Grab all the details on the net worth and earnings of the 'Saturday Night Live' star Leslie Jones.
Leslie Jones is one of the most recognizable faces in the comedy industry. She used to be a cast member and writer on 'Saturday Night Live' from 2014 to 2019. Besides, she's also been a featured performer at the 'Just for Laughs' festival in Montreal and the 'Aspen Comedy Festival'.
SNL was where Leslie earned the majority of her fame. And as a regular cast member of the show, she made a decent amount of money during her time there. Below, we analyze the 52-year-old comedian's net worth and earnings from SNL, films, and other series she's been in.
As of May 2020, Leslie Jones holds an estimated net worth of $5 million. Leslie made a significant portion of her fortune during her time in 'Saturday Night Live.' She earned the remaining amount of money from her involvement in other projects like 'Just For Laughs,' 'Ghostbusters,' and 'Problem Child.'
Leslie Jones possesses an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Leslie Jones landed a job at 'Saturday Night Live' as a writer in 2014. During the Weekend Update segment of the May 3, 2014, episode hosted by Andrew Garfield, Jones made her first appearance on the show. She made jokes about her current dating problems and her potential effectiveness as a breeding slave, which were followed with controversy after the episode was aired.
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Leslie worked at the SNL as a writer and a primary cast member from 2014 to 2019. During her time in the series, she got nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2018.
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During her first time on SNL, Leslie made about $7,000 per episode. This is an estimated amount that first-year cast members make. That totals to $147,000 per season as there are 21 episodes in a season. Similarly, second-year cast members make $8,000 per episode or $168,000 per season.
And if a cast member makes it to their fifth season, they make $15,000 per episode or $315,000 per season. Leslie stayed at SNL for nearly six years; therefore, we believe she earned all those amounts in subsequent years. All of this data is obtained from an article by Celebrity Net Worth. It is thought that the longest-serving and most important actors in the show make up to $25,000 per episode, or $525,000 per year.
Besides SNL, Leslie has acted in movies like 'Top Five,' 'Trainwreck,' and 'Ghostbusters.'
Leslie Jones, with a net worth of $5 million, has been living a luxurious lifestyle at her fancy apartment in Harlem, New York. The Manhattan apartment is worth nearly $2 million, with the current rise in apartment prices.
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The apartment features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with over 1000 feet of space. It also comes with an ultra-luxury building features floor-to-ceiling corner windows, custom, a deep-soaking tub, and high ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass corner windows and generous closet space.
The building in which the apartment is located has a 24-hour concierge for security and reception services as well as package and dry cleaning valet service. Other facilities include a landscaped roof terrace, state-of-the-art fitness center, event space, and a private garden.
In the early years of her career, Leslie Jones started doing stand-up comedy. She used to perform at regular clubs and worked at Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles and UPS as means of earning some money to sustain her living.
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Later, Mother Love and Dave Chappelle encouraged her to move to New York for two years so she could make further progress in her career path. There, she appeared on BET's Comic View. She returned to Los Angeles and tried her luck at some places, but she failed. Eventually, Chris Rock helped Jones get a job at 'Saturday Night Live.'
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