Jim Carrey is famous for his mind-blowing slapstick performances and he is an impressionist, film producer, a screenwriter, comedian and an actor of a Canadian origin. The two-time Golden Globe winner rose to fame as a cast member on television series In living Color 1990, The Mask 1994, BatMan Forever 1995, Man on the Moon 1999 among other films establishing himself as a bankable comedy actor.
Recently he has found his way on the list of the highest paid actor and surprisingly he topped 2017 list of the highest paid actors in the world having made around $75 million between 2016 and 2017. Now I know you’re wondering what’s Jim Carrey net worth and how did Jim Carrey get to be on top well keep reading it’s all in here.
Biography & Career
Jim Carrey is the son of Percy Carrey, his dad from the Canadian-French lineage who was a musician and Kathleen his mother from the Scottish-Irish lineage who was a house wife. He was born in1962 in Newmarket, Ontario where he was brought up as a Roman Catholic. On his education background, Jim Carrey pursued his studies at Aldershot High School. Jim wedded his actress & waitress wife, Melissa Womer in 1987 and together they bore a daughter, Jane Erin (b.1987). The couple split officially in 1995. He later wedded, Lauren Holly in 1996 and their marriage survived for a few months. Apart from the two-women, Carrey dated several other women such as actress Renee Zellweger, and actress Jenny McCarthy. After former girlfriend Cathriona White died it was blamed on Carrey where he was accused of aiding her suicide death.
Having supportive parents, Jim was assisted by his father in building his career where he encouraged him to pursue his passion in comedy after finishing school. His first performance was in Toronto where he performed at club Yuk Yuk’s and caught the hearts of many through his talent. Although he stopped his pursuit due lack of capital, he returned to the industry as soon as his family became stable. After his return he made appearances in a show called Toronto Star where he was noticed by, Rodney who was also a comedian. The comedian introduced him to various gigs where he used to perform leading him to success.
His breakthrough came in 1994 after he was featured In Dumb and Dumber which earned him more than $270 million. The following year, he featured and directed a movie entitled, ‘Batman Forever’ which debuted in 1995. Other films which he featured are Yes Man (2008), A Christmas Carol (2009), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), and True Crimes (2016).
Currently, he is hosting a comedy show,’ I’m Dying up Here’ which airs on several TV channels. He was recently featured in a documentary, ‘Jim & Andy’ and ‘I Needed Colour’ which was to be launched in 2017.
Awards & Achievements: Jim has been awarded with several awards for his work on films and some of the awards he has won are 2 Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor, 7 MTV Movie Awards, 4 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 6 Kids’ Choice Awards, 5 Teen Choice Award among others.
Jim Carrey Net Worth
Jim Carrey net worth as of today is estimated to be $150 million. Today he is on top of the list of the highest paid actors in the world having made $75 million between 2016 and 2017 that’s a $40 million lead from his close challenger. He owes his fortune not only from film earnings but also from smart stock investments, lucrative endorsement deals with companies such as CoverGirl cosmetics, business ventures such as Fat Carrey Burger Chain which he owns, newmarket Angels football team, Pure Wondercarrey Vodka and his lines of perfumes Jim Carrey Seduction.
8 Facts You Need To Know About Jim Carrey
If you came of age in the 1990s then the name Jim Carrey must ring a bell since this is a man you grew up with in your life. You either knew about Jim as Ace Ventura, through Dumb and Dumber or probably you know him as a man of a thousand faces through The Mask. Carrey has a huge collection of comedy films options that would keep you entertained all year round. However, though he might be funny there is more to that funny character he portrays that you don’t know. Here are 8 facts that you don’t know about Jim Carrey.
1. Its suspected that Carrey aided in his ex-girlfriend suicide by providing the prescription painkillers that she used to commit suicide with.
2. An ugly truth about Carrey is that he gave her ex-girlfriend three different STDs before she died. That’s a report given by Daily Mail.
3. His obsession of spray painting walls got him in collision with NYPD back in 2011.
4. While growing up he was one creepy kid who used to do pencil sketches and drawing realistic drawings of his father Waiting to Die. Talk of being a mega Weirdo.
5. He once thought of killing his own mother after getting them out of Canada to live with him which made him bankrupt. He used to strangle her in his dreams.
6. His all-time favorite Radiohead song is “creep”.
7. When Tupac Shakur was in jail he used to write letters to him so that he could laugh and lift up his moods.
8. Jim Carrey is the only actor to play the meanest Christmas villains that’s Scrooge and Grinch.
Jim Carrey highest paid actor status has raised the bar higher and from the looks of things 2018 Jim Carrey net worth will be way higher too since he looks like he has made a comeback and he isn’t slowing down.