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. And that wasn’t the end of trouble; A father with no job and an equally jobless and sick mother, the Carrey family were thrown out of their apartment as they couldn’t afford rent. During this time period, the family became homeless living in their Volkswagen mini van. While this angered Carrey to the bones, he was determined to make sure the family doesn’t fall bellow the current level.
Things appeared to look bright when the family moved from Newmarket to Scarborough where they rented a decent home. Carrey one again enrolled in 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 first stage act which unfortunately was a total flop.
Carrey decided to put his comic career on hold returning only when the family had regained a somewhat level of financial stability. He honed his comic skills and crowd couldn’t help but go hysterics from his energetic slapstick displays which soon started paying off. Soon 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.
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” (G. $107 million), “The Mask” (G. $350 million) and Dumb and Dumber (G. 250 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) and 1999 Andy Kaufman biographical comedy-drama “Man on the Moon”. 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) “Bruce Almighty” (2003), “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) alongside Kate Winslet, and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004) which were all commercially successful. You get it now, Jim Carrey has always been a box office darling.
Carrey have also taken up voice roles like his multiple roles in Disney’s animated film “A Christmas Carol” (2009).
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 have 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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