About Jon Stewart
John Stewart is a well known American television satirist, actor and media critic, currently hosting a popular TV program “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” aired on the internet. Jon Stewart net worth is estimated to be around $80 million and his annual salary is $16.
Jon Stewart, real name Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, was born in 1962 and raised in New Jersey. In 1984 he graduated from College of William and Mary in Virginia. Stewart started his career as a stand-up comedian in The Bitter End and Comedy Cellar, but by 1989 he was already invited to host the Comedy Central series Short Attention Span Theater. He also hosted The Jon Stewart Show, first show based on dialogue that was ever aired on MTV.
Through 1990s he appeared on various TV programs, including The Larry Sanders Show, Jon Stewart: Unleavened and CBS show The Late Show with Tom Snyder (as a guest host). In 1999 he landed again on Comedy Central with his satiric news program “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, which today has been aired for nearly twenty seasons. During this time The Daily Show gained popularity, critical acclaim, and was awarded with Emmys.
As the show became popular and he became a widely requested host, Jon Stewart net worth started to grow too. He has hosted Grammy Awards for two sequel years starting 2001, Academy Awards of 2006, 2008 and a number of other shows. As an actor, Stewart has not always been particularly successful. He appeared in a bulk of films and television shows including horror comedy The Faculty, Half Baked (comedy), Big Daddy (together with Adam Sandler), box office star Death to Smoochy (together with Edward Norton, R. Williams).
John also had a role in Playing by Heart (romantic) drama and appeared as himself in short episodes of such films as Evan Almighty and the documentary Wordplay. Recently he dubbed a few animated characters. Stewart also serves as executive producer and writer, head of Busboy Productions. Jon is the co-author of the books America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction (one of the best-selling books in the U.S. in 2004) and Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race, which was released in 2010.
John Stewart has been widely criticized for applying double standards. In particular, mocking another news shows on US media networks such as CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC from the safe, removed position of his fake news desk. Whatever the critics have to say, John Stewart net worth and the ratings of his show proves that the public loves him.