Jon Stewart is an American writer, producer, director, actor, political commentator, TV host, and comedian. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but now he is the host of Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater. Since leaving The Daily Show, Jon Stewart has mostly kept a low profile in the entertainment industry.
However, he has used his fame and voice to fight for the health benefits of 9/11 first responders and war veterans. The Problem with Jon Stewart, which started in September 2021 on Apple TV+, is now hosted by Jon Stewart.
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Jon Stewart: Net Worth 2022
Jon Stewart is an actor, comedian, and political satirist from the United States who is worth $120 million as of 2022. From 1999 to 2015, he was the host of “The Daily Show,” which made him famous.
Jon Stewart: Early Life Details
On November 28, 1962, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born in New York City. His mother, Marian, was a teacher and educational consultant, and his father, Donald, taught physics at The College of New Jersey and Thomas Edison State College. His whole family is Jewish, and they all came to the United States from places like Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus. He is the second child out of four.
When Stewart was 11, his parents got a divorce. After that, he and his father didn’t see each other much. Because of how bad things were between them, he started going by his middle name, “Stuart,” instead of his last name. He grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and went to Lawrence High School there. He went to The College of William & Mary in Virginia to continue his education.
There, he majored in psychology and played soccer for the school’s team. He worked as a contract administrator for the City University of New York, a soccer coach at Gloucester High School in Virginia, a bartender, a caterer, a busboy, and as a contingency planner for the New Jersey Department of Human Services after he graduated from college.
Jon Stewart: Personal Life Details
In 1997, Stewart met Tracey Lynn McShane and began going out with her. In 2000, they got married, and they now have two kids. In 2001, they both changed their last names to Stewart. Tracey has been a vegan for a long time, and Jon became a vegetarian because of her.
Jon Stewart: Career Details
In 1986, Stewart moved to New York City to try to make a living as a comedian. He began as a stand-up comedian at a nightclub called The Bitter End.
In 1989, he found a job writing for the TV show “Caroline’s Comedy Hour.” In 1991, he began co-hosting the show “Short Attention Span Theater” on Comedy Central with Patty Rosborough.
Craig Kilborn left “The Daily Show” in 1999 to host another show, and Jon Stewart was asked to take over.
Stewart helped boost the popularity of “The Daily Show,” which has been called a fake news show, by putting more of the show’s attention on politics and national media.
In October 2010, he worked with Stephen Colbert on the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.” About 215,000 people went to the rally, which was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Jon Stewart: Other Projects
Stewart has been in several movies and TV shows as an actor, such as “Half Baked” (1998), “The Faculty” (1998), “Big Daddy” (1999), and “Death to Smoochy” (2002). He has also played himself in “Evan Almighty” (2007), “The Simpsons” (voice), and the documentary “Wordplay” (2006). He has also been the host of the 78th and 80th Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2002.
Stewart runs his own production company, Busboy Productions, which he started in the mid-1990s. “The Colbert Report,” a spin-off of “The Daily Show,” was made by the company. Stewart has also been published as a writer.
He wrote the book “Naked Pictures of Famous People,” which was a New York Times bestseller in 1998. He also helped write “America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy in Action,” which won a Quill Award and was named Publishers Weekly’s Book of the Year in 2004.
Jon Stewart: Real Estate
Jon paid $5.8 million in March 2005 for a 6,000-square-foot apartment in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City. He sold the house for $17.5 million in 2014.
Jon bought a mansion on the river in Red Bank, New Jersey, for $3.8 million in 2010. After a year, he paid $3.2 million for the house next door.
In 2013, they bought a 12-acre farm in Middletown, New Jersey, and turned it into a place where animals who had been mistreated could go. In 2017, they bought a 45-acre farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and turned it into a safe place for animals that were saved from being killed.
Favorite Quotes By Jon Stewart
“People always say, when did you realize you were funny? And I think it’s not that you realize you were funny. It’s that you’re brain works in a certain way. And I don’t think that that’s – I think in some respects it’s uncontrollable, and you can either accept it and deal with it and hone it or you can try to fight it. And I was too weak to fight it.”
“Typically, when you’re with your friends, the premises are coming up left and right. But when you’re on stage, you must create the premise. So you have to create the premise, paint the picture and then deliver the punch line.”
“In Iraq, the U.S. military’s whack-a-mole approach to killing Saddam Hussein may have finally paid off. The bombs destroyed the area and left behind a 60-foot crater, or as coalition forces prefer to call it: a freedom hole.”
“Nobody cares that Mitt Romney is rich. It’s Romney’s inability to understand the institutional advantage that he gains from the government’s tax code largesse, that’s a little offensive to people, especially considering Romney’s view on anyone else who looks to the government for things like, I don’t know, food and medicine.”