Jim Carrey Net Worth: $150 million: Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist and producer. The famous wild slapstick performer has a net worth estimated at $150 million. Here’s a story of Jim Carrey’s rise to success.
Jim Carrey Net Worth: Background And Journey To Fame
James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Carrey’s story of rise to fame is one of grass to grace. The last among five children, Carrey was forced to drop out of high school to take up a job following his father’s loss of job, in order to support the family. He was 15 years old when he began working as a janitor. As if his father’s job loss didn’t bring enough agony to the family, his mother also fell terribly sick, requiring utmost attention and care.
The last straw that broke the camel’s back was when they were thrown out of their apartment as they couldn’t afford rent. The homeless family resorted to living in their Volkswagen minivan. An angered Carrey was determined to ensure that his family be rescued from abject penury.
Things appeared to look bright when the family moved from Newmarket to Scarborough where they rented a decent home. Carrey returned to school but had to drop out yet again. With a sheer determination to help the family, Carrey decided to capitalize on his sense of humor to start a career as a stand-up comedian. His father supported his decision and accompanied him to Toronto for his first stage act which unfortunately was a total flop! How worse could it get…
Carrey decided to put his comic career on hold returning only when the family had regained a somewhat level of financial stability. After honed his comic skills, the crowd couldn’t help but go hysterics from his energetic slapstick displays which soon started paying off.
Subsequently, he was discovered by ace comedian Rodney Dangerfield and there, was the beginning of more successes to come. Carrey performed as an opening act during Dangerfield’s tours. From Toronto, Carrey took his comic abilities to audiences in Las Vegas and then the biggest scene of them all– Hollywood.
Jim Carrey Net Worth: Breakthrough With The Hollywood Scene
Slowly, he built a reputation in Hollywood performing at The Comedy Store, An Evening at the Improv and even on the famous The Tonight Show. It was only going to get better from here. Carrey then decided to branch out into acting. After a few minor roles, Carrey got the first break in 1990 as a cast on TV series “In Living Color”, he remained on the series until its conclusion in 1994. Carrey was paid $25,00 per episode.
1994 was the year that everything turned around for Carrey. He portrayed the lead character in three blockbuster movies that also received much critical rave. They were “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (Paycheck $350,000), “The Mask” (paycheck $540,000) and Dumb and Dumber (Paycheck $7 million). He took the world by storm, didn’t he? Carrey’s success continued with movies like Batman Forever (2005), The Cable Guy (1996), and Liar Liar (1997).
Carrey gained further worldwide recognition starring as the titular character in the critically acclaimed satirical comedy-drama film “The Truman Show” (1998) for which he was paid $12 million and 1999 Andy Kaufman biographical comedy-drama “Man on the Moon” receiving another $12 million. For his roles, Carrey won two consecutive Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
The 2000 era wasn’t different, his success bloomed on with movies like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) for which he received a whopping $20 million. He was paid $25 million for “Bruce Almighty” (2003) which he starred opposite Friends star Jennifer Aniston. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) alongside Kate Winslet, and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004) were both commercially successful. You get it now, Jim Carrey has always been a box office darling…
Carrey entered the Forbes list of highest paid actors in 2006 with earnings of $20 million. He resurfaced in 2009 and 2011 with $30 million and $20 million earned respectively.
Carrey has a Gulfstream V jet valued at over $25 million.
Jim Carrey Net Worth: Recent Works
Beginning from 2013, Carrey added writing to his repertoire penning children’s book titled “How Roland Rolls.” Carrey continues to star in movies and has also been more active as a producer. Some of his recent movies include the sequel Dumb and Dumber To (2014) The Bad Batch (2016) and True Crimes (2016).
For outstanding works in the movie scene, Carrey has been showered with numerous coveted awards, some of which include; 4 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Actor, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 6 Kids Choice Awards, 11 MTV Movie Awards, 4 People’s Choice Awards and 5 Teen Choice Awards. Jim Carrey was inducted into the Canadian Walk Of Fame in 2004.
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