16 Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Stewart has also worked as an actor in television shows and films including Big Daddy, The Nanny, The Faculty, and Half Baked. Stewart hosted the Grammy Awards in both 2001 and 2002, as well as the 78th and 80th Academy Awards presentations.
Not content with films or television, Stewart published a book entitled “Naked Pictures of Famous People”, which became a New York Times Bestseller and was named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. He is the co-author of two other books, “America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction” and “Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race.
Stewart announced in February of 2015 that he would leave The Daily Show sometime that year. He wasn’t actually retiring, only changing venues, although he didn’t state what his plans were. Stewart has a current net worth of $80 million and, depending on what his next career move is, he has plenty of years left to increase his earnings and overall net worth.