Know About Jay Leno; Wife, Age, Kids, Net Worth, Height, Cars

Published Date: 07 Aug, 2019 Updated date: 08 Aug, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Besides his lucrative earnings that makes his net worth to touch 400 million dollars, Jay Leno is driven into charity works. Not just him, but his wife, who is a feminist is also an active personality into the philanthropical effort.

American actor and TV producer, Jay Leno is known for his hosting role in NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 until 2009. He also hosted his self-titled NBC TV program, The Jay Leno Show that aired from September 2009.

Jay Leno Bio & Family

The American comedian was born as James Douglas Muir Leno on 28 April 1950 in New Rochelle, New York. His dad named Angelo (1910–1994), was an insurance salesman who was born in New York, to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy. Likewise, Jay’s homemaker mother, Catherine (née Muir; 1911–1993), was born in Greenock, Scotland, and came to the United States at age 11. 

Jay went to Andover High School and completed his bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College.

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Career, Net Worth & Cars 

The 69-year-old has a soaring net worth of $400 million as a TV personality since 1976. She was able to earn such soaring earnings from NBC’s popular TV program, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. He also had the role in the 2015 American sitcom, The Last Man Standing until 2019.

Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Picture: TV Series Finale)

Apart from television, some of his commercially sucessful movies are Ted 2 (2015), Igor (2008) and John Q (2002) to name a few.

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Jay & His Wife Are Into Charity

Apart from his great TV and film works, the TV personality has the most supporting wife as Mavis Leno. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on 30 November 1980 but mutually agreed that they won’t have any kids. She is an American philanthropist and feminist born on 5 September 1946 in San Francisco, California.

Jay Leno with wife Mavis during an event on 9 July 2009 (Picture: Zimbio)

Together the pair donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation’s campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan in 2001. The sole purpose of the charitable work was to educate the public regarding the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Jay Leno

  • Jay older brother, Patrick born on 12 May 1940 – 6 October 2002, was a Vietnam War veteran who worked as an attorney.
  • The artist career started his career performing a comedy routine, The Tonight Show on 2 March 1977.
  • He was defense witness in 2005 trial of Michael Jackson over allegations of child molestation. 
  • Jay’s wife is on the board of the Feminist Majority.
  • Tha TV personality has some luxury cars including Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, 2017 Ford GT, 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, Blastolene Special and 1986 Lamborghini Countach, to name a few. 
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