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Jay Leno

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Net worth 2018: $18 Million
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Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 April 1950
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Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Emerson College
BIOGRAPHY

Jay Leno was bornon 28 April 1950 in United States. Ratings for Leno's Tonight Show With Jay Leno are up 20 percent so far this year (3.9 million up from 3.2 million), proving the Conan kerfluffle of 2010 had little lasting effect on ratings, or Leno's, reputation. He remains No. 1 in viewers 18-49 during his time slot against Letterman. Leno's earnings remain steady: He reportedly lives off of revenue from stand-up gigs and banks the rest -- or funnels it into his 100+ car collection.

TIMELINE
2015

Leno has also hosted an hour long Jay Leno's Garage special on CNBC, and the show has aired as a primetime series on the cable channel since 2015

2014

Leno's final show as the host of the Tonight Show was on February 6, 2014 with his final guest Billy Crystal and musical guest Garth Brooks, along with a few surprise guests, including Jack Black, Kim Kardashian, Jim Parsons, Sheryl Crow, Chris Paul, Carol Burnett, and Oprah Winfrey

2013

On April 3, 2013, NBC announced that Leno would leave The Tonight Show in spring 2014, with Jimmy Fallon as his designated successor

2012

In August 2012, Leno auctioned his Fiat 500, which was sold for $385,000 with all the proceeds going to a charity that helps wounded war veterans recover by providing them with temporary housing

2010

He appeared on the January 28, 2010, episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in an attempt to repair some of the damage done to his public image

2009

In 2009, he donated $100,000 to a scholarship fund at Salem State College (now Salem State University) in honor of Lennie Sogoloff, who gave Leno his start at his jazz club, Lennie's-on-the-Turnpike

2008

On December 8, 2008, it was reported that Leno would remain on NBC and move to a new hour-long show at 10 p

2007

During the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike, Leno was accused of violating WGA guidelines by writing his own monologue for The Tonight Show

2006

"Howard Stern has also been a harsh critic of Leno before and following his Tonight Show timeslot change announcement; Stern appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2006, and told O'Brien that he felt it was unlikely that Leno would ever willingly give up The Tonight Show to anyone

2005

During the 2005 trial of Michael Jackson over allegations of child molestation, Leno was one of a few celebrities who appeared as a defense witness

2004

Critics have pointed to a 2004 Tonight Show clip, in which Leno said he would allow O'Brien to take over without incident

2002

Leno's older brother Patrick Leno, a Vietnam veteran and graduate of Yale Law School, died in 2002 at the age of 62 as a result of complications from cancer

2001

In 2001, along with his wife, he donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation's campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan, to educate the public regarding the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

1993

In 1993, during his first season as host of The Tonight Show, Leno's mother died at the age of 82 and in the following year, his father died at the age of 84

1992

Although this represented the lowest second-quarter ratings for the show since 1992, Tonight was still the most-watched late night program, ahead of ABC's Nightline (3

1989

Leno's only starring film role was the 1989 direct-to-video Collision Course, opposite Pat Morita

1987

Starting in 1987, Leno was a regular substitute host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show

1985

Since 1985, Leno has been the Grand Marshal for the Love Ride, a motorcycle charity event which since its founding in 1984 has raised nearly $14 million for charities benefiting muscular dystrophy research, Autism Speaks, and in 2001, the September 11 attacks recovery

1980

Leno has been married to Mavis Leno since 1980; the couple have no children, by mutual agreement

1978

Other films and television series from that period include Almost Heaven (1978), "Going Nowhere" (1979) from One Day at a Time, Americathon (1979), Polyester (1981), "The Wild One" (1981) from Alice, and both "Feminine Mistake" (1979) and "Do the Carmine" (1983) from Laverne & Shirley

1977

After an uncredited appearance in the 1977 film Fun with Dick and Jane, he played more prominent roles in 1978 in American Hot Wax and Silver Bears

1973

Leno obtained a bachelor's degree in speech therapy from Emerson College, where he started a comedy club in 1973

1970

During the 1970s, Leno appeared in minor roles in several television series and films, first in the 1976 episode "J

1963

Among his collection are two Doble steam cars, a sedan and a roadster that were owned by Howard Hughes, the fifth Duesenberg Model X known to survive, and one of nine remaining 1963 Chrysler Turbine Cars

1950

James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (/ˈlɛnoʊ/; born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, philanthropist and television host

1940

Noire, which is set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s

1911

His homemaker mother, Catherine (née Muir; 1911–1993), was born in Greenock, Scotland, and came to the United States at age 11

1910

His father, Angelo (1910–1994), was an insurance salesman who was born in New York, to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy

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