Johnny Carson Net Worth

Net Worth: $300 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Television
  • Birth Place:

    Corning, Iowa, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Widowed (Alexis Maas)
  • Full Name:

    John William Carson
  • Nationality:

    American
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About John William Carson

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.

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Earnings 1980

Salary 1980
Annual salary as a TV entertainer
$5,000,000

Earnings 1970

Salary 1970
Annual earnings as a TV entertainer
$2,000,000
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