Jimmy Kimmel Biography – Education, Career, and Net Worth

Jimmy Kimmel Biography – Jimmy Kimmel is an American television personality best known for hosting a late-night talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’.

Jimmy Kimmel Biography

Jimmy Kimmel was born James Christian Kimmel on 13th November 1967 Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. he belongs to White-American race/ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Kimmel is born to Joan Kimmel, a homemaker, and James Kimmel, an executive in IBM. He has two siblings, Jonathan Kimmel, and Jill Kimmel. Kimmel was raised in Roman Catholic and worked as an altar boy at church as a child.

At the age of nine, Kimmel’s family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jimmy Kimmel married twice in his life. He first tied the knot with Gina Maddy in 1988. They have two children, daughter Katherine Kimmel, and son Kevin Kimmel. However, the former pair divorced in 2002, after being together for more than fourteen years.

After his divorce, Kimmel was in a relationship with the stand-up comedian-actress, Sarah Silverman. Their relationship lasted for more than nine years, but they decided to part ways in 2009.

In October 2009, Kimmel met screenwriter, Molly McNearey, a co-head writer on his talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The couple dated for three years and engaged in August 2012.

A year later, the couple tied the knot. Kimmel and McNearey have two children, Jane Kimmel, and William John Kimmel.


He completed his High School graduation from the Ed W. Clark High School. He was an excellent student.

Later, Kimmel joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a year and Arizona State University for two years. In 2013, Jimmy obtained an Honorary Degree from UNLV.

Jimmy Kimmel Career

Kimmel started his career as a radio host while he was UNLV where he hosts a Sunday night interview. After onward he started working on radio stations like KZok-FM in Seattle, WRBQ-FM in Tampa and KCMJ in Palm Springs.

He turned professional at the age of 21. Later on, he appeared on hosting a television game show ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money’ which even got him and his partner, Stein, an Emmy award for the best game show host. He started to host on many television shows.

After getting pretty much knowledge Kimmel started hosting his own late-night talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in 2003 which came to be the longest-running late-night talk show with 1826 episode as of 2012 in the history of ABC Network.

Not just a television show, Kimmel has also hosted the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Jimmy Kimmel broke the Guinness world record for most miles traveled in a five-day workweek.

The Huge controversy came down knocking to Mr. Kimmel when he told that the U.S. should fix its financial problems by killing all the people in China and he as well as with his ABC Network was asked for apologies.

How much is Jimmy Kimmel Worth?

He has an estimated salary of $10 million which he earns through his show and his net worth is around $35 million living a luxurious lifestyle and showing his worth in the industry.

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