Who is Jimmy Fallon and What is net worth of him? The concept of “Late Night Shows” has always been popular among the audiences of United States since the late 60’s. The world has witnessed several legendary Late Night show host from David Letterman to Conan O’Brien to Stephen Colbert, who has entertained the worldwide audiences with their own mannerisms. And in all those versions of the Late Night Show, comedy or political satire has been one very common and constant thing.
So what different a young man taking the responsibility of such a show could have done to make his name memorable in the minds of the audiences? Well, most of the people would have failed or would have continued the same mannerism but the little boy who grew up in Brooklyn had something different planned for himself and he redefined these shows to make his place permanent in the hearts of the people all over the world as one of the greatest Late Night Show hosts.
Still wondering who we are talking about? We are talking about the man who has rejuvenated funny bones and has made us laugh our hearts out for almost over a decade; we are talking about Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy was born in Bay Bridge in Brooklyn, New York to Gloria and James W. Fallon on September 19, 1974. Fallon has a very mixed ancestry and he carries the ancestry of several European countries. He has a five-eighth Irish, a quarter German and one-eighth Norwegian ancestry. Jimmy’s paternal grandmother was from Germany whereas one of his great-grandfathers from his mother’s side was from Norway. He also has inherited Irish and French lineage from his forefathers who were from Ireland and France.
His father was a Vietnamese war veteran and has mostly spent his time singing for the doo-wop groups in the street corners but after the birth of his son, he joined the IBM as a machine repairman. Fallon has several times described his childhood as “idyllic” and has talked about how his parents were highly over-protective towards him and his sister. He has noted that he and his sisters were not allowed to leave the home and had to ride their bicycle in the backyard of the house.
Education: As a child, Jimmy attended the St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Saugerties, New York. After completing his elementary school, he was admitted to Saugerties High School from where he graduated in 1992. This was the time when he really developed his enactment and mimicking skills. Later he enrolled at The College of Saint Rose to pursue a major in Computer Science which he later changed to Communications in his senior years. But he had to leave his course for pursuing his comedy career just before the last semester of his college that is why; he went back to college to receive his degree in 2014.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Jimmy Fallon, the man who has redefined the Late Night shows has also become one of the highest paid television celebrities. As of 2016, Jimmy and Stephen Colbert were the highest paid Late Night talk show hosts in the country. It has affected his net worth greatly; The net worth of this actor, singer, producer, comedian and author is $40 million.
From the very beginning, Fallon was a huge fan of the SNL or the Saturday Night Live show which has for generations been one of the top rated shows in the history of US television. He used to watch the clean parts of the show which his parents used to record for him. The, he used to re-enact the sketches along with his sister and his friends. He was so in love with the show that he made it mandatory to watch it on the weekends at his dormitory during his college days.
And finally Fallon debuted in the show that he had admired so much through his entire life on September 1998 in its 24th season; it was really a dream come true moment for him. His mannerisms, his charisma and musical comedic genius, made him a celebrity in no time during his SNL days. He then went on to host The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC but later he left it for trying his luck in the film industry.
After featuring in two films, Taxi and Fever Pitch; he made his return to the Television as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009 on NBC. The show was an immediate hit and the TRPs, as well as the followers of the show, were countless. Later in 2014, he left the program to become the permanent host of The Tonight Show which was renamed as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The thing that makes his show different from other shows is that he does not use the political satire to gain the attraction of the people. Rather he combines comedy with music to produce a beautiful amalgamation, similar to that of the SNL to entertain his audiences. Moreover, he has incorporated several funny games and workouts in his show which tickles the funny bones of not just the common populace but also the celebrities who come to his show as guests. Other than his work in the television, he has also released two comedy albums as well as three books.
In his teenage days Jimmy Fallon has a huge crush on the actress, Nicole Kidman and during her appearance on his show, she also confessed to having likings for Jimmy. This was really embarrassing for him since he was totally unaware of it and he has talked about how embarrassed as well as heartbroken he felt during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Jimmy Fallon is happily married to the producer Nancy Dunoven and has two daughters together. The couple were introduced to each other by Drew Barrymore who is a close friend of Nancy. Fallon proposed Nancy after a short period of dating and they got married on December 2007.
When Hugh Jackman appeared the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his film Logan; Jimmy did a sweet gesture to gift the actor a huge bowl of pasta prepared by the chef Mario Batali along with a large glass of vino for the dedication with which Jackman made the Wolverine come alive on the screen. He also praised the 48-year-old Australian actor for just eating steamed chicken breasts to remain in the shape for his role as Wolverine.
His fun talks and humble behaviour makes the audiences love him more. We love the Jimmy!