Jon Stewart and the Daily Show have parted ways after an epic 16-year run that solidified Stewart as part of history. Check out how much Stewart is currently worth- and whether retirement will change that.
Stephen Colbert, one of the many talents to make his start on Stewart’s Daily Show, called Stewart “infuriatingly good at his job.”
Maybe that’s why he was one of the highest paid hosts in history. According to TV guide, Stewart annually brought home much more than his competitors Jay Leno and David Letterman with his $25- $30 million salary.
His high net worth not only comes from his hefty salary, it also comes from his cunning ability to make a profit.
In 2014, he sold his New York City penthouse for $17.5 million- which was a 200.1 percent profit from when he bought for nearly six million in 2005, a pretty crazy feat for the current state of the housing market.
Stewart is reportedly currently worth $80,000,000 thanks to his endeavors, and despite his loss of annual earnings, it’s unlikely that his retirement from the show will deal a blow to his net worth.
For an idea of how the talent Stewart has spawned compares to his net worth: