Jim Carrey is a comedian known for his rubber-like body movements, energetic persona, and exaggerated facial expressions. He is also known for serious roles in drama and romantic movies, where he earned numerous nominations and awards. With all the successful movies like Ace Ventura, The Mask, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and many others under his belt, ever wonder how much Jim Carrey net worth is?
Celebrity Name: Jim Carrey
Real Name: James Eugene Carrey
Birth Date: January 17, 1962
Current Age: 58 years old
Birth Place: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Ancestry: French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish
Parents: Percy and Kathleen
Sibling/s: John, Patricia, Rita
Nationality: Canadian, American
Height: 6’1″ (186.7cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82kg)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Relationship Status: Single
Dated: Ginger Gonzaga, Natalie Gal, Catriona White, Anastasia Viktina, Anchal Joseph, Jenny McCarthy, Anine Bing, Anastasiya Volochkova, January Jones, Laurie Holden, Renee Zellweger, Charlotte Lewis, Linda Ronstadt
Formerly married to: Lauren Holly, Melissa Womer
Profession: Actor, Comedian
Jim Carrey Net Worth in 2020: $150 million
At a young age of ten, Carrey already knows what he wants to become: an entertainer. He sent Carol Burnett a letter and wrote that he wants a role in her comedy show The Carol Burnett Show. The young actor believes that he has what it takes to be part of the show because he is a master of impressions. He was happy to receive a form letter reply from the show.
Jim Carrey enrolled the Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School in North York and then attended Aldershot High School and Agincourt Collegiate Institute. During this time, Lady Fortune was not kind to the Carreys. The family was struggling so Carrey and his brothers had to work as janitors and security guards as teenagers.
Jim dropped out of school so he pursued comedy. This he did while he still continued working at the factory where their father was employed. It appears this was not enough for the family became homeless. They had to make do with living inside their Volkswagen van. The whole family would benefit if only they had the Jim Carrey net worth of $150 million during these hard times.
Comedian Commercial Success
Even though the family struggled with their finances, Jim’s father still supported the young comedian’s ambitions. They drove to Toronto so that Jim can perform at Yuk Yuk’s comedy club. However, his performance there was not as successful as they hoped to be.
Eventually, the Carrey family managed to uplift themselves financially until they moved to a new home. This allowed Jim Carrey to polish his comedic performance and sketches. In due time, he landed regular paid shows with Toronto Star even calling him “a genuine star coming to life.” Because of this, comedian Rodney Dangerfield invited him to some of Dangerfield’s Las Vegas performance. This gave the comedian the opportunity to get close to Hollywood. There, he made some performance at The Comedy Store. He also landed some acts in television shows Saturday Night Live, The Duck Factory, and In Living Color.
From then on, he landed some big roles in Hollywood. Jim Carrey played the lead roles in Ace Ventura movies, The Mask, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, as well as Dumb and Dumber. He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for The Mask and another one for Liar Liar.
There is also the fact that Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dumb and Dumber and The Cable Guy were huge blockbuster hits. The pet detective movie earned $212 million, the comedy duo movie grossed $270 million, while the cable guy movie banked $102 million. The movies were successful even though the film critics did not like them, especially the Ace Ventura movies and The Cable Guy. But the general audience loved these films and even helped Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls in breaking records. It earned $40 million on its initial weekend. With these number, one can already tell how much Jim Carrey net worth is.
Jim Carrey Net Worth and Critical Acclaim
In 1998, Jim Carrey decided to take his acting career to new heights. He played a serious role as Truman Burbank of The Truman Show film. The movie was critically acclaimed, to the point that many believed Carrey was going to take home an Oscar during the awards. It was also this time when he finally got the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Not only that, but the film also raked in a good $264 million gross.
But this was only the beginning. He got another Golden Globe Award as comedian Andy Kaufman for the movie Man on the Moon. Aside from that, Carrey also got a nomination for Best Actor from the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Later, he went on to star in several successful movies. One of which was Me, Myself and Irene where he played a state trooper who has dual personalities opposite each other. Another one was How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which gave him another Golden Globe nomination. There was also Bruce Almighty where he portrayed an anchorman who receives godlike powers. It was no surprise that it became the seventeenth highest-grossing live action comedy of all time with a gross of $484 million.
In 2004, he went on to star in the romantic drama Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind alongside Kate Winslet. On the same year, he plays the villain Count Olaf in film adaptation of the children’s novel called Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Four years later, he was in comedy film Yes Man with co-stars Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper. The movie made $225 million at the box office. His latest movies are Kick-Ass 2 in 2013, Dumb and Dumber To in 2014, and Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020.
Inspirational Quotes from Jim Carrey
“You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world, and as you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.”
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”