Jim Carrey Net Worth is $150 million
Quick facts about Jim Carrey
Date of birth: January 17, 1962
Place of birth: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: comedian, actor, producer
Jim Carrey born James Eugene Carrey on January 17, 1962, is a Canadian-born comedic actor who you either love or hate. He is a talent that is silly, unpredictable, and child-like. Typecast as the funny guy, he has also shocked audiences with his ability to be sincere and crossover into serious roles. Doing films from the Mask to The Truman Show, although often known for his physical comedy, he has a talent that is much more than what you see. An impressionist, film producer, actor, comedian, and screenwriter, he is one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
The son of an accountant and a homemaker, he describes his father as someone who was a musician that only worked to support the family. When his father lost his job, the family went from a lower middle-class stature to poor. Telling the story of living out of a van and quitting school to work at the age of 15 as a janitor, he has come a long way. Working for years to support the family and his mother who suffered from a chronic illness, he had a lot of responsibilities put upon him at a young age.
Starting as a standup comedian, he did what his father had done when he was young. He worked hard during the day at odd jobs and did what he could in his off hours to get his break. His big break was when he was noticed by great Rodney Dangerfield, who signed him to be the opening act for his standup tour. Bringing Jim To Vegas, that was his first step to Hollywood fame. An Evening at the Improv was followed by the Tonight Show, leading to bigger, better shows and roles. Making connections throughout Hollywood, his second big break was when he met Damon Wayans and auditioned for a role on a new comedy show called In Living Color.
Stung by not making the crew of Saturday Night Live, Carrey had no idea what type of fame was waiting for him. In Living Color became a bigger show than anyone had ever anticipated, and made Carrey a household name. From there Ace Ventura: Pet Detective put him on top and made him a leading comedic actor.
For a boy diagnosed with ADHD who started out poor, dropping out of high school at the age of 15, and living in a van, to achieve the greatness that Jim Carrey has, is a one in a million shot. He is reportedly worth over $150 million. His personal life may not be as successful, but he has turned bad circumstances into humor. From humble beginnings, the Dumb and Dumber star lives in a beachfront home in Malibu. A far cry from the streets of Canada, his ability to entertain across generations and genres has made him world famous. What the future holds is uncertain. His recent release of the follow-up to his smash-hit Dumb and Dumber was met with terrible reviews and non-laughing audiences. His next step is unknown, but his fans have no doubt it will be a funny one.