The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday, September 18 in Los Angeles, and fan favorites such as Game of Thrones and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story earned several awards. Considered to be the television equivalent of the Oscars, the 2016 Emmys were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel Live! talk show host himself, Jimmy Kimmel. Fans of the funny and entertaining comedian are wondering, how much did Jimmy Kimmel get paid for hosting the Emmys and they are searching the Internet for Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth.
As a late-night talk show host, 48-year-old Jimmy Kimmel has had a successful career spanning over two decades. Jimmy Kimmel has a net worth of an estimated $35 million. He reportedly earns around $10 million in salary from Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He has been nominated for an Emmy award himself six times, and on Sunday, he hosted the prestigious awards ceremony for the second time. The last time Kimmel emceed the Emmys was in 2012.
Mesmerized by the glitz and glamour that accompany award shows such as the Grammys, Oscars, and Emmys, viewers frequently question how much do the Emmy hosts get paid. Besides the international coverage received after becoming the face of these highly-anticipated award shows, Emmy hosts are known to take home some fat paychecks, as well.
Although the exact figure is kept under wraps, celebrities hosting the Emmys receive anywhere between $15,000 and $1 million, plus expenses such as writing staff fees for their brilliant opening monologues. Depending on the popularity of the celebrity, the amount is said to be decided in private contract negotiations on a case to case basis. Considering that Kimmel is undoubtedly one of the most well-known talk show hosts in America today, we can only guess as to how much he was paid to host the Emmys this year!
The worst part of hosting the #Emmys is laying down all the carpet.
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In the past, the Primetime Emmy Awards have been hosted by celebrities/comedians such as Andy Samberg (2015), Seth Meyers (2014), Neil Patrick Harris (2013), Jimmy Kimmel (2012) and Jane Lynch (2011).