Jonah Hill is one of the most well-paid comedians in the US.
|Net Worth:||$ 51 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor|
|Born:||December 20, 1983|
|Birth Name:||Jonah Hill Feldstein|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.7m)|
Jonah Hill is well-known for his comedic roles in Accepted (2006), Knocked Up (2007), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2012). Forbes magazine named him one of the highest paid actors from 2014 to 2015. He is also one of the most well-paid comedians in the US.
Jonah Hill Feldstein was born on December 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. His father, Richard, is a tour accountant for Gun N’ Roses. His mother, Sharon Lyn, is a costume designer and fashion stylist.
Hill went to the Center for Early Education, Brentwood School, and Crossroads School. He then attended Bard College, The New School, and the University of Colorado Boulder. He grew up in a Jewish household and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Hill debuted his acting career as Bret Hooten in I heart Huckabees in 2004. The film revolves around a husband and wife who investigated the existential issues faced by their clients. The film helped him increase his connections in the movie industry. In the same year, Hill appeared as an eBay and Smart Tech customer in Jude Apatow’s The 40 Year Old Virgin. The film focuses on Andy (Steve Carrell) and his friends’ mission to let him do the deed. The movie gained him more popularity. He then played a supporting role in Knocked Up as Jonah.
In 2006, Hill starred in the comedy film Accepted as Sherman Schrader III. The movie follows a group of high school graduates who created a fictitious university. But the problem arose when other students also applied to the school.
Hill had his big break for playing the role of Seth in the comedy film Superbad in 2007. The movie tells the story of Seth and Evan (Michael Cera) who are forced to go separate ways after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party gone bad. The film gave him two nominations for MTV Movie Awards and one Teen choice award.
In 2011, he co-starred with Brad Pitt in Moneyball. He played the role of Peter Brand, the assistant general manager of Billy (Pitt). He received positive reviews in his performance and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. He also received his first Oscar Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Hill portrayed Donnie Azoff in the biographical black comedy crime film The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. Azoff is the business partner and friend of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). The film is based on the true story of Belfort and his downfall because of his involvement in crime and fraud on Wall Street. The film earned a total gross of $392 million.
Aside from his acting career, Hill has also an eye to real estate investment. He bought a $9.2 million home in Manhattan, one in Los Angeles for $2 million, and a $6.8 million house in Santa Monica.
“It’s always better to shock people and change people’s expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do.” – Jonah Hill
Hill started dating Gianna Santos, Violet Grey content manager, in 2018. He had been so private about his personal life. However, it was confirmed that the pair was already engaged in 2019.
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