Who had better ratings David Letterman or Jay Leno? Leno’s “Tonight” routinely beat Letterman in the ratings for the vast majority of the time they went head-to-head.
Does Jay Leno still make money? “It does keep you hungry. And hunger is what it’s all about.” At the time of this writing, Jay Leno has an estimated net worth of US$450 million (AU$600 million).
Why does Jay Leno still work? Even now, Leno says that he has no desire to put his feet up and rest on his laurels. In fact, he says that he hasn’t been in the pool of his Beverly Hills home in 30 years because he can’t shake the feeling that he could be working instead.
Why is Jay Leno famous? Jay Leno made a name for himself as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” a position he held for 22 years. It also earned him a fortune: The gig reportedly paid as much as $30 million a year. But before his massive success, Leno started his career at McDonald’s, earning minimum wage at a joint in Andover, Massachusetts.