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Johnny Carson Net Worth

Johnny Carson Net Worth

Net Worth: $300 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Television
  • Age Deceased at 79 years old on 2005-01-23
  • Birth Place Corning, Iowa, United States
  • Height 5' 10" (1.77 m)
  • Marital Status Widowed (Alexis Maas)
  • Full Name John William Carson
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth October 23, 1925
  • Ethnicity Irish
  • Occupation Television Host, Comedian
  • Children 3 (Cory Carson, Kit Carson, Richard Carson)
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About Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson was born on October 23rd 1925 in Corning, Iowa. He was an American television host and a comedian. He had a net worth of $300 million.

He earned his wealth through business investments and as a talk show host and comedian. He appeared on several television shows before he started hosting his own. Johnny hosted “The Tonight Show” for thirty years (1962-1992). He received six Emmy Awards, the Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

Johnny’s show became successful by the end of 1960s, and during the 1970s, he became an American icon and remained one till his retirement in 1992. He used a casual and a conversational approach with his guests. Carson retired from show business on May 22nd 1992, at the age of 66. His farewell was a major media event and it was emotional for Carson, his colleagues and the audience. His farewell stretched over several nights.

Carson was very shy off the camera, and avoided large parties. He was referred to as the most private public man ever. In 1948, he married Jody Wolcott. The couple divorced in 1963. He married Joanne Copeland the same year, but they also divorced in 1972. Once again, in the same year, he secretly announced that he has married the model Joanna Holland. In 1983, they filed for divorce. Later he married Alexis Maas, and this one lasted till his death in 2005. Carson died on January 23rd 2005 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood. He died of a respiratory failure.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Johnny Carson's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 1980
  • Earnings 1970
  • Earnings 1967
Earnings 1980 N/A
Salary 1980

Annual salary as a TV entertainer

$5,000,000
Earnings 1970 N/A
Salary 1970

Annual earnings as a TV entertainer

$2,000,000
Earnings 1967 N/A
Contract 1967

Three-year contract with NBC

$4,000,000
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