Who is Jon Stewart?

Jon Stewart is an American comedian, producer, writer, actor, director, media critic as well as a former television host from New York, the US who is famous for hosting ‘The Daily Show’, later renamed ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. 

What is Jon Stewart Famous for?

Jon Stewart is best known for his roles on The Daily Show, which he hosted on Central Comedy from 1999 to 2015. He was also famous as a well-recognized actor from the movies and TV series like The First Wives Club, Big Daddy, Half Baked, Playing By Hearts, Wishful Thinking, Since You’ve Been Gone (comedy), The Faculty (horror film). Stewart is the author of Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. The comic book, published in 2010,  was written with the help of some writers of The Daily Show.

Where was Jon Stewart Born?

Jon Stewart was born in New York City, New York, the United States to mother Marian Leibowitz, an educational consultant, and father Donald Leibowitz, a professor of physics. His parents divorced when he was 11 years old,  He is an American and is of Polish, Ukrainian, Belarus and Mongolian descent. His belief is Christianity and zodiac is Sagittarius. He has a half brother named Matt Leibowitz. Regarding his education, he went to Lawrence High School in New Jersey. He then attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia and graduated in 1984. He did a few odd occupations during school which included stretches as a possibility organizer for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, a puppeteer for crippled kids, and a soccer mentor.

How is Jon Stewart's Career?

He started as a stand-up comedian at The Bitter End – a nightclub in 1986. He then got a chance to perform at the Comedy Cellar—a comedy club for two years before getting his break in television. He found a job as a writer for the television show ‘Caroline’s Comedy Hour’ in 1989. Within a couple of years, he began co-hosting Comedy Central’s ‘Short Attention Span Theater’ with Patty Rosborough in 1991. In 1993, he created ‘The Jon Stewart Show’, a talk show that aired on MTV. The show was an instant hit and very popular with the audiences. He made appearances as a guest host frequently for Tom Snyder on ‘The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder’ which was broadcast on CBS. In 1999, Stewart offered to host for The Daily Show. The show became extremely popular after he took over as he presented an entertaining combination of the day’s top news stories and light-hearted banter about politicians, newsmakers, and news media. He became a strong political voice by interviewing and debating with several established political figures like Rachel Maddow, Bill O'Reilly, and Tucker Carlson. He was credited by the White House and political news outlet for creating awareness about the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to the public.

Along with being a comedian and a television host, he is also the best selling author. His 2004 book ‘America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction’ was listed on several bestseller lists including The New York Times Best Seller List and the bestseller lists on ‘The Wall Street Journal’, and ‘The Los Angeles Times’ He teamed up with Stephen Colbert for the ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ in October 2010. The rally took place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and brought in around 215,000 participants. He has also appeared in several movies in minor roles and has worked as a voice actor. So far, Stewart has illustrated a blossoming career.

What are Jon Stewart's Achievements?

Stewart and another individual from ‘The Daily Show’ gained two Peabody Awards for covering the presidential decisions in ‘Hesitation 2000’ and ‘Uncertainty 2004’, separately.  He was named the ‘Entertainer of the Year” for 2004 by ‘Entertainment Weekly’.  An asteroid discovered in 2004 was named in the honor of this comedian cum political satirist.  Stewart and The Daily Show got the 2005 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. He was displayed an Honorary All-America Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2006. On April 21, 2009, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made Stewart a chief. On October 26, 2010, Stewart was named the Most Influential Man of 2010 by AskMen.

What is Jon Stewart's Net Worth?

As of 2019, Jon's estimated net worth is at $80 Million and earns a salary of $16,000,000 annually. It is an obvious fact that Jon Stewart has worked so hard in the entertainment industry. He has done a lot of notable things in the line of his career and has made an enormous fortune from all his numerous endeavors. Regarding his houses and cars are still not disclosed by him.

Who is Jon Stewart's Married to?

John Stewart is a married man. He is married to Tracy McShane since getting hitched in 2000. The couple got married on November 2000. They have two youngsters together, a son, Nathan Thomas, and a daughter, Maggie Rose. Currently, he is living happily with his family.  Previous to his marriage, he has been known to have dated Lara Flynn Boyle, Ashley Judd, Juliana Hatfield in 1993.  He also dated Jane Powers, Jennifer Aniston, Daisy Fuentes and Cindy Crawford in 1994.

How Tall is Jon Stewart?

Jon has an average height standing at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m). He has Salt and Pepper hair color and blue eye color. His other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed. His sexual orientation is straight.

He is currently not active on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Facts to be known about Jon Stewart:

  1. He started as a stand-up comedian at The Bitter End – a nightclub.
  2. Jon is a fan of professional wrestling.
  3. Jon has signed a four-year production deal with HBO (2015).
  4. Jon was paid $6 million for the first season of The Daily Show.
  5. In 2000 and Jon won $125,000 for Alzheimer's disease research.
  6. He's introduced to his wife, Tracy McShane, by a production assistant on Wishful Thinking (1997).
  7. He has a cat named Stan and two Pitbulls, Monkey and Shamsky. Shamsky was named after Art Shamsky.
  8. His wife, Tracy McShane, is a veterinary technician.
  9. He was voted the second funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly in 2004, behind Chris Rock.
  10. Jon always taps pen and scribbles on paper at the beginning of every episode of The Daily Show.
  11. Jon decided to quit smoking on Dec. 28, 2000, after being encouraged by the CGL Foundation.
  12. After graduating from college, he drifted between numerous jobs including a busboy in a Mexican restaurant. 
  13. His production company, Busboy Productions, is a reference to this job.