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How Much Is Jay Leno Net Worth & How Many Cars Does He Have?

By Dipesh Katuwal | On: 09 Dec, 2019
How Much Is Jay Leno Net Worth & How Many Cars Does He Have?

The 69-year-old Jay Leno is an American comedian and writer who got the spotlight for his hilarious jokes and one-liners. 

He also marked his name in the field of TV shows after he was chosen as a late-night television host.

His first job as a television host started in 1992, on NBC channel, entitled The Tonight Show with Jay Leno up to 2009. 

In a very short time, he established himself as one of the best comedians available in the United States of America (USA). 

Besides being known for making people laugh, he also got known due to his habit of saving his salary. 

But, where does all those hard-earned cash go? Let’s find out! 

Jay Leno’s Salary Plus Net Worth 

After retiring from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2009, Jay immediately followed up with another prime time talk show, The Jay Leno Show, from September 2009.

However, the show soon got canceled due to some unexplained reasons in January 2010.

Nonetheless, Jay again made his return to the same show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in which he was first casted as a host.

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His first paycheque from the show in 1992 was $1 million. However, as time passed and he got more fame, he was paid some handsome salary in which the highest was $30 million per year. 

However, after 2011, the famous comedian plus actor decided to agree on a 50% pay cut off his salary to help his fellow crew members get their salary raised.

Besides his time with The Tonight Show, Jay also does stand-up tours around the globe through which he earns around $10 million per year.

Well, to sum up, the American comedian has made a net worth of $400 million. 

What is more surprising is that he never touched the cash to spend, which he earned as the host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jay Leno Show.

So, where does he spends all those cash? Well, you can find out if you continue to read below.

His Love Of Cars

The comedian who can make all people laugh with his joke is one of the very passionate car collectors of the world.

His passion for car collection entered into his life when he was a kid. 

The New Rochelle native spent his childhood in a very rural area, which was full of broken and damaged cars.

The same abandoned cars gave him the chance to repair it and make it run on the road again. 

Jay Leno with his vintage car, Ford Mustang Mach-E on 14 November 2019 (Photo: Jay Leno's Garage's Instagram)

Those chances grew the love for cars inside him. And as of now, Jay Leno is one of the biggest car collectors with more than 200 cars, which worth more than $100 million at the market. 

There are also some rare, antique, and valuable cars on Jay’s car lists, which include 1986 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH, 1994 MCLAREN F1 REDUX, 1991 LCC ROCKET, 2015 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GTR 350, and the list continues. 

Besides his collection of cars, he also owns 80 motorcycles.

His House And Garage

With an impressive amount of cash stored in the bank account, it is quite obvious that the person’s house will also be massive and incredibly wonderful. Well, the same is the case of Jay Leno. 

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In 2017, Jay bought a beautiful house located in California on the spot at a handsome price of $13.5 million.

The wonderful house was located in front of an ocean in Rhode Island. His house covered an estimated land of nine-acre with 14-bedrooms in it.

Jay Leno's beautiful house in California (Photo: cnbc.com) 

Much like his house, the passionate car collector also owns a private property to store his vintage car collections. He has named the property, Jay Leno's Garage.

Further, whenever a car is bought by Jay Leno, it is directly brought to the Garage and joins his collection.

Besides, he has also made a Youtube channel for his garage named Jay Leno's Garage, which shows his different cars weekly plus premiers on Wednesdays on CNBC.


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