1. Biography

Jenny McCarthy exploded onto the American cultural scene in 1994 when she was named Playboy‰Ûªs‰Ûª playmate of the year. She was born Jennifer Ann McCarthy in 1972 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, which is located just to the south of Chicago. McCarthy was the second of four daughters born to Dan and Linda McCarthy. Her youngest sister Amy also posed for Playboy. She is also a cousin of actor Melissa McCarthy. Jenny McCarthy is currently married to singer / actor Donnie Wahlberg and was previously married to actor / director John Mallory Asher. McCarthy has one son, Evan, with Mr. Asher. She also dated actor Jim Carrey for a number of years.

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2. Income & Salary

McCarthy earned $20,000 for her original appearance in Playboy, but received an additional $100,000 salary after being named Playmate of the Year. When she began working on MTV, it is estimated that she was earning about $500,000 a year. After proving herself as a capable host and actor while on MTV, she later expanded into feature films where her earns continued to grow. It was rumored that ex-boyfriend Jim Carrey gave McCarthy a 50 million dollar trust when they broke up, but McCarthy denies that this is true.

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3. Estimated Net Worth

Regardless of whether or not Carrey really gave McCarthy a trust, the fact is she is still quite wealthy. However, it is difficult to determine McCarthy‰Ûªs net worth as so much of her earnings came in the form of royalties. For example she has received considerable earning from her work in Playboy videos and many films that had large amounts of DVD sales, such as Witless Protection, a movie she appeared in which starred Larry the Cable Guy. In fact, sales of many of McCarthy‰Ûªs Playboy videos remain strong to this day. Though many of her movies were not box office hits, her earnings from the movies are believed to be substantial. Her net worth is estimated to be about 15 million dollars.

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