Jimmy Fallon's net worth and Tonight Show salary

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: Jimmy Fallon, Host -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Season: 2 -- Pictured: Jimmy Fallon, Host -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC) /

Jimmy Fallon's net worth is fitting for someone who has risen through the ranks of late-night TV. The Tonight Show host has earned his salary by reinventing the genre's most iconic franchise.

Fallon understands late-night TV as well as anyone else in the field. He grew up as a Saturday Night Live fan and then parlayed his stand-up career into becoming one of SNL's most popular cast members.

That put him in the good graces of SNL producer Lorne Michaels, who tapped Fallon to follow Conan O'Brien as the host of Late Night. Things changed quickly, and Fallon soon found himself leading The Tonight Show.

That rise through late-night has vastly increased Jimmy Fallon's net worth. The comedian is worth an estimated $70 million (via Celebrity Net Worth).

How does Jimmy Fallon make his money?

Fallon's salary as host of The Tonight Show is an estimated $16 million. That puts him in the same ballpark as Jimmy Kimmel, although Fallon's net worth is higher than Kimmel's net worth. Neither Jimmy has been able to match Stephen Colbert's net worth.

Fallon's contract with NBC will keep him as the host of The Tonight Show through 2026. It's unlikely that either side will want to walk away when it's time for a new deal. So if anything, Fallon's net worth should continue to climb.

The comedian also makes a good chunk of money from streams outside of The Tonight Show. Fallon did have an acting career before Late Night. He's only played himself since 2011, but roles in Almost Famous, Taxi, and Fever Pitch still put money in his pocket.

Fallon has also released two comedy albums and several music singles. His 2023 Christmas song with Meghan Trainor, "Wrap Me Up," was especially popular.

"Published author" is also on Fallon's resume. He has added to his net worth with books such as Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA, Everything Is Mama, and 5 More Sleeps 'Til Christmas.

Hosting award shows like the Golden Globes in 2017 also adds to Fallon's earnings. His name can also be found in the producer credits for Lip Sync Battle, That's My Jam, Password, and Guys With Kids.