Jenny McCarthy Net Worth in 2021

Jenny McCarthy Net Worth
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American actress Jenny McCarthy net worth is $25 million in joint with her spouse, Donnie Wahlberg. She was best known for being the Playmate of the magazine Playboy.

Besides, she was a TV host, author, actress, activist. In recent years her stance about vaccination and autism issues has been the talk of the town. 

Jenny Mccarthy Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$25 Million
Date of Birth1st November, 1972
Age49 years old
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.67m)
Source of WealthComedy, Acting, Modeling, Writing, Voice Acting
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Last UpdatedFebruary, 2021

Early Life

Jenny McCarthy, also known as Jenny Ann, was born on the 1st November of 1972. Lynda, Jenny’s mother, was a housewife and Dan McCarthy, Jenny’s father, worked as foreman of a steel mill.

Jenny was the second of her four sisters. She enrolled in Mother McCarthy Liberal Arts High School, which was a female Catholic high school.

Jenny confessed that she was bullied by her fellow classmates back in school, which led her to feel like an outcast. Completing high school graduation, she enrolled herself in Southern Illinois University.

Actress Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are cousins. Jenny belonged to a strong Catholic community. 


Playboy chose 21-year-old Jenny McCarthy to pose nude and offered $20,000. Jenny accepted that offer. Jenny’s catholic image played a significant role here, along with her wholesomeness.

Besides, she actually represented the ongoing theme of “Schoolgirl” along with the catholic image. 

However, when the Catholic community knew about Jenny’s work for Playboy, she and her family had to go through a lot of abuse. In fact, they were threatened too. 

Instead of stepping back, she not only gained success but also became the Playmate of the month and got a lucrative raise on her salary. Jenny moved to Los Angeles to host one of Playboy’s television shows, Hot Rocks.

Jenny’s work and appearance caught MTV’s attention, and they hired her as the co-host of their dating show Singled Out (1995). 

In that same year, Jenny made another appearance on WrestleMania. She got a role in the movie The Stupids. In 1997, she took a giant leap and launched The Jenny McCarthy Show.

This show was such an instant hit that NBC signed up Jenny for sitcom Jenny. She got the lead in the 1998 American sports comedy movie BASEketball.

The following year, she starred in the horror movie Diamonds. She also starred in Scream 3. But this movie got much fewer ratings than the previous two. 

Jenny’s films were not a hit, and it was not praised that much. But the biggest flop of her career was Dirty Love, which was directed by John Asher, her ex-husband, and produced, starred, and written by Jenny.

This movie got the Razzie Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actress, even Worst Director. 

Jenny starred in an online series In the Motherhood in 2007. She got the opportunity to co-host with Ryan Seacrest on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve, the special TV broadcast on New Year’s evening of ABC.

She appeared on the ABC channel for the next ten years on New Year’s Eve starting from 2010. 

In 2012, Jenny hosted the reality show Love in the Wild, and in that same year, Jenny expressed that she would like to pose again for Playboy, last time before turning 40.

In the following year, ABC proposed Jenny host the show The View. Her previous temporary appearance was praised by the viewers of that show.

Writing: Jenny not only wrote the screenplay of her movies but also she wrote three autobiography books. Her first book Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s an open book, was a detailed view of her journey from being the nude model of Playboy to being the “showbiz.” 

Her second book, Belly Laughs, happened to be a part of this book. Her book Healing and Preventing Autism gained popularity as well as appreciation. In 2012, she published her book Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic. 

Highlights and Achievements

In 2005, Jenny was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for her work in the American TV show “The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All This Year.” Moreover, she earned a People’s Choice Awards nomination for her work in The View. 

Her movies Dirty Love, John Tucker Must Die, and Witless Protection was a super flop and got the worst awards in many Golden Raspberry Awards categories. 

Age, Height, and Weight 

Jenny McCarthy is 49 years old. She is 1.7 meters or 5 feet 7 inches tall, and her weight is 56 kg in Kilograms and 124 lb in Pounds. 

Personal Life

In 1999, Jenny McCarthy and actor John Asher tied their knot together. In 2002, they were blessed with a baby boy.

But later, they found out that their son was diagnosed with Autism, which made things harder in their relationship, and they divorced in 2005. 

Later in 2014, Jenny married again, and this time she married singer Donnie Wahlberg. 


Although Jenny’s appearance gained much popularity on the show The View, Jenny was fired after two years. From 2007, Jenny was in the spotlight for her views on autism.

When her son was diagnosed with autism, Jenny started to research, and she took a risky procedure entitled Chelation Therapy.

According to Jenny, it helped to recover her son from Autism. She also stated her confusion about Vaccines. According to her, some vaccines can trigger autism. 

While many people misinterpreted her and her organization Generation Rescue’s stance on vaccines, Jenny clears that they are not against vaccines. Instead, they want a safer way. 

Jenny McCarthy’s Net Worth

jenny mccarthy and donnie wahlberg
Credits: Page Six

As of 2021, Jenny McCarthy has a joint net worth of $25 million with her spouse. Jenny began to appear as a guest star in several TV shows, including Two and a Half Man, The Drew Carey Show, and Fast Lane.

Jenny appeared as a panelist of The Masked Singer (2019). She has her own video game entitled: Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy.

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