Late-night talk show host James “Jimmy” Christian Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 13, 1967. Moving to Las Vegas at the age of nine, Kimmel graduated from Clark High School, attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas and transferred to Arizona State University. He married costumer Gina Maddy in 1988, and the pair welcomed daughter Katie in 1991 and son Kevin in 1993. The couple divorced in 2003, and Kimmel began a very public seven-year relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman. The star married talk show co-head writer, Molly McNearney, in July 2013.
Kimmel’s reportedly earned between $6 and $8 million a year for his job at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the only late-night talk show to gain viewership in 2012. With his ABC contract expiring in February 2013, the star negotiated a new contract that keeps him at Jimmy Kimmel Live! through 2015. He is believed to currently earn about $10 million a year, and his net worth is estimated at $35 million.