Jonathan Stephen Ross, usually named Jonathan Ross, is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. Currently, Jonathan Ross’ net worth has reached 35 million dollars. Jonathan has earned most of his net worth as a radio and television presenter. He is best known as the presenter of the talk show titled ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’. Moreover, Ross has added significant sums to his net worth as a film critic, comics author and comedian.
Jonathan Ross Net Worth $35 Million
Jonathan Stephen Ross was born on November 17, 1960 in St Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom. As a child actor he took parts in several television commercials. He graduated from Southampton College of Art at University College London.
Jonathan Ross debuted as adult actor in an episode of the television series ‘It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum’ written and created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft in 1981. He has also worked as a researcher on the television show ‘Loose Talk’, and later he did the same jobs on other shows. While working as a researcher he met Alan Marke with whom Ross founded ‘Channel X’ the production company which has greatly increased Jonathan Ross’ net worth. They have released the show ‘The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross’ and documentary series ‘The Incredibly Strange Film Show’.
From 1991 to 2008 Jonathan added much to his net worth presenting British Comedy Awards. From 1999 to 2010 Ross worked on the BBC radio program ‘Ross’ BBC Radio 2’ thus again increasing his popularity and net worth. From 2001 to 2010 Jonathan presented the talk show ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’ directed by Mick Thomas and John L. Spencer. For his work in the television and radio industry he was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Later, he was honoured by being named a Fellow of University College London. Moreover, Jonathan was awarded for the Best Entertainment Performance and received three BAFTA awards in 2004, 2006 and 2007. It has been reported, at that time, that Jonathan Ross was the highest paid BBC television star. This source, undoubtedly, has been the biggest part of the income in Jonathan Ross’ net worth.
In 2008, Ross published his first semi-autobiographical book entitled ‘Why Do I Say These Things?’ The same year, he won the Sony Gold Award. In 2010, Jonathan Ross left the BBC and published his first comic book ‘Turf’. Since Ross left BBC, he has signed a contract with CineMoi, the independent French film channel under which he became a shareholder of the company, director and producer of the films and also the presenter. Furthermore, since 2011 Ross works on ITV and hosts the chat show entitled ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’. In 2012, Jonathan Ross won the Special Recognition award at the National Television Awards. Ross is usually recognized for his distinctive voice and wit.
Jonathan Ross has been married to journalist, broadcaster and author Jane Goldman since 1988. They have three children. Together with his wife, Ross co-founded the production company ‘Hotsauce TV’.
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