Jim Carrey Net Worth – It’s Not What You Think

If you’re searching for Jim Carrey net worth, I can tell you right now; it’s just about $180 million. Give or take a few million. That’s what Google says. There. Now you know. Now you can go on with your day. But please, continue reading, if you’d like to indulge.

After hearing a few recent interviews with Jim Carrey, my impression is that he might be the last one on this planet concerned with his net worth, or anyone else’s for that matter. With his latest book writing and painting endeavors, he could be one of the best examples of a true artist at work in the world today.

Jim Carrey the Author

If you don’t know Jim Carrey’s full story, I’m not going to run through his entire life here, although it’s fascinating. He recently published a book along with author Dana Vachon, and it’s one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. The title of the book is “Memoirs and Misinformation: A Novel.” It’s a fictional story using details from Jim Carrey’s real life, and an incredibly creative endeavor, to say the least.

People have asked Jim why he didn’t just write a typical memoir, like any super famous megastar would do. In a New York Times interview, his response, in true Jim Carrey form was, “there’s nothing, at this point in my artistic life, more boring than the idea of writing down the actual events of my life in some chronological order. Trying to expand my brand.”

The book touches on Jim’s view of Hollywood and how an artist changes and grows and arrives at certain truths. He was quoted in the same New York Times interview saying the book describes a realization he had. “The Truman Show was not a mistake. I’m a guy that suddenly looked up one day and started seeing all the machinery and the lights falling from the sky. Every project is a little bit of me recreating myself, tearing the old self down, and exploring something new.”

Jim Carrey the Painter

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You can purchase original Jim Carrey artwork for sale at Ocean Blue Galleries. Image credit – Ocean Blue

Something new Jim Carrey has been hard at work creating over the last few years has been his artwork. He made a wonderful short video titled, “I Needed Color,” explaining why he began painting and what drove him to continue.

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color from JC on Vimeo.

After mastering the art of comedy and acting over the last 35 years or so, the artist known as Jim Carrey moved into a new realm of expression through painting. And he’s been dedicating himself to the craft with the passion of a man driven to create.

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Jim Carrey painting titled, “Sunshower.” He remarked, “A sunshower always feels like a miracle to me. It symbolized the dark and the light, the beauty and the pain of existence, the cleansing purification that brings you to a greater appreciation of the life-giving sun.” Image credit – Ocean Blue

Google Search Interest Over Time: Net Worth

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Google Trends, search results for “Net Worth” over the last ten years.

After listening to many interviews with Jim Carrey as he promotes his new book, and discovering more about his drive and hunger for creative expression through painting, I’m guessing he doesn’t obsess over his TD Ameritrade account balance. Although Google tells us he has hundreds of millions of dollars, his net worth seems to be the furthest thing from his mind. Yet, the obsession continues for others. As you can see from the Google Trends search results in the above chart, people’s fascination with their own net worth and the net worth of others has never been higher.

I stumbled on a commencement address he gave in 2014, where he made a few remarks about net worth, fame and fortune. He said,

Painting is one of the ways I free myself from concern. A way to stop the world through total mental, spiritual, and physical involvement. But even with that, comes a feeling of divine dissatisfaction, because ultimately, we are not the avatars we create. We are not the pictures on the film stock, we are the light that shines through. All else is just smoke and mirrors, distracting but not truly compelling. I’ve often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame so that they could see it’s not where you’re going to find your sense of completion.”

Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address, 2014

The Same Message Over and Over

Every now and then, you hear a certain phrase from people at the top of their fields, the best of the best, people who have reached legendary status. Regarding fame and fortune, they simply say, “it’s not the answer.” You hear this over and over. Whenever I hear something like that from a larger than life figure, it makes me take note. It’s a sincere attempt by them to share wisdom most of us will never know from experiencing it as they did. It seems like a worthy and heartfelt message.