Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born on November 28th, 1962 in New York City. The world would come to know Leibowitz as popularåÊDaily ShowåÊhost, Jon Stewart. Stewart, who would eventually legally change his name, spent much of his youth living in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. At the age of 22, he graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Stewart went on to hold a string of jobs, from a shelf stocker to a busboy to a bartender until eventually trying his hand at stand-up comedy when he moved to New York City in 1986. It was the comedy arena that eventually led to Stewart’s successful career, landing him numerous TV shows and finally a seat hostingåÊThe Daily Show, which he still holds today. Stewart married Tracy McShane in 2000. The couple has two children, son Nathan and daughter Maggie.
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2. Income & Salary
Although best known for his hosting gigs, having hosted bothåÊThe Grammy AwardsåÊandåÊThe Academy Awardstwice, Stewart has also had a number of acting roles. He played a small role in the 1999 hitåÊBig DaddyåÊand the 1998 Sci-Fi flickåÊThe Faculty. He also played a part in the 2002 cult classic,åÊDeath to Smoochy. Hosting would become Stewart’s niche, however, as he took over hosting responsibilities for Comedy Central’såÊThe Daily ShowåÊin 1999 after the current host, Craig Kilborn, left to hoståÊThe Late Late ShowåÊon CBS. Stewart’s stint onåÊThe Daily ShowåÊis still going strong 14 years and 16 Emmys later. As if that wasn’t enough for his resume, Stewart has also collaborated on three books,åÊNaked Pictures of Famous People,åÊAmerica (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, andåÊEarth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Jon Stewart’s lengthy resume has lead to a hefty net worth of reportedly $80 million. His numerous projects earned him $25 million in 2012 alone. This comedy giant has staying power and with that comes climbing net worth. It is estimated that, at the rate Stewart’s going, he may even reach the three digit mark in the not too distant future.