James Douglas Leno, aka Jay Leno, is an author, producer, comedian, and legendary late-night talk show host. He was the face of late-night television for about 17 years. Jay was first brought on to host NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ back in the 90s.
During his time on screen, fans were treated to an untapped well of entertainment as he feuded with David Letterman. His acting career has seen him work on films like Ice Age, Silver Bear, and the Collision Course. Take a look at Leno’s impressive car collection in this write-up. Continue reading to know Jay Leno’s Net Worth in 2020.
Who is Jay Leno?
Jay Leno is a car enthusiast and television personality who presently hosts ‘Jay Leno’s Garage.’ The show follows Jay and a few of his guests as they test-drive virtually anything that can move. These range from cars to motorbikes. Leno strives to teach his audience about the fascinating history of America’s Motor world. He works alongside the likes of Tim Allen and Donald Osborne. Jay’s show first aired on October 7th, 2015.
The first episode was titled ‘American Muscle,’ and it documented Jay’s foray into the American Muscle’s Golden Era. He examines not only how the trend started, but also how these cars appreciated in value over the years. For this exploration, he was joined by his old friend, Tim Allen. Since then, the show has aired over 60 episodes across a span of six seasons.
At the start of his career, Jay did comedy shows at various night clubs. It took well over 300 standup shows before he eventually got his big break in the 90s. The peak of his late-night career came in 2009 when Leno had the privilege of hosting the then president, Barrack Obama, on his show.
How old is Jay Leno?
James Douglas Muir was born on April 28th, 1950, in New Rochelle, New York City. He turned 70-years old just a few months ago. Being a Taurus, it comes as no surprise that he is not only determined but also stable in regard to his nature. This helped him to stay on television for more than 17-years.
Jay Leno’s Net worth and Sources of income.
Leno was one of the faces of the ‘tonight show era.’ In total, his show aired about 4655 episodes. It helped him amass his incredible net worth. Besides this, Jay has also written and produced several TV shows. In addition to his work on television, Jay Leno has also authored several books. These include titles like ‘If Roast Beef Could Fly,’ which is available for $15 on Amazon.
Another book, ‘How to be the funniest kid in the whole wide world’ retails for $7 currently. More than a decade ago, Forbes Magazine estimated that he was earning about $32 million a year. Currently, sources say that he makes about $15 million a year. The total figure of his career earnings is staggering. Over the years, he has amassed $320 million. Leno has been very shrewd with his money and investments. As of 2020, Jay Leno’s net worth stands at $450 million.
Jay Leno’s net worth has enabled him to acquire a various range of properties. Back in 2017, he acquired 15,000 square foot property in Newport, Rhode Island. The sprawling estate known as Sea fair was built back in the 30s. It presently boasts 12 bathrooms, 12 bedrooms, a tennis court, and even an oceanfront pool. It is valued at $13.5 million.
Jay also owns two homes in California. One is a 3,400 square foot property in Bel Air, which has five bedrooms. Another is a hangar in Burbank, which has over 122,000 square feet. This is where he keeps most of his impressive car and motorcycle collection.
Leno’s Car Collection.
Sources say that Jay Leno’s garage collection has over 150 motorcycles and 170 cars. In total, his automobile collection is valued at over $100 million. Most people who know him will tell you that one of the things he enjoys doing is maintaining his cars.
He got his first car back in 1964 when he was still a teenager. Jay took it upon himself to restore a 1934 Ford V-8 truck. His most recent addition includes a black 2017 Ford GT. Interestingly enough, he was the very first person to receive this car. Additionally, Ford only made 500 units at first.
Another one of his most valuable assets is a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. It was designed by David North and has a 425 cubic inch V8 engine.
Some of the other cars he owns.
- 1906 Stanley Steamer
- 1986 Lamborghini Countach
- 1994 McLaren F1
- 1937 Fiat Topolino
- 2014 McLaren P1
- 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe
- 2006 EcoJet
- 1955 Buick Roadster
- Blastolene Special