Who is Jim Carrey and what is his net worth 2018? Let me start off with a question. Whenever you hear the word “Comedy”, which actor comes to your mind?? For most people the answer will be none other than Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey has become the literal definition of comedy; any discussion involving words funny and comedy are incomplete without the mention of Jim Carrey. He has set the bar so high that any actor featuring in a comedy is compared to Jim Carrey to judge their performance.
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was born on January 17th 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He pursued acting especially in comedy genre from his childhood days only. He got his start in Toronto comedy club when he got a spot doing stand-up. He left schooling when he was 15 and started to work as a janitor in order to support his family. His family was poverty struck and they lost their home and had to live in a van. After some time, managed to return to school but had to discontinue again as his mother had serious illness and Carrey had to balance his time looking after her, studying and his job.
In 1979 he left his job as a janitor and started making his living by performing the opening act for successful comics Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield. 4 years later, he left for Hollywood where he started in “Introducing….Janet”, a made-for-television movie. He managed to take care of his family but he really came into his zone in the 90’s where most of his movies were blockbusters. He featured in absolute classics like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura When Nature Calls (1995) and more.
Carrey has had numerous affairs off the screen. He was married to Melissa Womer (from 1987 to 1995) with whom he has a daughter Jane. He was also married to Dub and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly. He was also involved with Renee Zellweger and actress/model Jenny McCarthy.
Education: Jim Carrey grew up with a mother who was a housewife and a father who was a musician struggling with his life after losing his job. It became pretty clear to Jim early on that money would be obsolete and an issue of concern for his family.
Acting was his passion as he was really impressive in impersonation even in his childhood. When he was 10, he wrote a letter to Carol Burnett of the Carol Burnett show and pointed out that he had become a master at impersonating others and should be considered for a role in the show.
Unfortunately he left his schooling at just 15 and started working in a factory as a janitor so that he would be able to support his family as they were struggling for money. They were poverty-struck so badly that they lost their home and had to live in a van. Jim Carrey then managed to resume his studies after a few months but was struck by another tragedy as his mother suffered with severe illness. Carrey had to leave his schooling again as it became impossible for him to balance out time for his studies, his job and for taking care of his mother.
Net Worth of Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey is a classic case of the “rags to riches” themed lifestyle. He has come a long way from the days when he used to work in a factory as a janitor. His current net worth stands at a staggering $160 million. He has acted in numerous hit movies like The Mask, Ace Ventura series, Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever, Bruce Almighty and more. His movies have surely helped him reach the position he is in today. But apart from these movies, Jim Carrey is a hardworking and dedicated professional who will surely make you laugh without uttering a single word.
Apart from acting, Carrey is also a singer and has released few singles. When he is not acting in movies or releasing singles, he is seen making parody videos to give a good laugh to his fans.
Jim Carrey is known to live a lavish lifestyle. He has a huge mansion in Los Angeles located in the base of Santa Monica Mountains and bounded by the Wilshire Boulevard on the south, San Diego Freeway on the east and the Santa Monica city. He also has an ocean-front house in the Malibu Colony which is considered to be a dream place to live for any star. It is located at Malibu beach which is a beachfront city in the Northwestern Los Angeles County. He also owns a luxurious apartment in Manhattan, New York.
Apart from his homes, he has other luxurious assets as well. For example, he owns a ravishing private jet as he is an aviation enthusiast. His jet Gulfstream V gives you high performance and is one of the most safety intensive private jets in the world. It can accommodate 16 passengers easily.
Jim Carrey also likes his cars. He owns a Mercedes Benz SL63 and Porsche Panamera.
Other than being a highly successful Actor and Comedian, Jim Carrey is also a successful producer, screenwriter and impressionist. He is also known to give his voice in animated movies and TV shows. In 2015 Carrey went on to produce Rubble Kings, a documentary depicting events preceding and following the Hoe Avenue Peace Meeting. Carrey has also known to release few musical singles and star in parody videos of other songs.
He has been an absolute legend in this industry and is often considered to be one of the funniest.