Quick Facts of Jimmy Kimmel

  • Full NameJimmy Kimmel
  • Net Worth$45 million
  • Date of Birth13 November, 1967
  • NicknameAmerica's Conscience
  • Marital Status Married twice
  • BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionComedian, TV Presenter
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • Hair colour Dark Brown
  • SpouseGina Maddy (1998-2002) and Molly McNearney (2013-present)
  • Height1.83 m
  • Weight83 kg
  • Children4
  • Horoscope Scorpio
Jimmy Kimmel

If you are a fan of watching American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! then you must be familiar with the host and executive producer of the show. Well, he is none other than Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel is an American television host,  comedian, writer, and producer.

Jimmy was named as one of  ‘The World’s 100 Most Influential People’ in 2018. Not just that, he won Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Talk Show in 2017. Currently, the television host is living a conjugal life with his wife and four children.

Raised in Catholic

Jimmy Kimmel was born as James Christian Kimmel born on November 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. His father, James John Kimmel, and a mother, who is an Italian ancestry. He has two siblings, a brother Jonathan Kimmel, and a sister, Jill Kimmel. He was raised in Catholic and later at nine-year-old his family moved to  Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kimmel attended Ed W. Clark High School. Later, he joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas after one year, and then he joined Arizona State University. He won an honorary degree from UNLV in 2013.


Kimmel started his career as a radio speaker in high school where he hosted a Sunday night interview show on UNLV’s college station, KUNV. Furthermore, his first paying job started from Voss as morning drive co-host of The Me and HIM Show at KZOK-FM in Seattle, Washington.

Caption: Jimmy Kimmel wins an award. Images Source: @twitter

Jimmy started his own late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. and made its debut on 26 January 2003. The show is the longest-running late-night talk show on the network and he became the fourth-longest serving current host in the network in 2015. Famous stars like, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Brie Larson,   Sofia Vergara, and Billie Eilish have appeared in his show. Jimmy is also credited for the movies like Ted 2, Sandy Wexler, and Brad’s Status.

Relationship with Ex-wife Gina Maddy

Kimmel married his long-time girlfriend Gina Maddy in 1998. The couple shares two children, Katherine Kimmel, a daughter who was born in 1991 and Kevin Kimmel, a son who was born in 1993. Later, due to their personal issues, the couple decided to part their ways. The couple got divorced in 2002.

Jimmy Kimmel with his first wife Gina Maddy. Image Source: FLICKR

Following his divorce with first wife Gina, Kimmel was in a relationship with American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, and writer Sarah Silverman. They start dating each other form in 2002. However, the couple broke up in March 2009.

Married to Molly McNearney

Moreover, after heartbroken by Silverman, Jimmy then started dating co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Molly McNearney in October 2009. The couple got engaged in August 2012 after dating some time.  Finally, the couple married in July 2013. Now the couples are parents of children, a daughter Jane Kimmel born in July 2014 and son William “Billy” John born on April 21, 2017.

Jimmy’s family photos with wife Molly McNearney. Images Source: PEOPLE.com

Furthermore, Jimmy is the father of four children altogether and enjoying his parenthood with his wife happily. Their son was born with a rare congenital heart defect, tetralogy of Fallot and was first observed at three hours after birth when he had a purplish appearance. Luckily, he underwent sucessful surgery after three days of age.

Net Worth

The 52 years old, tv host enjoys a whopping net worth of $45 million. The source of his earnings is from television career as a host and producer of several shows. Moreover, he is also engaged in several films and has worked as a voice actor. Apart, he also appeared in a TV commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops video game, Tostitos, and Red. org. His annual salary is estimated at $15 million.

Poster of Jimmy Kimmel show. Images Source: IMDbPro

However, Kimmel got $15,000 for hosting this year’s Oscars, according to Money. According to Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel’s viewership is up 9%  this past season and up to 4% amongst adults aged 18-49. More to that, he also included the Baby Bachelor show where children experience love fantasy and find a perfect match for them.

Other Assets

The 6 ft tall, Jimmy recently sold his Mediterranean-style mansion in the LA seaside neighborhood of Hermosa Beach for $8.2 million. The house is said to be the highest-paid in the laid-back beachside community.