What is Jay Leno’s net worth? Here’s a look at TV host's whopping $52M car collection in his garage
Jay Leno’s collection includes a 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer ($275K), a $12 million McLaren F1, among others
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Veteran television host and comedian Jay Leno got hospitalized on Sunday, November 13, after one of his cars reportedly burst into flames and left him with burns on his face. As previously reported, the 72-year-old was then transported to the Grossman Burn Center for treatment, where he mentioned in a statement, “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
Leno hosted 'The Tonight Show', one of the country's most-watched talk shows but he also has been hosting his own Emmy-winning series since 2015, 'Jay Leno's Garage', that explores everything about automotive. And for those who don’t know, he has a collection of approximately 181 cars and 160 bikes, according to Auto Tech Portal. And as per Way, Leno keeps all of his collection in his 122,000 sq ft garage in Burbank, California.
A collection worth $52M
Leno, who bought his first car in the ‘60s when he was just 14, states Rarest, has a collection worth $52M that includes a 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer ($275K), Blastolene Special Twin Turbo, 1928 Bugatti Type 37A, 1937 Bugatti Atlantique, 1939 Lagonda V12 ($500K), 1941 American LaFrance Series 600 pumper V-12 Firetruck, 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe ($1.8M), 1957 Buick Roadmaster, 1966 Lincoln Continental, 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 ($4.2M), 1986 Lamborghini Countach ($1.8M), 1989 Bentley Turbo R, 2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson, 2005 Ford GT, 2008 Mazda RX8, 2010 Mercedes SLR McLaren, 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($2.6M), 2012 Tesla Model S, 2015 Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat, 2017 Ford GT ($453K), among others.
What is Jay Leno’s net worth?
According to Slashgear, Leno’s net worth stands at $450 million. And his car collection includes a $12 million McLaren F1. However, Leno had a different beginning. “I wasn’t a millionaire when I started," Leno told CNBC. He started his career at McDonald’s, earning minimum wage at a joint in Andover, Massachusetts. "I had two jobs because I realized that was the quickest way to become a millionaire. Then I got to the point where the comedy money was, like, five times the other money, so I decided to flip it around and save the comedy money. I would always spend the lesser amount of what the two were,” he described and added, "I pretended as if I didn’t even have the ‘Tonight Show’. You know, when you start making money, you get lazy. I wanted to make sure I always had that hunger, so I never looked. It would go directly into a bank." According to CNBC, Leno in 2018 did two to three comedy gigs a week, or “210 jobs a year outside of whatever else I’m doing.” He said, "If you do something and it works, then keep doing it.”