About Jimmy Fallon
James Thomas Fallon, better known as Jimmy Fallon, is an American comedian, singer, actor and television personality, best known for hosting a talk-show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, aired on NBC. He gained prominence in the late 1990s, appearing on live television sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. In SNL James enacted a number of reoccurring characters, including Pat O’Brien, Carson Daly (mostly remembered for a catch phrase “I’m a massive tool”), Barry Gibb and Nick Burns, a witty tech support representative. In spring 2013 NBC announced that James is going to temporarily replace a comedian Jay Leno at The Tonight Show. As for today, Jimmy Fallon net worth is estimated at $16 million.
James was born in Brooklyn, in a family of James W. and Gloria Fallon. His father is a former solder, Vietnam War veteran. After serving his duty, James W. landed a job at IBM in New York. Jimmy was the greatest fan of SNL as long as he can remember. When he was a kid, his parents did not allow James to watch the show live, but taped the “clean parts” for him instead. Jimmy and his sister Gloria use to reenact these episodes and staged little performances for their family.
Fallon’s fascination with Saturday Night Live continued into college. While living in the dorm, Fallon used to invite the whole floor to watch the show together and turned this little gathering into a traditional event. Comedy was not the only hobby of James, at the age 13 the boy started taking guitar lessons. A few years later, he went on to perform in local clubs as a comedian and musician. Although these performances did not make a significant contribution to Jimmy Fallon net worth, it helped him to get rid of the stage fear.
After graduation from Saugerties Highs School, Jimmy enrolled at the College of Saint Rose to study computer science. He switched to communications a year before receiving his major and dropped out of collage a couple of months shy of degree. When asked to comment this twist of events, Jimmy revealed that the reason he switched from computer science on the first place was pretty simple- he could not do the math the course required. He chose communications out of pure desperation, all the way thinking that this is a ridiculous major. Fallon started his career as comedian performing in Bananas Comedy Club in New York. Jimmy Fallon net worth started to grow in 1998, when a 24-year-old landed a job on his beloved show, Saturday Night Live. His personal show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, premiered on 2009. The success of this program is responsible for the bigger part of current Jimmy Fallon net worth.