Jim Carrey: Actor, Age, Wife, Comedian, Net Worth !

James Eugene Carrey is a comedian and actor of Canadian descent. Carrey, who is well known for his animated slapstick performances, initially came to public attention in 1990 when he was cast in a recurring role on the American sketch comedy tv show In Living Color.

For the best spoken word album for kids in 2006, Carrey was nominated for a Grammy. How Roland Rolls, a children’s book written by Carrey, won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. It was published in 2013. Memoirs and Misinformation, a book that Carrey co-wrote with Dana Vachon, was released in 2020.

How much is Jim Carrey worth?

Net Worth $180 Million
Source Of Income Actor, Comedian, Producer

Jim Carrey has a net value of $180 million. He is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer and was one of the most paid entertainers in the world in the late 1990s and 2000s. He was the first actor in history to raise $20 million for one picture, which he had achieved with The Cable Guy in 1996. 

Early Life Of Jim Carrey:

Full Real Name James Eugene Carrey
Family Name Carrey
Profession Actor, Comedian, Producer
Date Of Birth January 17th, 1962
Age 60 years old
Birthday January 17th
Year Of Birth 1962
Nick Name Jim Carrey
Country Canada
Nationality American, Canadian
Religion Roman Catholic

He was born on 17 Jan 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario. His mum was a housekeeper, and his dad was a billing officer. At 12, his dad was suddenly homeless, and his family lost their job. They lived out of the van and worked overnight as safety guards in a local warehouse to meet ends.

Jim Carrey Education:

College Agincourt Collegiate Institute
High School Blessed Trinity Catholic School, Northview Heights Secondary School, Aldershot School

A teenager, Jim will always take an 8-hour shift at a factory after a full day at school. Jim still had his career start at Toronto Comedy Clubs when he was only 15 years old as a Natural Comic and an impersonator. His father led him to clubs in his early days. 

Jim Carrey Family:

Father Percy Joseph Carrey
Mother Kathleen Carrey
Brothers John Carrey
Sisters Rita Carrey, Patricia Carrey Fournier

Jim Carrey Signs:

Sun Sign Capricorn
Star Sign Capricorn

Jim Carrey Physical Stats:

Weight In Kg 84 KG
Weight In Lbs 185 LBs
Height In Feet 6 Feet 2 inches
Height In Meter 1.88 m
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown

Jim Carrey’s Blank Check Story: 

In 1985, Jim Carrey drove his beat-up Toyota Camry in the Hollywood Hills at an incredibly depraved and deprived stage. Jim wrote a check for $10 million “for performing services provided,” looking around Los Angeles. Ten years back, he dated it and kept his check-in wallet. In that ten-year cycle, his dream was fulfilled. 

Jim Carrey’s Success Story: 

The Wayans Brothers’ sketch comedy program “In Living Colour” was Carrey’s first experience of a starship in 1990. On this program, he waved viewers with characters such as Fire Marshall Bill. Carrey lived in Living Color until he finished his debut “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” at the theatre in 1995, but just before his cancellation. The film was a brutal success which overnight made him a household name. He appeared the same year in the box-office successes “The Mask” and “Dumb and Dumber.” He paid $20 million for his next movie, “The Cable Guy,” which set a wage high.

He has also appeared in many plays and dramas, including the dystopian movie ‘The Truman Show,’ ‘The Spotless Mind’s Everlasting Sunshine,’ ‘The Majestic,’ ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘The Number 23’.

Highlights Of Jim Carrey’s Salary:

Jim’s first big paycheck came in living color, where he received $25,000 per episode. From the 127 chapters of the show, Jim won about $3.2 million. This is the same today as almost $6 million. The first Ace Ventura film made him $350,000. One year later, he won the next 15 million dollars. The Mask won Jim $540,000, while the Dumb & Dumber earned $7 million.

In the following films, Cable Guy, Batman Forever, Liar Liar, Me, Myself and Irene, How the Grinch Stole, and Yes Man, Jim grossed 20 million dollars. He even has a right to share retail revenue about How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He was authorized 36.2 percent of his earnings, a sum of 35 million dollars for Yes Man. This is one of the 30 biggest payrolls in the history of cinema.

In the mid-1990s, making 20 million dollars was the same as earning around 34 million dollars in a movie today. Jim received $200 million from wages and benefits between 1994 and 2008 alone. He won at least 100 million dollars over the next decade. 

Personal Life of Jim Carrey: 

Spouse Name Melissa Womer, Lauren Holly
Daughters Jane Erin Carrey
No Of Children 1
Marital Status married

He has been married twice. He was married to Melissa Womer from 1987 to 1995. They have a daughter Jane Erin Carrey, a contestant on American Idol in 2012. Jim married his Dumb & Dumber in 1996, his co-star Lauren Holly. The marriage served less than a year. Between 2005 and 2010, he dated actress Jenny McCarthy.

Jim Carrey Awards: 

During his career, Jim earned over 40 big awards, including an Actor in the Motion of The Truman Show in 1999 and Man on the Moone in 2000, with the Golden Globe Prize for best performance.

Jim Carrey’s Real Estate: 

Jim has many homes all over the U.S. In 1994 he bought $3.8 million (the same as today’s $6.6 million) as his compound’s first property. On the 1-acre lot next door, he invested $1.7 million in 2000. Today, there is a big guest house, pool, and tennis courtyard on the property. He invested $9.75 million on the house on the beach in Malibu in 2002. In 2011 he placed $18 million for sale. Finally, he found a $13.4 million bidder in 2013. 

Jim Carrey’s Career Highlights:

Here are some of the most immeasurable movies of Jim Carrey’s career:

  • The Mask (1994)
  • Dumb & Dumber (1994)
  • The Cable Guy (1996)
  • Liar Liar (1997)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • Bruce Almighty (2003)
  • Mind (2004)
  • Yes Man! (2008)
  • Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
  • Dumb & Dumber To (2014)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)- streamed on Amazon Prime in 2021

Jim Carrey Social Appearance:


3 Keys to Success from Jim Carrey:

1. Appreciate the Little Things

We learn always to show appreciation and value what we have for little things in life.

2. Never Doubt Your Potential

For 10 million dollars, Carrey wrote a check to himself and stood it in his pocket. This reminded him constantly that he hoped that in the future, he will gain this money.

3. Stay Humble

Despite his performance, he always tells how much he wants to care for the people around him. A lot of characters lose humility after gaining popularity.


The net worth of Jim Carrey is 180 million dollars. In 1994, he grew into one of the world’s most paying actors for the next two decades, making more than 20 million dollars annually in a single film. He was the first actor to win $20 million for a film, earning at least $300 million in movie earnings and bonuses to date.

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