150 million dollars
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1950
Country of Citizenship:
James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno was the host for 17 years of the popular NBC The Tonight Show. He is at 43th place of Forbes magazine The 2009 Celebrity 100 list. Leno claims that he is living from money that he is earning from his stand-up performances and he never spent any of the wealth he has made trough The Tonight Show.
For a few months, Leno tried to host his own primetime TV show - Jay Leno Show. However, after its fail he got back to The Tonight Show. According to the research firm Harmelin Media, NBC would have lost $22 million over three months when Conan O'Brien was the host of The Tonight Show.
Jay Leno is very popular for his cars collection. He owns more than one hundred cars and a hundred more other vehicles. More about his collection can be found on his website Jay Leno's Garage. Leno is also writing automotive columns for the magazine Popular Mechanics and the newspaper The Sunday Times.