Jenny McCarthy has a net worth of $25 million. She is an American model, Playboy Playmate, television personality, actor, author, and activist. That is her joint net worth with her husband, Donnie Wahlberg, to who she has been married since 2014.
Jenny McCarthy is most known for appearing naked in Playboy magazine at the start of her career. McCarthy, on the other hand, has diversified significantly over the years, finding success in the entertainment sector, both on television and in cinema. She is well known now for her vocal stance on the vaccine topic.
Jenny Ann McCarthy was born in a Chicago suburb on November 1, 1972. McCarthy was up in a working-class home with three sisters and was raised Catholic.
She went to Mother McCauley Liberal Arts High School, an all-girl Catholic high school, and joined the cheerleading groups of other Catholic schools in the area. She then admitted to being tormented at school and feeling like an outsider.
She went to Southern Illinois University for two years after graduation. Melissa McCarthy’s cousin Jenny McCarthy is an actress.
Jenny McCarthy was 21 years old when she was approached by Playboy magazine, who offered her $20,000 to pose naked for them.
She said yes. Jenny McCarthy was allegedly selected above hundreds of other girls for the position due to her “wholesome” Catholic image. In the photograph, she also wore her Catholic girl’s school sweater, and there was a strong “schoolgirl” motif throughout.
McCarthy came from a close-knit Catholic family, and information about her involvement with Playboy spread quickly.
Nuns chastised Jenny McCarthy and threatened her with everlasting damnation, some of whom were family members. Her home was often “egged,” and she was subjected to a great deal of bullying in school.
Despite this, McCarthy had a lot of success with Playboy and was eventually named “Playmate of the Month.” This new title came with a hefty salary of $100,000. She traveled to Los Angeles with the help of Playboy to host one of their TV series, Hot Rocks.
Jenny McCarthy drew MTV’s notice in 1995 when she was asked to co-host their new dating program, Singled Out.
She also made a well-received debut at WrestleMania that year. Jenny McCarthy’s television career took a huge stride forward after a modest appearance in the film The Stupids.
She began by launching a talk program named The Jenny McCarthy Show. This sketch comedy program was so popular and successful that NBC got in on the fun and gave her her own sitcom, Jenny, in 1997.
Jenny McCarthy continued to pose for Playboy during this time, and she made headlines when she was featured on the cover of the magazine’s September issue in 1997.
The now-famous Playmate then turned her focus to movies, starring in BASEketball, a critically panned and unsophisticated comedy.
She then featured in Diamonds, a horror-thriller released in 1998. In the year 2000, she starred in Scream 3, a sequel to the original two films that earned mixed reviews. In 2003, she imitated herself in Scary Movie 3.
Despite the fact that several of her films garnered mixed reviews, her greatest disaster was 2005’s, Dirty Love.
McCarthy’s husband, John Asher, directed the picture, which won her Razzie Awards for Worst Actress, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Picture. Jenny McCarthy wrote the script, produced it, and starred in it.
Over the following several years, Jenny McCarthy continued to work with Playboy on and off. She worked as a photographer for the journal in addition to modeling.
She was the subject of an internet series called In the Motherhood in 2007. She joined Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for ABC as a reporter in 2010.
For the following 10 years, she joined Ryan Seacrest for a special television broadcast on New Year’s Eve. McCarthy began hosting Love in the Wild, a reality/dating program, in 2012.
She also appeared for Playboy again that year, confessing that she wanted to do it one final time before turning 40.
She joined ABC’s The View as a new co-host in 2013. She had previously performed on the program many times, and reviewers commended her for her upbeat and fun demeanor.
McCarthy’s contract with ABC was not renewed in 2014, despite her denials that she had been sacked from the program. Jenny McCarthy becomes a panelist on The Masked Singer in 2019.
Jenny McCarthy had several guest appearances on television programs such as Stacked, The Drew Carey Show, Fast Lane, and Two and a Half Men. Jenny McCarthy has also made two appearances in video games.
She played Jenny McCarthy in Red Alert: Command and Conquer 3 and developed her own fitness video game, Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy.
Jenny McCarthy launched her first book, Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy’s Open Book, in 1997, after she had made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
Her path from Playboy to “show business” was chronicled in the book. Then followed the Belly Laughs series, which consisted of two novels.
Over the course of her career, Jenny McCarthy has published nine books, including Healing and Preventing Autism, which she co-wrote with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel. Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, her most recent book, was published in 2012.
Jenny McCarthy married actor John Asher in 1999. They married in 2002 and had a kid together before splitting up in 2005.
Their relationship was allegedly strained as a result of their son’s autism diagnosis. Jenny McCarthy married Donnie Wahlberg, an actress, and musician, in 2014.
Jenny McCarthy has been a source of controversy since 2007 because of her anti-vaccination and anti-autism position.
She claims that immunizations may cause autism. In 2011, she claimed that a dangerous technique known as chelation therapy had cured her kid of autism.
McCarthy returned to the WWE in 2008 after a lengthy hiatus to thank fans for their support of Generation Rescue, an organization that claims vaccines may cause autism.