Jim Carrey Net Worth; Source Of Income, Earnings In 2021

Jim Carrey is a Canadian American comic actor and producer who was consistently one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world during the 1990s and 2000s.

Jim currently has a net worth of $180 million. He was the first actor in history to ever earn $20 million for a single movie. He earns the said amount with “The Cable Guy” (1996) which according to the LA Times was a “historic and troubling” move. It is also reported that in addition to the $20 million, Jim received 15% of every dollar The Cable Guy made at the box office which means in all he made approximately $35 million.

According to Forbes, Jim made an average of $44.5 million in 1999 alone with the film ‘Man on the Moon’ which fetched him his second Golden Globe award in a row.
His acting career has earned him hundreds of millions of dollars in film salaries and backend bonuses.

Jim earned approximately $200 million in movie salaries and bonuses between 1994 and 2008 and $100 million over the next decade.

Early Life and Relationships

James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Toronto Canada. Carrey has been married twice. First to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer (March 28, 1987). They had a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey (September 6, 1987). Carrey and Womer divorced in 1995.

Carrey later married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly (September 23, 1996) they got divorced in less than a year. The comic star has dated a number of women since then including his ‘Me, Myself and Irene’ co-star Renée Zellweger, to whom he was engaged for a year (1999 to 2000).

Selected filmography

The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), The Dead Pool (1988), Earth Girls Are Easy (1989), Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Dark Crimes (2016), Kidding (TV series, 2018), Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).