Jon Stewart Net Worth Money & More

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Net Worth: $80 Million

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Jon Stewart is a well known American television satirist, actor, director, producer, writer, stand up comedian and host. Currently he is the host of very popular American TV program ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ a satirical news show  that airs on The Comedy Central .He is considered to be as one of the top social and comic voices of America.

Early Years

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Jon Stewart was born as Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962, in New York City. His mother, Marian, is an educational consultant and teacher and his father Donald Leibowitz ,was a professor of physics at The College of New Jersey from 2001 through 2008 and later he started teaching online courses at Thomas Edison State College. His parents were legally separated when he was eleven years old .His father died on June 8,2013.Jon has an elder brother named Lawrence Leibowitz who is currently working at NYSE Euronext.His family moved to Lawrenceville ,New Jersey where he spent most of  his youth

Career & Wealth

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Jon started his career as a stand up comedian in Bitter End and Comedy Cellar .In 1989, he was given an invitation to host the Comedy Central TV Series Short Attention Span Theater. In 1990’s he appeared on numerous television programs including HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, HBO comedy special Jon Stewart:Unleavened;guest host of The Late Show with Tom Synder on CBS and guest host of HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David. Stewart took over as anchorman for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in January 1999.The show was later renamed as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The show dubs itself “the most trusted name in fake news”. Owing to the great success of the show as it has  run for 20 Seasons Stewart has become a prominent face on TV. Stewart has interviewed big political figures like former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, John McCain and John Edwards. Apart from these big names he has also interviewed current US  President Barrack Obama and such celebrity icons as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and George Clooney. He also appeared as an actor in few of the movies and television shows including Half Baked, The Faculty, Big Daddy, The Nanny, Death to Smoochy and also appeared as himself on Evans Almighty. He also published naked pictures of famous people, which went on to become New York Bestseller list and contributed to America (the Book) which won him a Quill Award and also named as the Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

Though Jon Stewart always distances himself from super rich people of United States and raises  his voice on their extravagance but his bank accounts tell another story. His accounts show that he is among the top one percent of super rich Americans whom he has always made fun of. He owns three luxurious homes and his income is about three hundred times of that of an average American. According to one report if he continues earning at this rate then his net worth will be around $ 320 million excluding any increase in his other assets like his homes and etc…He also owns three mansions although not technically as he hides them under some other names. The properties were purchased by private trusts under his pets names. He purchases big properties in the name of the trusts so that he can avoid paying taxes and from public interrogation. He started his real estate empire in 2005 when he bought a double storey Manhattan Penthouse at a cost of $ 5.8 million under the name of his trust The Stanley Monkey Trust. The apartment in the sky spans around 6000 square feet and has 40 windows, a 600 foot terrace and a 1200 foot private roof as was reported by New Yorker Observer. He made another purchase in the name of The Shamsky Monkey Trust where he bought two more houses. The Lakefront mansions which he bought in 2009 and 2010 are in Red Bank, New Jersey and they cost him around $ 3,800,000 to $ 3,200,000.The Shamsky Monkey Trust also owns a house in North Haven New York.

Honours and Awards

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Jon and his team won Indecision 2004 and Indecision 2006 award at The   Peabody Awards. The Daily Show received the Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Emmy Awards in 2001.2003,2004,2005,2006,2009 and 2011 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.America (The Audio book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction won him a Grammy Award for best comedy album in 2005.Entertainment Weekly named him as  its “Entertainer of the Year” for 2004.The same year he also received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree at the commencement ceremonies at his Alma mater,William and Mary. In 2005 TIME magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people and he was also awarded for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language by NCTE George Orwell Award. In 2006 NSCAA presented him an Honorary All America Award. Asteroid 116939 Jon Stewart is named in his honor. He was named The Most Influential Man of 2010 by AskMen.com.

Personal Life

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Jon Stewart is Jewish by ethnicity. He is married to Tracy Lyn Mcshane, his girlfriend of four years. In 2001, the couple legally changed their surnames to Stewart. They have two children, a son named Nathan Thomas Stewart and a daughter named Maggie Rose Stewart. His son is 9 years old and daughter is 7 years old. They own a cat named Stanley and two pit bull terriers

Quotes

jon stewart quotes

“Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age .And let the chips fall where they may”.

“Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch”.

“One of the reasons we are in this business is to challenge ourselves”.

“I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance”.

“The internet is just the world passing notes around a classroom”.

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values they’re hobbies”.

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