James Douglas Muir Leno is an American television host, comedian, and writer.

After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009.

Jay Leno has a net worth of $450 million.

During his time hosting The Tonight Show, Jay earned $320 million in salary, before taxes.

Jay famously still performs dozens of standup shows throughout the year and reportedly only ever lived off this money, while banking his NBC salary checks.

Jay owns an extremely valuable car collection. The value of his 300+ vehicle stable is, at minimum, $100 million.

Jay stepped down to retire in 2009 but soon made a return to television with a prime time talk show called "The Jay Leno Show." The show aired weeknights on NBC in September 2009 but was canceled in January 2010.

Incredibly, throughout his career, Jay never touched his Tonight Show salary and instead lived off his stand-up income. Furthermore, Jay does not have an agent or a manager to help him negotiate deals.