If you’re for information about the Jim Carrey Net Worth as of 2020, Here’s everything you’re going to learn from this article: His Biography, family, Wife, the Movies that changed his career forever, and the awards he won so far.
I am sure that many of you would know Jim Carrey not by his real name but with the roles he plays in his movies. He is a comedian, actor, and screenwriter that is popularly known for his performances in the comedy section of the movie industry.
There is something unique about his style of comedy that made his so famous and attracted lots of followers during his career as an actor.
He was a winner of the golden globe awards twice and this came to be when he featured in famous television shows and movies like In Living Color (1990), the famous “The Mask” (1994, I saw this movie when I was much younger) and also Bruce Almighty, where Morgan Freeman played the role of God.
Jim Carrey’s net worth grew through the years as he kept on displaying amazing performances in the roles he played in several movies.
As of 2020, Carrey has an estimated net worth of about $180 million which is equivalent to £137 million. This is according to the information provided by Celebrity Net Worth and this makes Jim one of the richest comedians in the world.
He was recently placed among the list of highest-paid actors in the world and as of 2017, he was the first name on the list of the highest-paid actors in the world after he made about $75 million that year.
I am sure a lot of you would be asking yourselves how he was able to make such amount of money in his acting career, well all the information about Jim Carrey will be provided below so if you wish to know more I suggest you read through this article.
Jim was born to Kathleen and Percy Carrey on January 17, 1962. He was born in a small-town called Newmarket in Canada, he was the last child with three older siblings.
His mother was a homemaker whiles his father was a musician and also an accountant, Jim, and his siblings were raised as Catholics.
When he was 10 years old, Jim wrote a letter to Carol Burnett who was the face of Carol Burnett Show explaining to her that he has mastered a lot of impressions and wanted her to allow him to play a role on the show.
He was so happy when he received a reply from her. He went on to further his education at Aldershot High School.
His personal life isn’t a very quiet one when it comes to the way he rolls with the ladies.
You know how the lives of celebrities are, the way most of them turn out to be unstable in their relationships the same happened in the life of Jim Carrey.
Back in 1983, Jim Carrey was in a relationship with Linda Ronstadt which lasted for about 8 months.
He has now married twice in his lifetime, he first married Melissa Womer who was an actress and a waitress on the 28th of March, 1987. They gave birth to a daughter on the 6th of September, 1987 and she was called Jane Erin Carrey. In 1995, Jim and Womer divorced.
He went on to marry an actress who was in the movie Dumb and Dumber with him.
His marriage to Lauren Holly in 1996 didn’t last a year, and then he got engaged to Renee Zellweger in 1999. He later met Jenny McCarthy and started a relationship with her in 2005 but they made it public in June 2006, their relationship came to an end in 2010.
One of his ex-girlfriends, Cathriona White died as a result of a drug overdose which was suspected to be a suicide.
He was accused of taking part in her suicide at some point but the charges were later dismissed. I
n January 2019, he went to the Golden globes party with a new girlfriend.
At some point in Carrey’s life, he was struggling to make a living and so his father decided to help him out with his career by taking him to Toronto where he made his debut at a comedy club called Yuk Yuk’s.
His act didn’t really impress people there and this made him have doubts about his ability but he didn’t give up there. But he couldn’t support his ambitions due to the financial problems his family faced at some point but there was a bit of stability when they moved into their new home. Jim try to create a better act and went back to the stage, this act was better and create popularity for him. He started receiving calls to come and perform for paid shows in no time.
His first famous highlight came in the 1990s when he was in the cast for a television series called In Living Color, it was a comedy series where he was earning $25,000 for each episode (now that’s a lot of money for a start). He was a constant cast on the show till it came to an end in 1995 after 127 episodes, he was about $3.2 million in total.
When the show was over, he made his first movie debut in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. When the movie hit the theatres, it was a huge success and this increased his popularity. He earned $350,000 for this movie and was to earn $15 million when he appears in the sequel a year later.
I honestly think this was his blow-out year because he featured in another popular movie, The Mask.
He went on to play roles in the Dumb and Dumber, The Cable Guy (here he earned his highest salary in his career, it was around $20 million), Batman Forever, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and so on.
For the role he played in Yes Man, he was to earn about 36.2% of the profits made from the movie which came out to be $35 million. I am sure you would like to know which movie Jim earned his highest salary from, well it is a very popular movie that many of you would have seen.
It is Bruce Almighty, it was his highest-grossing film which received about $484 million at Box office. If you haven’t seen Bruce Almighty, I encouraged you to search for it and see the movie.
Best and popular movies Jim Carrey has featured in since 1994 till date
- The Mask (1994)
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
- Dumb & Dumber (1994)
- The Cable Guy (1996)
- Liar Liar (1997)
- The Truman Show (1998)
- How the Grinch stole Christmas (2000)
- Bruce Almighty (2003)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- Yes, Man! (2008)
- Dumb & Dumber To (2014)
- Sonic: The hedgehog (2018)
- 2 Golden Globe Awards
- 7 MТV Movie Awards
- 4 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
- 6 Kids’ Choice Awards and many more