Jimmy Kimmel: Birth, Early Life, Education, Family, Relationships
Jimmy Christian Kimmel came into this world on the 13th of November in Brooklyn, New York in the United States of America as the son of James John Kimmel and Joan (née Iacono).
His father was an employee at the American Express and also served as an IBM executive. For his early education, he attended at Ed W. Clark High School. After graduating from high school, he pursued higher education and enrolled at University of Nevada, Las Vegas studying there for a year before attending Arizona State University (ASU). He studied at ASU for a period of two years.
The lucky woman to share her marital life with Jimmy Kimmel turned out to none other than Gina Maddy. The couple tied the knot in 1988 but sadly their marriage lasted only until 2002.
But before their divorce, they were blessed with two beautiful children – Katherine and Kevin. Kimmel had been involved in a love affair with Sarah Silverman but that didn’t last long either. Later, after falling in love with Molly McNearney, he married her and had two children – Jane and William – with her as well.
Jimmy Kimmel: Professional Life, Career
Jimmy Kimmel took the first steps into his professional life from a radio station, where he worked as a host, while he was still a college student. Moving on from there, he began working as the host on numerous other radio stations including KZok-FM stationed at Seattle, KCMJ stationed at Palm Springs, and WRBQ-FM stationed at Tampa.
Kimmel began his television career after he turned 21, when he joined the show Win Ben Stein’s Money as the show’s host alongside Stein. Because of his brilliant work, he was awarded the prestigious Emmy award for the category of the best game show host. Because of this he was motivated to stay on the hosting career path and begun hosting on several shows on television.
Kimmel, after gaining a lot of experience, came up with the idea of broadcasting his own show Jimmy Kimmel Live, a late-night talk show, and hosting the show himself from 2003. Today, his show has achieved the milestone of becoming the longest-running and the most popular talk show that has ever been broadcasted on the ABC Network.
In addition to his successful late night show, he has also been given the opportunity to host major events including the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Award. He makes a guest appearance in different shows and events which has also brought him to the limelight.
Jimmy Kimmel: Net Worth
Kimmel is one of the most successful and accomplished television hosts of our generation.
He has earned recognition and acknowledgments from his millions of fans around the globe but his hard work and struggle has earned him not only fame but also a massive bank balance as well. Kimmel’s current estimated net worth is approximately around $35 million. Inspirational!
Although his exact salary figure hasn't been released yet. From his hard work and successful career we believe he brings handsome salary home.
Jimmy Kimmel: Social Media
Jimmy Kimmel is as big a star on the internet as he is in real life. Well it’s not surprising to hear that he has millions of fans when you consider that he IS the host of one of the most popular shows to ever be broadcasted. He is available on Twitter at @jimmykimmel and has 11.5 million followers currently.
Kimmel had joined Twitter in the March of 2009 and had tweeted around 5.3 thousand times since then. Also available on Instagram, at @jimmykimmel, he has accumulated a total of 1.7 million followers on the site and it’s still growing! He also possesses a Facebook account where 1.4 million people have liked his page and are following him.