Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, actor, and television host.
He began his career as a stand-up comedian before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1998.
Fallon became known for his impressions of celebrities and his ability to make audiences laugh with his comedic sketches.
In 2009, he took over as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and in 2014, he became the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon has won several Emmy Awards for his work in television and has also appeared in several films, including Fever Pitch and Taxi.
Jimmy Fallon early life
Fallon was born on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Saugerties, a small town in upstate New York.
His parents are James W. Fallon, a Vietnam War veteran, and Gloria Fallon, a housewife.
Fallon has an older sister named Gloria. Fallon grew up in a Catholic family and attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Catholic school in Saugerties.
He attended Saugerties High School, where he was a class clown and participated in various extracurricular activities, including drama club and sports.
Fallon was also a member of the school’s marching band, playing the snare drum.
After graduating from high school in 1992, he attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he majored in computer science.
However, Fallon dropped out of college during his sophomore year to pursue a career in comedy.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian.
Fallon started performing stand-up comedy and eventually landed a role on the television show, Saturday Night Live, in 1998, which launched his career in entertainment.
What is Jimmy Fallon’s net worth?
Fallon had an estimated net worth of $70 million as of October 2023.
How does Jimmy Fallon making his money?
Fallon earns his money from several sources, including his TV and movie career, music ventures, and brand endorsements.
He invests his money in real estate, cars and noble causes like charity.
Fallon was chosen to succeed Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show in 2014, one of the most prestigious and coveted positions in television.
With this new role, Fallon’s salary skyrocketed, and he reportedly earns around $16 million per year.
Fallon has also appeared in several movies, but his earnings from them are not known.
He is also a musician and has released several albums, and has also performed with various artists on his show, which has helped him earn money.
Fallon has endorsed various brands like Bored Ape, Capital One and Apple, earning millions through these stints.
Jimmy Fallon career
Fallon began his career in entertainment as a stand-up comedian, performing in clubs and on college campuses.
He gained national recognition as a cast member on the sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live, from 1998 to 2004, where he became known for his impressions of celebrities and his musical performances.
After leaving Saturday Night Live, Fallon went on to host his own late-night talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which premiered in 2009.
The show was a success, and in 2014, Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show, succeeding Jay Leno.
He has also hosted several high-profile events, including the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
In addition to his work in television, Fallon has appeared in several films, including Almost Famous, Taxi and Fever Pitch.
He has also written several books, including a children’s book titled Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.